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Amphipoda

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You probably read about it in the
Jan/Feb '07 Wheel-n-Waves newsletter.
The publishers have finally published
the Amphicars & Super Models at lake
Miramar shoot on the web. Only a
dozen of the 400+ photos made it
to the web. Please note it is a
fashion magazine, not a boating or
a car mag. Not our typical kind of
publicity but cool none the less.

Here's the link: www.anothermag.com

Once on the website click to launch it.
Then point on the "FASHION" menu on the top
and select "Venetia Scott 12"

Be well, swim safe,
Amphipoda
 
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Amphipoda

Guest
You probably read about it in the
Jan/Feb '07 Wheel-n-Waves newsletter.
The publishers have finally published
the Amphicars & Super Models at lake
Miramar shoot on the web. Only a
dozen of the 400+ photos made it
to the web. Please note it is a
fashion magazine, not a boating or
a car mag. Not our typical kind of
publicity but cool none the less.

Here's the link: www.anothermag.com

Once on the website click to launch it.
Then point on the "FASHION" menu on the top
and select "Venetia Scott 12"

Be well, swim safe,
Amphipoda
 
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lah20car@aol.com

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<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 3/7/2007 8:50:01 AM Central Standard Time, amphicar@cox.net writes:



<blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">ever-stylish Daffy Duck</blockquote>



From him, I would buy clothes, the girls need to smile a bit, skinny is OK but they are past that, Poda, you shoulda bought um some beer. Nice cars though</font>


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<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2" PTSIZE="10" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 3/7/2007 8:50:01 AM Central Standard Time, amphicar@cox.net writes:



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From him, I would buy clothes, the girls need to smile a bit, skinny is OK but they are past that, Poda, you shoulda bought um some beer. Nice cars though</font>


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Bill Connelly

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Nice little slideshow website, Amphipoda.The Amphis all look great, and so do the gals, if you like that waifishwafer-thin "won't someone give that poor girl a sammich" look. What I don't get is how dreadfully ho-hum and "Walmartty" all the threads look...Shorts and a sweatshirt: man, now THAT'S "edgy".
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Where the hell is the homage to the Creature from the Black Lagoon? to Godzilla emerging from the deep? to the ever-stylish DaffyDuck?or to all those other grand amphibians of yore?I mean, if you're gonna bother getting together a whole flotilla of arguably the weirdest vehicular fauna on the planet, you'd think you'd want to showcase some flashier rags, y'know? Try some shimmering scaley sequins, gill-like pocketryor floppy-flippery yellow shoes...Say SOMEthingdammit!

I swear, there's been nothing really new in pr?t-?-porter fashion since the Babylonians.

~Bilgey
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<font size="2">----- Original Message -----
From: Amphipoda
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:18 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED


You probably read about it in the
Jan/Feb '07 Wheel-n-Waves newsletter.
The publishers have finally published
the Amphicars & Super Models at lake
Miramar shoot on the web. Only a
dozen of the 400+ photos made it
to the web. Please note it is a
fashion magazine, not a boating or
a car mag. Not our typical kind of
publicity but cool none the less.

Here's the link: www.anothermag.com

Once on the website click to launch it.
Then point on the "FASHION" menu on the top
and select "Venetia Scott 12"

Be well, swim safe,
Amphipoda

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Bill Connelly

Guest
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Nice little slideshow website, Amphipoda.The Amphis all look great, and so do the gals, if you like that waifishwafer-thin "won't someone give that poor girl a sammich" look. What I don't get is how dreadfully ho-hum and "Walmartty" all the threads look...Shorts and a sweatshirt: man, now THAT'S "edgy".
<font size="2"></font>
Where the hell is the homage to the Creature from the Black Lagoon? to Godzilla emerging from the deep? to the ever-stylish DaffyDuck?or to all those other grand amphibians of yore?I mean, if you're gonna bother getting together a whole flotilla of arguably the weirdest vehicular fauna on the planet, you'd think you'd want to showcase some flashier rags, y'know? Try some shimmering scaley sequins, gill-like pocketryor floppy-flippery yellow shoes...Say SOMEthingdammit!

I swear, there's been nothing really new in pr?t-?-porter fashion since the Babylonians.

~Bilgey
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<font size="2">----- Original Message -----
From: Amphipoda
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:18 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED


You probably read about it in the
Jan/Feb '07 Wheel-n-Waves newsletter.
The publishers have finally published
the Amphicars & Super Models at lake
Miramar shoot on the web. Only a
dozen of the 400+ photos made it
to the web. Please note it is a
fashion magazine, not a boating or
a car mag. Not our typical kind of
publicity but cool none the less.

Here's the link: www.anothermag.com

Once on the website click to launch it.
Then point on the "FASHION" menu on the top
and select "Venetia Scott 12"

Be well, swim safe,
Amphipoda

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Amphipoda

Guest
Ah Bilgey, you do have a way with words
and links, but you forgot arguably the
most famous amphibian ? the Kappa!
(http://www.pinktentacle.com/2007/03/edo-period-kappa-sketches/)
Anyway, thanks for the kind words on
our Amphicars. Indeed those models did
appear a tad malnourished but for the most
part Amazonian healthy and really tall too.
As for the fashion, err lack there of, well
it is a Euro mag and retro late 70's clothing
was the theme. I give credit to those models
for enduring those clothes, the make-up, hair
styling and still keeping a professional, albeit
serious, look about them. They actually worked
for FREE just be photographed by that photographer
and be in that magazine! Everyone on the sidelines
was constantly chuckling at the "fashion." I'm
just glad they didn't bust out with the disco duds?
that would have had me and Amphi high finning it outta there!

And as for giving the models some beers? I was under
strict mermaid supervision so that, my fine finned
friend, wasn't a possibility if I were to remain
happily married? which I thankfully still am.

Be well, swim safe.

Amphipoda









--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Connelly"
<amphicar@...> wrote:
>
> Nice little slideshow website, Amphipoda. The Amphis all look
great, and so do the gals, if you like that waifish wafer-thin "won't
someone give that poor girl a sammich" look. What I don't get is how
dreadfully ho-hum and "Walmartty" all the threads look...Shorts and a
sweatshirt: man, now THAT'S "edgy".
>
> Where the hell is the homage to the Creature from the Black Lagoon?
to Godzilla emerging from the deep? to the ever-stylish Daffy Duck?
or to all those other grand amphibians of yore? I mean, if you're
gonna bother getting together a whole flotilla of arguably the
weirdest vehicular fauna on the planet, you'd think you'd want to
showcase some flashier rags, y'know? Try some shimmering scaley
sequins, gill-like pocketry or floppy-flippery yellow shoes...Say
SOMEthing dammit!
>
> I swear, there's been nothing really new in pr?t-?-porter fashion
since the Babylonians.
>
> ~Bilgey
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Amphipoda
> To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:18 PM
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED
>
>
> You probably read about it in the
> Jan/Feb '07 Wheel-n-Waves newsletter.
> The publishers have finally published
> the Amphicars & Super Models at lake
> Miramar shoot on the web. Only a
> dozen of the 400+ photos made it
> to the web. Please note it is a
> fashion magazine, not a boating or
> a car mag. Not our typical kind of
> publicity but cool none the less.
>
> Here's the link: www.anothermag.com
>
> Once on the website click to launch it.
> Then point on the "FASHION" menu on the top
> and select "Venetia Scott 12"
>
> Be well, swim safe,
> Amphipoda
>
 
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Amphipoda

Guest
Ah Bilgey, you do have a way with words
and links, but you forgot arguably the
most famous amphibian ? the Kappa!
(http://www.pinktentacle.com/2007/03/edo-period-kappa-sketches/)
Anyway, thanks for the kind words on
our Amphicars. Indeed those models did
appear a tad malnourished but for the most
part Amazonian healthy and really tall too.
As for the fashion, err lack there of, well
it is a Euro mag and retro late 70's clothing
was the theme. I give credit to those models
for enduring those clothes, the make-up, hair
styling and still keeping a professional, albeit
serious, look about them. They actually worked
for FREE just be photographed by that photographer
and be in that magazine! Everyone on the sidelines
was constantly chuckling at the "fashion." I'm
just glad they didn't bust out with the disco duds?
that would have had me and Amphi high finning it outta there!

And as for giving the models some beers? I was under
strict mermaid supervision so that, my fine finned
friend, wasn't a possibility if I were to remain
happily married? which I thankfully still am.

Be well, swim safe.

Amphipoda









--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Connelly"
<amphicar@...> wrote:
>
> Nice little slideshow website, Amphipoda. The Amphis all look
great, and so do the gals, if you like that waifish wafer-thin "won't
someone give that poor girl a sammich" look. What I don't get is how
dreadfully ho-hum and "Walmartty" all the threads look...Shorts and a
sweatshirt: man, now THAT'S "edgy".
>
> Where the hell is the homage to the Creature from the Black Lagoon?
to Godzilla emerging from the deep? to the ever-stylish Daffy Duck?
or to all those other grand amphibians of yore? I mean, if you're
gonna bother getting together a whole flotilla of arguably the
weirdest vehicular fauna on the planet, you'd think you'd want to
showcase some flashier rags, y'know? Try some shimmering scaley
sequins, gill-like pocketry or floppy-flippery yellow shoes...Say
SOMEthing dammit!
>
> I swear, there's been nothing really new in pr?t-?-porter fashion
since the Babylonians.
>
> ~Bilgey
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Amphipoda
> To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:18 PM
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED
>
>
> You probably read about it in the
> Jan/Feb '07 Wheel-n-Waves newsletter.
> The publishers have finally published
> the Amphicars & Super Models at lake
> Miramar shoot on the web. Only a
> dozen of the 400+ photos made it
> to the web. Please note it is a
> fashion magazine, not a boating or
> a car mag. Not our typical kind of
> publicity but cool none the less.
>
> Here's the link: www.anothermag.com
>
> Once on the website click to launch it.
> Then point on the "FASHION" menu on the top
> and select "Venetia Scott 12"
>
> Be well, swim safe,
> Amphipoda
>
 
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Bill Connelly

Guest
Re: Re: Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED

I don't know about that Kappa being "arguably the most famous amphibian", as
you say below. Hell, I've never heard of 'em, and legend has it that my
family are descended from of its Irish cousin, the selkie, so you'd've
thought I'd have at least seen 'em at a family picnic or something. But
then you kids out on the coast do got your own "thang" out there, doncha.
Bottom line though: I'm pretty sure Godzilla and even that old has-been the
Creature of the Black Lagoon would get tables at Le Cirque on a Saturday
night long before some over-hyped sorority gal Kappa. She'd be lucky if if
they didn't make her work the valet parking.

But you know what actually caught my eye in the page about the Kappa? Where
it says, "they smell like fish, enjoy cucumbers and sumo, and are said to be
very courteous despite their malicious tendencies." I mean, that sounds
JUST like my prom date. Looks a bit like it could be her too, if she'd
kicked that donut addiction.

~Bilgey~

----- Original Message -----
From: Amphipoda
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 1:38 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED


Ah Bilgey, you do have a way with words
and links, but you forgot arguably the
most famous amphibian - the Kappa!
(http://www.pinktentacle.com/2007/03/edo-period-kappa-sketches/)
Anyway, thanks for the kind words on
our Amphicars. Indeed those models did
appear a tad malnourished but for the most
part Amazonian healthy and really tall too.
As for the fashion, err lack there of, well
it is a Euro mag and retro late 70's clothing
was the theme. I give credit to those models
for enduring those clothes, the make-up, hair
styling and still keeping a professional, albeit
serious, look about them. They actually worked
for FREE just be photographed by that photographer
and be in that magazine! Everyone on the sidelines
was constantly chuckling at the "fashion." I'm
just glad they didn't bust out with the disco duds.
that would have had me and Amphi high finning it outta there!

And as for giving the models some beers. I was under
strict mermaid supervision so that, my fine finned
friend, wasn't a possibility if I were to remain
happily married. which I thankfully still am.

Be well, swim safe.

