Friday, April 4, 2014

D is for . . .

 Image courtesy: Ars Electronica

Dingo: a free-ranging dog found mainly in Austrailia. (Wiki)

Infamous Dingo story: In 1980, Lindy Chamberlain was convicted of murdering her missing daughter, nine-week-old Azaria. Three years into her life sentence, Lindy was released from prison when the child's jacket was discovered in a dingo den. Their story was later made into the movie "A Cry In The Dark" starring Meryl Streep.

Famous Dingo quote: "Maybe the dingo ate your baby." (Elaine from Seinfeld)

Complaint from husband as he rooted around the fridge one morning: "Where's my mango? Did you eat it?"

Snappy come back from sleep-deprived mother of one-year-old (delivered in an Austrailian accent): "Maybe the baby ate your mingo."

Ba-BAM! And for the record, I do not even like mangos. Ever dish out a tasty retort yourself?


9 comments:

  1. I've heard the story, seen the movie. And being raised in the tropics mangoes are a summer must. Nothing like eating on in the ocean. My great grandfather equated eating mangoes to eating custard off a paint brush! :-D

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  2. I didn't know dingos ate babies. How awful!

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  3. In grade school it was a habit for my friends and I to randomly blurt out "A dingo ate my baby!!" in the most ridiculous Australian accent we could pull off. I didn't actually see the movie until years later!

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  4. I thought of that quote from Seinfeld the second I read the word "dingo." I didn't even know what one looked like until your photo.

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  5. I remember that grisly news item. :(

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