Some people just need to lighten up  

mi_mwpm 51M
1175 posts
6/15/2005 10:54 am

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Some people just need to lighten up

Heard this on the local news this morning and it struck me just how far up the ass some people have their heads...

The Detroit Zoo was fortunate enough to have had 2 wolverine kits born recently. This is the first time that wolverines have been born at the Detroit Zoo and these are the only surviving kits born to any North American zoo this year, so the zoo is rightfully proud of the accomplishment.

The zookeeper in charge of the wolverines decided to get a little cute when naming the newborns. As a graduate of Michigan State University he decided to tweak the noses of those who graduated from the University of Michigan (team nickname... Wolverines) by naming the kits Sparty and Bucky (cute forms of the Spartans of Michigan State and the Buckeyes of Ohio State University, both major rivals of UM).

I thought it was inspired, but apparently some of the UM alumni didn't see the humor. The zoo received, not only complaints about the names, but they actually had patrons threaten to withdraw support from the zoo if they names weren't changed. The zoo relented, of course, since the can't afford to lose any money.

Talk about taking yourselves too seriously. Yeesh. Anyone know where we can get a humor implant for a bunch of University of Michigan Wolverines? Makes me very glad I decided to go to school someplace else... I coulda turned out like one of those people. (shudder)

guynamedjim 58M
729 posts
6/15/2005 11:23 am

you would think that as an honor, yet in our culture today the selfishness sharing isn't a virture any more. Think I'm to sick already.

zenyen 65M

6/15/2005 11:26 am

Well, I'll be damned. So, if they don't rename them (what? political and correctness), they're going to take their ball and go home. Some people do have a tendency to overstate their importance to the universe. The lack of a sense of humor is no laughing matter.

Philosophy_N_Sex 49M/47F

6/15/2005 12:54 pm

That seems to be the way things are these days. The silly draws all the attention, and the important stuff is ignored.
The airlines that will default on pensions for the people, and draw millions in public funds are not being boycotted.
Labor union busting, and job exporting businesses are not being boycotted.
"Welfare" for the rich is not being questioned.
We have war in Iraq, high fuel prices, underfunded education, and congress is interviewing baseball players, and nobody says anything.
But BY GOD! Name a zoo animal something that is humorous, and we will take action and want results now! Yeah we will show them who is boss!

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
6/15/2005 1:21 pm

silly gits,i love zenyens comment

I'm a

i'm here to stay

hourglasses 47F

6/15/2005 3:19 pm

Its always hard for me to understand, since I didn't grow up here (Michigan). Its very silly. Do these people think the world revolves around them? They should have done the safe thing and named them Paris and Nicole.

rockwriter58 56M
1389 posts
6/16/2005 7:26 am

I'm withdrawing my support if they are renamed Paris and Nicole.

Oh...what's that? I don't contribute now? Never mind.

mi_mwpm 51M

6/16/2005 10:03 am

HG, I do believe that many UM grads actually think the world does revolve around them, or at least around Ann Arbor.

keithcancook 60M
17841 posts
6/20/2005 1:36 pm

anything for the ol alma mater eh? Jeesh.

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