Where the wild things are?
Okay, do I have to solve everybody’s problems all by myself?
We have a real news story saying more and more zoos are allowing visitors to spend the night, so they can learn “what happens when the gates slam shut, the sun goes down and the moon rises…”
They have no clue what always happens when helpless people are locked in confined quarters with dangerous creatures.
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“Well Lamar, I think this new program will be a big success. Those polite, clean-cut teenagers we left back there are going to have a great time tonight.”
“They sure are, Boss.”
“So just to double-check, Lamar, you left out the hot dogs and fixin’s by the campfire, check?
“You bet, Boss.”
“And the graham crackers and marshmallows and chocolate, so they can make s’mores for dessert?”
“Good stuff, Boss.”
“And just double-checking our checklist here, you locked up the lions, tigers, crocodiles, timber wolves, rattlesnakes, sharks and the criminally insane, right, Lamar?”
“Er, um, er, do you mind turning around, Boss, I think I may have left a bathroom light on back there…”
“Oh, somebody else will get that, Lamar. Let’s go for a drink.”
Top: Lion named Carbora roars in his enclosure at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg March 4, 2011. REUTERS/Christian Charisius
Left: A wolf grunts in Lobopark in Antequera, southern Spain December 26, 2004. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
Left: A reveler of the Vila Isabel samba school participates in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino