This is what a giraffe looks like:
|Note the horns. (image via)|
However, this is what a giraffe looks like on children's goods:
|G: Giraffes have spots.|
A: And, apparently, antennae.
Here are a few other examples of the Alien Giraffe phenomenon:
And the weirdest one of all... the giraffe who was in a horrible spill at a chemical factory, and as the ooze pooled around his mangled feet, was transformed into this monstrosity:
Once you start noticing it, you'll begin to see hideous, smiling Island of Dr. Moreau-type creatures everywhere you look.
|Front legs attached backwards, or the knuckle-walking monkey (||not ape, note the tail) that evolution forgot?|
|A zebra with a dog's nose, or the white tiger that ate Roy--with a mohawk?|
Then there are children's clothes. Sometimes they have very helpful instructions embroidered on them:
|(A useful reminder about reducing the risk of SIDS)|
And sometimes, they offer really terrible advice:
|What's next? A romper with rattles that says "Shake me," a onesie with soccer balls that says "Kick me," or a footie pajama set with frolicking lambs that says "Marinate me, roast me until tender, then serve me with mint chutney"?|
At least if you catch the mutant giraffe toy moving, you can kill it.
Giraffe's don't have horns; they have ossicones. They're covered in fur and fluffy on top, but not THAT fluffy so as to make artists of children's books make them look like maracas. I've always found this odd too.ReplyDelete