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    Cage the Elephant- Sounds for me as a mixture of Rock and a slower more sentimental rythm

    Enjoyed the jokes -specially the word games.

    Interesting idea to turn a hobby into a museum and sweet shop. People must love it.


    Poems on Elephants:

    "And the Elephant played Ukulele": https://www.poemhunter.com/poems/ele...ge-1/28809940/

    "I Am An Elephant": https://www.poemhunter.com/poems/ele...ge-1/36903387/

    Comics:

    Sidney the Elephant- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMCrB9NTuuY

    Elephant Sanctuary:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADSUZO4FZM8

    I looked for adds too, but there was so much about elephant abuse, that I didn´t want to post them.
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    • "And the Elephant played..." - cute; unfortunately I got a "Glock" Gun ad in the middle of the video; not appropriate for a poetry website IMHO... turned on VPN: should just get European & Russian ads now
    • "I Am An Elephant!" - enjoyed
    • Sidney: (lol) I remember him! "Craaaazy Elephant"
    • Billie: YAY! No more chains!!!
    • Yes, too much abuse... I think that's why we have no more large circuses in our country.


    • Pygmy elephants... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDM5qrQF40w
    • "A Little Girl and A Big Elephant"... an Indian Temple Elephant!... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhieTbWgURY
    • A law in San Francisco, California: "25. Walking an elephant down Market Street in San Francisco is illegal, unless the elephant is on a leash."... who'd a thunk?... https://www.california.com/strange-laws-california/ which leads us to:
    • Florida – "By law, you must feed the parking meter if you tie an elephant, goat or alligator to it"... https://www.good2go.com/blog/common-...t-pulled-over/
    • R.E.M. - (self explanatory)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Jn...KPte9kjYbh1I70

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    - Sorry about adds in general, you get them, because I don´t subscribe to anything. But I didn´t know arms adds were allowed in US .

    -Pigmy elephants- cute!
    "A Little Girl and A Big Elephant"-Enjoyed the video so much that I tried to put it in the German forum. Than I had a surprise. The video isn´t free in Germany, because it is sold there. The girl is now 16 and lives in Germany and wrote a book about her and the Elephant. Shanty died.

    -lol. "law25. "Walking an elephant down Market Street in San Francisco is illegal, unless the elephant is on a leash."... who'd a thunk?-Lol. I wonder what happens when the elephant get´s tired of the leash.
    I always wondered why it was forbidden to take snails into US and specially why anyone would do it. But it seems that they are disease spreaders. California

    -R.E.M.-Unavailable


    Music for elephants:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZfEkrhX1A
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1qQOGCyRbY

    About elephants: https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/fascina...acts/elephants

    Elephant (everyday) Art:

    https://za.pinterest.com/kleinaler/elephant-art/
    https://www.wayfair.com/decor-pillow...67~465447.html

    Video game:

    Elephant Simulator: No idea how one plays it and if it is free

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8lkspY3q2s
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    • De nada... ads are a fact of life where all things become monetized for someone, even little girls with elephants it seems.
    • Sorry for the R.E.M. fail... no longer works for me either. I chose it because of the lyric line "I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs" and the video showed the written lyrics with the music; here's another try at the music sans written lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzVDLAmoUkQ
    • Yes, it's amazing how invasive a non-native species can be, snails or otherwise, in a new environment.
    • Music for elephants... interesting the effect of music on elephants (and others)
    • Beautiful canvas prints.
    • Oh, my... my view of the game showed a rampant elephant (after I pressed a few button selections) much to the dismay of other creatures... my resolution is not good enough on my laptop to make out the controls... so I really had no clue what I was doing (poor zebras). No charge (sic) for the game though apparently.


    • Elephant Hawk Moth... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deilephila_elpenor
    • And I always thought unicorns to be placid & benevolent:
    In the 7th century, the scholar Isidore of Seville chimed in, noting that the unicorn “is very strong and pierces anything it attacks. It fights with elephants and kills them by wounding them in the belly.” - https://www.wired.com/2015/02/fantas...wrong-unicorn/
    . Also from the same article: "Pliny, for instance, mentions that the unicorn has “the feet of an elephant”" referring to a more rhino-like than horse-like appearance.
    • "7. 21 elephants to the rescue":
    The stampede incident made people wary, and there was only one solution to ensuring the public that the Brooklyn Bridge would not collapse: In 1884, Jumbo, a seven-ton elephant, and his 20 elephant friends left their circus tent and went on a casual walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The parade across the Brooklyn Bridge was a proverbial walk in the park – people were happy, the elephants had quite the story to tell, and the circus got the promotional stunt of a lifetime. - https://www.ef.com/wwen/blog/languag...ooklyn-bridge/
    • A review of short stories from Haruki Murakami's book: The Elephant Vanishes... https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...phant_Vanishes

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    Tks so much! Will have to answer you by bits because of sight disturbances (colored spots and anty vision). I have to go much slower hopefully only the next days. Have been leading a too sedentary life on account of the pandemics.
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    De nada... I've been plagued by blurry vision & floaters in my right eye from my last two falls (hopefully no retina tears), so today I'm getting an eye exam and ordering new lenses and frames

    Take it easy and be well.

