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24 June 2006 @ 04:03 pm
Can we get a marsupial biology lesson over here, please?  
From the Wikipedia article on Crash Bandicoot:

Crash is a Perameles gunnii, of the order polyprotodonta, family Peramelidae, commonly known as the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. He is a marsupial, which means that he is born with a built in fanny pack.


(Emphasis is mine.)

 
 
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Steph: Nonsense/Newsradio[text]_megalomania_ on June 24th, 2006 06:06 am (UTC)
It would be wrong to laugh at that, wouldn't it? :P
Jacobyak_boy on June 24th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
Depends on what you're laughing at.

I just edited the post to make it more clear what's wrong with that entry.

As funny as it is, it isn't the word fanny.
Steph_megalomania_ on June 24th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
I think I'll pretend that I noticed the gender mistake right from the start, instead of being easily amused by the idea of pouches described as fanny packs.

Yes. That's what I'll do ;P
Jacobyak_boy on June 24th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
But the word fanny is funny.

A lot funnier than people who think that male marsupials have pouches - which they presumably use for storing personal effects.
Steph_megalomania_ on June 24th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
Very true :)
Prisspr1ss on June 24th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
I remarked on the pouch issue the first time that my son described the game to me.

If marsupials were into transgender surgery, it would be a logical choice for the metrosexual bandicoot. "I'm still a guy. This just makes it easier to carry my car keys."

It's only a matter of time before the human body-modders start trying to add pouches. I wonder if there will be a way to add a zipper top.

Jacobyak_boy on June 25th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
I have enough pockets, thanks.