My Dad Used to Take Me to the Pet Shop and Tell Me It Was the Zoo in Tokyo

I always try to go to zoos. I wrote an entry about this in a previous blog so read this link and change San Francisco to Tokyo.

Tokyo is not a great zoo. It still has a lot of cages and enclosures.

It does have a very good crocodile.

See you later, alligator. After a while, crocodile. 

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. 

Piss off.

“I am showing solidarity while being different. Or if you prefer, I am being different while being in solidarity.”

Tell me who can
Catch a toucan?
Lou can.
Just how few can
Ride the toucan?
Two can.
What kind of goo can
Stick you to the toucan?
Glue can.
Who can write some
More about the toucan?
You can!

There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.

What is it with pandas? There are long lines to see the pandas and there are panda motifs all over the place. I think more people were there for the pandas than the sum of the other animals. I wish I knew who did panda branding.

My friend, the panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours until you let go of the illusion of control.

What makes it shine is as usual the Japanese. Everyone is happy, children squeal with delight, no one shouts or speaks too loud. When you pass, they look you in the eye and smile. Lots of people feeling good together.

Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend.

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1 Response to My Dad Used to Take Me to the Pet Shop and Tell Me It Was the Zoo in Tokyo

  1. Rosemary says:

    No one had done Panda Branding at Beijing Zoo in the early 80s, They had done strange freckly white woman branding. Very odd to be the subject of the serious, polite Chinese who studied me quietly while I was disappointed in the pandas.

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