ちょっとうぬぼれてると思われるかもしれないけど、カピバラは、現存する動物の中で一番かわいいと思うんだよね。それで、ちょっと上の写真をみてよ。いったい何?これがカピバラにみえるかって?この赤い目はなんなの?でっぱってとんがった長い鼻は?前足の内側にある小さい指は?このおもちゃは、カピバラを見たことのある人が作ったとは思えないね。僕らはかわいい動物の代表なのに、このおもちゃはおぞましいよね。誰も買わないといいんだけど・・・でもこれって、僕の大好きなチャリティー団体であるThe Tapir Preservation Fundが提供してるんだよね・・・ああ、板ばさみだ!

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Toy Capybaras

Toy Capybara

Maybe it’s just my vanity talking, but I believe capybaras are about the cutest animals alive. So look at this plastic toy capybara pictured above. What is up with that? Does that even look like a capybara at all? What’s with the red eyes? What’s with the long, pointy snout? Why is the small toe on the front foot on the inside of the foot rather than the outside where it belongs? This toy was not made by anyone who has ever seen a capybara.  We are the Kings of Cute and that thing is hideous. I wish no one would ever buy one…except that it is offered by The Tapir Preservation Fund and they are one of my favorite charities. What a dilemma!

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