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Old 11-22-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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November 22, 2008: Gremlins

No, not this kind of Gremlin.



No, not this kind either.



This kind of Gremlin...
OK, it's not scientifically a Gremlin, it's a Pygmy Tarsier.


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Three specimens of the pygmy tarsier, a nocturnal creature about the size of a small mouse, were trapped and tracked
this summer on Mount Rorekatimbo in Lore Lindu National Park in Central Sulawesi, Texas A&M University reported.

Before this year, only three specimens had ever been collected, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Two were found in 1916 and 1930. The third was a dead pygmy tarsier that Indonesian scientists found in a rat trap on
Mount Rorekatimbo in 2000. That motivated primatologists to intensify their search for a live specimen of the species,
"but none of them were able to find it," Gursky-Doyen said.
The link provided no recipes, but I imagine roasting them over a large bonfire of endangered tropical hardwoods would do it.
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
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Gremlins need to be put in blenders. Or microwaves.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:03 PM   #3
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cutest damn infestation ever.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:22 PM   #4
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Ugliest damm car, ever. The only one with equal ugliness, The Pacer.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:42 PM   #5
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I think the car's cute, too!
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:47 PM   #6
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I agree, mine was red with a black stripe.
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:13 PM   #7
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Bruce, your gremlin #2 up there is a actually a Mogwai.... he hasn't been fed after midnight yet.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:36 PM   #8
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I guess what freaks me out is the fact that their eyes are so huge... and the rest of their face is teeeny tiny. Eeeeeeeeh... And not to mention the weird 'fur'.
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:39 PM   #9
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Or this
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:05 PM   #10
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Bruce, your gremlin #2 up there is a actually a Mogwai.... he hasn't been fed after midnight yet.
Oh yeah, you're right. Been 20-something years since I saw it.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:25 PM   #11
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There are plenty of uglier cars than that, in my opinion, but naming it the "gremlin" ... as in mischievous imp that screws with the inner workings of something ... duh.
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:24 AM   #12
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One of the pygmy tarsiers caught took a good old chomp out of the catcher's finger. Which makes me think they are smart little critters and just good at hiding.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:07 AM   #13
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reminds me of Leela's pet, "Nibbler"
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:28 AM   #14
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Three specimens of the pygmy tarsier, a nocturnal creature about the size of a small mouse
Ok, looking at the size of the animal compaired to the hand holding it? That's one REALLY HUGE mouse! If that's the size of a "small mouse", how big are the mice in that area?
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Ok, looking at the size of the animal compaired to the hand holding it? That's one REALLY HUGE mouse! If that's the size of a "small mouse", how big are the mice in that area?
Hi, Mizzie! welcome to the cellar.

The mice in that area are GIGANTIC, that's what Mount Rorekatimbo means: Mountain of the Gigantic Mice.
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