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    Hope your exam gets well and you get yourself a nice pair of new lenses/glasses. But how about the social distancing?

    Yes, you are right. I was a bit disappointed when I discovered the commercial side of the nice story of the little girl and the elephant. As the song says: Money makes the world go round.

    I was fascinated by the Elephant Hawk Moth. Had not seen that "monster" before.

    Looked up the Unicorn. I was wondering, why an imaginary animal is so popular in heraldry.
    "In heraldry, a unicorn is often depicted as a horse with a goat's cloven hooves and beard, a lion's tail, and a slender, spiral horn on its forehead[30] (non-equine attributes may be replaced with equine ones, as can be seen from the following gallery). Whether because it was an emblem of the Incarnation or of the fearsome animal passions of raw nature, the unicorn was not widely used in early heraldry, but became popular from the 15th century.[30] Though sometimes shown collared and chained, which may be taken as an indication that it has been tamed or tempered, it is more usually shown collared with a broken chain attached, showing that it has broken free from its bondage."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn

    I found also that:
    "A unicorn is a term in business world to indicate a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion.[1]:1270[2] The term was coined in 2013 by venture capitalist Aileen Lee, choosing the mythical animal to represent the statistical rarity of such successful ventures.[3][4][5][6] Decacorn is a word used for those companies over $10 billion,[7] while hectocorn is used for such a company valued over $100 billion."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn_(finance)
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    The 21 heroic elephants that traversed Brooklyn Bridge (must have been a sight for the onlookers) reminded me that there might be other famous elephants.

    Elephants in history:
    https://www.history.com/news/10-famo...s-from-history
    And Baby Elephants Walk is in my playlist for cheer up music.
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    • Eye exam went well; better than expected actually: no retinal tears, age related glaucoma lagging, and the eye-floaters albeit annoying are inconsequential. The Eye Doctor told me no matter what our Dept of Motor Vehicles told me: I should be driving with glasses on. Prices were too dear to purchase lenses et al from this venue, so I'm shopping around a bit.
    • I don't get unicorns and heraldry either; for business related references - just plain weird.
    • Incredible famous elephants list: some for their valor and some not so.
    • Glad you enjoyed the Baby Elephant Walk, it is quite uplifting.


    • I #GiveThanks this day; so too these elephants?: https://fb.watch/1-KZNBE7e5/

    • L.O.T.R. The Műmakil / Oliphaunts of Harad... https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Műmakil

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    -Congrats to your exam. Your sight must be very good if you have been driving without glasses. Lenses are expensive but maybe you find a good offer that can be paid in installments.
    Enjoyed the Murakami reviews, some of them are funny. I read "The Elephant Vanishes" some time ago. If you haven´t read him yet, you might like him, he is an very elliptic author. His description of life in contemporaneous Japan are very realistic down to the song the guy is listening to on the radio, while he prepares his pasta. And then weird things, which make sense only on a deeper level, begin to happen.

    The elephants with the pumpkin look indeed as if they are performing a rite. One wonders at the delicacy of their gestures.
    -Thanksgiving + elephants:


    Elephants At Thanksgiving: Novel based on a true story (The Elephant Series Book 1) by Tish O'Rea (Author)

    Global Sanctuary for Elephants (GSE)-https://globalelephants.org/elephants_and_thanksgiving/

    The Műmakil
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJcbcPLBphw

    Elephant Behavior:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnMA_7g2ntE
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    • Sight: Perhaps I was overly-giddy for being told I didn't need glasses for driving (I had worn them for 48 years while driving after all)... my vanity winning over my common sense, but my eyesight was still terrible.
    • "Inspired by true events, Elephants at Thanksgiving highlights the serious and long-lasting effects of childhood trauma, family secrets, and the lack of unconditional love."
    • I tried the GSE with no luck...
    • Cool Műmakil video
    • The baby elephant trying to show dominance over the cars is adorable.

