July 1, 2013

"If you wanted to spend the first day of July watching a timelapse video of a Hippo enclosure being cleaned, filled & then dirtied again..."

"... you've come to the right place."

This is 3 days in the Milwaukee County Zoo hippo enclosure:

39 comments:

Big Mike said...

Speaking of "crappy," there's this report:

As part of a deal signed last week in Washington DC between the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and FEMA, Russian officials will provide “security at mass events” in the United States ...

I think this Obama guy needs to have the American people explained to him.

Rae said...

Infowars. Even though I don't trust the Obama admin on anything, I trust Alex Jones even less.

AprilApple said...

It gets gross again so quickly.

C Stanley said...

Kind of like draining the swamp in Washington DC.

C Stanley said...

Surprised at the lack of discussion (internetly speaking, not just here) of the revelation of US spying on our EU allies. Seems like a bombshell to me.

urban_hermit said...

I thought this was a Supreme Court thread.

Palladian said...

Is this a café? The Hippo Shit Café?

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EDH said...

I was expecting Bill Murray as Carl Spackler in a Haz-Mat suit.

"It's no big deal!"

Sorun said...

My approval of hippos has fallen to an all-time low.

Revenant said...

Ugh. They should do something to clean that water more regularly, or else not keep hippos.

Nomennovum said...

It reminds me of congressional election cycles only much much less disgusting.

edutcher said...

Kind of like the Gang of 8 making AmnestyCare.


PS Saw that too, Mike.

The excuse is the Posse Comitatus law.

I think we need some of what's happening in Cairo here.

Baron Zemo said...

Hippos are very dangerous beasts.

They often kill more people than lions.

You see people are not afraid of hippos. They think of them as cute cartoon characters dancing in tutus or something.

When in fact they are dangerous animals.

Methadras said...

I'm a little surprised that enclosure doesn't have a continues filtration and cleaning system running. Must be cheaper to drain, clean, and refill.

Lem said...

Are male hippos bulls?

Lem said...

I'm a little surprised that enclosure doesn't have a continues filtration and cleaning system running.

A treatment plant that would collect the waste and convert it into power could in theory pay for itself.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

I thought that perhaps first lady Camacho was going to be visiting Milwaukee, but this video was something else entirely.

Palladian said...

I'm a little surprised that enclosure doesn't have a continues filtration and cleaning system running. Must be cheaper to drain, clean, and refill.

I suspect it does, but I think it was turned off because this video documented a research project to figure out the "stoichiometry" of hippos. They were using the pool as a collection vessel for hippo... output.

Baron Zemo said...

Most people are not aware of how dangerous and surly hippos are in real life. Peter Potamus was a very angry man. He felt that he never got his due. He wanted his own show and when he found out that he was only going to be a bit player on Magilla Gorilla's variety show he went crazy.

He started drinking and doing meth. He would come home drunk and shit in his bathtub. He started fights with all the other characters. He beat the snot
out of Droop-a-long Coyote and broke Ricochet Rabbits leg. Then he really went off the rails and raped Penelope Pittstop. She got knocked up.

It was a major scandal in Toon Town.

But that wasn't the nadir for Peter. He continued to sink lower and lower.
Until finally he hit bottom.

He became a lawyer.
( Joesph Barbera, E! True Hollywood Story of Peter Potamus)

Freeman Hunt said...

Yuck! It's dirty before it's even filled again!

Lem said...

I watching the Canadians filled Roger Center in Toronto against the Tigers.

Ok... that sounded funny in my head.



deborah said...

Don't start, Trooper.

john said...

I would like to spend the first day of July tipping my filled glass to our northerly neighbors. Molsons, maybe LaBattes (but not Moosehead).

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Does this count as one of the 58% of public pools found to contain fecal matter?

David said...

Looks like Snowden will be staying in Russia, or will be if he cooperates. Sounds like the Russians have a teeny bit of leverage over him.

He will need a job. Hippo washing might be a nice change of pace for him.

Nomennovum said...

Flush twice, hungry hungry hippo. It's a long way to Washington, DC.

Beorn said...

I thought this was C-SPAN (except for the draining and cleaning part).

edutcher said...

David said...

Looks like Snowden will be staying in Russia, or will be if he cooperates. Sounds like the Russians have a teeny bit of leverage over him.

He has officially requested asylum there.

Make of that what you will.

And, in other Smart diplomacy news, the photo says it all.

Aren't we so lucky he's over there, winning friends and influencing people?

Baron Zemo said...

Peter Potamus went into partnership with Havey Birdman as he attempted to fleece the rest of the people of Toon town. He was a sleazy scumbag who worked out of
a strip club while smoking cigars and taking hits of cocaine out of strippers navels.

He handled the estate of Donald Duck and raped the trust so much that Huey, Dewey and Louie only got two sacks of bird seed instead of the millions of dollars their
Uncle Donald earned in Hollywood.

He was the lawyer who handled the statutory rape charge for Pepe Le Pew that ended up with him getting twenty years for molesting Tweety Bird.

He mishandled the copyright filing for Hello Kitty so badly that she had to become a stripper to make ends meet.

He was such a bad lawyer that there was only one thing he could do.

He became a law professor.

( Joesph Barbera, E! True Hollywood Story of Peter Potamus)

lemondog said...

Hippo Sitting

bagoh20 said...

Looks like a Jacuzzi at a Motel Six, but with hotter chicks.

Bryan C said...

Removing "hippopotamus" from my Christmas wish-list.

SteveR said...

This is like my cats and the litter box, changing it is causes bowels and bladders to be emptied in minutes. No matter how clean or dirty beforehand.

Baron Zemo said...



Peter Potamus was bored with his life as a tenured law professor. He basically collected a huge check for forcing mush into the head of cretins and low-life's who were the type of people drawn to a life of ambulance chasing. Sort of like whores but without
morals.

So he started a blog.

He met many interesting people on his blog but he really thought of them as morons. He just pretended that he was interested in their opinions but in fact he really felt he was condescending to fools when he dealt with them. His contempt for them was hidden but complete. Then one day he started corresponding with a young lady who struck his fancy.

She was quite humorous and erudite and texted him photo's of her lady bits. She was a horticulturist.
Well basically meant that she grew pot and stayed high and fingered borrowed dachshunds for her sexual trills.

She was right up his alley.

( Joesph Barbera, E! True Hollywood Story of Peter Potamus)

Saint Croix said...

That's why there's no movie, Swimming With Hippos

Saint Croix said...

Does this count as one of the 58% of public pools found to contain fecal matter?

How Rumors Get Started

William said...

Hippos make very poor pets. Stick with goldfish.

Rusty said...

Hippos crap a lot in their water.
Don't invite one to your pool party.