Amphipoda

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Connelly"
<amphicar@...> wrote:
>
> Nice little slideshow website, Amphipoda. The Amphis all look
great, and so do the gals, if you like that waifish wafer-thin "won't
someone give that poor girl a sammich" look. What I don't get is how
dreadfully ho-hum and "Walmartty" all the threads look...Shorts and a
sweatshirt: man, now THAT'S "edgy".
>
> Where the hell is the homage to the Creature from the Black Lagoon?
to Godzilla emerging from the deep? to the ever-stylish Daffy Duck?
or to all those other grand amphibians of yore? I mean, if you're
gonna bother getting together a whole flotilla of arguably the
weirdest vehicular fauna on the planet, you'd think you'd want to
showcase some flashier rags, y'know? Try some shimmering scaley
sequins, gill-like pocketry or floppy-flippery yellow shoes...Say
SOMEthing dammit!
>
> I swear, there's been nothing really new in pr?t-?-porter fashion
since the Babylonians.
>
> ~Bilgey
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Amphipoda
> To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:18 PM
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED
>
>
> You probably read about it in the
> Jan/Feb '07 Wheel-n-Waves newsletter.
> The publishers have finally published
> the Amphicars & Super Models at lake
> Miramar shoot on the web. Only a
> dozen of the 400+ photos made it
> to the web. Please note it is a
> fashion magazine, not a boating or
> a car mag. Not our typical kind of
> publicity but cool none the less.
>
> Here's the link: www.anothermag.com
>
> Once on the website click to launch it.
> Then point on the "FASHION" menu on the top
> and select "Venetia Scott 12"
>
> Be well, swim safe,
> Amphipoda
>
 
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Bill Connelly

Guest
Re: Re: Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED

I don't know about that Kappa being "arguably the most famous amphibian", as
you say below. Hell, I've never heard of 'em, and legend has it that my
family are descended from of its Irish cousin, the selkie, so you'd've
thought I'd have at least seen 'em at a family picnic or something. But
then you kids out on the coast do got your own "thang" out there, doncha.
Bottom line though: I'm pretty sure Godzilla and even that old has-been the
Creature of the Black Lagoon would get tables at Le Cirque on a Saturday
night long before some over-hyped sorority gal Kappa. She'd be lucky if if
they didn't make her work the valet parking.

But you know what actually caught my eye in the page about the Kappa? Where
it says, "they smell like fish, enjoy cucumbers and sumo, and are said to be
very courteous despite their malicious tendencies." I mean, that sounds
JUST like my prom date. Looks a bit like it could be her too, if she'd
kicked that donut addiction.

~Bilgey~

----- Original Message -----
From: Amphipoda
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 1:38 PM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Re: Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED


Ah Bilgey, you do have a way with words
and links, but you forgot arguably the
most famous amphibian - the Kappa!
(http://www.pinktentacle.com/2007/03/edo-period-kappa-sketches/)
Anyway, thanks for the kind words on
our Amphicars. Indeed those models did
appear a tad malnourished but for the most
part Amazonian healthy and really tall too.
As for the fashion, err lack there of, well
it is a Euro mag and retro late 70's clothing
was the theme. I give credit to those models
for enduring those clothes, the make-up, hair
styling and still keeping a professional, albeit
serious, look about them. They actually worked
for FREE just be photographed by that photographer
and be in that magazine! Everyone on the sidelines
was constantly chuckling at the "fashion." I'm
just glad they didn't bust out with the disco duds.
that would have had me and Amphi high finning it outta there!

And as for giving the models some beers. I was under
strict mermaid supervision so that, my fine finned
friend, wasn't a possibility if I were to remain
happily married. which I thankfully still am.

Be well, swim safe.

Amphipoda

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Connelly"
<amphicar@...> wrote:
>
> Nice little slideshow website, Amphipoda. The Amphis all look
great, and so do the gals, if you like that waifish wafer-thin "won't
someone give that poor girl a sammich" look. What I don't get is how
dreadfully ho-hum and "Walmartty" all the threads look...Shorts and a
sweatshirt: man, now THAT'S "edgy".
>
> Where the hell is the homage to the Creature from the Black Lagoon?
to Godzilla emerging from the deep? to the ever-stylish Daffy Duck?
or to all those other grand amphibians of yore? I mean, if you're
gonna bother getting together a whole flotilla of arguably the
weirdest vehicular fauna on the planet, you'd think you'd want to
showcase some flashier rags, y'know? Try some shimmering scaley
sequins, gill-like pocketry or floppy-flippery yellow shoes...Say
SOMEthing dammit!
>
> I swear, there's been nothing really new in pr?t-?-porter fashion
since the Babylonians.
>
> ~Bilgey
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Amphipoda
> To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:18 PM
> Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED
>
>
> You probably read about it in the
> Jan/Feb '07 Wheel-n-Waves newsletter.
> The publishers have finally published
> the Amphicars & Super Models at lake
> Miramar shoot on the web. Only a
> dozen of the 400+ photos made it
> to the web. Please note it is a
> fashion magazine, not a boating or
> a car mag. Not our typical kind of
> publicity but cool none the less.
>
> Here's the link: www.anothermag.com
>
> Once on the website click to launch it.
> Then point on the "FASHION" menu on the top
> and select "Venetia Scott 12"
>
> Be well, swim safe,
> Amphipoda
>
 
