The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Tibetan Mastiff Passed Off as African Lion at Chinese Zoo

Dog ‘Lion’ at Chinese Zoo Didn’t Fool as Many People as They’d Hoped

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I will now be charging for people to come view the bear in my kitchen.

My kitchen bear, Parker.

My kitchen bear, Parker.

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All the best to all of you for knowing your dogs from your lions.

Piper Bayard

20 comments on “The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . Tibetan Mastiff Passed Off as African Lion at Chinese Zoo

  1. Good laugh, Piper.

    Those whacky Chinese. Next they’ll be selling “genuine” plastic crap to the US by the boat load.

    Oh wait …


  2. KM Huber says:

    Thanks for the shout out, Piper, and thanks for the “free” view of your kitchen bear. You just spoil us. .

  3. Catherine Johnson says:

    I love that pole. Can’t I pick all of them. I’m gullible sober nevermind after a drink.

  4. I think the Chinese zoo story falls under the category of “Quintessential Optimism” (or “Quintessentially Stupid.” Your call.) Great post!

    • Piper Bayard says:

      Reminds me of the electronics scandal involving a company called Miniscribe. They had a product due, but it wasn’t ready, so they filled a slow boat with bricks in the hope that they would finish the product and fly it over before the boat arrived. No such luck. People somehow noticed the bricks were not electronics. . . . Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

      • Dave says:

        But the real issue was that the top brass (allegedly, according to court filings) sold all of their stock at the rapidly increasing price that was based on booking the revenues from those bricks. They then promptly filed a reversal in the next quarter. Their capital gains, however, were not reversed. Shocking. So, so shocking.

  5. I had NEVER seen “Jane Austen’s Fight Club” before. Hilarious! Thanks, Piper. Once again, you made my day. 🙂

  6. That is SO odd about replacing animals! Rats instead of snakes? Crazy! I’ll pay to see your bear in your kitchen, he’s cute! 🙂

  7. If you have lemons, make lemonade – if you have dog and not lion, well, a little lying?
    Such a laugh over the nerve!

  8. Jess Witkins says:

    How did I miss Jane Austen Fight Club?! That is beyond awesome!

    P.S. How do I get advanced tickets to see your kitchen bear? I’m expecting a crowd and I’d prefer not to wait in line.

  9. Thanks so much for including my post!

  10. Thanks for the shout out, Piper! And for the fight club. 😉

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