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Jan what are you watching?
 me indonesian cryptozoology show
 Jan ok
i'm getting ready to go get some lunch soon
 me yum
 Jan you think?
 me no
i think they're hunting for a giant
or a giant something
gurita?
the fuck is that?
 Jan idk
but it's cryptozoology
maybe it's an alien
 me mm
 Jan or a leftover dinosaur
or a variation on the burrito
 me ok
 Jan really?
 me giant burrito is swimming in caves in eastern indonesia
DEFINITELY THAT
 Jan yummy
big party time
 me kinda slimy i would think
this is the most ridiculous conversation we've ever had
 Jan maybe it wears water proof tortillas
ok, i'm out of it
 me clearly you want a burrito

Date: 2012-07-03 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com
or a leftover dinosaur
or a variation on the burrito


Definitely that.

Date: 2012-07-05 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] intertribal.livejournal.com
You'll be happy to know that apparently they were hunting a giant squid (I asked my driver what "gurita" is. He also watches the cryptozoology show), NOT a giant burrito.

Date: 2012-07-05 10:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com
giant squid--almost as delicious as a giant burrito, and much more intelligent.

I heard tell yesterday of "singing worms" in Papua New Guinea. (I heard this in an article in Outside magazine that, while informative, made me shake my head at the survival of the Strong White Man Does Stuff narrative: guys wanted to follow a trail across PNG that WWII soldiers had taken; they hire local guides and then are astounded that the local guides are faster and stronger than they are, in spite of being smaller and thinner. Plus, they characterize the people in an inaccessible mountain village as talking "broken English," and I'm thinking, Dude, how much of the local language do you know?) Further investigation wouldn't give me any more information ("singing worms" as a search term on Google is unhelpful), except one statement that the theoretical singing worms were actually frogs... which makes sense, but is disappointing.

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