Which celebs have you encountered on safari?


Feb 25th, 2008, 05:46 PM
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Lynn: I concur on Pixel's phots ..... i've seen some fabulous bird photos, but, his mammal pics are brilliant too!!!!
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Feb 25th, 2008, 11:16 PM
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Hey Tom,

A wildlife picture disgusts you?? Isn't wildlife what you're here for? Oh no wait, I forgot. This forum is about celebs now...

Seriously; I cannot see why you can disagree with my opinion. Even from a scientific viewpoint, the image matches:

1) we are apes
2) he is one of our "great leaders"
3)... ergo: he must be a great ape!



PS; Hari, Lynn: thanks!
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Feb 26th, 2008, 12:04 AM
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PP - this forum is not for political discussion nor viewpoints. Is it? There are many other places to do this.

It is easy to degrade any political party, religion, ethnic group, nationality, gender, even professions with photographs or cartoons. But in my opinion this is not the place to do it. However, seems you and a few others think it is ok here.

So, if you would like to continue it, would each of you please post here your email address. And, your nationality, gender, religion, ethnicity, political affiliation, and mothers name, and I will email back to you degrading cartoons/photographs chosen especially for you.

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Feb 26th, 2008, 12:56 AM
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You know Tom, separating politics from wildlife is not that easy.

Politicians set hunting quotas, politicians choose the type of preferred tourism (mass-lowcost like Kenia, or lowvolume-highcost like Botswana), politicians decide where park boundaries end, politicians decide who gets in and for how much, ... and so on.

And SOME politicians (let's call 'em the biggest apes, shall we?) even want to relax the protection status of the elephant.


I agree with you that politics should not be on this forum ...with the exception of politicians that endanger the very thing we come here to discuss about.

My full name is Jochen Van de Perre, I'm Belgian, email: [email protected], not religious, no political affiliation, and my mother's name is Linda.
(just curious what pic you come up with, give it your best shot, I can take it, I got thick skin)

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Feb 26th, 2008, 02:38 AM
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Don't know why human beings are so easily provoked?

Compulsory reading for those who admire George W. Bush and former presidents of the Almighy United States: Perilous power by Noam Chomsky&Gilber Achcar.

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Feb 26th, 2008, 04:41 AM
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pixelpower - Awesome picture and the resemblance is uncanny

cary999 - What exactly about the picture offends you? Denigration of your 'Great Leader'?
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Feb 26th, 2008, 06:33 AM
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Just to clarify the record, its the first President Bush referred to in the New York Times article (not the current President). I believe there was also an episode in the mid-1990s when several well known US politicians lobbied to expand the lion hunting quotas in Botswana (I don't recall who they were or what party they were from, but there were some threads about it at the time).

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Feb 26th, 2008, 06:36 AM
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Whilst I'd agree that politics (and jokes involving politics/ political figures) are probably not the wisest content for a forum with such a wide-ranging readership there's also a lot to be said for not over-reacting!

Anyway, I don't recall meeting any unexpected celebrities/ experts on safari.

We did see the Jouberts filming leopards when we were last at Little Mombo but I wouldn't class that as a meeting.

Other than that the only "celebrities" and/or experts I've met are ones who were signed up to attend the trip:
Jonathan and Angela Scott (photographers)
David Shepherd (wildlife artist)
John Craven (UK journalist/ presenter with partic. interest in wildlife)
Mark Carwardine (zoologist, conservationist, photographer, author)
Jon Truss (wildlife artist)
Derek Solomon (African birding specialist)
Prof John Parkinson (astronomer)
Randal Keynes (descendant of and expert on Darwin, author)
Christopher Ralling (BBC producer of Darwin documentary)
Nick Garbutt (wildlife photographer)
Fateh Singh Rathore (ex-field director of Ranthambore)
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Feb 26th, 2008, 12:12 PM
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Damn I came across the wrong article then.

There's was a similar story recently, involving Bush Junior.

Like father like son...
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Feb 26th, 2008, 01:39 PM
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Guys, let's leave the politics behind. All you are going to do is either receive pats on the back or virtual daggers in your eyes over this type of conversation, and in the end you haven't changed anything. Please move the conversation to another location, far far away.
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Feb 27th, 2008, 02:23 AM
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Only myself.

I've been lucky, haven't seen or been unfortunate enough to have to be around one.
Then again, I don't look around at who else is around and do not care. I probably wouldn't recognize any anyway other than if there was a big commotion and that would really turn my "safari" into a bad experience.

I even try to stay away from the normal tourists as much as possible.
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Feb 27th, 2008, 02:32 AM
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I'm in the same boat in that I wouldn't recognise many celebrities. I was visiting friends at the weekend who were reading two of those celebrity gossip magazines. I didn't recognise the names or photos of more than half the people featured! Not a clue!
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Feb 27th, 2008, 03:18 AM
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There have been numerous threads where people debate and degrade african leaders for their behaviour and policies. Well, sometimes the chickens come home to roost......illegal wars, torturing through the use of waterboarding in Guantanamo........

Whilst I do not condone the Mugabe regime, some of his actions in human rights dont differ to much from those of the US.
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Feb 27th, 2008, 05:33 AM
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I have met a couple of people:

Oprah when she was here for the very first 46664 concert, we arranged a trip for her book club and her stay in Cape Town.

Foreigner when they campe to South Africa, I was with CCAfrica and they stayed at Londolozi and I went with and got back stage passes to the concert.

Used to work with Mark Tennant so know him well. Have done a trip with Mad Mike and speak to him regularly on the phone.

Went to Royal Malweane and Elton John was staying in the Elton John suite and he joined the lodge for dinner.

Met Bono when he was at the Westcliffe having drinks in the bar.

That in my list!
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Feb 27th, 2008, 06:48 AM
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Speaking of Bono, on my only trip on the Concorde, I sat next to U2's manager -- I don't recall his name, but he's well known and was very friendly. I didn't know it was him until a few weeks later when I saw him on TV, and it clicked b/c he had been reading stuff, that we discussed, about a hotel project in Dublin (that turned into the Clarence).
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Feb 27th, 2008, 07:37 AM
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This post is becoming totally sickening,wake up and send some money to save the wild dogs, please!
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Feb 27th, 2008, 12:06 PM
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Does having Shirley Temple Black be one of the neighborhood mom's count? I did travel a few houses to get there.
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Feb 27th, 2008, 12:14 PM
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Speaking of the famous Kate Turkington, she was one of the writers on Fodor's South Africa 4th (Dec 2007) and Fodor's Complete African Safari Planner (Aug 2008). She is a lovely and warm person who is extremely knowledgable about safaris. She'd be tickled pink to know that she's considered a celeb!
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Feb 27th, 2008, 07:10 PM
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It is possible to multi-task--send money to the dogs AND read this thread. In fact, I bet you are proof.
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The OP was from 20freakin08. Obviously you registered today so you could link your celebrity cafe website to this topic and another one in the lounge that was older but not this old. Did you think we wouldn't notice your desperate attempt to drive business to your website?
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