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Yak Herder and his trusty(?) altered ego, The Swami, are content to provide little content of their own, but delight in providing "helpful" commentary to the blogs of others ....ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FAIRLY UNBALANCED

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Blazing Yak Saddles

The Swami was considering putting in his "two-cents worth" on Julie's blog earlier today when he learned of an unexpected connection between Mongolia and The movie Blazing Saddles. In the movie which is a favorite of mine, one of the characters is Mongo, played by Alex Karras. When checking to see the exchange rate for "two-cents" into the Mongolian currency, I found the following in Wikipedia:

The tugrug ("төгрөг" in Mongolian) (MNT, Tugrik, ₮) is the official currency of Mongolia. It was historically subdivided into 100 mongo. Any country with a currency called the mongo gets bonus points. (even if the currency is no longer used for anything except souvenirs).

The Swami does not usually give "hot tips," but when there is an opportunity to get in on an emerging fad right at the outset, there seems to be an obligation to let people know so they can get in on the ground floor. Based upon recent news stories Swami is looking for partners to open an exclusive shop on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. The new shop, Bi-pedal Pets, would sell Afican infants to Hollywood stars. They would come with complete instructions for the nannies, who would actually be taking care of the child, er.... bi-ped.

It should be comforting to my readers to know that I am seeking treatment for a severe case of cynicism.


At 10:34 PM, Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Don't take any treatment for your cynicism.
I'm disgusted too. Celebrities are adopting kids from all over the place like the kids are pets.

Just go adopt a yak! Less paperwork.


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