Friday, January 30, 2009

Gorilla Heist

Tampa Police Recover Stolen State Vacuum Gorilla

Pickemup, the purloined mechanical gorilla, was stolen by two University of Tampa students who hid 6 foot gorilla in Smiley Hall dormitory.

Pickemup is now back at his post on Kennedy Boulevard - minus his Cardinals jersey.

Hey girls, return Pickemup's jersey! He looks silly in a Lightning uniform during Superbowl week.


Chuck said...

We had a stretch were teens were stealing a 6 foot tall fiberglass Big Boy until they finally bolted it down securely. I realixze it's illegal but it was a harmless prank. They would leave it on someone's lawn in the middle of the night.

Sue said...

cube - glad you're feeling better.

you were missed.

Anonymous said...

Aren't those Gorillas useful for hood winking small children????

As to your cold: did you violate Gloria Estefan's rule for avoiding a cold? Did you keep your socks on?


cube said...

Chuck: Who wouldn't want a Frisch's Big Boy as a lawn ornament?

Sue: Oh, that's so sweet. Thank you. **blush**

nanc said...

we used to have a neighbor, bill, who used to curse everybody with a "mudder-puckin' tumunab*tch" - the gorilla hat reminds me of him!

Brooke said...

LOL! Free the mechanical gorillas!

cube said...

QQ: Are you talking about the lady who pretended to her child that the gorilla's arm never moved because she had timed the gorilla's arm movement and always turned towards the gorilla just when its arm was at its side? I heard about her. Her child kept yelling that the gorilla DID move, but she would never turn in time to see it move.

Only in Tampa :-)

As far as Gloria Estefan goes, I think she has a point. I did walk around barefoot for about 1.6 seconds on Sunday and BAM I got sick. It was that quick ;-)

nanc: I think we all have a neighbor like that or an uncle ;-)

brooke: I know you're poking fun, but don't underestimate these mechanical gorillas... probably they're smarter than the average Obama voter.

Anonymous said...


She'd be the one!!! I wonder if that kid has gotten revenge on her/his mother. It has been many years since that story.


cube said...

QQ: **glancing nervously around** I'm hoping that child never goes after retribution for the gorilla deception.