Saturday, February 21, 2009

can you speak rhinoceros? i say, of courseceros!

I think only RK really knows that I kinda, sorta, majorly have a thing for animals that talk. Not so much in the Dr. Doolittle way, where he talks TO the animals and understands what they're saying. No, it's more like animals with human voices. I do talk to animals, I think I've admitted that before...
But what I like more than talking TO them is talking FOR them.
Again, I'm gonna venture RK is the only who really knows about this one, too.

I'm really specific about my animals though, and their voices. Take the Slowskys, for instance. They rock. They're prehistorical type creatures, but they're still really cute... 'cuz, who doesn't love a turtle? And you want to believe they can actually talk.
Okay, I have always wanted to believe they could actually talk.

And it's not like talking to the plants, which, I know I've admitted before... because that really is just talking TO them. Plants can't talk. At least not in my "things that can probably talk" list.

Anyway, the Slowskys: they are some of the best talking animals out there (must be seen to be believed. I'm sorry they're for a commercial item and not just short films). Whereas, when they gave Garfield a voice, that sucked. And a lot of talking dogs, not funny, not cute. I don't like the way they make the dogs "lips" move. It looks weird and fake (unlike the turtles, of course). Also, talking cartoons don't do it for me. They've got to be real animals doing their thing.

On the other hand, reading cartoons...a real favorite Sunday morning childhood activity. Any animal in The Far Side can make me smile for days just thinking about it... and,
Get Fuzzy, a Sunday L.A. Times cartoon that can usually make me snort. That's me, cracking up. Snorting. Doesn't happen often, but when it does, it's obvious. I don't know what it is about this particular, scruffy, matted cat and this dippy dog, but I can totally hear them without really needing to hear them.

hmmm, after all that, I'm not sure I'm really able to describe my love for talking animals. Shoot.


Maggie May said...

I totally understand this interest! I also snort when I laugh :)

j'taimee said...

I love Get Fuzzy! It's one of the things I miss most from home... thanks for sharing!

EmmaCarlson said...

You have to read this strip:

That's me. The T-Rex. Seriously.

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