Monday, March 8, 2010

History of Zorbs: Early domestication

Once captured, the wild zorb must be subjected to a sustained beating to break its independence. To our modern eyes this seems cruel.

After this process, the zorbs can be used in primitive forms of transportation. Here they are taking festive tribespeople to the beach in a charabanc.

12 comments:

merc said...

Festive people at the beach /shudders/

Another Kiwi said...

Whoever took the beach photo got the chant all wrong.
Since it obviously a St. Peasemold day outing, the chant should be Mayo Mayo mah dah
What were they thinking?

Substance McGravitas said...

Zorbs had their triumphs too.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Not to mention the cruelty involved in the gelding of captured zorb stallions... the deballing of the balls, if you will.

WV- Sasatini... a sarsparilla "martini"

J— said...

String it up and pump it with quinine until it turns orange.

J— said...

Where did it go?

mikey said...

Ahh, yes. The 2DU, express to the beach and the mall, right on time. The MaYa passengers happily singing their MaYa song, with their inner tubes and surfboards and flippers. An altogether lovely summer scene.

Hey, waitagoddam minute here. That's not the regular driver. Why, if I didn't know better I'd say that's a...A MONKEY. It IS a monkey. Driving the 2DU bus??

Is this what we've come to? Affirmative action leads us to THIS. Going to the beach on the 2DU with a MONKEY at the wheel?

merc said...

It's alright, the monkey don't surf.

outspec, giving a whole city over to your mates.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's alright, the monkey don't surf.

But we think he should.
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ckc (not kc) said...

I think "ma-ya ma-ya mah-dah" means "lift your feet, you lazy bum - I'm trying to clean in here"

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Resistance is Futile. Prepare to be Ab Zorbed.
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Sebastia said...

This is exactly what would happen if you let the Hummer Corporation build mopeds.