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(MSNBC)   Mysterious "dog-headed pig monster" terrorizes Namibia, gives SyFy writers the title of thier next movie of the week   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 70
    More: Strange, Namibia, movie of the week, Skeptical Inquirer, sub-Saharan Africa, Benjamin Radford, arid, dogs  
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2012-02-28 10:05:54 AM  
"El Chupacabra on Safari!"
 
2012-02-28 10:41:20 AM  
I've been to Namibia before, and the only thing that surprises me in this article is that there are actual residents around to see whatever this creature is in the first place. It's the second least populated country in the world per square meter after Mongolia IRC, and is an endless desert.

How empty is that, you ask? Well the second largest canyon in the world is there after the Grand Canyon, but only a few hundred people visit it a day because it's two days drive over dirt roads from anywhere of reasonable size.

/CSB
 
2012-02-28 10:52:38 AM  
WHAR MANBEARPIG WHAR?
 
2012-02-28 11:05:29 AM  
How long before Discovery / Animal Planet has a show where red necks hunt this thing?
 
2012-02-28 11:07:16 AM  
A necklace of albino eyes will protect you.
 
2012-02-28 11:14:42 AM  
I wouldn't think Snookie would be caught dead in Africa.
 
2012-02-28 11:19:55 AM  
Dog-headed Pig Monsterette
 
2012-02-28 11:29:56 AM  
I blame the Bots from Wana.
 
2012-02-28 11:36:20 AM  
Starring Tiffany and Deborah Gibson?
 
2012-02-28 12:27:00 PM  
From Cryptomundo Link (new window)

The only thing I can think of is a displaced animal of some kind. I'm familiar with cryptids of North America and Europe, but Africa is a merry-go-round I'd rather not get on.
 
2012-02-28 12:51:26 PM  
www.punjabigraphics.com
 
2012-02-28 01:07:39 PM  
Repeat from 40 million years ago.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-28 01:07:39 PM  
Pumpkin Head, Pumpkin Head, Pumpkin Head.
 
2012-02-28 01:09:22 PM  

Diogenes: I wouldn't think Snookie would be caught dead in Africa.


Jersey Shore meets Ivory Coast?
 
2012-02-28 01:09:48 PM  
Someone loosed the Pig-Headed Hounds on NAMBLA?

Finally...
 
2012-02-28 01:11:38 PM  

Andromeda: I've been to Namibia before, and the only thing that surprises me in this article is that there are actual residents around to see whatever this creature is in the first place. It's the second least populated country in the world per square meter after Mongolia IRC, and is an endless desert.

How empty is that, you ask? Well the second largest canyon in the world is there after the Grand Canyon, but only a few hundred people visit it a day because it's two days drive over dirt roads from anywhere of reasonable size.

/CSB


a few hundred a day? I thought you were going to say a couple a month, or five a year, or something like that, after the build-up you gave.
 
2012-02-28 01:14:42 PM  
Doens't anybudy use speelcheek anymoer?
 
2012-02-28 01:14:58 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
Has Al Gore been told?
 
2012-02-28 01:15:13 PM  
i1086.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-28 01:17:56 PM  
They just don't recognize Rosie O'Donnell.
 
2012-02-28 01:22:01 PM  

HailRobonia: Repeat from 40 million years ago.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x425]


What is this freakin' awesome beast?
 
2012-02-28 01:26:15 PM  

WarszawaScream: HailRobonia: Repeat from 40 million years ago.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 640x425]

What is this freakin' awesome beast?


Andrewsarchus. It was in the pig family, and possibly the largest terrestrial carnivorous mammal ever. Picture a pig crossed with a hyena then turned up to 11.
 
2012-02-28 01:27:28 PM  
Subby +1
 
2012-02-28 01:29:07 PM  
What's Rick Santorum doing in Namibia?
 
2012-02-28 01:29:42 PM  
God I hate what's happened to SyFy......
 
2012-02-28 01:30:37 PM  
Can we just wall off the entire continent and let nature take its course?
 
2012-02-28 01:35:57 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: What's Rick Santorum my ex-wife doing in Namibia?


/ftfm
 
2012-02-28 01:37:13 PM  
Lies! I haven't been anywhere near Namibia.
 
2012-02-28 01:43:56 PM  
would a dog headed pig bark or squeal?
 
2012-02-28 01:44:16 PM  

freedumb: God I hate what's happened to SyFy......


What? Nothing happened to SyFy. It's as it always was.

Now, SciFi on the other hand... That was replaced by that shlocky SyFy channel.
 
2012-02-28 01:45:04 PM  
images.nationalgeographic.com

/since ManBearPig's already accounted for
 
2012-02-28 01:45:07 PM  
Why is it every time someone see's a animal with an advanced case of MANGE It's a damn alien?

GIS-MANGE (new window)
 
2012-02-28 01:46:41 PM  

freedumb: God I hate what's happened to SyFy......


No kidding. I don't know who watches crap like "SHARKGATOR vs. MEGAPYTHON 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO". Maybe the same people who just finished watching WWE on the same channel. And while we're at it, wtf is WWE doing on SyFy? That crap should be on SPIKE, or just not produced at all.

