20.12.07

Yesterday ...

... I learned something funny: 10% of dutch people think that Santa Claus is a biblical figure. And, you know, NOT an inventention by the Coca-Cola company. Or maybe they think Coca-Cola is in the bible too. Maybe ingesting too much cola is how they got to the point where they think that Santa is in the bible. Maybe they invest too much belief into cola ...

Whatever.

It was funny.

I went outside just now lured by the cries from sealions. There's something else you don't hear very often outside of a zoo. It seems that for the wintercircus four sealions are needed and they had there little pool just behind Carre. And that is just half a block behind my workplace. So, I went there and saw some impromptu performance from four sealions. They were singing and clapping and waving all for the benefit of the gathered cameras. They were funny and sweet and it was the nicest thing I've seen in quite some time. It was christmassy. And very cold. But a lot of fun!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do hope that you saw seals in stead of sealions. These animals are preditors and not suited for the circus, since they have the tendensy to bite of the hand that feeds them.

Daenerys said...

Nope, it seriously was a sea lion, unless my dictionary was off. Link to the dutch news item, with picture: http://www.at5.nl/nieuwsarchief.asp?newsid=31801&archiefdag=4

Now it is possible that they meant 'seal' (a species native to Holland), but the news and the circus mention 'sea lion'. And looking at the picture, as well as going from memory, this IS a sea lion.

See, this is part of what I don't like about the web. People can come along anonymously ad spout nonsense about things they have no clue about. I saw the sea lion, Beo saw the sea lion, but some nitwit comes along and claims it could not possibly have been a sea lion because they say so. Pff.

Sorry for venting in your blog, Beo.

Gavin. said...

That's okay.

It was my girlfriend. By the way. the 'nitwit'.

Not Daenerys said...

See, that's part of what I don't like about the web. Someone posts something anonymously and you have no clue who you're insulting. It's embarrasing. (Because I NOW your girl is not a nitwit: we had VERY intelligent conversations about books...)

Gavin. said...

Don't you just LURVVVVV the internetz?