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Comment: I grew up in Memphis where everyone roots for the U. of Memphis
Tigers. Sometime in the mid-80s (I think in the 85-86 season) loudmouth
analyst Dick Vitale supposedly disrespected then-Memphis State and someone
sent him a big parcel of Tiger poop in the mail.

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How was Vitale supposed to know that it was tiger poop rather than, say Camel poop or Banana Slug poop?

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More importantly, how did said prankster get his hands on tiger poo? Follow a tiger around with a bag?

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quote:
Originally posted by effo5231:
More importantly, how did said prankster get his hands on tiger poo? Follow a tiger around with a bag?

Probably got it from the local zoo.

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Good morning, Mr. Zookeeper. Could I have some tiger doo-doo so I can be rude to Dick Vitale?

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They do sell what is called Zoo-doo here in Washington. It's said to be great fertilizer.


Can't vouch for what animals donated their waste, though.

Here is a linky for Zoo doo.

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My father used elephant dung in his garden sometimes and claimed it was good.

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Zoo manure programs are always handled by "donations" (heh) from non-primate herbivores.

Even then it has to be composted or heat-treated.

You get into serious issues with poop from primates (which is essentially the exact same thing as human poo) and carnivores (nasty).

Most of it comes from elephants and hippos, because they make so much crap. If you've never seen a hippo make a bowel movement, it's something you should plan on witnessing before you die. Not for the faint of heart, but truly amazing.

I'd say it's highly unlikely that someone got tiger poop from a zoo to use in a prank like this.

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quote:
Originally posted by Electrotiger:
I'd say it's highly unlikely that someone got tiger poop from a zoo to use in a prank like this.

Much less send it through the mail too...

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So the gist of this is, what's the point of going to all the trouble of obtaining real tiger poop if your victim wouldn't know real tiger poop if he saw it? It's not like he's going to open the package and exclaim, "Wow, orange-and-black striped scat -- it must be tiger excrement ..."

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Who knows? Maybe Vitale knows his shite.

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he thinks he does, his only concerns is the ACC or the Big East. If a team is from the West Coast or midwest, forget it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Senior:
Good morning, Mr. Zookeeper. Could I have some tiger doo-doo so I can be rude to Dick Vitale?

I was thinking more along the lines of "It's for a science experiment."

Works every time. [Wink]

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