I realize Science Fiction is a niche market, but with a bajillion channels on TV you'd think that there'd be one with some half decent SciFi programming. After they canned Stargate Universe, they've got nothing for the space nerds.
 
2012-02-28 01:46:50 PM  
My Newfoundland was a bearpigdog. Maybe it is his ghost. Though I'm not sure why he'd be in Namibia. Are there homeless people there? He really hated homeless people.
 
2012-02-28 01:49:01 PM  

offmymeds: HotIgneous Intruder: What's Rick Santorum _________________ doing in Namibia?

/ftfm


/I've drawn a blank
//for the generic 'add your own'
//WTH is Santoium anywhere, really?

Coelacanth: From Cryptomundo Link (new window)

You affiliated with Loren? That is his fav crypto

 
2012-02-28 01:50:24 PM  
there's a subby's mom joke in there somewhere.
 
2012-02-28 01:54:15 PM  
A dog's head on a pig's body - that's just a fat dog.
 
2012-02-28 01:55:47 PM  
Get ready for the next episode of Dino Pig!!!! *dun dun dun dunnnn* *obligatory scream*

[Wings_Hauser.jpg]
 
2012-02-28 01:58:02 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [images.nationalgeographic.com image 572x450]

/since ManBearPig's already accounted for


What is that picture from? What's the sculptors name?
 
2012-02-28 01:59:04 PM  

SkunkWerks: Someone loosed the Pig-Headed Hounds on NAMBLA?

Finally...


im glad im not the only person who misread the headline.

and thought damn when did anonymous start bio-engineering
 
2012-02-28 01:59:46 PM  
On our honeymoon, our hotel in Barbados got SyFy. My wife goes to sleep way earlier than I do, so I stayed up watching terrible SyFy movies.

One was called "The Shaft" and it's about an elevator...that kills. It had pretty decent costuming and set design, and starred a young Naomi Watts, but...it's about an elevator that has brain cells taken from a serial killer implanted in its elevator control circuitry, and therefore is a murder.

Another was called "Lake Dead" and it's about an incestuous family...that kills. It has every horror trope ever, including a pretty girl running from the killer and tripping over nothing to sprain her ankle.

Another was called "Blood Monkey" and it's about an...uhm...blood?...monkey...that kills. It stars F. Murray Abraham, for God's sake! It was made in like 2006, and it had F. Murray Abraham in it! He was Salieri! He won a Best Actor Academy Award! He should not be in a movie called Blood Monkey!
 
2012-02-28 02:01:10 PM  

Coiled Hot 1: Pants full of macaroni!!: [images.nationalgeographic.com image 572x450]

/since ManBearPig's already accounted for

What is that picture from? What's the sculptors name?


Patricia Piccinini. She evidently does a lot of stuff like that, but that one became famous because it got circulated in emails by idiots who thought it was a real "human-animal hybrid".
 
2012-02-28 02:06:59 PM  
weblog.javazen.com
 
2012-02-28 02:13:28 PM  

Khell: freedumb: God I hate what's happened to SyFy......

No kidding. I don't know who watches crap like "SHARKGATOR vs. MEGAPYTHON 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO". Maybe the same people who just finished watching WWE on the same channel. And while we're at it, wtf is WWE doing on SyFy? That crap should be on SPIKE, or just not produced at all.

I realize Science Fiction is a niche market, but with a bajillion channels on TV you'd think that there'd be one with some half decent SciFi programming. After they canned Stargate Universe, they've got nothing for the space nerds.


I happen to really enjoy the megashark movies. Actually, I have a thing for the entire giant-animal-eats-lots-of people genre.
 
2012-02-28 02:37:13 PM  
"This is an alien animal that the people have not seen before. We don't have a forest here, only bushes. So, this must be black magic at play."

Well, obviously... What else could it possibly be?
 
2012-02-28 02:41:47 PM  
Thats nice subby but, what does it taste like?
 
2012-02-28 02:46:21 PM  

Lord Dimwit: Another was called "Blood Monkey" and it's about an...uhm...blood?...monkey...that kills. It stars F. Murray Abraham, for God's sake! It was made in like 2006, and it had F. Murray Abraham in it! He was Salieri! He won a Best Actor Academy Award! He should not be in a movie called Blood Monkey!


Abraham was also in a parody of Silence of the Lambs called 'Silence of the Hams'.

/gotta pay the rent somehow
//can't wait for Blood Monkey Vs Boa Vs Python Vs Gatoroid starring every actor on every 80s sitcom
 
2012-02-28 02:47:16 PM  
pinktentacle.com

/Mom?
 
2012-02-28 02:50:26 PM  
Earl Bassett called them Shriekers.

/don't feed them MRE's
 
2012-02-28 02:52:06 PM  
From the demented wizard that brought you owlbears comes dogpig! 4d8+8 hit points, AC 6, Attacks: bite for 1d10+1 (save vs. disease or contract rabid trichinosis).
 
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