The Story of a Giraffe, a Lion and a Steve

A giraffe and a lion were hanging out one day drinking beers while the writer was anthropomorphising his protagonists.

The giraffe turned to the lion and said “Hey Lion, d’you know Steve?”Β 

Which Steve? Lion replied.

You know, Steve. That really mellow, cool guy. Lives by the river. He’s always picking strawberries and collecting firewood by the river. Said the Giraffe.

Nah…I know no such Steve. I know a Steve that lives by the river who’s always screaming and running away leaving piles of strawberries by the fire. Said the Lion.

The Moral of the StoryΒ 

We experience the world as a reflection of who we are. So who do you want to be. A lion or a giraffe?

Sorry. The role of the writer has already been taken.

Liberally pilfered from Louis CK’s unfinished joke about a giraffe and a lion. Inspired by Danny Brown.

Dino Dogan

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  • BruceSallan

    Hmmmm, good post Tiger. I still don’t get it?

    • dino_dogan

      Back at ya Tiger πŸ™‚ @BruceSallan It’s just a little story about the world being a reflection of who we are. For you see, said the storyteller who didnt get his point across (lol), They both knew the same Steve, but giraffe and the lion experienced Steve in different ways because giraffe and lion move through this world in different ways.

      Hows that?

      Btw…I just switched my comment system to Livefyre (instead of Disqus). Wahdaya think? Did you receive Eugene’s comment via email?

      • ramykhuffash

        Why did you switch from Disqus? Anything you were not happy with? This is my very first time on this website by the way (linked off your comment on the SPI), very strange post! Not what I expected at all! hahahah

        • dino_dogan

          No special reason…just testing to see how it works. So far so good πŸ™‚ @ramykhuffash

  • EugeneFarber

    I don’t know which way to go with this one Dino. In terms of character, seems like the Giraffe is the happier of the two. But if I’m in a jungle, I think I’d rather be the Lion :).

    Oh wait…the don’t live in a jungle do they? Would be pretty sweet to be the king of the jungle and not even live in it.

    I choose Lion!

    • dino_dogan

      @EugeneFarber In psychology, we call it the illusion of choice. Like when people think they have a choice of who they vote for. Democrats or republicans. It’s a classic mistake my friend. I gave you the appearance of choice. And you choose what was presented.

      Why not go with the third option? Why not be Steve? Or someone who’s not in the story at all? #JstSayin πŸ™‚

      • EugeneFarber

        @dino_dogan I sure as hell don’t want to be a dude picking berries down by the river with lions roaming around πŸ™‚

        Someone not in the story at all sounds best :).

        I see you’ve gone to LiveFyre

        • dino_dogan

          yup..I switched 3 days ago. So far so good πŸ™‚ @EugeneFarber

      • SiddharthKhare

        @dino_dogan That something to think about!!! nice…………

  • janetcallaway

    Me, I choose me. “I wanna be me . . .”

    • dino_dogan

      hehe…good choice πŸ™‚ @janetcallaway

  • krisolin

    Ok, it looks like my guest post is not going to be that weird after all…

    • dino_dogan

      hehe…nah, your post fits perfectly with the rest of the weirdness lol

  • DanCristo

    I thought this was something about Apple, Steve Jobs and the Lion OS. #ExpectationFail

    • dino_dogan

      :-p @DanCristo

  • AmmarFaruki

    That’s true – “What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”

    btw I thoughts there must be something about Steve Jobs, from the title per se.

  • AmmarFaruki

    That’s true – “What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”

    btw I thoughts there must be something about Steve Jobs, from the title per se πŸ™‚

    • dino_dogan

      You too, huh? πŸ™‚ @AmmarFaruki I liberally pilfered this parable from Louis CK’s (the comedian) unfinished joke and Im pretty sure he used the name Steve in his joke as well.

      The joke is way older than Jobs’ passing, but it’s a funny coincidence none the less.

      I knew some might see it as an article about Jobs (if looking at the title only) but I felt no need to change it…figured I’d stay loyal to the original sentiment on this one πŸ™‚

      • SiddharthKhare

        Dear dino could you please send me an invite to join tiberr?

  • marty giraffe

    nice tale ! giraffes are cool motorcycling giraffes are super cool check out the adventures of marty the motorcycling giraffes,

  • Stephan Rengstorf

    You are completely without a moral, because you stolen my picture!

    • Dino Dogan

      Hi Stephen,

      If anyone stole your picture it’s google. If I knew who actually took this pic I’d gladly give the credit.

      • Stephan Rengstorf

        Oh thanks for the reply! I took the picture. But I think, you are a good boy. So use it πŸ™‚

        • Dino Dogan