I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas

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Know that goofy song? Ranking up there with “Merry Christmas From The Family” and “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” and Eric Cartman singing, “Swiss Colony Beef Log”, the hippo song says, “Screw the heartwarming-let’s go for the hilarious!”

Anywho, I digress.

Do you really know anyone who’d want a hippopotamus? Those things have to leave poop piles the size of garbage cans! Yeesh!

While watching Fox and Friends this week, Steve Deusy(sp?) said at the top of his wish list wasn’t a hippo, but a hiefer.For those of you not familiar with the technical terms of cows dependant on their sex, yes, a heifer is a cow.

Since Fox is filmed in New York City, no, Steve wasn’t saying he wanted his very own cow. He did, however, say, “I don’t like to have a lot of money spent on me at the holidays. So, I asked my family to use the money for my gift and donate a heifer through Heifer Project, International.”

He’s referring to a chairitable org which donates milk producing cows to poor villages in the most poverty stricken parts of the world.Not to make screw of this, but a donation like this is the gift that keeps on giving.

We all have a chairitable side, right? At least, I hope we all do. The thing is, Steve wasn’t interested in sharing this with the world. As it was said on the air, it was just slipped in when his wife, who’d phoned in to talk about the human interest side of Christmas, shared his secret. Anonymous chairity is always, always the best kind.

And now, onto the best part of my Christmas holiday(see next post)

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