Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chupacabra


The chupacabra, which is Spanish for "goat sucker", is an animal unknown to science but is rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas, especially Puerto Rico and Mexico. The name comes from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock...especially goats. Physical descriptions of the creature vary, but eyewitnesses have claimed that the chupacabra is the size of a small bear with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. Biologists and wildlife management officials view the chupacabre as legend, but I beg to differ....chupacabra is alive and well and trying desperately to suck the life out of me. 

My second post appeared in today's Charlotte Observer's online edition. And once again a reader who goes by the name "chupacabra" (and I affectionately refer to as Chewbacca) has left an obnoxious comment. And apparently I am not alone, it seems as if Chewie responds to many of the Observer blogs. She or he or it actually thought that today's post was a rewrite of my first post?? Seriously, wtf? Never mind a reading comprehension problem, she clearly is as dumb as a box of rocks as evidenced by the fact that she is having a helluva time grasping the meaning behind the title of my first post. Wow. 

I'm told that the editors at the Observer loved my post today as well as the reader's responses and so are planning on running a slightly abbreviated version - with reader's comments - in tomorrow's (February 17th) printed edition! I'm very excited. I only hope that Chewie doesn't share the space with me...


3 comments:

wyomac said...

That is crazy someone uses chupacabra for their blog identity. Long live the goats!
Hope the printed edition went well.Congrats to you!

Karen said...

Love the graphic!

Eva said...

Maybe this is what is haunting me - and some of my blogfriends... Read my blog; lots of people gets strange scratches and some talk about Chupacabra.