Sunday, February 13, 2011

Question Of The Day

Why would you name a pinniped "Goodyear?"

11 comments:

Brigid said...

Dr. Jeffrey D. Goodyear,
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Canada is a well known researcher of the pinniped. He's one of the few people to get a permit to take them for the purpose of scientific research.

Either that or they are small, gray and somewhat airship shaped.

Roberta X said...

Points for effort but the query remains open. :)

og said...

Because it's seventeen?

Mark Alger said...

I'm with B -- the blimp-like body shape. We have a cat. Looks like she swallowed a basketball. If we didn't already abuse her by calling her Porkchop, I might be tempted to call HER Goodyear.

M

Anonymous said...

From the Latin for "wing" and "foot". OldeForce

og said...

When it was seventeen, it was a very goodyear.

BGMiller said...

A.) Because the zoo sold the naming rights for a wheelbarrow load of money.

B.) Because Firestone would just be a stupid name for something wet and squishy.

C.) There is no C. Move along citizen.

D.) Because it's all weather rated.

BGM

Roberta X said...

OldeForce, the winnah and champeen!

I was looking up walrus on Wikipedia for some reason, possibly connected to the giant RV Admiral Byrd took to Antarctica one year, and it struck me that "pinnaped" meant not flipperfoot, but wingfoot.

BobG said...

I blame Bush.

jefferson101 said...

Hey, don't knock it. It could have been "Ron Paul For President", don't you know.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you. Signed copies of... Sorry, all that praise just went to my head.

One of these days, to or from Mt Vernon, OH, I'll try to get by for your autograph. Now, I'm going to hit the dark chocolate bar I've been saving for a very good night. Good night!
OldForce