Tuesday, March 23, 2010

He rules you all

Huh.



I bet that, back when he was just a page in a nature magazine, the Subliminal Marmoset never imagined that he would see such heights, beating out a popular favorite in a contest voted on by literally tens of people. Attribute it to his good looks, the high incidence of crack addiction among 4DK readers, or the high esteem in which Pyasa Shaitan is universally held (uh, no, that's definitely not it), but, whatever the case, the fact remains that the SM is the anipal you have chosen as the one who towers head and eyeballs above the rest.

And, as for our runner-up, when asked for comment he responded at first with shock...



...then denial...



...and then despair.



And then...



PEDRO, NO!

Well, I hope you're all happy.

So, now that the Animalympics is out of the way, let's move on to other important questions:

How will I live without the Animalympics?

Over the past seven months, the Animalympics has become a regular feature of our lives. For some, it might even be said that it has become a way of life -- a refuge, perhaps, from life's trials and disappointments, or a reminder of the beauty that can still be found in a world that sometimes seem harsh and indifferent. For some it may even have become a reliable and relatively easy means of providing regular content for their cult cinema themed blogs.

In any case, now that it has come to its close, I think it's important that we see the event as a beginning rather than an ending, an opportunity to once again start washing our hair, talking to our families, and maybe finally getting that weird rash looked at (for example). True, these have been heady days, and the chances that we in our daily lives will ever again see such heights are slim to none. But we are human beings, and this is what we do. We carry on.

Good luck and may gosh bless you all.

10 comments:

Keith said...

Monsterlympics next?

Keith said...

And you know, whoever wins, we get feces flung at us.

Which is how I feel during presidential elections as well.

Todd said...

True. And if you're going to have feces flung at you, it's best that it be that of one of the smaller primates.

I like the Monsterlympics idea. Then we can pit the winner of the Monsterlympics against the Subliminal Marmoset. In fact, we can pit the winner of every future lympics against the SM until we find someone or something that can defeat him. If that's at all possible, I mean.

prof. grewbeard said...

i nominate the big guy in "Sinbad, Ali Baba Aur Aladin!"...

carol said...

i'm not saying i would vote from one of sampote sands' kaiju over the subliminal marmoset, but i might. unless the subliminal marmoset mesmerized me again.

carol said...

see? the marmoset won't even allow me to type coherently.

Rum said...

Ohh Pedro why! You could have been adopted at the Masala Pradesh's Filmi Pets Pound! NAHIEE alas despite my vote going to Pedro, the marmoset clearly won the masses over, with those hypnotic eyes, which Brownie Moti must be jealous of!

Todd said...

I've learned from this and the Terrifying/Adorable Dog's strong showing in Tier 1 that you just can't underestimate the power of an expressive pair of eyes. That's why I've decided that the next competition will be the Keane Painting-alympics.

The thing about the Monsterlympics is that I'd want to frame it so that I can ignore all of the Japanese kaiju and instead focus on the more techically challenged attempts at giant monsters pulled off by India, Thailand and Taiwan. I guess that would make it sort of a Special Monsterlympics, really.

Tars Tarkas said...

I was so excited I bought a Subliminal Marmoset collector plate made from real wood illegally harvested from the Brazilian rainforest!

Todd said...

Remember to keep a supply of Guatemalan child's tears handy, because I hear that's the only thing that will clean it properly.