    • "'World's Loneliest Elephant' Moving To Sanctuary, With Help From Cher"... https://www.npr.org/2020/11/27/93950...=1606613418483

    • A song I absolutely do not remember: Elephant Stone by The Stone Roses... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_Stone
    ... also the wiki for the song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_Stone

    • Book: "Footfall" (spoilers!!!)... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footfall I recall reading this SciFi book that I picked up at a used bookstore and rather enjoyed.

    • The Elephant Apple: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dillenia_indica

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    re1: -
    Sight: I think, there is a certain prejudice about glasses. People often look very cool in them. Here in Brazil, wearing expensive sun glasses is a sign of status. Some Brazilian celebrities (never mind the text) sporting their glasses: https://www.eotica.com.br/blog/oculo...es-preferidos/

    -Sorry, I didn´t intend you to read the book. Saw the title as fitting for the season.
    Maybe GSE doesn´t work in US-Here, another link: https://globalelephants.org/origin-o...for-elephants/

    re2:
    -Touching story that of Kaavan. The good thing about celebrities is that they can make things happen. I hope all goes well, plane and all.

    - “Elephant Stone”- Looked up the lyrics, poor elephant got into them by chance it seems.

    - "Footfall"-Read the summary. Seems to celebrate the superiority of humans and technology over these alien elephants.

    -Liked the green Elephant Apple


    Elephant building: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_Building

    Elephant Constellation- (with some imagination):
    https://www.constellation-guide.com/...-trunk-nebula/

    An epic rescue video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zkz6B9BRpo
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    • Sight: I may have posted before that I was traumatized when I learned I needed to wear glasses circa 1964 (fifth grade)... young-soon-to-be-teen (well, in 2-years); societal prejudices et al against the "unfortunate" here in California (to my mind). Being moved about from place to place due to my Father's work and the "ignominity" of wearing glasses pushed my psyche to the breaking part (and don't get me started on fearing "the bomb"). Still working out these issues I'm sure.
    The "elite" sporting glasses makes me feel ambivalent: I'm thinking "The Beautiful People" (Marilyn Manson) and "Shiny Happy People" (R.E.M.) played back to back in an endless loop...
    That all being said I'm planning on blended-bifocal lenses with transition (darkening) lenses with the most durable frames I can get (I'm a klutz when it comes to glasses)... similar to my avatar pix. My profile pix is my most recent photo (this summer); I changed it a few days ago - shows me sans "specs".

    • GSE: Got it !
    Our primary objective is to create a global coalition to ensure a safe, secure and humane future for captive elephants through the development and support of spacious, holistic, natural habitat elephant sanctuaries domestically and internationally. We bring a commitment to affect positive change and strive to foster a deeper comprehension of the intelligence and social complexity of elephants.
    ... I pray that they will be able to continue with these ideals in mind.

    • Celebs: Yeah, I guess they can be good for something.

    • Elephant Stone... I agree.

    Footfall... looking more contemporaneously and back the book is kind'a like the movie "Independance Day" in a way... a more extreme of this genre is the book Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard (I own a first edition: like so many do (lol) )... spoilers: The movie of said Battlefield Earth is the worst adaptation of a book to the screen I've ever seen (and may be the worst movie I've ever seen, prolly due to my high expectations).

    • Elephant Building... (lol) well I never !

    The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula is a region of star formation, with more than 250 young stars identified within and around it... IC 1396 contains a number of globules similar to the Elephant’s Trunk, differing in size and shape. These appear as black silhouettes positioned against the nebula’s bright clouds of gas... The brightest star visible in the region is Mu Cephei, also known as Herschel’s Garnet Star. The luminous red supergiant or hypergiant appears at the nebula’s edge and lies at a distance of 2,840 light years from Earth. It is one of the largest known stars, as well as one of the reddest stars in the sky. It has a radius 1,260 to 1,650 times that of the Sun. If it were placed within our solar system, it would reach between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn.
    ... too cool ! I love stellar photography !!!

    • Stuck baby elephant: So heart-warming (sniff).

    Elephant Dreams: https://www.theastrologyweb.com/spir...ning-symbolism

    Mother's Elephant Stew (a similar recipe shared in the Food Game thread I believe some time ago): https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/n...hant-stew.html

    Too late for Halloween: https://www.halloweencostumes.com/el...-costumes.html

    Feng Shui: https://www.thespruce.com/use-of-the...g-shui-1274686

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    Sight: With me it was the other way round. I was almost born with glasses. One of my earliest memories is of a little boy throwing my glasses on the ground. Don´t know how old I was. And later I was often asked, why I hid my eyes behind the glasses. In 2010, my ophthalmologist suggested a cataract + myopia surgery and, for the first time, I crossed a street without glasses. It was wonderful. Now I use glasses mainly for reading and the PC. I even learned to mislay them. I didn´t before, I was to dependent on them.
    “I'm planning on blended-bifocal lenses with transition (darkening) lenses with the most durable frames I can get”. That looks fine. It seems to me that you look a tiny bit timider on the picture without glasses.

