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#21 rickmck

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:26 AM

I regret taking this thread off-topic, but Lynn's comment amused me, and Hari got the reference. No more Seinfeld references from me unless in response to Hari!

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:42 AM

I will have to google for "Seinfeld"....

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:47 AM

paolo- that was the number 1 tv show in the 90s. Revolutionized tv during my early 20s

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:15 PM

I will have to google for "Seinfeld"....

I'm not as lost as Paolo.

Speaking of revolutionizing TV, I find the question, "What will replace television?" interesting. Because something will, maybe not for a long time. Probably some massive computerized panel or individualized TV-sunglasses.

I also like the comment: theater is art, cinema is entertainment, TV is furniture. Now with the flat big screens, TVs are more like appliances.

Here's a weird kudu fact, which may apply primarily to the Greater Kudu, but could be expanded to include the Lesser Kudu species.

There is a sport known as Kudu dung spitting (that's Bokdrol Spoeg in Afrikaans).

Kudu dung spitting is popular enough to have had an annual world championship competition, since 1994. Wonder who was the first guy (and I'm betting my rands it WAS a guy) to say to his buddies, "Let's put some of these kudu dung pellets in our mouths and see who can spit them the farthest?" I'm also betting Castle Lager played a large role.

There are even rules. The distance is measured from where the pellet landed, not where it rolled. Contestants can run up to the starting line, perhaps for more momentum, but cannot cross over the line.

Techniques vary. While a moister, fresher pellet might fly farther, contestants are reluctant to put fresh sh!t in their mouths so they will opt for older pellets and then soak them in liquid. Obtaining the correct level of moisture is a delicate operation because too moist and it just melts in your mouth. EWWW

The choice of liquid used is up to the contestant, but popular choices are Witblitz (cheap, high octane spirit) and Mampoer (One part peach brandy, two parts aviation fuel).

Apparently one very successful spitter has a unique technique in that he removes his false teeth first.

The closing ceremonies include a braai with lots more Castle Lager, Witblitz, Mampoer, maybe some Goats do Roam.

This is cultural tourism at its finest! While I don't plan on attending World Cup, I'd be very interested in The Kudu Dung Spitting World Championships as a spectator, or maybe I could even qualify as a contestant. What an honor that would be. I'd wear my cheesehead to represent my homeland.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:53 AM

Do we need to think about forming a Safaritalk Cheer Squad in the event that Lynn qualifies as a contestant in The Kudu Dung Spitting World Championships?


Paolo and Paul - what beautiful shots.
You will quickly gather that I am no photographer but, after hesitating, I'm posting the enclosed shot of Lesser Kudu taken in Ruaha in 2000 because of their relative rarety.



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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:06 AM

Mother and baby!

A cheer squad, I like that, Caracal. Wonder what kudu pom pons would look like?

The last time I had a cheer squad was when I competed for Miss Milk Maid and had to milk a cow for the first time in my life. The cheer included, "Pull that udder, milk that mother!" Beauty was not part of that competition.

I lost.
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:09 PM

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Here is one from Sarara last year.
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:11 PM

Sorry, I am completely inept at doing this. You have to click on it to get a bigger image.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:07 PM

I think I got it now, thanks GW!

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That one's from Tsavo East. I've also seen them in Tsavo West, Taita Ranch and Meru. I've seen more in the Tsavo areas than Meru but I think that's a reflection of the time of year I've visited.
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:16 PM

OK I'm lost. How are you guys inserting images that don't come out as thumbnails?

Have I got to show the secret handshake again?

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:23 PM

OK I'm lost. How are you guys inserting images that don't come out as thumbnails?

Have I got to show the secret handshake again?


Please :D

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:35 PM

See here:

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That Twaffle is a bad influence :D

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 02:48 AM

The secret handshake is easier than milking a cow. I'm immersed in lovely kudu photos.
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:44 AM

I was fortunate to see a family of lesser kudu in Ruaha National Park, 2008. This was not our only sighting but this family remained long enough to take some photos. They are very shy and elusive but we were lucky that this family seemed slightly more relaxed.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

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Tsavo East, Kenya, July 2012


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

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Lesser Kudu cow, Tsavo West, Kenya; July 2012


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

I took these in Tsavo East in 2006 unfortunatel they were at quite a distance and disappeared very quicky but it was great seeing them in the wild!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:05 AM

I took these in Tsavo East 2006, they were quite distant but nevertherless great to see!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:10 AM

Something a bit unusual....a beautiful lesser kudu bull, pictured in Meru, not far away from our camp (late August 2009); just one of the many sightings of these shy and elegant creatures we have been blessed to have in that park.



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Lynn: I hope you are going to have our same luck during your forthcoming trip!

I was lucky enough to get these shots in Tsavo East in 2006.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:17 AM

Aaahh now I see how it works my posts go to the end of the last page-what a plonker I am!-I had three attempts before I realised why I couldnt find my post! I must try harder!







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