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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Roy McCammon, Oct 3, 2004.

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  1. Roy McCammon

    Roy McCammon Guest

    This is my own whimsy only.

    I'd be one of the open range animals on the back lot;
    not particularly dangerous or interesting. The visitors
    would ask each other "what does he do?".

    Winfield would be a star attraction, performing
    all sorts of clever animal tricks.

    Woodgate would be in the petting zoo.

    Walz would be behind glass.

    Tony Williams would be subterranean, popping up
    occasionally to demonstrate some profound feat
    of animal intellect and then disappear and those
    that saw it would congratulate themselves on
    their good fortune and those that didn't would
    say that the cage was unoccupied.

    Not sure where Kevin Aylward would be, but no doubt
    he would be trying to convince the other animals
    that the zoo was on the other side of the fence.

    Fields wouldn't be there, unless the zoo were in Texas.

    Thompson would be with the beavers, building dam
    after dam, each a little different from the rest.

    Larkin would be with the gatherers having a large
    collection of pretty stones, shoelaces, bits of
    plastic, etc.

    Again, just my mental image formed from what
    I read.
  2. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    That's appropriate. The MIT mascot is the beaver (emblazoned on the
    top of the class ring and affectionately referred to as the "Brass

    ...Jim Thompson
  3. I read in that Roy McCammon <barkupine-
    I'll ask my attorney if that's a compliment. (;-)
  4. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I feel like the wizened old bachelor chimp, who watches the other
    animals play, and contemplates space flight.

  5. Roy McCammon

    Roy McCammon Guest

    the animals in the petting zoo can be trusted
    not to bite, claw, rend, etc.
  6. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    Wasn't he the one who bashed in the other ape's head with a gazelle leg-bone
    in the movie?


    Phil Hobbs
  7. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    No, that's the warmakers. I was the one who got whacked (If you're
    talking symbolism), apparently for the crime of considering any approach
    to life other than "MUST KILL NOW!".

  8. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I thought it was because he's so cute and cuddly. ;-)

  9. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    And the little small sheepies are made of blankets!
  10. My job these days Roy is ATE systems, that involves
    mostly buying lumps of electronics now, rather than
    designing them. There is some need to design circuits,
    but nowhere near what it was in the past.

    And I work alone, so participating in this newsgroup
    satisfies a need to discuss circuitry with others who
    have similar interests.
    I'm here every day at some time, mainly lurking though,
    because when this group is firing on all cylinders it is
    a pleasure to just watch and learn.
  11. I read in that Roy McCammon <barkupine-
    I'll mention that to him, but since he's a lawyer, he probably won't
    understand such a concept. (;-)
  12. Roy McCammon wrote...
    And for my next trick, ... OK, to save time I'll refer to my
    last one, in the thread, "Is this antenna article serious?"
    concerned with "Energy Sucking Radio Antenna" :>)
  13. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    No, it was definitely the whacker and not the whackee who was dreaming
    of space flight. Reminds me of the old 4th grade riddle: What's the
    last thing that goes through a fly's mind when it hits the windshield?

    A: its a**.


    Phil Hobbs
  14. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Well, I didn't really understand the movie anyway. :)

    I'm still a pacifist - guess I'll be fantasizing about space flight by
    personal levitation. ;-)
    You censored 'ass'? On USENET? ;-)

  15. I'm not going to attach a name to this description, but I had a mental
    picture of a gorilla attacking a truck tire in its cage as an analogy
    for some of the s.e.d. threads.

    The gorilla starts out curious, but then suddenly flies into a rage,
    beating the tire against the bars, twisting it, chewing on it, jumping
    up and down on it, howling and generally frightening the spectators.

    After a while, the gorilla is exhausted and leaves the tire (the issue
    under discussion) lying there, unchanged. The gorilla goes off to take a

    After a while, the whole display starts over again.
  16. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I think that was a luggage commercial. Or maybe a tire comercial. ;-)

    I picked a fight with a dominant male gorilla once, at the Columbus, OH
    zoo. I'm glad that the zookeepers had the presence of mind to install
    1/2" plexiglass to keep him from pulling my scrawny head off.

    I set him off by pantomiming a caricature gorilla, making goo-goo eyes
    at his lady. ISTR I ended the fight by just looking contrite. Well, first,
    I let his roars intimidate me so that he could sense that he was, in fact,
    the boss, and I was submissive, so he won, he got the lady, and I escaped
    with my life. Monkey see, monkey do! ;-)

    Incidentally, this was the same cage where one of the gorillas pooped a sort
    of yellow pudding-like cowpie (gorilla-pie?), and another one went up and
    tasted it.

    I'm just sayin'!

  17. Guy Macon

    Guy Macon Guest

    Sort of like replying to Aylward's posts...
  18. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    I keep it covered. ESPECIALLY on Usenet.


    Phil Hobbs
  19. Boris Mohar

    Boris Mohar Guest

    I would be your flea :)
  20. I think I'll go for rat.


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