November 11th, 2006


Crocodile Hunter...?

November sucks! :( 
It's getting colder and colder and the sky is clouded most of the time, and going out is the least thing you would want to do, and you wish you were  a bear so you could just stuff your belly with berries, ants and other delicacies from bears' diet (they must be quite nutritious ^_^), and sleep through the  winter... 
So to comfort myself  a little I took a walk down memory lane  (as you can see I have no inhibitions about using my dictionary ;) and went back to a day in July when I had seen this idyllic scene:

Aa... here is a man who knows how to enjoy his reptile... XD

I must say that for me and some of my friends the inflatable crocodile is a cult item. It appears in one of the key scenes of the movie "Knife in the water" by Roman Polański. Alright, it is NOT a key scene, but it's totaly idiotic :D In the movie the main character (Andrzej) and his wife (I don't remember her name) spend  a weekend  sailing on the lake in their yacht. In the scene in question, the wife is splashing around in the water floating on her inflatable crocodile, and at one point she utters the words that gained her a unique place in the history of the Polish cinematography:

"Andrzej, crocodile's blowing bubbles."

I bet my translation doesn't convey the awkwardness of the sentence. The expression she used is normally used only when someone is blowing  soap  bubbles,  you don't  say it  when  there's a leak  in your inflatable crocodile! Anyway, the whole scene is absurd! Well, for me the mere idea of inflatable crocodile is absurd itself XD. So when I saw this guy embracing his croc so ardently, I couldn't resist and bought one as a present for my friend. She called it Marcin, but unfortunately it doesn't blow bubbles. ;))
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