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(Daily Telegraph)   A strange muppet-like beast has been shot dead in Namibia. Yeah, right, if this is another lame Elmo link I'm going to ... AAAAAAH WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING?   (dailytelegraph.com.au) divider line 44
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2012-11-20 10:31:45 AM
9 votes:
Good thing we killed it. farking thing had it coming. Foraging for food, protecting it's home.
2012-11-20 12:26:46 PM
6 votes:
Sorry, I don't buy it.

These days, everyone has cell phones with functional cameras on them. I just got back from 2 years in the deep African bush, and even little kids out in the middle of nowhere had Chinese knockoffs of good phone brands. If this is the best photo they can produce, I'm going to call 'hoax'.
2012-11-20 01:09:06 PM
4 votes:
i1156.photobucket.com
obscure?
2012-11-20 11:11:05 AM
4 votes:

UberDave: TROOOOLLLL!!


It does look humanoid. If it were only one (assuming TFA is real) I'd think it was a deformed kid from a villager who sent it off into the woods to fend for itself. There being three others...

Seriously, WTF?
2012-11-20 01:09:42 PM
3 votes:
Did some research on the photo, apparently it's been making the rounds for a few years.

It's apparently real, though not of an unknown creature. It's a human infant with arcania. Sad.
2012-11-20 01:07:24 PM
3 votes:
Why do we have to kill everything we don't understand. Just stop, really.
2012-11-20 01:02:42 PM
3 votes:
I can tell you don't have no children. Maybe one day you'll learn... the pride... the love... when you know your boy will do anything for his mother.
2012-11-20 10:47:19 AM
3 votes:
TROOOOLLLL!!

s16.postimage.org
2012-11-20 01:38:08 PM
2 votes:
try acrania not arcania.
2012-11-20 01:13:26 PM
2 votes:

namegoeshere: Extra bonus points to the farker of strong enough constitution to google birth defects to find out what that looks like. Because that looks like a badly formed babby that someone wanted to make go bye bye, and the other similar creatures and the "Commin' right at us!" might just be bullshiat.


http://m24digital.com/en/2011/11/22/strange-malformation-found-in-hait i-photos/

Somebody on /b/ posted last night. It's anencephaly. My link shows the umbilical still attached, and the thing on it's head is the amniotic sac. And, it's from last year. Someone's gonna get a firin for publishing this.
2012-11-20 01:08:59 PM
2 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: At least they killed it. God forbid an innocent life form should, you know, live.


i.imgflip.com
2012-11-20 01:05:26 PM
2 votes:
They shot that photoshop dead.
2012-11-20 01:00:56 PM
2 votes:
But what does it taste like???
2012-11-20 12:59:49 PM
2 votes:
At least they killed it. God forbid an innocent life form should, you know, live.
2012-11-20 12:59:30 PM
2 votes:
needcoffee.cachefly.net
2012-11-20 12:20:25 PM
2 votes:

I_C_Weener: Ever see Watership Down?


Holy shiat, I was just thinking that, actually...

Also: notice how the pic is blurry? It almost makes it look like Bigfoot's illegitimate offspring.
2012-11-20 10:45:28 AM
2 votes:
Ever see Watership Down?
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-11-20 10:42:53 AM
2 votes:

Mangoose: Good thing we killed it. farking thing had it coming. Foraging for food, protecting it's home.


I was going to say the same thing. WTF?

/What is that?
//I don't know.
///Then we better kill it just to be sure.
2012-11-20 10:09:47 AM
2 votes:
Mangy Fraggle?
2012-11-20 08:59:36 PM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-11-20 04:56:12 PM
1 votes:

powerful katrinka: try acrania not arcania.


Thanks! I Googled arcania and all I could find was video game sites.

I had a look at some fetuses and infants born with acephalia-whatsit and some of them look like baby trolls. A lot of folklore is based on medical anomalies.

I am a bad, bad person for saying so, but some of the pictures were hilarious, in a sort of H.P. Lovecraftian way. And if you think a frog is cute, some of the babies were horribly, tragically cute.

Here's a tender and touching photo of one such little monster and its proud parents:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/facebook-sorry-for-deleting-family-ph o to-of-newborn-with-brain-defect/

Humans, gotta love 'em. There's some good in the old hairless monkeys yet.

