Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wild Thing

It’s Theme Thursday and the topic is: WILD

You know, I thought evolution worked slowly; hardly noticeable. But we humans; we sure have progressed a long way from being “wild”, haven’t we?

No, those “Wild on” movies of hot twenty-something party animals doesn’t count. Sure, they’re wild as in crazy stoopid. We all were. You have to be to shed off 12-20 years of our education system. You have to have to eat Tequila Jello sliders that were (well I won’t tell you where they were) in order to be prepared for twice that many years in a mundane job.

Look at the reality show Survivor. They’ve got those poor fools out there in the wild (pay no attention to the millions of dollars worth of camera equipment set up and the camera crews that follow your every step).

But just look at them! Most of the time they’re laying around exhausted from either starvation, heat or some in-tribe drama they learned from a Spanish soap opera. In terms of truly being wild…they’re pathetic. You don’t see cougars or lions messing around with having to untie 27 different knots to find a key to traverse across a narrow beam to ding a bell to get rewarded.

The sad truth is, that we are all a long way from being wild. This guy is certainly not wild…

But then again, neither is this guy...

Or this one…although we’re getting a bit closer now
No, I'm afraid we're going to have to look to those few places we haven't clear-cut, farmed, or killed off to find what it meant to be wild.

67 comments:

Mrsupole said...

Back on top again, yea!!

Mrsupole said...

I do not think I ever truly want to find out what it is like to live in the wild. I guess we are too soft and too spoiled to live in the wild.

Plus I think I had enough "wild" living when we lived in Panama. And that was enough wild for me. I also think that when one lives with a crab living in ones toilet, that is wild enough for me.

Tha-thunk, tha-thunk coming from my clothes dryer, buzzing from the bees living in the bathroom fan exhaust, roaches falling out of the cupboards, praying that the lizzard living in the kitchen does not die, so he will keep eating as many roaches as possible, yup those are just a few of the wild things we had down there. Then pokadots that move on the walls at some homes we would visit, yes the wild days are over for me.

Where's the Raid? Always keep that spraycan nearby.

God bless.

Baino said...

I think I got the thin edge of the wedge I thought the theme was "Wild Nerds" . . I'm such a nerd. Seriously I saw a guy with a T shirt the other day with that hackneyed cliche: "I'm a mountain man, I love mount'n women!" Douchbag.

Nessa said...

You're a wild and crazy guy.

Beth said...

My wild party days are over, wouldn’t make it on Survivor (even with a camera crew as emergency back-up) and the beard just isn’t coming in right! That leaves my imagination as the last – wild – frontier to explore...

Tom said...

i love being out in a place untouched by man...quiet, pristene...but never more than a 30 minute hike back to the car!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Why aren't there any cons in a convent? Or are they all in the vents?

Matt-Man said...

All this wild talk reminds that last year at this time I got lost in the local, Krazy Korn Maze for six hours. No one cared to come and look for me. Cheers VE!!

subtorp77 said...

HA! You just had to sneak in that Monty Python reference, didn't you?-LOL!

VE said...

mrsupole - Why is it every time you mention Panama, that Van Halen Song starts playing in my head! Sounds like you have lots of fun stories from there...

VE said...

baino - Ha! I almost thought that was the theme too but since the title of the weekly theme didn't specify I knew better. I gotta go see what you did with the nerd angle of it though. I'll take your mountain man's route ;)

VE said...

nessa - Nobody can ever write that without me hearing Steve Martin say it!

VE said...

beth - Well imagine that! I guess you are. ;)

VE said...

tom - True, very true. I'm good for about a two-three hour stretch even...as long as I have my man-made powerbar and my man-made camel back...

VE said...

perpetual chocoholic - Ha! Do you know what they call air conditioning vents in hell? Irrelevents! Ha! Just made that up...I know, I'll go away now...

VE said...

matt-man - Ha! Reminds me of that line from the movie Excaliber by Merlin, "There's always something cleverer than you..." Let me guess...your ex told you Ryno was somewhere in there and then left you...

VE said...

subtorp77 - Yeah, of course I did. I just can't leave the mountain men out of the "wild" theme...

moooooog35 said...

Shame, SHAME on you.

How can you mention wild things and not have a SINGLE picture of Denise Richards and Neve Campbell making out?

This is a sad, sad day.

VE said...

moooooog35 - Ha! You've obviously taken a walk on the wild side... but this isn't a kissy blog here, mister!

Quirkyloon said...

@mooooooog35 You were at Noname's blog, eh? Ha!

And VE you are the king of WILD and fantastical nonsense, of course.

Megan said...

There's litter on the moon.

Elizabeth said...

I lived in a little cabin without running water or a sewer (we used a honey bucket), but I still wouldn't leave the cabin without a full face of make-up and my hair curled and a cute outfit (I was in my 20's). I don't know if that makes me wild or not?

