Trekking for beasts – are we there Yeti?

August 21, 2008

half-human-120.jpgWelcome to another installment of Haven’t These Guys Ever Seen a Movie Before?

From Nepal comes a Reuters story about a bunch of mountain climbers heading off on a trek  to find the Abominable Snowman, or Yeti. Pathetically, they’re equipped with cameras and telescopes, instead of, you know, flame-throwers and hand grenades.

One of the climbers says – and I’m not making this up – “I want to shake hands if I meet him.”

Yeah. Right. I’m afraid I know where his telescope is going to end up, and it’s way too dark to see anything in there.

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below: Models pose with Skoda’s new “Yeti” car in 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Alex Grimm

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[...] Trekking for beasts – are we there Yeti? – Reuters BlogsFrom Nepal comes a Reuters story about a bunch of mountain climbers heading off on a trek  to find the Abominable Snowman, or Yeti. Pathetically, they’re equipped with cameras and telescopes, instead of, you know, flame-throwers and hand grenades [...]

Posted by Chile goes intergalactic – Brisbane Times | Trek Mystique | Report as abusive

Just what I always wanted. My own little mountain climber. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him and pat him and pet him and rub him and caress him and…

Posted by Krista | Report as abusive

You’ve been holding onto that photo for three years waiting for a story to use it in, haven’t you?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Maybe I have, Charlene. My work here is finished now.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

would you look at the bulge in that girls shorts !!! holy pubis, Batman !!!

Posted by gspears3 | Report as abusive

[...] Haven’t these guys ever seen a movie? Don’t they know that by tonight their top parts will be one place, and their bottom parts someplace else? No, I guess first they have to scoff at warnings, and explain that an animatronic dinosaur could NEVER turn against people. [...]

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