The famous writer, Arthur Conan Doyle, better known for his Lost World and Sherlock Holmes novel, defended an Irish family for killing a deformed enfant in the belief that it was a changeling--in folklore, an elderly, retarded or simply impossible to live individual that the Good Folk swap for a human infant like cuckoos or mocking birds laying their eggs in another bird's nest.

This belief was not doubt fostered in part by such cases. The enfant would look like a troll or elf to traditional peasants, and not knowing any better, they would assume that it was a changeling.

The traditional responses are somewhat comical (such as going through the motions of brewing beer in an eggshell or casting millet seed before the fire because the Good Folk can't resist fascination with these tricks and will reveal themselves by their reaction) or the tragic response of exorcising the supernatural creature by placing the infant on a red hot shovel. In this historical case, it was the tragic response which was tried.

I've always been fascinated with folklore. I read a lot of books on the supernatural, mythology, folklore, anomalies and so forth long before I discovered the works of Charles Hoy Fort and became a long time reader of The Fortean Times magazine, which is practically Fark's sister site.

I have a strong stomach when it comes to medical anomalies as well. I don't lose any sleep over monsters, horrible diseases, deformity or mutants. Some of them are even attractive and interesting people which I would like to meet.

Have you ever seen the podcasts where Ricky Gervais (a very amusing a-hole of the practical joker sub-type) introduces Karl Pilkington to the famous British dwarf actor. In one of them Ricky Gervais has the dwarf dressed in a frog costume. He's one of the world's biggest jerks, but the frog costume is brilliant. I think it would be a great costume ball costume, or Halloween costume. If the dwarf had a prince costume on underneath and could do a quick change, it would be a shoo-in for first prize.

Pilkington is a long-time reader of The Fortean Times but he muddles everything he reads or thinks about so thoroughly it either comes out as Zen Koans or complete and utter nonsense, even if he has a valid and very clever point concealed in the rubbish he talks.

I love Karl Pilkington. He should be an honorary Farker. And Ricky and Steven are such jerks sometimes. If they weren't so busy being "rational" and "scientitians" they might learn something profoundly wise and intelligent from that little egg-headed idiot they torment.

I feel his pain sometimes but other times I have to laugh because joke's on the smart guys.

I've seen some of the most ghastly things--men with their faces half destroyed by disease, for example--but also some things that are straight out of fairy tales and mythology.

Weird, wild and wonderful. That's how I like my www.
2012-11-20 02:56:46 PM
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: namegoeshere:

namegoeshere: Arcania is NOT compatable with life, which is good, actually.

NOT, Dammit! They don't live.

What is this "arcania" anyway? Please give me a URL. All I can find are references to Tarot, politics and kinky sex.


They meant 'acrania', or the absence of a formed skull.

FWIW, this doesn't exactly look like acrania to me, but instead anencephaly (the buggy 'frog' eyes are characteristic of this deformity.)

/GIS either term at your own risk... needless to say this GIS will be completely, totally NSFW and 100% pure nightmare fuel
2012-11-20 02:53:46 PM
1 votes:

The Bunyip: I can tell you don't have no children. Maybe one day you'll learn... the pride... the love... when you know your boy will do anything for his mother.


wasn't that an X Files episode?
2012-11-20 02:22:01 PM
1 votes:

sporkme: [i1156.photobucket.com image 448x418]
obscure?


How could a Podling be obscure?
2012-11-20 02:19:29 PM
1 votes:

xanadian: I_C_Weener: Ever see Watership Down?

Holy shiat, I was just thinking that, actually...

Also: notice how the pic is blurry? It almost makes it look like Bigfoot's illegitimate offspring.


www.in-sect.com
"I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. Cause there's a large, out of focus monster roaming the countryside. 'Run, he's fuzzy, get out of here!'"
2012-11-20 02:11:02 PM
1 votes:
smartwhenshouting.com

They finally got him... they FINALLY got him... *sniff*...

I can finally sleep well tonight. First time in 13 years. Knowing I'll be able to sleep in a world with some sense of justice in it.

