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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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