Charlie the deer.
June 12, 2008 3:05 AM   Subscribe

Unicorns are real! Well sort of... Maybe not the first time though. (Previous mefi unicorns)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (19 comments total)
What's Italian for SHOOPED?
posted by Jofus at 3:10 AM on June 12, 2008

Hey Charlie!!!
posted by chillmost at 3:24 AM on June 12, 2008

Don't forget about Charlie the Unicorn!!
posted by jeffburdges at 3:29 AM on June 12, 2008

Look, it's Charl......

oh, bugger
posted by Pendragon at 3:33 AM on June 12, 2008

awwwwwwwww shit
posted by fourcheesemac at 3:45 AM on June 12, 2008

I can only imagine the collective convulsions that Boing Boing must be going through right about now.
posted by Spatch at 5:13 AM on June 12, 2008

That deer spend any time eating grass near a reactor?
On another note; what about the boy born in China with a penis in the normal spot and an additional one on his back. Crazy!
posted by a3matrix at 6:52 AM on June 12, 2008

Yes, but what of polycorns?
posted by pemulis at 7:52 AM on June 12, 2008

OK, serious note here: jackalopes exist... sort of. GIS for Shope papilloma virus, a rare disease that causes horny "antler-like" growths to project out of the face of rabbits & hares. The "antlers" are rarely very symmetrical (not paired, like real antlers), and can grow out at any angle (from the chin, etc... although usually the largest are above the head, which least inhibits the animal's feeding, & thus the virus' survival).
posted by IAmBroom at 8:02 AM on June 12, 2008 [1 favorite]

In related news: Philosophers Everywhere Mourn Loss of Only Coherent Example.
posted by voltairemodern at 8:40 AM on June 12, 2008

A deer with a single horn in the center of its head — much like the fabled, mythical unicorn — has been spotted in a nature preserve in Italy, park officials said Wednesday...

...The unicorn, a horse-like creature with magical healing powers, has appeared in legends and stories throughout history, from ancient and medieval texts to the adventures of Harry Potter.

Said the public: Fetch me my rifle, we got to kill that little fucker! He's got the magic healing juice in him! We're gonna be rich! Quick! Before he gets away!
posted by quin at 8:50 AM on June 12, 2008

Man, every fucking time on Dungeons and Dragons they'd almost get home but have to go back for that thing. Put it on a leash, dammit!
posted by Artw at 9:35 AM on June 12, 2008 [1 favorite]

"The 1-year-old Roe Deer — nicknamed "Unicorn" — was born in captivity...

Did someone cut the budget at the Department of Creative Nicknames?
posted by rokusan at 10:22 AM on June 12, 2008 [1 favorite]

Hobbits sing about Unicorns. I have the album somewhere, I just know it exists!
posted by not_on_display at 11:30 AM on June 12, 2008

Does infinity "exist"? The ontological status of unicorns or other fictitious/fantastical entities/objects is perhaps not unlike the question of the onotlogical status of abstract entities like numbers and concepts like justice. Meinong, in particular, would permit pure objects of the imagination (such as unicorns) a kind of ontological status among other objects.
posted by ornate insect at 11:51 AM on June 12, 2008

It's cute! MetFil, can I keep it, pleeeeease?
posted by Saydrah at 12:12 PM on June 12, 2008

The 1-year-old Roe Deer — nicknamed "Unicorn"

How creative.

I would've gone with Unicron.
posted by flaterik at 3:03 PM on June 12, 2008

posted by Unicorn on the cob at 3:11 PM on June 12, 2008

I'd have gone with Horny.

*looks at photo*

Or Stabby.
posted by quin at 3:18 PM on June 12, 2008 [1 favorite]

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