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Why are Zebras so UNDERrated? Or are people just not interested in them?

For decades I've been watching nature and wildlife programmes and I can't remember ever seeing a single thing about zebras...when I was a kiddie, long ago, this was not the case.

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by Anonymousreply 62Last Tuesday at 12:45 PM


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by Anonymousreply 108/11/2015

Calling George Jefferson!

by Anonymousreply 208/11/2015

They make lovely rugs.

by Anonymousreply 308/11/2015

They are gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 408/11/2015

The ones at the Vienna Zoo are very friendly, but they like to chew the buttons on your coat.

by Anonymousreply 508/11/2015

I always wondered why people didn't ride them like horses...I guess many kids do...and people always answered, because they have weak backs.

by Anonymousreply 608/11/2015

They're not as bad ass as Cape Buffalo, but I did watch a nature program once where a zebra kicked a lioness in the face and totally dislocated her jaw. Ouch!

by Anonymousreply 708/11/2015

You can't ride a fucking zebra. They can't be domesticated. Nothing native to that part of Africa can.

by Anonymousreply 808/11/2015

Zebras have an unpredictable nature, are difficult to tame, antisocial and difficult to catch. So they couldn't be used as beast of burden like horses, camels....

by Anonymousreply 908/11/2015

Zebra lives matter!

by Anonymousreply 1008/11/2015

You're right OP. You used to see animal documentaries about all sorts of animals. Now it's just great white sharks or big cats. Predators won.

by Anonymousreply 1108/11/2015

I LOVE you OP. Open up the DL to this kind of intriguing investigative quirk I say!!

Makes a pleasant change from Lee Pace thread #zillionth or Tom Hardy variations on a theme.

by Anonymousreply 1208/11/2015

What does the divine Mr Attenborough (David) have to say on the matter then?

by Anonymousreply 1308/11/2015

Zebra drawn carriages were all the rage in 19c New York.

by Anonymousreply 1408/11/2015

For you zebra fans - you can have your picture taken with one in Tijuana.

by Anonymousreply 1508/11/2015

Years ago I remember reading a statistic about Zebras ( of all animals) causing the most zoo keeper injuries. I was surprised by that but I guess it comes down to their unpredictability.

by Anonymousreply 1608/11/2015

They love to kick.

by Anonymousreply 1708/11/2015

May I hunt a zebra?

by Anonymousreply 1808/11/2015

The answer is just not black or white.

by Anonymousreply 1908/12/2015

They are gorgeous, I love their loooong eyelashes.

by Anonymousreply 2008/12/2015

[quote]What does the divine Mr Attenborough (David) have to say on the matter then?

He never says ANYTHING about them. That's my point.

Maybe they're just too boring for a wildlife special if all they do is kick. But I'm not sure I believe that.

by Anonymousreply 2108/12/2015

Bumping Zebras.

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by Anonymousreply 2206/25/2016

There's a Nova episode called The Great Zebra Exodus I think. It's recent so it's in HD. Zebras are awesome. It's like if there was such a thing as a polka-dotted monkey species but we called it something completely different. Plokdottles maybe.

by Anonymousreply 2306/25/2016

Yes, they got all the attention back then, OP, and that is why the interest needs to move, because Zebras are considered privileged animals. The less fortunate animals need to be in the spotlight now. They days of Zebra privilege are over.

by Anonymousreply 2406/25/2016

[quote] unpredictable nature, are difficult to tame, antisocial and difficult to catch.

Zebras are muscle queens?

by Anonymousreply 2506/25/2016

OP, there was a Q&A at the National Geographic site years ago and someone asked why there are no documentaries on zebras. I recall the reason given was these animals don't like being in front of cameras and will not sign waivers to appear on film.

by Anonymousreply 2606/25/2016

They CAN be trained. It just tales patience and love.

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by Anonymousreply 2706/25/2016

For starters every zebra I've known has been a real jackass.

by Anonymousreply 2806/25/2016

Gay zebras prefer to be called "zeh-bras" and will not respond to "zee-bra."

by Anonymousreply 2906/25/2016

We have animals that have been domesticated for hundreds if not thousands of years and yet people still keep attempting to capture animals that have no history of domestication and keep them as pets. Why?

by Anonymousreply 3006/25/2016

I've always loved Zebras. They are one of my favorite animals.

by Anonymousreply 3106/25/2016

When I was in college I used to do live sex shows with animals to pay my way through. We tried many times to get a zebra to mount me but it just never worked out.

