The National Zoo here in Washington, DC is having a nationwide contest to name the baby panda
recently born at the scandal-ridden animal park. It's not a creative contest. The zoo has five names that voters may choose from, and one of the voters will be randomly selected for a trip for two to DC to visit the (usually) sexually repressed bamboo munchers. Since a visit to the National Zoo only requires a 15-minute Metro trip (or gas money and the patience to find available parking in Woodley Park), I'll pass on entering.
The possible names available for voting are:
|Hua Sheng, which means "China Washington" and "magnificent."Sheng Hua, which means "Washington China" and "magnificent."Tai Shan, which means "peaceful mountain."Long Shan, which means "dragon mountain."Qiang Qiang, which means "strong, powerful."|
Were I running the contest, I would add the following possibility:
Ah Krap, which means "Dear god, please don't kill me with the same incompetence, mishandling, and leaving around of rat poison that's killed a bunch
of other National Zoo animals!"
But, I'm not running the contest, so I guess I'll just fold my hands in my lap and sit quietly.
Post a Comment