Monday, May 7, 2007

More Elephants

I mentioned in the comments section to my last post about elephants ("When I See An Elephant Walk At A Moderate Pace...." I would include here a link but you just need to scroll down about two seconds.) that one of the mini-linklets mentioned in that post deserves its own post. That post is now here. Here is the link again: here.

It is a link to a Google Answers question and answer sparring session. Some guy from India asks this question:
I live in the south Indian city of Madras (Chennai). I want to buy an
elephant. Where can I get one? How much will it cost to maintain? Can
I commute to work on it?

This is a serious question by a serious guy and he catches flack for it by Internet jokesters. The whole thing is really too good not to read. If anyone reading this doubts the greatness of the Internet, just keep this in mind: an exchange like this--bringing together serious Indian elephant-buyers and guys who sit on Google all day and make fun of serious Indian elephant-buyers--would not be possible.

1 comment:

joshua said...

Well after the initial mocking, the jokesters stop questioning his intentions and begin trying to provide useful information. Plus I wasn't so convinced the guy looking to buy was serious, until he said you could go to hell for owning a car. Sort of makes you think... maybe I'll get an elephant too so I could lend it out to temples and have an easy ticket into heaven.