Bob Harris, author of an amazing book about his experiences on Jeopardy! called Prisoner of Trebekistan: A Decade in Jeopardy!, returned from Chile and emailed a bunch on interesting photos to his friends. He kindly gave me permission to post a few of them on Boing Boing. (Click on thumbnails for enlargement).
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There are two species of pudu, Northern Pudu (pudu mephistopheles) and Southern Pudu (pudu pudu). These are pics of pudu pudu, perhaps the most fun to say of all species names.

Pudu are the smallest deer species on earth. (There are smaller critters that look deeroid, but they're not.)

It's the mascot of my own site,, which has a Friday pudublogging section where most weeks I post a new pudu pic that I've either taken myself or received from readers.

A student at Purdue once tried to start a movement to change the school mascot from the boilermaker to the pudu, so they would be the Purdue Pudus. This did not succeed.

200804291646.jpg 200804291649.jpg These pudus have been hit by cars or wrongly adopted as pets, so without Fernando, they probably wouldn't have survived. When people in these parts hear of such things, they bring the pudus to Fernando's hideaway, where they live out their days with space, safety, food, and comfort. Sometimes they even make babies.

200804291652.jpg Dibs -- your new way to eat ice cream.

You mean, all over that woman's face and neck, while she passively mimes pleasure as the ice cream pelts her at high velocity?

Yes, this would be new. Usually I just use a spoon.

200804291654.jpg And our Final Jeopardy clue today is:

These Mediterranean girls had the custom of going up nude on the roof so the influence of the moon would increase the size of their breasts.

Clearly, I have been playing Jeopardy! in the wrong country entirely. Unfortunately, none of the contestants gives the correct response.

I'm 95% sure on my translation, but I can't swear to it. My Spanish is not yet fluent.

27 Responses to “Chile photos from Bob Harris: Pudu, Dibs, and odd Jeopardy questions”

  1. revstone says:

    kiint – that ice cream photo you posted made me think of a menu i saw in chile a couple weeks ago, description of a section on the menu was “ready to loosen moorings”


  2. Mike says:

    Pudu pudu? Bantha poodoo.

  3. hassan-i-sabbah says:

    ‘s lik a munjkac.

  4. dunnright says:

    What is the point of this post?!?

    sorry… just keeping the meme alive!

  5. Dustin Driver says:

    Cute overload!

  6. kiint says:

    that ice cream ad reminded of this one I snapped in Australia

  7. Freddie Freelance says:

    Ice Cream Bukkake!

  8. satman says:

    LOL. Been reading Bob’s blog longer that I’ve been at BB. He also guest posts on This Modern world blog by Tom Tomorrow :

    good stuff, quite the brain.

  9. thievedrelic says:

    i think the dibs artwork must be targeted towards a more cultured gas-station class; it is clearly a bastardization of dali’s ‘galatea of the spheres’. or it could be, with a little imagination~

  10. mano negra says:

    Shit, if I knew you wanted street photos of Chile, I’d be sending mine in.

    Here’s one contribution: a Chilean newspaper article about Hillary and Obama. Careful, Americans, you might get culture shock.

  11. satman says:

    I just went to the link I posted earlier and read this….

    going to call a few friends now…

    thanks, Bob.

  12. hassan-i-sabbah says:

    Off topic I know but,are we aware that Albert Hoffman passed away yesterday(102).Go into the light.

  13. Wareq says:

    #22: Fail for taking La Cuarta seriously. You might as well take The Sun to be the vanguard of the British press.

    One time in Castro I actually saw a pudu in somebody’s backyard. This was in the middle of a town of more than 25000 people, mind you. I hope it got taken to Fernando’s place.

  14. juanz says:

    pudu pudu… it is a very fun name
    when you start you can not stop to say it! |o|

  15. OCT says:

    About the article of the chilean newspaper…
    That newspaper is well known for its sarcatic and vulgar style. So, dont worry it doesn´t represent the way that chileans see the UA elections.

    P.D: I live in Chile and I´m an AMERICAN TOO

  16. Sparrowhawk says:

    So, anyone know the answer about the Mediterranean “pagan” custom?

  17. pabloortuzar says:

    Hey teh both translations are ok.
    I live in Chile, so ask anything about pudus and stuff.

    btw,i hate those ice creams.

  18. jrtom says:

    #7, Antinous: Not bad, but I still think it’s Gorilla
    gorilla gorilla
    FTW. :)

  19. farmfoodie says:

    I’d put my money on some Minoan era Cycladic (Cretans, perhaps?) girls. They went around in cutaways that left their ta-tas out in the open air.

  20. Antinous says:

    pudu pudu, perhaps the most fun to say of all species names

    I’ve always been partial to Nycticorax nycticorax, myself.

  21. License Farm says:

    Sorry to harp on this one aspect, but the Dibs photo reminded me of this recent Onion story.

  22. catbeller says:

    So, who were the girls who went on the rooftop to enhance their upper frontalities?

  23. noen says:

    I see that rule #34 is at work once again.

  24. Barren says:

    Since we’re discussing small deer-like animals, I feel compelled to mention the dik-dik. We saw a couple of them in Tanzania last summer. They’re named for the sound the animals make when alarmed.

  25. brandihendrix says:

    That dibs ad is ice cream innuendo.

  26. Agent 86 says:

    Who do the voodoo that Pudu so well?

  27. HoppyChris says:

    Who were the lesbians?

    That would be my (likely wrong) jeopardy guess.

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