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by Anonymousreply 3306/25/2016

Fav show: Growing up Zebra.

by Anonymousreply 3406/25/2016

Zebras are racists jackasses that need to make up their damn mind!

by Anonymousreply 3506/25/2016

Zebras as gay horses

by Anonymousreply 3606/25/2016

We're neither underrated nor overrated. We're rated just about right.

by Anonymousreply 3706/25/2016

They make great gum.

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by Anonymousreply 3806/26/2016

[quote]yet people still keep attempting to capture animals that have no history of domestication and keep them as pets. Why?

Because if we didn't, we never would have any domesticated animals at all.

by Anonymousreply 3906/26/2016

Thank you, R23 - it's now online. Hurray!

[bold]ALERT: No am NOT the 2015 bumper, I'm the OP of this thread.[/bold]

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by Anonymousreply 40Last Tuesday at 4:06 AM

I've always been a fan of ze bras.

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by Anonymousreply 41Last Tuesday at 4:26 AM

They prefer to be dressed with the pronoun "Ze/Zir".

by Anonymousreply 42Last Tuesday at 4:29 AM

Oh, I'd fuck a zebra.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Tuesday at 4:52 AM

Because those fuckers love to confuse us. Are they black with white stripes, or white with black stripes?

Fuck you, confusing zebras!

by Anonymousreply 44Last Tuesday at 5:00 AM

Best regards Marty,

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by Anonymousreply 45Last Tuesday at 5:35 AM

Their particular stripes make it challenging to know if they are cute or not. Their ambivalent and generic personalities don't add to any cuteness. As humans, we are easily amused by the super powerful lions/tigers, the super cute koalas, the odd giraffes, and wild crocodiles. But, zebras - eh.

I like them, so do not call me a Zebra hater.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Tuesday at 5:38 AM

Refreshing thread ,OP & posters, thx!

by Anonymousreply 47Last Tuesday at 6:45 AM

Impressive, OP. You waited 5 years for a reply to your thread.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Tuesday at 7:00 AM

Thanks for sticking up for zebras! Here are some fun facts:

A group of Zebras is called “A Dazzle” (They so gay!!!)

They are black, with white stripes (not the other way around)

Researchers aren’t sure why they have stripes. But because each individual’s stripes are unique, their stripes may also have a social purpose, helping zebras to recognize one other.

When under threat, zebras form a semi-circle facing the attacker. If one of the group is wounded or injured, other zebras will circle around and attempt to drive off the attacker.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Tuesday at 7:17 AM

It’s simple, really. People just found far more fascinating creatures to pay attention to.

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by Anonymousreply 50Last Tuesday at 7:39 AM

[quote]Impressive, OP. You waited 5 years for a reply to your thread.

I replied plenty at the time. I am NOT one of those who starts a thread and then races off.

In fact, I was going to start another thread about zebras and then thought hang on I started one years ago, so I got on the phone to Muriel, called the 800 number (that only a select few GOLDEN MEMBERS have) and she found it for me, bless her. Then I saw the documentary someone had recommended all those years ago is now on YT, so I linked it.

Are we clear?

by Anonymousreply 51Last Tuesday at 7:57 AM

Zebras are SO 2015.

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by Anonymousreply 52Last Tuesday at 7:58 AM

I'm dating a hot Australian and I love that they pronoun it 'zebra' as in Debra as opposed to ZEEEEEEbra.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Tuesday at 8:06 AM

One has to admire the fact that the British name their street crossings after them, it’s not like there’s a panther crossing or sloth crossing.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Tuesday at 8:08 AM

We English say ZEBra, as well.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Tuesday at 8:09 AM

The most famous zebra crossing in the world

There's never a day when it's not surrounded by tourists.

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by Anonymousreply 56Last Tuesday at 8:10 AM

I'll try again.

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by Anonymousreply 57Last Tuesday at 8:12 AM

[quote]We English say ZEBra, as well.

In Spanish too, though, Thebra if in the motherland.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Tuesday at 8:27 AM

Germans say ZEBra too, in case you were interested. It’s “das Zebra” because ze/zir is gender neutral.

by Anonymousreply 59Last Tuesday at 11:05 AM

One of the most famous zebras in the world!!! People should ask her if she's okay though.

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by Anonymousreply 60Last Tuesday at 11:12 AM

But is she white on the inside and black on the outside, or is she black on the inside and white on the outside?

We're rawther confused here.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Tuesday at 12:43 PM

Shut the fuck up, fascists R60 & R61. You're not funny.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Tuesday at 12:45 PM
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