Sunday, September 20, 2015

Dudo's Ha-Ha Moment

The American Wild West is a popular theme at fairs and kiddie parks in Southern Spain. There's currently a ride on a nearby plaza complete with horses circling Native American totem poles, cacti — And a camel.

For a time there were camels brought to the American West from Tunisia, Greece, Malta, Turkey, and Egypt — beginning in 1855 and lasting only into the 1860s.

That said, I don't think the designer of this particular ride was aiming for historical accuracy, especially considering the ride was called "Far West" instead of "Wild West." I'm not quite sure where in the world the Far West actually is.

When I got home from my walk I told Dudo what I saw. When I mentioned the name of the ride, he burst out laughing. (Click any image for a closer look.)

THE WILD WEST?
CACTI, PALM TREES, A TALKING TREE... AND A CAMEL.

DUDO, FASCINATED AS I EXPLAINED ABOUT THE CAMELS.
AND AFTER I TOLD HIM THE NAME OF THE RIDE.

If only Dudo could carry a tune...
Ruth Buzzi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl2TYCoMOQ8

29 comments:

  1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Love Ruth Buzzi!
    Dudo has a great sense of humour I see, Mitchell. It's always good when at least one in the household thinks you are funny!! Sophie thinks I'm a riot!
    Funny to see a camel in that Merry-go-round/carousel.

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    1. Jim:
      Dudo thinks I'm a riot. Jerry never gets my jokes.

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  2. Me thinks they was gettin' mixed up with dee Far East and blended dem together!

    Ruth Buzzi please I love her!
    Can't stop laughing and thusly silliness ensues!!!

    R here! Ron not Ruth!

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    1. Ron Troke:
      I suppose they figured if there's a Far East, there has to be a Far West.

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  3. Nothing like a cat with a sense of humor!

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    1. Michael:
      Well, at least Dudo understands mine.

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  4. Dudo. You're killin' me with that one!

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  5. What I meant to say was - Have you told him 'The AristocRaSts' one?

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    1. Raybeard:
      I didn't myself know it. I just looked it up. I don't think Dudo would appreciate the nuance.

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  6. Living in 'the wild west' I often wonder what is the allure others far away find so attractive.

    Cat's humor is not to be trusted.

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    1. Spo:
      Now that you know you actually live in the FAR West, does that help?

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  7. Another "lost in translation". Such a cute picture of Dudo.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Well, Portugal is west. So I suppose the US West is pretty far.

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  8. Your cat is in bad mood . Be careful!!!

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  9. Dudo is a very discerning cat. Personally, I like the name "Far West". Fluencitude on a global level.

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    1. Wilma:
      Dudo is always entertaining. But let me help with your fluenticity. The French word is (or isn't) fluenTIcitude... or maybe not.

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  10. I think it's in Quartzite (a RV Mecca in AZ) that there's a monument to High Jolly and his camel.... So.... Maybe the wild, Wild West could give Dudo another look at those beasts...

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    1. Sharon:
      There's a Ghost Town in Missouri that once was Far West, but I don't think those ride operators have ever heard of Missouri.

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  11. This is why I only had dogs; they don't laugh at me. I have a fragile ego.

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    1. Stephen:
      Yes, most dogs think I'm brilliant. Most cats know the truth.

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  12. Mayhap they meant the far west of Australia??

    LOL, I think any cat in the world can laugh and snap our egos; deities can do that y'know and they've never forgotten they were once worshipped.

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Our cats don't know anyone ever STOPPED worshipping them.

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