Do drunken elephants see pink elephants?

On occasion, I find a headline that I hate to pass up.  Most days now, I’ll just post it to RandomLi, my other blog.  However, some are good enough to gather posting line there as well as get a full post here.  I present to you “Elephants electrocuted in drunken rampage.”

GAUHATI, India – Six Asiatic wild elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice beer in India’s remote northeast, a wildlife official said Tuesday.

How do elephants get drunk?  Well:

Some found beer, which farmers ferment and keep in plastic and tin drums in their huts, said Sunil Kumar, a state wildlife official.

So I stand by my post title and wonder – do drunken elephants see pink elephants?  Or is that limited to humans that have seen Fantasia?

[tags]Fantasia, Drunken Elephants, Pink elephants, Rampage[/tags]

Paul Potts – Cell phone salesman, incredible opera singer

A cow-orker shared this with me a couple of weeks back, but I forgot to check on it until just recently. Those of you who watch American Idol may already be familiar with the British television show Britain’s Got Talent. It operates like our American Idol, Simon Cowell included (although I believe their show came first), except pretty much any category of performance can be seen.

Earlier this year, an unassuming looking fellow named Paul Potts was on the show. By profession, he is a cell phone salesman. He has a dream of performing opera. Watch him turn the disbelieving looks from the judges in to congratulations. Even Cowell is obviously impressed

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After this performance, he continued on through the competitive steps of the show. Getting more recognition presumably set him up to dress more appropriately for the performance he gives. By this time, there is no doubt as to his talent, and here he is performing in the semi-finals for the show. Continue reading “Paul Potts – Cell phone salesman, incredible opera singer”