If you've been a long-time reader, you know I run a guild; an organization of people; in World of Warcraft. The humor in this group of 80+ people can be quite off the wall. Case in point.
During the Christmas season, a few of us older guild members started "singing" the hippopotamus song. If you're a certain age, you remember it quite clearly. "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas. Only a hippopotamus will do." It became something of an anthem for our Christmas season. If it got too quiet in guild chat, all someone had to do was type, "IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII want a hippopotamus for Christmas", and chat would burst out in laughter and comic derision.
One of my guild members posted to Facebook a small video of a stuffed hippo that sang the song and danced while singing. You could pick this up at Wal*Mart. I don't need stuffed animals. I really don't, but, dang it is cute. I made a mental note to, maybe, wander over to a local Wal*Mart after Christmas and see if they had them.
Yes, this is totally silly, but it's the best kind of silly to be. Does it sing? Here.
It makes you roll your eyes, but I love these kinds of things. Life is too short not to be enthralled by singing and dancing stuffed animals. Pilchard gave it a cat scan and then promptly ignored it. I would say, it's been accepted into the household.
Thank you, Prinny, for making my day sparkle.
All it needs is a buddy: Bert, the Farting Hippo from CBS's NCIS :) I think that will cover most of the famous HippopotamiReplyDelete