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June 8th, 2008

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February 18th, 2007

squeakydahmer @ 10:57 pm: Hippo Girl

October 1st, 2006

vivific @ 04:12 pm: The only good thing to do with a 1970 Mustang Convertible

Hippomobile! "Puddles is capable of speeds over 100 miles per hour, thanks to its 70 hippopower!"

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Current Music: JAX vs WSH

July 25th, 2006

vivific @ 10:50 am: Golf Safari in Kenya

Hippo in the rough

by Bob Warters
"There aren't many golf courses in the world where your view of the green might be obscured by a wandering giraffe, your playing partner pro is a former Maasai tribesman or you find yourself chipping to avoid a stubborn hippo.

But then, nothing is quite like playing golf in Kenya. Maniago, one of Africa's leading tour operators specialising in exclusive safaris, offers a unique golf opportunity combining some of Kenya's finest courses with viewing the country's exotic wildlife on safari - occasionally at the same time.

In contrast, a visit to the Aberdare Golf Club at Near, could include sharing the fairways with friendly warthogs and giraffes. After a pit stop at Aberdare's 19th hole, clients keen to see more of Kenya's bountiful wildlife will be driven to The Ark for an evening of game viewing.

A trip to Mt Kenya will features a night at the renowned Mt Kenya Safari Club. At 6,000 feet, its 9-hole course may leave clients a little breathless, but thrilled at how far their drives travel. You also get to play at one of the country's championship venues, Muthaiga Golf Club."

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Current Music: DOA - Foo Fighters

March 27th, 2006

squeakydahmer @ 10:16 pm: Pygmy Hippo!

A three-month-old baby pygmy hippopotamus swims by his grazing mother at Henry Doorly Zoo Friday, March 24, 2006, in Omaha, Neb. Zoo visitors will be able to view the baby hippo for the first time on Friday.

March 23rd, 2006

vivific @ 10:58 pm: Hippopotami
Infinite Hippo

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Current Music: Brian Jonestown Massacre - 13
vivific @ 08:44 pm: Ask yourself, what can brown do for you?
When Shaq and Dwyane Wade foul out...Collapse )

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Current Music: Gonz vs UCLA

March 20th, 2006

vivific @ 09:28 pm: Wherein the Professor helps me study for my Russian final
professor pfb

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Current Music: World Baseball Classic

March 8th, 2006

squeakydahmer @ 09:16 pm: John Dykstra to Direct Tortoise and Hippo
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Two-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor John Dykstra is set to make his directorial debut on Tortoise and Hippo for Walden Media and Relevant Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tortoise and Hippo is based on a real-life event written by Shrek co-writer Roger S.H. Schulman. Relevant Entertainment partner Mike Menchel is producing the film based on a wire-service photo discovered by his children in a newspaper. The widely circulated photo documented a baby hippo and 100-year-old tortoise comforting each other at a wildlife sanctuary in 2004 after being rescued from the Indian Ocean in the wake of the Asian tsunami.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe director Andrew Adamson is in final negotiations to produce the live-action and photo-real computer-animated film, which like "Narnia" will present stylized animals existing in a human world.

Producers are aiming for a 2007 release.

Dykstra's cinema-technology prowess dates back to 1977 on George Lucas' Star Wars, for which he built the first computer-operated motion-control camera system and won an Oscar for best visual effects. He since has been nominated three times and won best visual effects last year for Spider-Man 2.

One of the director's main challenges will be depicting the tsunami onscreen, which brings with it computer-graphic and storytelling challenges.

"The tsunami is a critical component in the telling of this story," Dykstra said. "It's a sensitive storytelling issue."

Relevant has a publishing deal for a tie-in book with the children's division of Penguin Books.

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