It's a Good Day to Be a Wombat
October 21, 2009 4:29 AM Subscribe
posted by wendell (52 comments total)
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If you're looking for something to celebrate on October 22nd that is NOT CAPS LOCK DAY or the release of Windows7, may I suggest Wombat Day?
Wombats* are fascinating creatures (scroll down to "Wildlife")
, with marsupial pouches, sharp digging claws, unique cube-shaped feces**
and a preferred self-defense method of crushing attackers with their butts.
There are three species of Wombat, one of which is critically endangered
(the others not so much) but a corporate sponsor is stepping in to help
The Wombat name has been adopted by a rock band from Liverpool
(who dance to Joy Division
), 'the original Australian search engine'
, the "Women's Mountain Bike & Tea Society"
AND "Women of Beauty and Temptation"
, a custom car kit (formerly called the Hummbug)
, an eco-blogger for Fortune
and both a dwarf galaxy
and a team looking for things like that
. And the baby wombat's resemblence to a former Chairman of the Federal Reserve
was briefly a web meme. And don't forget the oddly-rendered wombats of the Wombania
comic by the originator of Wombat Day.
And then there are the various incarnations of the superhero Wombatman
, from a very minor character in the '80s cartoon "Captain N: the Game Master" (short clip) (psychedelic remix)
, to a pivotal player
in the superhero webcomic "Magellan"
to the short film "Wombatman Begins"
. Plus the similarly heroic "Combat Wombat"
. So let us dedicate October 22nd to letting the wombat cross the road
... but not in all caps, please.*NOT to be confused with Wombles
**Which is why nobody is ever called Wombatshit Crazy