The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees…

April 13, 2010

SRILANKA/

CUT! Okay, let me see the director RIGHT NOW!

Lamar! I gave you $160 million to make an enchanting live action children’s movie based on that enduring song, “The Animal Fair.” Then I come down here two months into the shoot, and I find this crap?

Relax Boss. It’s all in the song.

Look here at the lyrics, the last line: “The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees, and what became of the monk?” See?

Lamar, the song is talking about a MONKEY, not a Buddhist monk!

A real monkey?

Yes.

Jeez Boss, I wish we’d known that when there was still time to save that poor stunt guy in the orange outfit.

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Top: An elephant plays with a Buddhist monk as it tries to climb steps at a temple that is preparing for the New Year, in Colombo April 11, 2010. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

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That monk has pretty massive arms there! If Buddhist monks are all about peace and inner spitirtuality (I think right?) then what’s the need for the guns there?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Wow, the elephant kind of looks deranged, or possibly like it’s being strangled by those chains. It can’t be fun to be an elephant :(

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

ITS NOT PLAYING! ITS ASKING TO TAKE THOSE CHAINS OFF!
Dang, I hate it when people misinterpret pics…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

That eye says zombie elephant to me.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Shra, isn’t misinterpreting pics pretty much what we do all day long here?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

PilotGuy, please don’t let the cat out of the bag just yet…

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Oh damn, sorry M…mums the word!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Unca, apparently you get AWESOME crackling from roast elephant…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Well, I kinda feel for elephants.. the gentle mammoths.. I am that sorta person…
CG, how do you know that?? Wait, dont… I dont wanna know…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I do!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

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