Life imitating art – A giraffe story

This is not funny.  At least I don’t think it is.  But I’m not sure… You tell me.

There was a weird scene in Hangover 3, where Alan’s giraffe was killed by a low bridge whilst being transported on a highway.

There was a tragic story that broke yesterday in South Africa where a giraffe was killed by a low bridge whilst being transported on a highway.

I would not have been able to make this shit up!  A twisted version of life imitating art?

This is proof that sometimes something may sound funny, but seeing a real life episode of the same thing, means it isn’t that funny after all.  Hearing the story the first time I thought it to be a hoax, for how big of an idiot do you need to be, in order for you to load a giraffe on a truck and NOT consider the height of the TALLEST LIVING MAMMAL IN THE WORLD?! WTF!!

The joke worked in the movie, for you understand that it would take someone as stupid as Alan, to get away with it.

Unfortunately, I soon realised this was an actual event, which shouldn’t have come as a surprise, for stranger things has happened in this wonderful country of ours.

If only that poor giraffe was able to duck.  Fortunately his companion was slightly shorter.


14 thoughts on “Life imitating art – A giraffe story

  1. Yes, I read this story, and it’s horrible – but you have to laugh. Very funny, and very horrible. As Oscar Wilde reputedly said re Little Nell’s death in Charles Dickens’ “The Old Curiosity Shop”: “One would have to have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without dissolving into tears…of laughter.”


    • Eventually, this will be one of the funniest things we’ll tell our mates around a camp fire, sipping wine, listening to the crickets screeching in the Bushveld night sky…

      I did say, eventually…


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