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David Chapman

Guest
Re: Re: Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED

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<font face="Arial" size="2">'poda. </font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">Great pictures. </font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">Yes amazingly the 1970s is very much in fashion in the UK at the moment, I think a lot of that is because of one of the top rated TV shows here "Life on Mars" The story isa present day cop is in a road accident and then wakes up and finds himself back in 1973. He is in a world before political correctness, DNA, racial awareness etc. Asa BBC show the attention to detail is incredible. The old car guys here are excited and again amazed at the trouble the BBC went to - things like road signs and line markings are all correct for the period. The biggest "goof" so far is that one of the Triumph cars is fitted with tyres that have a tread pattern that wasn't introduced until 1980 !</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">This link to the show site might work from the US: http://www.bbc.co.uk/lifeonmars/</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">New England type colours for clothes, cars and houses arerapidly going out of fashion here - to be cool it needs to beorange and brown !</font>

<font face="Arial" size="2">Don't know how it was in the US but here in the 1970s everybody WAS stick thin !</font>

<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
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David Chapman

Guest
Re: Re: Amphicars & Super Models - PUBLISHED

<table style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" bgColor="#ffffff">
<font face="Arial" size="2">'poda. </font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Great pictures. </font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">Yes amazingly the 1970s is very much in fashion in the UK at the moment, I think a lot of that is because of one of the top rated TV shows here "Life on Mars" The story isa present day cop is in a road accident and then wakes up and finds himself back in 1973. He is in a world before political correctness, DNA, racial awareness etc. Asa BBC show the attention to detail is incredible. The old car guys here are excited and again amazed at the trouble the BBC went to - things like road signs and line markings are all correct for the period. The biggest "goof" so far is that one of the Triumph cars is fitted with tyres that have a tread pattern that wasn't introduced until 1980 !</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">This link to the show site might work from the US: http://www.bbc.co.uk/lifeonmars/</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
<font face="Arial" size="2">New England type colours for clothes, cars and houses arerapidly going out of fashion here - to be cool it needs to beorange and brown !</font>

<font face="Arial" size="2">Don't know how it was in the US but here in the 1970s everybody WAS stick thin !</font>

<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
<font face="Arial" size="2"></font>
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Amphipoda

Guest
Bilgey,
I can certainly empathize with your unfamiliarity
of the legendary Kappa. Being primarily of Asian
folklore it hasn't yet been introduced into the US
mainstream media, which would certainly account
for its North American lack of popularity. From
a strictly statistical standpoint the Kappa far
exceeds the combined popularity of modern day
Hollywood amphibians (Creature from the Black
Lagoon, Godzilla, Daffy Duck, etc.).
Noting the 2007 population breakdown below we
can see the Asian continent is clearly the hands
down baby making winner with the most bodies per
capita. And taking into account the Kappa has a
documented history as far back as 602 AD, one can
deduce the legend of the Kappa has crossed the
lips of countless more people than Hollywood has
brainwashed in its 100 odd years of existence.
Hence my belief the Kappa is "arguably the most
famous amphibian."

2007 Population Stats:
Africa 891,437,541
Europe 729,341,014
North America 512,422,558
South America 371,271,037
Oceania (incl. Australia) 32,744,469
Total Non-Asian continent population 2,537,216,619
Asia 3,913,842,171

On the other hand, you're probably right about
the Kappa not getting a fair shake of the prawn
(respect) in our selectively globalist society.
Especially with such sordid characteristics as
"feeds on blood, or drains life force, or pulls
out livers through their anuses (see kappa, aka
shirokodama anus vampire), or sucks out entrails,
leaving nothing behind except a hollow gourd."
For more such gory details visit:
http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/kappa.shtml

As for a Kappa possibly being your prom date?
if true, I have little doubt that you managed
to drain the water from the Kappa's cranial
divot thereby capturing its magical powers.
This would explain many things about you,
my fine finned friend, Bilgey.

