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indar
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Another Animal Extinct

Post by indar » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:34 pm

Doctor Doolittle
come quick! The pushmi-pullyu
tore itself apart!

Dave
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Re: Another Animal Extinct

Post by Dave » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:16 pm

That brightened my day

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Tracy Mitchell
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Re: Another Animal Extinct

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:11 pm

:D :D :D

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Colm Roe
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Re: Another Animal Extinct

Post by Colm Roe » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:05 am

Would that not have been an even rarer beast...called the pullmi-pullmi?
Just splitting hares  :lol:
Enjoyed.

 

indar
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Re: Another Animal Extinct

Post by indar » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:08 am

glad I made y'all smile


SPLIT HARES :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Another Animal Extinct

Post by binx » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:40 pm

Love Dr. Dolittle. Still love Dr. Dolittle.  

by George

indar
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Re: Another Animal Extinct

Post by indar » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:44 pm

Thanks George,

I have never read the book and barely remember the movie but I always was intrigued by the pushmi-pullyu and no, I don't mean "how does it poop?"

I looked it up while writing this haiku and see the animal was supposed to represent some kind of confusion. I was disappointed. I always thought it represented a kind of thesis/antithesis from which a truth is synthesized. Or opposing entities such as political parties pushing and pulling against each other until a well-litigated policy derives. That last is the probably closer to current situations.

So what do you get when a pushmi-pullyu tears apart? Two polar(ized) bears. 

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Re: Another Animal Extinct

Post by binx » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:51 am

Rex Harrison a bit mis-cast, but I was young and didn't care.  

by George

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