Lamont and Dude Ponder Sharks

“Dude! I thought you were surfing this morning.”

“Sharks.”

“Ah. Count your body parts just to be sure.”

“Ha ha. You’re a laugh a minute. Really disappointing.”

“Have some respect, Dude. They’ve been around 450 million years. They must have gotten something right.”

“Well yeah. They live in the ocean and don’t overthink things. Those are two big advantages. Tiny brains, though.”

“I don’t think I’ve been an ocean dwelling being. Have you, Dude?”

“I’m an ocean dwelling being now when there are no warnings. If it’s not sewage it’s sharks.”

“You know what brings them in, right?”

“Yeah. Stupid ass surfers on short boards.”

“Warm water, Dude. When was the last time you wore your wet suit?”

“Now. Well, never mind. What are you doing?”

“Reading this article, ‘The Truth about Velociraptors’. It says we were not at ALL like the creatures depicted in Jurassic Park but more like a cross between a turkey and a coyote.”

“Yeah? So? We knew that.”

“They write like that’s a bad thing.”

“Oh. Well, humans are often disappointed when their fantasies prove to be fantasies.”

“That’s not the worst part, though. The way modern science dismisses the brain of the velociraptor. Listen, ‘The evidence of their brain is that it’s no smarter than a pretty dumb bird like an Emu or something like that’.” 

“Size is everything to humans, you know that.”

“It’s not the SIZE of the brain that matters. It’s what a creature DOES with it. Sharks, for example. They were reputed to be very stupid for a long time, but now? Science is conjecturing that they MUST be intelligent or how would they capture the intelligent animals they eat?”

“So what’s your point, Lamont?”

“Humans have very large brains and are reputed to be very intelligent, but have they been around for 450 million years? Do you think they will be?”

“Ah. I get your point.”

“Are you going to wear that wetsuit all day?”

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Lamont and Dude are characters I came up with a few years ago. They have the uncanny ability to remember many of their previous incarnations which gives them a unique perspective on life, the universe and everything.

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-velociraptors-look-like-2015-5

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2021/03/09/rdp-tuesday-shark/

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    • Sometimes (daily?) I think we live in a crazy reality. Hugs from me to you ❤ and Teddy and Bear send butt sniffs to Finn. Dogs. 😀

      • Oh boy, Martha. Do we ever! Hate to begin the day with this news about Finn–speaking of butt sniffs (I’m warning any reader to this comment not to go further if you don’t like dog butt talk ;-). Poor little girl, today is our THIRD time to the vet in 2 1/2 weeks–anal gland expression, missing a dew claw nail, and now, poor girl straining to go potty and there is something definitely not right in the back end for her. I actually took a pic to send to the vet tech. Vet wants to see her at 3:30 today. Alas the poor girl can’t catch a break. It all started AFTER the anal expression. I’m praying it’s not going to require surgery and Dr. Google has me confused; best to leave it to the professionals today. Finn says that Teddy and Bear give her inspiration. I agree girl! Love and hugs to you 3. Finn and me 🤍🐶🤍🤗

        • Oh poor Finn!!! Dr. Google isn’t very helpful sometimes. I hope Finn’s problem is nothing. ❤ Keep us posted. Teddy says, "Finn, be optimistic! You might get cookies!" ❤

          • “Teddy, I’m doing great! Everything was A-OK, just a little sore, and everyone hugged me and passed me around. Momma gave me my kind of cookies that taste like sirloin!” ~Finley.
            Martha, she’s a trooper! The best visit yet. ❤️🐶💚

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