Amphipoda
64 Turquoise
San Diego, CA


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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Connelly"
<amphicar@...> wrote:
>
> I don't know about that Kappa being "arguably the most famous
amphibian", as
> you say below. Hell, I've never heard of 'em, and legend has it
that my
> family are descended from of its Irish cousin, the selkie, so
you'd've
> thought I'd have at least seen 'em at a family picnic or
something. But
> then you kids out on the coast do got your own "thang" out there,
doncha.
> Bottom line though: I'm pretty sure Godzilla and even that old has-
been the
> Creature of the Black Lagoon would get tables at Le Cirque on a
Saturday
> night long before some over-hyped sorority gal Kappa. She'd be
lucky if if
> they didn't make her work the valet parking.
>
> But you know what actually caught my eye in the page about the
Kappa? Where
> it says, "they smell like fish, enjoy cucumbers and sumo, and are
said to be
> very courteous despite their malicious tendencies." I mean, that
sounds
> JUST like my prom date. Looks a bit like it could be her too, if
she'd
> kicked that donut addiction.
>
> ~Bilgey~
>
 
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Amphipoda

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Bilgey,
I can certainly empathize with your unfamiliarity
of the legendary Kappa. Being primarily of Asian
folklore it hasn't yet been introduced into the US
mainstream media, which would certainly account
for its North American lack of popularity. From
a strictly statistical standpoint the Kappa far
exceeds the combined popularity of modern day
Hollywood amphibians (Creature from the Black
Lagoon, Godzilla, Daffy Duck, etc.).
Noting the 2007 population breakdown below we
can see the Asian continent is clearly the hands
down baby making winner with the most bodies per
capita. And taking into account the Kappa has a
documented history as far back as 602 AD, one can
deduce the legend of the Kappa has crossed the
lips of countless more people than Hollywood has
brainwashed in its 100 odd years of existence.
Hence my belief the Kappa is "arguably the most
famous amphibian."

2007 Population Stats:
Africa 891,437,541
Europe 729,341,014
North America 512,422,558
South America 371,271,037
Oceania (incl. Australia) 32,744,469
Total Non-Asian continent population 2,537,216,619
Asia 3,913,842,171

On the other hand, you're probably right about
the Kappa not getting a fair shake of the prawn
(respect) in our selectively globalist society.
Especially with such sordid characteristics as
"feeds on blood, or drains life force, or pulls
out livers through their anuses (see kappa, aka
shirokodama anus vampire), or sucks out entrails,
leaving nothing behind except a hollow gourd."
For more such gory details visit:
http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/kappa.shtml

As for a Kappa possibly being your prom date?
if true, I have little doubt that you managed
to drain the water from the Kappa's cranial
divot thereby capturing its magical powers.
This would explain many things about you,
my fine finned friend, Bilgey.

Amphipoda
64 Turquoise
San Diego, CA


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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Connelly"
<amphicar@...> wrote:
>
> I don't know about that Kappa being "arguably the most famous
amphibian", as
> you say below. Hell, I've never heard of 'em, and legend has it
that my
> family are descended from of its Irish cousin, the selkie, so
you'd've
> thought I'd have at least seen 'em at a family picnic or
something. But
> then you kids out on the coast do got your own "thang" out there,
doncha.
> Bottom line though: I'm pretty sure Godzilla and even that old has-
been the
> Creature of the Black Lagoon would get tables at Le Cirque on a
Saturday
> night long before some over-hyped sorority gal Kappa. She'd be
lucky if if
> they didn't make her work the valet parking.
>
> But you know what actually caught my eye in the page about the
Kappa? Where
> it says, "they smell like fish, enjoy cucumbers and sumo, and are
said to be
> very courteous despite their malicious tendencies." I mean, that
sounds
> JUST like my prom date. Looks a bit like it could be her too, if
she'd
> kicked that donut addiction.
>
> ~Bilgey~
>
 
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