    Elephant dreams: A very interesting thread, with its many possibilities. But dreaming about elephants must be very cultural too. If elephants are part of your environment or your job or subject of study the chance of dreaming about them must be much bigger.

    Mother's Elephant Stew – Lol! I didn´t know any one ate elephant meat, but: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_meat
    Too late for Halloween: cute customs.

    Feng Shui: I have seen the small ones in the stores, but don´t have an elephant in the house. Perhaps I should. I have several of these Chinese cats for luck. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maneki-neko

    Elephant quotes- In Brazil one speaks about “the elephant in the living-room” when one refers to an obstacle or an awkward situation. Here are some more elephant quotes: http://quotecorner.com/Elephant-quotes.html

    Elephants in Religion- About Ganesha- https://www.amritapuri.org/3714/ganesha.aum and a rather extensive Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesha
    “Although Ganesha is known by many attributes, he is readily identified by his elephant head.[8] He is widely revered, more specifically, as the remover of obstacles;[9] the patron of arts and sciences; and the deva of intellect and wisdom.[10] As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.[11][2] Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits.”

    Religious Band: Ignore the Elephant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I71bHTZhXco

    I am amazed of the richness of this theme. Elephants like cats seem to be everywhere. In spite of it, I feel that I am running out of elephantine fuel. If you feel the same, I suggest a change of theme. Perhaps Stars, Planets and Co.. But it can be another theme too.
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    • Congratulations on your successful eye procedure !

    My ophthalmologist was amazed that my left eye was far-sighted (sphere +0.25/cylinder -1.50/axis 001/add 2.50) and my right eye near-sighted (sphere -1.25/cylinder -1.00/axis 176/add 2.50)... I have always read books without glasses quite well.

    "It seems to me that you look a tiny bit timider on the picture without glasses." Quite possible... my avatar pix was taken in 2005 at the Oakland, California Temple https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_California_Temple grounds after a joyful "sealing" (eternal marriage ceremony) of close friends of mine. 15 years gone in a blink. The profile pix (only seen if one signs in evidently) is from this summer 2020; a more somber time after months of covid-protocols; at a friend's home prior to a small gathering for a sacrament service outdoors due to our not being able to use our church facilities due to said protocols.

    Reminds me to check on the status of the new S.P. East Temple (Brasil)... https://churchofjesuschristtemples.o...l-east-temple/ ... not much yet, but then it was only announced recently

    • Yes, it's a shame that elephants are used for food at all.

    • Maneki-neko... very interesting, I have seen these cats but had no idea of their significance.

    • Another saying I use quite often is "How does one eat an elephant? - One bite at a time"; referring to dogged determination at tackling a large undertaking - perhaps similar to one of the quotes listed: "With patience and saliva the ant swallows an elephant."

    (lol) I've always appreciated Dorothy Parker's humor in her quotes... I even made an anagrammatic poem of one of them (posted somewhere earlier, I believe, on LitNet):

    An anagrammatic representation of the quote:
    "Their pooled emotions wouldn’t fill a teaspoon."
    - Dorothy Parker


    O' Froth Tide Moon/Orion Sleeps (within)

    o' froth tide moon
    auld silent one
    - a poet's pillow

    12/1/2016


    ... this was a fun poem for me to craft and observe that one could find "Orion sleeps" embedded in the poem.

    ¤¤¤ and part of the transition of changing our theme too ¤¤¤

    • Fabulous birth story, and explanation, of Sri Ganesh... I can appreciate "Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions. - Wikipedia [11]"; "Paul Courtright says that Ganesha's dharma and his raison d'ętre is to create and remove obstacles. - Wikipedia [93]" ; Om; First chakra; temples; 3,000 BCE... a very colorful and rich cultural icon.

    • Enjoyed the music of Ignore the Elephant.

    • Agree... changing...

    ~~~~~ SPACE: Stars/Moon/Sun/Celestial/etc. Theme~~~~~

    • 5 Hours of Relaxing Psychedelic Space Rock - Travel Dos... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ors0wpcVDcc (added to my youtube music lists)

    • Gustav Holst: The Planets primer and youtube video of the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing the suite... https://www.npr.org/sections/decepti...s-solar-system (one of my favorite suites)

    • "C. S. Lewis and the Seven Planets of the Medieval Cosmos"; Article/Web page that includes C.S. Lewis' poem "The Planets"... http://beyondthestarsastrology.com/2...dieval-cosmos/

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