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The Yeti lives! WORLD-renowned hair expert is on the verge of proving the existence of a yeti-like creature on an Indonesian island
posted by JonnyX (19 comments total)

 
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posted by monkeyJuice at 8:35 AM on September 9, 2002


The three crypto-zoologists take time off their day jobs to try to prove or disprove the existence of mythological creatures.

Nice hobby. And there's something I'd like to have on my business card.
posted by gottabefunky at 8:36 AM on September 9, 2002


We are still finding new species of mammals like deer and monkeys so its possible we could find a rare species of ape that walks upright, why not.
posted by stbalbach at 8:46 AM on September 9, 2002


The Yeti lives!

Nessie pictures reawaken legend!


Excellent! TV shows like the X-Files have all but made these creatures cheap, redundant and humdrum. But Nessie, Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, vampires, aliens, ghosts, and various other denizens of the Great Unknown are all important archetypes of the human mind.

Without them, the Collective Unconscious is just a damned boring place to be.
posted by Shane at 8:49 AM on September 9, 2002


I think that BBC story about Nessie would have been a lot more compelling if they had, oh, I dunno...actually shown these "new pictures" in question?

Maybe it's just me, but the photo that they ran directly beneath the headline "Nessie pictures reawaken legend," looks a lot like a Scottish castle, and not a giant creature surfacing through the murky depths.

"Mr Campbell said he had not yet seen the latest pictures to verify them. "

Heh. And that is news to print. I have photos of a unicorn running around in the tunnels of the Big Dig here in Boston...I just need to get them developed.

Oh well, perhaps I am being too curmudgeonly.
posted by tpl1212 at 8:57 AM on September 9, 2002


I was bigfoot's Love SLAVE!
posted by mikepet at 9:04 AM on September 9, 2002


I think that BBC story about Nessie would have been a lot more compelling if they had, oh, I dunno...actually shown these "new pictures" in question?

I googled around looking for them: couldn't find hide nor hair. I think the retired printer who took the snaps might be waiting for the right price. of course:
Heh. And that is news to print. I have photos of a unicorn running around in the tunnels of the Big Dig here in Boston...I just need to get them developed.
So yeah, maybe there's nothing to buy. Unless there really are unicorns in the Big Dig (at least someone is getting some use out of it).
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:05 AM on September 9, 2002


So yeah, maybe there's nothing to buy. Unless there really are unicorns in the Big Dig (at least someone is getting some use out of it).

Yeah, my pictures are a little blurry...but don't think for a second those are paper-mache rats with little party hats on.
posted by tpl1212 at 9:10 AM on September 9, 2002


Well, I Never!
posted by mr.abominable at 9:29 AM on September 9, 2002


I have photos of a unicorn running around in the tunnels of the Big Dig here in Boston.

Phew!....Thought I was the only one. Of course, the Massport mind-control waves fogged my film...
posted by jalexei at 9:54 AM on September 9, 2002


After an exhaustive research trip...the so called Yeti turned out to be just Lance Arthur working on his tan.
posted by dangerman at 10:01 AM on September 9, 2002


The BBC has a great piece about the Orang-Pendek.
posted by crayfish at 10:20 AM on September 9, 2002


Well, as long as the experts are WORLD renowned...I suppose it's all above board. After all, in a case like this....a local specialist surely wouldn't do.

And speaking of paper-mache rats with little party hats on....
posted by dejah420 at 11:08 AM on September 9, 2002


Mr Brunner provided evidence which helped prove the innocence of Lindy Chamberlain, the mother wrongly convicted of killing her baby, which she claimed had been stolen by dingoes in Australia in the 1980s.

Interesting case, really, although still not everyone is sure the dingoes actually did it. The case spawned a movie with Meryl Streep and Sam Neill (I've never seen it), a joke on Seinfeld, and the name of Oz's band ("Dingoes Ate My Baby") on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as well as a rumour in Australia that the baby was ritually sacrificed.)

Ayer's Rock saw it all, but it's not talking.
posted by Shane at 1:16 PM on September 9, 2002


I believe this is the Nessie picture (and article) in question. (via Bigfoot)
posted by jbunch at 2:23 PM on September 9, 2002


Yes, yes. All very fine. But what about the Loch Ness Yeti [google cache]?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:39 PM on September 9, 2002


jbunch,

Thank you for including a link to the picture of Nessie in your post.

Personally, I think it belongs in the comments section of fark with a 'total fark' label above it. :)

Check out the light and blurry border between the 'monster' and the surrounding lake.

P.S. I wonder if that tourist's travel health insurance plan covered the cost of doctoring that photo.
posted by cup at 7:43 PM on September 9, 2002


After centuries of remaining free from discovery (and therefore exploitation), the yeti is about to become humanity's slave. I'll bet it tastes like chicken!
posted by wolfgangnorton at 10:43 PM on September 9, 2002


Cup--The blurry border is normal for a high contrast line in a heavily compressed jpeg (that image is only 8k). Can't really draw any conclusions from it.
posted by Nothing at 12:57 AM on September 10, 2002


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