Friday, 29 July 2011

But I have learnt something: the plural of cheetah.

There will be a Rotterdam post, but I'm afraid probably not for a few days. These are busy times, for both good and bad reasons. In the meantime, here's a sign I saw in a zoo recently. You'll probably have to click it to read it. 

'A number of methods to find out where the cheetah live'. Impressive. Including method 1: Seeing where the cheetah are; and method 4: asking if anyone else have seen where the cheetah are.  


Lunacy said...

According to the third picture, there appear to be cheetah on the moon...

Musical Lottie said...

Ooh dear, I hope the bad reasons go away soon.

Have any plans been finalised for a Sketch Night after tomorrow's? I am fortunately able to come tomorrow but it'd be great if there were another :)

boncore said...

5. chartering a plane to fly over where the cheetah are said to be.

Daedalus said...

Just listened to "Rotterdam". Brilliant! Good to hear Gus again: I miss his shows with Laurence Howarth. It would have been quite the wheeze to bring Tom Goodman-Hill back as Martin-2, but never mind.

In an old interview you said you didn't watch the US show Wings to avoid accidental plagiarism. Well, Wings was just Cheers set in a small airport departure lounge/ticket office/coffee bar. It wasn't half bad and lasted a few years. It launched Thomas Haden-Church and Tony Shalhoub on their stellar careers, the first playing the obligatory dimwit and the second a nutty taxi driver. Not much in the way of airline jokes or in-cockpit banter. Topic number 1 was good old romance or lack thereof.

Keep up the good work!

Kaitebon said...

I genuinely don't know which I enjoy more, Mr. Finnemore--your posts about Cabin Pressure episodes, or your sign posts! I've been following your blog for several months now, and I'm always excited when I see a new post.

Also, at the risk of becoming garrulously soppy, I just wanted to say that your little snippets of observational humor have inspired me to do the same in my own way. I'm not properly an aspiring writer, because I'm a content (REALLY EXCITED!) first year high school teacher of a potpourri of fascinating subjects. I've always wanted to write creatively, though, and have been frustrated by the fact that due to my age and lack of interesting experiences (that's my excuse at the moment), I have a modicum of technical ability and nothing to use it on. I've been looking for ways to hone my skills, and had hit on nothing much better than fan fiction (which I am not ashamed of per se, but which I dislike having to defend every time I mention it) and your blog has provided me with a model. As you might imagine, the old Otter post you mentioned last week made me very happy.

Anyway, that was garrulous (but at least not quite as bad as Arthur safety lecture in this week's episode...), but I did want to say thank you properly.

Thank you!

Marguerite said...

I hope the bad reasons go away soon!

Adam Fitzroy said...

Cheetah - like sheep and seraphim, only not.

kodama said...

Cheetah were my favourite animals when I was a little girl! Hail to the cheetah! :D

2fishinatank said...

Those sneaky cheetah!
Though it makes me wonder if they have their own guide for hiding from humans...

Sarianna said...

This is - should I say - brilliant!

Just found out you have a blog. Keep up the wonderful work!! I'll be visiting for updates every once in a while.

Sasha said...

So, I have started asking people if they've seen the cheetah around, but so far I have only managed to track down some fairly sketchy strip clubs. I think this poster left out a step...

Rupert Goodwins said...

Now, yer humble cheetah has a peculiar connection to mankind. Both of us went through a population bottleneck, just one step short of extinction. It's thought that there were between just 7000 and 15000 humans at one point, and the cheetah probably far fewer. So at one point, the entire human race could have lived in the small Yorkshire town of Hornsea, while the cheetahs could have made up the cat population of a couple of streets.

Close call.

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