What do you call that dance, sir?

October 27, 2009

Blog Guy, you’ve been great about career advice, especially offering tips to help figure out if people may have chosen the wrong line of work. Keep it coming, please.Sure. Are you leaving on a business trip? Take off your clothes, look in a full-length mirror and count the number of live python snakes you see taped to your body in stockings.If it’s more than say, two or three, maybe you should be looking on monster.com for a new job.Pythons?  What kind of imbecile would tape that many pythons to his body?The Norwegian kind of imbecile. Customs officials stopped a guy with a tarantula in his bag, so they decided to give him the full body treatment. They found FOURTEEN pythons taped to him.Yikes! I wonder why he didn’t go for 20?Because that would have gotten in the way of the 10 lizards hidden in cans that were also taped to him.Blog Guy, you like this story, don’t you? And if I know you, you’re holding back something that’s even better.Well yes, there was a wonderful quote in one of the papers that covered the story.An official was quoted as saying,  “Customs officers quickly realized the man was smuggling animals, because his whole body was in constant motion.”Duh, I guess it would be! Well, here’s your problem right here, sir!

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Top left: A customs officer presents a live chameleon during a news conference in a 2007 file photo. Customs officers displayed various items and reptiles that had been confiscated while being illegally smuggled into Germany. REUTERS/Alex GrimmTop right: Australian native geckos concealed in a hollowed out book which were seized by Customs officials are seen in a 2008 photo. REUTERS/Australian Customs/HandoutRight: A zookeeper measures a royal python during animal stock-taking at the Zoo in Hanover, Germany, in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY)

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I was interested in the debate in the previous post about whether stupider was possible or not. I guess this post settles the question once and for all…It makes me think of Einstein’s quote “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”

Posted by M | Report as abusive

Another ticklish tale … and as an arachniphobe, I am SO glad he didn’t have the tarantula taped to his body!

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive

I have been accused of trying to smuggle a snake, before.After a strip search, I was released.Why were the security gals following me around after that?

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

Social comments and analytics for this post…This post was mentioned on Twitter by robert basler: Can I have another roll of python tape, please? http://bit.ly/VvYZD…

Posted by uberVU – social comments | Report as abusive

Well, Tim, I guess they were just happy to see you. You weren’t smuggling fruit were you?

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive

Tim, that is just so sad on so many levels…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Sad, but awesome.I wonder what the pay is like as a reptile smuggler? We have quite a few of those critters down here.

Posted by Little Miss Random | Report as abusive

Loved that part of the quote “… in constant motion”… he must have been quite something to watch… 😉

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I miss K, Dr. Doll and Bandage! Where are you when we need you most, guys?

Posted by M | Report as abusive

Not fruit, Bill.However, I was trying to bring in some nuts.And hey, Robby, my boy!I know that it was sad on many levels!But, at least, I tried.On many levels.Mostly the lowest level, though.

Posted by tim | Report as abusive