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Chippewa
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Posted - 02/01/2008 :  12:00:20  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Not a lot of comment from me on this. Just an interesting item about a newly discovered croc ancestor.

"Missing links" just keep turning up.

Looking forward to some possible "filthy" comments.


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Posted - 02/01/2008 :  14:09:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
De Crocagator say to de Snafe, "Snafe, I'se feelin' jest a mite peckish dis afternoon an' I think I'se gonna have you for a one-string snack!" De Snafe say to de Crocagator, "Oh please don't eat me Mr. Crocagator, I ain't got scarcly nothin' fer meat on my frame. But lissen, I know where they's a party I'se goin' to wid all kinda food an' likker, an' a little smoke, an' all kinda lady Snafes an' Crocagators! You kin eat an' get tight an' right, an' get yer cinders shuffled all night long. All you got to do is carry me cross't dis river an' I'll show you where it's at, 'cause dat's where I'se goin' now, jes' like I is said."

And so, de Crocagator thought about it an' all, an' den taken de Snafe on to his back and carried him cross't de river. When dey got to de other side, de Snafe jumped off'n de Crocagator's back an' run off into de woods. "Hey, wait a minute Mr. Snafe," shouted de Crocagator, "where at is dis party wid all de food an' booze, an' all de willin' wimmins? I don' see nothin' but mo' swamp!"

An' de Snafe shout back over his shoulder as he slid into de puckerbrush: "Dat's Africa, baby!"


Good find, Chip! I love Crocagators as well as Snafes!

Edit: I wouldn't normally do this, but more of the story keeps popping into my head, unbidden. I'm considering loading it into a Word document and having a try at re-writing it.




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Edited by - filthy on 02/02/2008 06:37:03
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Chippewa
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Posted - 02/01/2008 :  16:01:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

[i]De Crocagator say to de Snafe......
Good find, Chip! I love Crocagators as well as Snafes!

Thanks. In my mind I hear a slack key guitar and old blues man's voice singing out that tale!

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Posted - 02/01/2008 :  17:47:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Chippewa

Originally posted by filthy

[i]De Crocagator say to de Snafe......
Good find, Chip! I love Crocagators as well as Snafes!

Thanks. In my mind I hear a slack key guitar and old blues man's voice singing out that tale!

.
And that's exactly where I got it; from a blind street singer in Norfolk VA. That was around 1960 and I don't recall it very well, so much of it is my paraphrase. It was also a lot longer, the Snafe talking the Crocagator, quite eloquently, out of his lunch. I wish I could remember it all.

Glad you enjoyed it!




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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Posted - 02/01/2008 :  18:30:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is actually a very interesting animal in that it most uncroc-like. Until you see the skull. That's crocodilian, no doubt about it. It's a little different from modern crocs, but even the dental arraignment is basically the same. Man, evolution is a gas!





The main question I have: is the specimen an adult?

Now let's see what Ken & Bill have to say about it...





"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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