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?
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…
and his twitter is kinda riveting…
oh, and he owns a wallaroo.
question: what’s a wallaroo?
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.
vanilla ice’s wallaroo.
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.
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:
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.