Authentic Animal Conversation #6: “Dibs”

“I can’t believe he’s actually doing it.”

“RICKY, GO FOR THE FLOWERS!  THE FLOWERS!”

“Shut up!  They’re going to hear us!”

“Just stay in the grass and be quiet, you morons.”

“I can’t see.  What’s he doing?  Did he make it to the table?

“This is insane.  I told you not to dare him.  This is stupid, stupid, stupid.”

“He’s a grown squirrel and can make his own decisions.”

“I THINK THE CAKE IS FULL OF NUTS!  DIG A HOLE IN IT, RICKY!”

“Oh for crying out loud, do you want to get him killed?”

“If Ricky doesn’t make it back, I call dibs on his nest.”

“Dibs!”

“Dibs! Dibs!”

“You guys suck, you know that?”

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Authentic Animal Conversation #5: “A Cat of Action”

“This seems like a really bad idea.”

“I’m not listening.  Look at my face.  This is my ‘I’m not listening’ face.”

“I’m serious, Steve.  I have a really bad feeling about this.”

“You’d rather be sitting in the snow?  I swear, all you do is complain and–”

“But Steve, I just mean–”

“‘Boohoo, my paws are frozen!  I can’t feel my toes!  Steve, help me I’m so cold!’  Your exact words just 10 freaking minutes ago, Ralph.  Am I right?”

“I know, but–”

“And I dealt with the situation, didn’t I?  I found a solution, right?  I took action.”

“I know you did, Steve.  It’s just–”

“I am a cat of action.  What have you done today besides complaining?  Anything, Ralph?”

“OK.  It’s just, well…  You realize we’re sitting on a dog, right?”

“It’s called a ‘calculated risk.’  Look it up.”

“Like that time you decided we should try sitting on the sleeping wolverine last winter?  Was that a ‘calculated risk?’  Because I still have calculated bite marks on my you-know-where from that swell idea.”

“If you don’t shut up, I’m going to give you a calculated slap in the face.”

“Fine.”

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Communicating between Virtual Worlds – RADIONNE

Many people are exploring virtual worlds such as Second Life as well as the growing constellation of Opensim-based worlds.

Here’s a neat device that can help you communicate between them all.

It’s called RADIONNE.

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Authentic Animal Conversation #4: “Starbro”

“Fred, where the hell is the ocean?”

“I have no idea.”

“And what are we sitting on?  This is definitely NOT the beach.”

“Just calm-”

“Dude, I’m freaking out!”

“Steve, calm down.  We’ll get through this.”

“Can you hold my hand?”

“You got it, starbro.”

 

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Authentic Animal Conversation #3: “Biscuit”

“This is nice.”

“Yeah.”

“Is that a biscuit on the floor over there?”

“Stop looking at it.  You’re not going anywhere.  I need your body heat right here, right now.”

“I swear it’s a biscuit.”

“It’s an inedible chewed rubber bone that you nevertheless tried to eat yesterday.  Focus on being in the blanket.”

“I don’t remember…”

“Focus. On. The. Blanket.”

“Ok, ok…”

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