VE said...

quirkyloon - That Moooooog35...he gets around...like a record! (another Office Space quote...)

VE said...

megan - Probably a stack of Playboys...

VE said...

elizabeth - That makes you conflicted! Sort of like living in a multi-million dollar penthouse in NYC but not shaving or bathing...I'm glad you're the former and not the latter though...

Brian Miller said...

i would take the wild any day. fall is here, so will be hitting the mountains soon. into the wild..

VE said...

brian - Me too...but I'm afriad we're just visiting. We're not really wild. Consider it your own personal reality show for a couple of days...

Skip Simpson said...

LOL!!! Loved all the photos and references! You definitely are "Wild And Crazy!" :D

VE said...

skip - Thanks. You're one to talk though. My gnomes give "two thumbs up" on your sombraro...

Wings said...

Fun stuff!

VE said...

wings - That's all we have around here...fun!

JenJen said...

I have never been wild. I've been a good girl all my life.
............

That is the story for my children, anyhow.

Mr Farty said...

The wild called me, but I hung up.

e said...

I camped in the jungles of Panama...That was plenty wild!

G-Man said...

Wait a minute!!!
Denise Richards made out with Neve Campbell?

It's Google Time.......

Gladys said...

Now we all know the only truely WILD show out there was I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. I mean honestly Heidi and Spencer are so well suited for the Costa Rican jungle that I can't believe they didn't win.

I think they should try it again only this time with no camera crew, no food, no other people...oh heck let's face it I want to see them dropped off in the WILDS somewhere besides Hollyweird.

G-Man said...

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!
Now Thats WIIIILD!!!
Thanks....G

VE said...

jenjen - That's just what Mother Theresa said too...

VE said...

mr. farty - Good move...that wastes valuable cell minutes. Those things aren't cheap, you know.

VE said...

e - I listened to Van Halen's song Panama...that's pretty close

VE said...

G-Man - Now you must know that moooooog35 cannot be considered the best authoritative source of information. For all I know he kissed Denise Richards...

Collette said...

Nowadays my idea of wild is not pulling weeds for a few days in my garden! And I don't have a gardener.

VE said...

gladys - The mafia has been doing that same thing for years...

VE said...

collette - You realize, of course, if you try and maintain an actual weed garden, the weeds won't grow then.

Alan Burnett said...

What a glorious assemblage of this, that and the other.

VE said...

alan - Thanks. That's my speciality: this, that and the other.

ReformingGeek said...

I've decided I'm going to be wild once I turn 50. Yeah. I'll stay up to 10:00 PM every night and add some Geritol to my beer.

Hiccup.

Roy Scribner said...

LOL @ "landing strip"

Ronda Laveen said...

Tasty party brunch? With all that alcohol, I read it first as tasty party punch.

Ehem...in that second picture, what is cell phone man doing with his hands? Never mind, don't want to know.

Serena said...

Wild post.;)

VE said...

reforminggeek - 10pm? You are getting pretty edgy there!

roy - Hey, I internet dated for a couple years there...

ronda - Ha! I had to go back and see what you were talking about. Yikes, only you...

serena - Better wild than mild...

Betsy said...

Survivor ~ i hate that show!

VE said...

betsy - With all boys...you are one!

Ronda Laveen said...

Most people just aren't paying attention.

justacoolcat said...

You should see my latest mustache and soul patch, totally wild.

Also, there's litter on the moon.

Janna said...

You get bonus points for the Monty Python reference.

And perhaps also for the fact that I'm going to have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the night.

VE said...

ronda - That's me...wait, what were we talking about? ;)

justacoolcat - There's little on the moon? What...and you didn't pick it up? Sheesh... (ps - Have you been lurking? It's been a long time, dude!)

janna - The gnomes put me up to it. They're cruel that way...

lime said...

i dunno about the rest of this but i'm just wild about harry

VE said...

lime - Who's Harry? Harry Potter? Dirty Harry? Harryson Ford?

Jeff said...

This made me think if a new TV show concept... "Man vs Girls Gone Wild." Just think of the possibilities!

VE said...

jeff - Ooh, ooh, I want to be there!

Dreamhaven said...

wonderful take on the TT theme.
Have a great week

Starrlight said...

I have given up on Survivor. Too many of them, well, survive :P

VE said...

dreamhaven - Thanks

starrlight - Well the first one didn't fare too well...he's in jail!

Starrlight said...

Yeah but he was not nearly as irritating and some of them have been. That coach guy made me want to shoot my tv.

Jaime said...

wow - that guy on the couch looks like a real wild man!

VE said...

starrlight - Yeah, I gave up after the first few; I'd had it with reality tv

jaime - Don't tangle with him over the TV clicker...