Manatees are Funny

I posted this already on facebook, but since I have a few non-Facebooking friends who nevertheless read my blog, I have to put it up again. Besides, it gives me a second chance to look at it.

I don’t know where this came from; it was emailed to me (UPDATE: It appears to be from Señor GIF). But it made me laugh harder than anything has in a long time.

I love it because it appears to prove that all manatees are simply giant springs inside manatee costumes*. However, as a friend of mine points out that the best part is actually the incredibly dejected look on his face after he bounces off the glass. It’s as if the words to the entire thing are “Oh, hey, wanna be friends? Wanna be friends? I’ll come over and — *boink!*–aw…..”

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*Dear friends from Colorado: Please help me think up a good “Manatee springs/ Manitou Springs” pun right now.

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About Colin West
Colin West is a graduate student in quantum information theory, working at the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. Originally from Colorado (where he attended college), his interests outside of physics include politics, paper-folding, puzzles, playing-cards, and apparently, plosives.

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