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  • lifesabreeze
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    I know this is an old thread but dang this cracked me up!.....I only made it to page 8 and then ff'd to the stick art at the end, so forgive me if it got extremely contentious in between somewhere.

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  • Whisper
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    I'm glad you liked him!

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  • Thomas_1
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    yep.... that's definitely the donkey

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  • MoJo
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    Haaaaaa! I love it.

    That's perfect, you little genius you.

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  • Whisper
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    Since you don't actually see the donkey in the same frame as the others, here's a close-up of him.
    ___^_-__^
    ___()~*~()-*
    ___/o_-_o-_--_*
    ___\____-_/\___-__*_________________________________________
    ____\__--_/_\__--_--__*______________________________________
    ___-_\@@_-\______--__*___________________________________
    ___-_-\=v=___\___-_--_____*_______________________________
    ___________-_\_____-___---__*_____________________________
    _____________/___________________________________-_______\
    _____________|__________________________________________\_\
    _____________|___________________________________________\_\
    _____________\___________________________________________|__\
    ______________\__________________________________________|___\
    ____________-__|__|_______________________________\_______|____\
    ____________-__|__|________________________________\______|_____*
    Last edited by Whisper; May. 3, 2010, 12:55 AM.

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  • Thomas_1
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    We don't ask for much do we

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  • MoJo
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    Better yet, she can do each of them in a frame to recreate the progression of expression.

    Yo! Whisper!
    .

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  • Thomas_1
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    It needs one of these:





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  • MoJo
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    stick this little face between the ears

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  • Whisper
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    Stick art has its limitations.

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  • Thomas_1
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    Thanks Whisper..... but your donkey doesn't have the evil grin that the original had.

    Just like this one:

    http://www.clipartguide.com/_named_c...part_image.jpg

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  • Whisper
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    Thanks, Mojo! I can't take all the credit, since PercheronX did the original horse and ostrich artwork a month ago. I added in the kid and the donkey, and made some other changes.

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  • MoJo
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    Brilliant stick art Whisper!! I wish I had that ability.

    Wow, the video was definitely comical.

    As a Catholic though, I can tell you that laughing at this series of events won't get you into purgatory let alone condemn you to hell.
    .
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  • Whisper
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    Here you go, Thomas.


    ____________________=o\
    ______________________\\____(__)
    _____\/_______________\(_(_(_)
    ___<o\_|__/~~~~____________/ (
    _____<<_>>_____________''____\__________________



    _________________________________________-(`()___
    ____________________________(__)-______-__<_o\
    _______________________/_(_(_(__)____________\_\_____
    ______________________//__(_(_(_)_____________\_____/|\_
    __<\____~_________=o`/_____)_)______________//___\\_-*
    ___<<_>>______//__\\_________/__\_____________//__-__\\_____
    Last edited by Whisper; May. 2, 2010, 04:32 PM.

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  • Huntertwo
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    Originally posted by sketcher View Post
    I turned it up so he screamed louder.
    Baaaad!!!

    (I don't have speakers, so I can't hear it)

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  • CatOnLap
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    There's a video on YouTube of a man being pestered and chased by a randy donkey. I have no idea what he was doing in the field with his trousers down, and he seems not to be enjoying the donkey's attentions.
    well, watching that isn't my cup of tea, but perhaps that was our new poster "adam" ( gdgd75?) from the Doug Spinks thread?
    I really won't hazard a guess what he was doing with his pants down in a field with a randy donkey, but according to "adam" this sort of thing is commonplace!

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  • fburton
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    People's responses to this video are interesting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joLiy5MtlVY

    (not horsey, sorry!)

    Knowing the ending does make a difference of course, though I'd be surprised if the studio audience whose reactions we hear had viewed the clip before. Personally, I found the guy's psychological suffering, short-lived as it was, painful to watch and not funny at all.

    Re: the rhea-pecked child clip. Yes, the situation was funny - I will freely admit that - but, for me, the child's evident distress overshadowed that. YMMV, obviously!

    There's a video on YouTube of a man being pestered and chased by a randy donkey. I have no idea what he was doing in the field with his trousers down, and he seems not to be enjoying the donkey's attentions. As far as I know, he didn't come to any harm (and wasn't calling for Papa). Is that funny? Maybe not, in light of recent revelations. Some people lol, but I didn't find it particularly amusing.

    (On the other hand, these always have me laughing out loud:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZy105010SI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRDTh9t51KA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYeruq6HTrA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKQ29aR3uK4
    and many, many more )

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  • MMorgan
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    fburton,

    Your response does not sound like a phobia, but rather a very rational one. As you said so yourself, it doesn't affect the quality of your life, it's just a nuisance. However, if you find yourself avoiding the outdoors entirely for fear of encountering a wasp, at that point you might want to look into it.

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  • fburton
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    Originally posted by CatOnLap View Post
    That particular kid, riding a pony at a young age, born of probably similar bold people ( I mean really, who puts their tiny kid in that situation?- bold/reckless/impulsive comes to mind?) is quite unlikely to be the one to develop either a rhea or equi-phobia.
    I do hope so.

    More likely he grew up to kick the bird around like Papa!
    I do hope not.

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  • fburton
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    Originally posted by MistyBlue View Post
    Actually as a wildlife animal behaviorist...I can quite confidently say that a canine and a human child do not experience fear the same ways.
    And for the most part, children who are very scared by something in their youth very very rarely grow up with lifelong scars from it. Unless the parent of the child promotes prolonging the fright with a misguided attempt at comforting the child for too long.
    When I was very small, the family was on holiday and visiting friends in Germany. While the adults were talking inside the house, I was out in the garden playing by myself quite happily. Happily, that is, until I accidentally disturbed a wasps' nest and they started buzzing round me. I ran back to the house crying for help. I couldn't get inside because the French doors were shut and I remember banging on them rather desperately. I don't know exactly how many times I was stung, though I do recall wasps getting into my sandals and stinging my feet. I have no memory of the pain though.

    However, ever since that time I have had a wasp phobia - very specific to wasps and the way they fly from side to side close to your head - I have absolutely no problem with bees! It's not a bad phobia (unlike a colleague who feels anxious , even ill, when she looks at some photographs of birds - caused, she tells me, by an fearful encounter with pigeons when she was a child) and it doesn't really affect the quality of my life because I don't encounter wasps very often. However, I do consider it to be a bl**dy nuisance and would rather not feel that way, thank you very much! Nowadays I can cope okay with one wasp around as long as I know where it is at all times, but wasps-plural still make me feel panicky.

    Grow up in a farm environment...it's pretty much a guarantee that at least once (and more likely multiple times) as a toddler and small child you will be chased, frightened by or run down by a large animal. It's kind of par for the course. Have yet to meet anyone who grew up in those settings be scarred for life from a large animal "attack."
    Funnily enough, I didn't grow up on a farm (but my summer holidays were always pretty rural) and I have been hurt (though not seriously) by large animals - and yet I have zero fear of horses, even when they are behaving dangerously. On an emotional level I still find it hard to understand why some people get scared around horses (and sometimes start shouting at them as a result) because I have never felt that myself. On a rational level it is perfectly understandable. (Analogy: How many people are afraid of or get uneasy around cars? After all they are potentially very dangerous!)

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