|Pre Convention Gallery - Monday, August 28, 2006
ChrisReid: On Monday we all packed up to head to Washington DC.
LOAF: Whenever Frosty isn't on screen, everyone should be asking: where's Frosty?
Frosty: Yeah, where's me?
ChrisReid: The DC Metro has a new card for parking.
LOAF: Buying a Metro card is kind of like taking the SATs. It's very expensive and will ultimately only screw you over further.
ChrisReid: Here we are on the train!
LOAF: From left to right: Chris Reid, Asher "Frosty" Lawson, Energy Being M-344 "Dyanmite" C.
ChrisReid: We are there.
LOAF: It shows how much damage we'd do to the city if we were various kinds of bombs, too.
Frosty: Not to scale.
ChrisReid: Hades met us at the entrance to the National Zoo.
LOAF: Those signs with pandas on them are misnomers.
Frosty: Yeah, the panda we saw wasn't that clean.
LOAF: You can't tell from the picture, but I'm talking in a hilarious accent.
ChrisReid: Here's a map of the zoo.
LOAF: Here There Be Komodo Dragons.
Frosty: Komodo Dragons aren't really dragons. It seems the Fonz was at the zoo that day, and we missed him. How wretched.
ChrisReid: This is a Cheetah.
LOAF: From the law firm of Robah, Cheetah and Howe.
Frosty: I took video of the cheetahs barking.
ChrisReid: Baby Panda.
LOAF: Baby Pandass.
LOAF: They're grrrrrrraffate.
ChrisReid: It was like 95 degrees and super humid today. Drinks were like $3, and some people caved in early. They were the smart ones. All vending machines down the line were broken.
LOAF: They were out of Vault, but there was plenty of warm coke.
Frosty: What still photography can't convey is how angry some of us became by looking at the prices.
ChrisReid: Watch out LOAF! It's a caterpillar!
LOAF: Watch out, caterpillar! It's LOAF!
LOAF: Dramatic reading of a zoo placard.
Frosty: Probably the best footage we got in any of the museums or museum-like things is of various Wingnuts reading explanations.
LOAF: Actually, this is a very, very, very good chameleon.
Frosty: O RLY?
LOAF: I just met her.
ChrisReid: Hissing Cockroaches.
LOAF: Hissing cockroaches just need someone to love, and whose corpse they can eat at night.
Frosty: These cockroaches were silent. They probably thought they could pass off budget regular cockroaches as the real deal. Didn't fool me.
LOAF: The zoo's quality standards for stories about cockroaches is very, very low.
Frosty: I hopemy drawing makes it to the wall of fame.
ChrisReid: The water was warm when it worked.
LOAF: Frosty and I learned the secret later on, you have to press the button for five seconds before it works.
Frosty: Our excitement upon learning the technique only made it worse when we discovered it was warm pool water full of chlorine.
ChrisReid: We found a pretty good burrito place down the street from the zoo. I got a giant burrito, but didn't even eat it. I filled up on the chips. I took the burrito back with me, but I'm not sure where it is right now.
LOAF: I... have to call my mom.
LOAF: HEY FROSTY, YOU GOT A LITTLE FACE ON YOUR GIANT BURRITO!
Frosty: You have to understand that there is no graceful way to eat one of those.
ChrisReid: Getting back to LOAF's house after a long day walking.
LOAF: Even though we didn't see any elephants, we made use of the trunk! HAHAHAHAHA! It's that kind of humor that got me voted worlds funniest man, 1930-1931.
Frosty: As you can see, I'm in charge of leaning on things.
ChrisReid: LOAF's mom bought chicken.
LOAF: Nobody wanted to eat it, because we just had American Burritos, but then I was all "What are you guys, chicken?", and so it goes.
ChrisReid: There's LOAF's dog, Wrinkles.
LOAF: Jeez, be nicer to Blonde.
Frosty: Wrinkles has delicious feet.
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