OBSESSION: vanilla ice’s wallaroo

so last week i was all TIPPI HEDRON’S LION WAS THE GREATEST THING WE’LL EVER SEE EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!!! yeah, maybe not.

remember vanilla ice?

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if you are a human being of a certain age then Yeah.You.Do.

i think i’ve just realized we should all be paying more attention to vanilla ice. because he has a constancy of expression that is shades of luke perry

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and his twitter is kinda riveting…

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because wtf?

oh, and he owns a wallaroo.

question: what’s a wallaroo?

per wikipedia:

A wallaroo is any of three closely related species of moderately large macropod, intermediate in size between the kangaroos and the wallabies. The word “wallaroo” is a portmanteau of “wallaby” and “kangaroo”.

which sounds cute, right?

it is. meet bucky.

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vanilla ice’s wallaroo.

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this is real.

predictably, there’s some dramaz here. turns out wild animals don’t always love confinement, so bucky buckaroo the wallaroo has escaped a couple times… perhaps most memorably in 2004 when he went tooling around town with vanilla ice’s goat.

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Bucky and Pancho escaped more than a week ago and spent several days frolicking in the streets and wooded areas of St. Lucie County in southeast Florida. They made a run for it after Pancho nudged open an unlocked door with his head and the two broke out of a relative’s backyard.

vanilla ice recounted this story on the tonight show in 2010, prompting this HuffPo headline:

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i like that this seemed so beyond the realm of likelihood that “Seriously!” wasn’t enough. they felt they needed video and a “No Joke!”

it is no joke, you guys.

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Rob & Bucky

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