August 5, 2014

Found in Translation


The Italian reads: “In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waiting for the train to stop just near the line. Suddenly, a boa attacks its victim, squeezing with its powerful coils. But then a tiger hurls itself upon the huge reptile which wraps, then, even the beast in a stranglehold. A monstrous tangle occurs, meanwhile, along comes the train. The whole tangle winds up bloody and broken by the wheels of the train.” Never Yet Melted » A Really Bad Day

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 5, 2014 9:45 AM
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Hate it when that happens.

Posted by: ghostsniper at August 5, 2014 10:07 AM

Needs elephants and crocodiles, otherwise quite evocative.

Posted by: chuck at August 5, 2014 10:44 AM

Isn't this the situation where that jungle yoddling Tarzan is supposed to swing in on his vine with his banana eating friends and save the day

Posted by: Kelvin at August 5, 2014 11:25 AM

So he missed his train?

Posted by: mushroom at August 5, 2014 12:05 PM

But the train didn't miss him.

Posted by: mushroom at August 5, 2014 12:06 PM

What no Sambo? He could have turned that tiger into butter, made the whole thing so slippery that the man could have escaped and caught the train.

Political Correctness screwed a good ending.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at August 5, 2014 12:09 PM

Proving, once again, that technology will kill us all.

Posted by: Svenster at August 5, 2014 12:56 PM

This is in a sense the story of Obama.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 5, 2014 2:02 PM

Obama is the snake, of course.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at August 5, 2014 2:11 PM

Bottom line is, they're all dead. If that is what it takes to get our country back on the rails, let it happen.

Posted by: chasmatic at August 6, 2014 4:29 AM

I kind of thought of The Trees by Rush.

Posted by: Bradoplata at August 7, 2014 11:54 AM