Saturday, May 20, 2006

Elephants are lazy and fat.

Zookeepers, in a desperate attempt to make their elephant Maggie less elephantine, urge her to get on a giant treadmill. She refuses. No amount of bribery can get Maggie the elephant to exercise. As a last resort, they're trying the negative approach: holding up the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, along with a giant mirror.

Actually, they're trying to help her feel more comfortable while being kept indoors. But she is refusing, so maybe she really is just a big, lazy elephant-girl. One trainer offers the following explanation: "The instructional video didn't come with [the treadmill]." Oh please, she'd watch it twice and then throw it away.


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