The IT angle obsessionists among you are not going to like this one bit, but we're delighted to announce that El Reg's Iberian Bureau today welcomed a new member to the Vulture Central fold, in the form of a small but perfectly-formed donkey foal, or buche, as they're known in these parts. The lad in question is being well …
that is all.
For those in need of the IT angle, I commend Leslie Lamport's excellent article on Buridan's Ass:
when you have interests outside of IT. Helps keep things in perspective, I think. Too much staring at computer screens is a Bad Thing (tm).
Next year's births are Ballmer, Bill and Brin
Isn't that insulting to a perfectly good donkey?
Congrats Mr. Haines...
I will not bother with all the obvious jokes since I am sure the rest of the newsroom has tried them out already.
And there was me thinking...
Before I read the story, I thought it was going to be about the two Hilton sisters...
There's not another one, surely?
A title is required
His face and eyes are not entirely unlike those of the Reg vulture mascot.
just make the nickname ADSL (or the proper name Adslladin), with the DS silent. i am certin some of the resident GNs about can find a suitable linguistic convention to ratify the move and you're all sorted...
alternatively, you could just call the Burro ASP, Applet or even Avatar...
one pretty ass.
There's an Iberian branch? It has a donkey? Why is this info not in the Reg info/contacts page?
Sod the IT angle.
If you followed the PARIS trials you'd already know that there's an Iberian branch...
He is going to be a competition prize, right? :)
remember those camel balls tbey used to give for COTW? Well....
So, in another four years, will you be giving us eDonkey?
I'm going. Stop throwing things.
I remember seeing a poster, telling me that this Xmas I can see Jim Davidson in Aladdin.
Aww mah gawd that is so cute!!
I want to cuddle it right now. Can I have one?
and it just occurs to me
that I've never said that before about a reg hack.
Just because you work for a technology website, there was no need to name your donkey after a chipset.
More like this please. A break from the deadly serious is quite an excellent thing. Congrats Lester!
Ask your butler to put some straw on that barn's floor, it doesn't look too homy on the pics...
Or fire up the shredder
and environmentally dispose of all those Apple / Microsoft / Another hardware or software suppliers press releases
Paris? Another Nice Ass......
Dancing rodents :-)
All the years I've been breeding animals, having a baby or babies on the ground never gets old. Next up on my personal growth listie: My daughter is late in her third trimester. I'm quite looking forward to being a grandfather.
[Insert "ass" joke here]
The mother is called "Susi"? That is Finnish for "wolf".
A bad day made much better
Congratulations. Lovely stuff.
Epic FOAL, you might say.
I would have thought the IT angle was obvious - the owner works for the best IT news site on the web :D
When's it first test flight then?
Oh look, another 'donkey parasailing' joke. Whee.
Every day I'm here my sense of humour takes another blow. In another six months I may have lost the ability to smile. Doctors will be baffled. I will direct them to this site. They will nod gravely.
"...may have lost the ability to smile" That would be a great pity. But hey, that's exactly the turn my life took. No reason to grieve though, loads of sarcasm keeps me alive. Just try it, works wonders. And your smile will return too, even if it's as an evil grin only.
Re: Re: When's
Well, "Nice ass" just doesn't cut it anywhere near the same as "Nice beaver"
Cheer up Susi!
Why the long face?
He's a widdle cutie. And his mum looks just like Sarah Jessica Parker.
Seriously, way cute - no crass jokes. Crap day at work, this has put a smile on my face. Cheers!
Baby's cute as all get-out, and the Mum looks very relieved.
I do hope we get regular pictorial updates as the little mugwump grows into 'dem ears of his?
The baby still looks a little confused in the later pictures, but it's still pretty cool. Thanks for the article.