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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

giraffes and elephants!

I needed something good to go with this pic of mugs, and here is my lame, written at 5;30 in the morning limerick:

Its not all elephants here,
Sometimes there are giraffes to hold your beer!
This holiday season be smug,
Shop with me, buy a mug!
Your friends and family will hold you dear when they get their gear.

I had to ask the wife for suggestions to rhyme with "beer" :)

This is a funny quiz floating around online:
The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a professional. The questions are NOT that difficult.

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator?

Wrong Answer.

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend.... except one. Which animal does not attend?

Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. This tests your memory.

Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?

Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

(mugs by Gary Rith)


gz said...

"To drink, 'tain't all elephants 'ere,
At times even g'raffes hold your beer!
This season be smug,
Shop Here, buy a mug,
And give them some holiday cheer"

x gz

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Lol! Fun post. Great mugs!

Lori Buff said...

gz's got it down.

Michèle Hastings said...

you are so silly!

smartcat said...

Way to go gz!

The dragon in the works of the quiz is the use of the indefinite article (a) in all the questions. 'A' implies any refrigerator. After the first question the article should be 'the' to imply specificity. I put the giraffe in any refrigerator; I put the elephant in any refrigerator, etc. I know I am picking nits, but on the other hand I know of a will that ended up in years of litigation due to incorrect use of articles. (Now climbing down from hobby horse.)

Unknown said...

I adore these mugs!!!

Still holding out hope for a bison mug...

cookingwithgas said...

I am still working on just putting one foot in front of another and you want me to think too- gee....

Unknown said...

Or how about that song, "Green Alligators, and Longed necked geese, some humpy back camels, and some chimpanzees, some rats, and cats, and elephants, and ????????? but here you will see lol :)

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Your Tuesday Pottery Haiku from a Flute Player....(and doesn't everyone just want one of those)

Gary sculpts fun mugs
With elephants and giraffes.
Perhaps cats one day?

Gary's third pottery blog said...

for some reason, although gary paints AWESOME cats he could NOT sculpt a cat if his life depended on it...

JB said...

I just love the elephant handle. Very very clever. Given the popularity of the elephant they should go really well.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Clearly, my brain does not work. I can't sculpt either...

Busy Bee Suz said...

THose are the best mugs ever. Well...besides mine. :}

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Cat lady holds out eternal hope. :)

Anonymous said...

I flunked...still trying to open the fridge.

Anonymous said...

We are the proud keepers of 4 elephantmugs.
Elephants hold a lot of tea.

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