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hutch0
Date: 2009-10-04 18:18
Subject: parrot pr0n
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For the past few weeks Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine have been retracing the steps of Carwardine and Douglas Adams's seminal book Last Chance To See, which was first published in 1990 as the companion to a BBC radio series about endangered species. I think the book was the first to introduce to the world the marvellous diversity of wildlife on Madagascar - and, incidentally, the aye-aye.
Anyway, the Fry/Cawardine series has been very entertaining, and yes, they did encounter aye-ayes in the wild, which was something to see.
But they also encountered the Kakapo, an enormous flightless New Zealand parrot. There are only about 125 Kakapo left on Earth, and they all, apart from a few recent chicks, have names - that's how few of them there are. They're also, if this one is anything to go by, incredibly randy. This kind of thing never happens to Attenborough.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-10-04 20:13 (UTC)
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LCtS by Adam and Carwardine is one of the best books I ever read. Loved it. It was the perfect subject for Douglas Adams. Don't ask me why I haven't bothered watching the TV series cuz I couldn't tell you. I'll probably catch it when all the episodes are repeated back-to-back on Dave.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-10-04 20:51 (UTC)
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I haven't seen all of them, but I made sure I saw the one that featured the aye-ayes. It's a nice, amiable series, as you'd expect from something featuring Stephen Fry, but I'm not sure it'll have the same impact as the original book did.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-10-05 07:13 (UTC)
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I was very disappointed in Fry's American series, which is one reason I didn't make a point of watching LCtS.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-10-05 21:19 (UTC)
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The tone's very similar in this. As I said, it's amiable enough for Sunday evening viewing.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2009-10-05 16:03 (UTC)
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LOL!

The moral to this story is, "Never wear a green shirt when visiting male Kakapos!"

I fully expected the fellow getting all the action to ask for a cigarette afterward . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2009-10-05 21:20 (UTC)
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It would have been much funnier if the Kakapo had molested Stephen Fry...
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