Lord, I have never prayed to you before, I have not the tongue for it. Yesterday, as it was in countless days prior, I cursed you for your inaction in allowing this thing to perpetuate my living nightmare. Today I have but one thing to say, and it is "Thank You". If you are real, and command me to an afterlife at some later date, I would be happy to buy you a beer, and I shall still ask- "BTW, that Jar-Jar thing- what the fark WAS that?" but I'm at peace now, and may be capable of finally understanding your answer.
2012-11-20 02:03:25 PM
1 votes:

brobinson2001: It's anencephaly.


My response to this:

"Oh cool, another rare medical term I've never heard of. I love learning new things!"

*looks up wiki article on anencephaly*

*promptly closes the browser after feeling all the happiness draining from the world*

/I think I need some chocolate
2012-11-20 01:45:26 PM
1 votes:
The Dark Crystal references in this thread make me almost as happy as threads where Real Genius lines and pix show up....

/pathetically easily amused
//horrible photo and story behind it, of course
2012-11-20 01:32:56 PM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: But what does it taste like???


www.eatmedaily.com

"I sure could use some help counting to 4..."

/Hot like a delicious medium-rare muppet.
2012-11-20 01:26:57 PM
1 votes:

brobinson2001: namegoeshere: Extra bonus points to the farker of strong enough constitution to google birth defects to find out what that looks like. Because that looks like a badly formed babby that someone wanted to make go bye bye, and the other similar creatures and the "Commin' right at us!" might just be bullshiat.

http://m24digital.com/en/2011/11/22/strange-malformation-found-in-hai t i-photos/

Somebody on /b/ posted last night. It's anencephaly. My link shows the umbilical still attached, and the thing on it's head is the amniotic sac. And, it's from last year. Someone's gonna get a firin for publishing this.


Just ate lunch 10 minutes ago, but here goes nothing...okay, I've seen worse. "Harlequin baby" is the REAL GIS challenge.
2012-11-20 01:19:49 PM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Did some research on the photo, apparently it's been making the rounds for a few years.

It's apparently real, though not of an unknown creature. It's a human infant with arcania. Sad.


"Well, I was born without the top of my skull and I guess a little bit of my brains was showin' and it was grossin' everybody out so my mom put this wig on me to cover it up and then the bones grew together and it got all infused and entwined. I mean I don't mean to get all scientific with you."
i102.photobucket.com
2012-11-20 01:16:52 PM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Did some research on the photo, apparently it's been making the rounds for a few years.

It's apparently real, though not of an unknown creature. It's a human infant with arcania. Sad.


With what now?
2012-11-20 01:16:02 PM
1 votes:

brobinson2001: ruining the monster bullshiat


1.bp.blogspot.com
2012-11-20 01:10:26 PM
1 votes:

The Bunyip: I can tell you don't have no children. Maybe one day you'll learn... the pride... the love... when you know your boy will do anything for his mother.


img818.imageshack.us

The episode that has been seen... cannot be... unseen.
2012-11-20 01:08:45 PM
1 votes:
t2.gstatic.com
2012-11-20 01:08:26 PM
1 votes:
0.tqn.com

Let me guess...
2012-11-20 01:07:05 PM
1 votes:
Extra bonus points to the farker of strong enough constitution to google birth defects to find out what that looks like. Because that looks like a badly formed babby that someone wanted to make go bye bye, and the other similar creatures and the "Commin' right at us!" might just be bullshiat.
2012-11-20 01:02:14 PM
1 votes:
whenfallsthecoliseum.com
2012-11-20 01:01:19 PM
1 votes:
Hmm. Not a traditional Muppet, but I can see a sort of Jim Henson Company influence there. You could put that in the background of The Dark Crystal and it would blend in pretty well.

Beyond that, I have no comment on the story. I'm a Muppetologist, not a cryptozoologist.
2012-11-20 12:18:57 PM
1 votes:
KERMIT!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
2012-11-20 11:50:25 AM
1 votes:
That's the ugliest streetlight I've ever seen.
2012-11-20 10:32:30 AM
1 votes:
It's time to close the curtains
And just turn off the lights
Don't want to meet that Muppet on the Muppet Show tonight
2012-11-20 10:25:22 AM
1 votes:
Oh come on, Muppets are cute and fuzzy, it can't possibly be...

[clicks link]

[clicks close]

/goes off to find a corner to commence whimpering and crying...
2012-11-20 10:20:47 AM
1 votes:
Ewww. It looks like a rabbit had sex with that creepy root thing from Pan's Labyrinth
 
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