Cute Overload :D
While doing the yawn-move at a showing of “Arabian Nights”, Chuck overextended his welcome.
Forwarded by Amanda L. from here
Almost a “Look Ma, see my new best friend” picture. :)
Maybe they should’ve gone to Subway for a sandwich.
Ouchie. The way his arm is bent looks painful! EHN! ykwim
BTW, what’s Mike’s record for pop references in a single post?
Grease AND Golden Girls? Someone is showing a long shelf life and spotty past…
oh my god! is that a normal angle giraffes can achieve??
hilarious story :D
hilarious post!! and, I was not aware giraffes could even DO that with their arms.
How is that physically possible? Did it return to its normal position or is it still like that?
wth? i didn’t even know giraffes could DO that.
Hehehehe… My, My, he certainly is in a sticky situation!
Look at its shoulder bone poking out the bottom. That joint has definitely snapped.
Mom, meet my new girl friend, Gloria.
WOW! I had no idea giraffes were so,hmmm, bendy.
Surely they shouldn’t be able to do that?!
Mikhail Girafolaevich Baryshnikov is executing a perfect arabesque.
What about the guy in the back? “Bob? Ted? What are you doing? Wait for me!”
Talk about a wide stance!
No, that’s totally not natural…
Ladies at the barre . . . Demi- Plié . . . relevé . . .
What will they say …MONDAY AT SCHOOL?
Sandy, baby , I’m in misery, we made a start now we’re apart
theres nothing left for me.
Love has flown all alone….I sit I wonder why yi yi oh why you left me oh sandy.
Oh sandy….baby, some day, when high yi school is done, somehow some way our two worlds will be one. In heaven forever together we will be. Please say you’ll stay
I’m thinking the same thing as everyone else…….this has to be abnormal but now that I think of it, they do have to bend way down to drink water from the lakes and ponds and they do spread their legs way apart to do it…so maybe………???
this looks more like a “this guy… this guy right here…” moment at the local speakeasy.
who knew giraffes were double jointed?
gosh i didn’t know giraffe’s limbs were so…well..limber.
just another example of someone trying to get a leg-up.
What????????? He looks happy enough. Let’s leave it at that, although if any of you clever peeps out there know why…. or how…… or anything at all….. I’m all ears (as it were).
That’s like a can-can kick!
This made me LOL. Love those guys! (Are they both guys? Maybe the hugger is trying to put a move on the huggee?)
Can someone with knowledge of giraffes please say that this is normal and that giraffe is ok?
I doubt it’s particularly comfortable, but apparently this isn’t be the first time something like this has happened during a sparring match between bulls or a, er, romantic mishap. Not quite as extreme an angle, and it’s a rear leg, but:
@ mandy Reeves – Thank you! I came in here specifically to sing “….MONDAY AT SCHOOL!” before my head exploded, but I didn’t have to. =)
@ fegli – “Lemme tell you somethin’. This guy, [awkward arm movement] this guy right here is the BEST! He’s the BEST! He doesn’t let anybody fling poo at him! Not his wife, who happens to be my sister and quite the poo flinger, believe me, I know; not the stupid, stinkin’ monkeys and most important, not the farkin’ head of our so-called African savanna eggszibit! “Savanna” my spotted a**! It’s a yard! Amiright?”
Awww… is that a shoutout to Rue McClanahan? RIP, Blanche!!!
Lynn: Good catch about the spread legged position Giraffes must make in order to drink. They are jointed to allow for a wide range of movement in their shoulders and “elbows”.
The leg on the back position might result from sliding off a “post romantic encounter”, but I think the Giraffe on the right is a dude! So maybe they were play fighting, or Giraffe on the left is trying to win a bet from that guy waaaaaay in the back of the scene… “I bet you can’t get your foot to reach the middle of Steve’s neck!”. “Oh yeah?” “Yeah!”
Great photo for
Uh, Mooncatty, the fact that the giraffe on the right is probably a guy doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a romantic encounter :)
I know for sure that minor details like gender never bothered my dogs….
Neat. I’d never heard of Rothschild’s Giraffe before: apparently they don’t just have three horns, but actually five — two are hidden behind the ears at this angle.
Oh, well, quite horny are they then?
“ONE! Singular sensation, every little step she taaaakes…”
Talk about getting a leg over!
Actually, I think it’s a break-out attempt and he’s just about to boost himself over the fence. He won’t be able to walk anymore, but he’ll be free…
@Theadosia: Yeah, gender isn’t necessarily relevant to how they’d end up in that position. I’ve even seen female dogs (spayed, no less) try it when a household power struggle was going on– to each other, and to their owners’ legs. In such cases it’s often dominance behavior – “I am the boss of you! See?!” – and not necessarily “romantic”.
let’s see whether the co computer universe moderates this:
yup. the CO COMPUTER UNIVERSE moderated aka repressed even that small item with one red flag wird.
(yes, I spelled wird rong on porpoise)
(and yes, I spelled porpoise that way on porpoise, too)
pretty standard Ballet practice : stretch at the barre before attempting a Chasse, or posibly an Echappe …
I thought they went to see Out of Africa.
Of course, now I will be singing “Sandy” for the rest of the day… :D
That’s gotta be uncomfortable as anything! Ouch, I hurt just from looking