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The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...

by tye  (Monk)
on May 05, 2005 at 15:56 UTC ( #454408=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...

kangaroo
[bar] 18/3%
wallaroo
[bar] 5/1%
wallaby
[bar] 30/6%
pademelon
[bar] 6/1%
quokka
[bar] 15/3%
potoroo
[bar] 12/2%
bettong
[bar] 4/1%
quoll
[bar] 9/2%
dunnart
[bar] 2/0%
numbat
[bar] 12/2%
thylacine
[bar] 19/4%
Tasmanian devil
[bar] 80/15%
Tasmanian tiger
[bar] 28/5%
glider
[bar] 26/5%
possum
[bar] 20/4%
opossum
[bar] 9/2%
cuscus
[bar] 11/2%
bandicoot
[bar] 39/7%
koala
[bar] 88/17%
wombat
[bar] 93/18%
526 total votes
Comment on The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by Nevtlathiel (Friar) on May 05, 2005 at 16:15 UTC
    Pumpkin!
    ----------
    My cow-orkers were talking in punctuation the other day. What disturbed me most was that I understood it.
      If fruit are allowed, why not a bactrian camel? I think another camel would provide a sense of continuity - twice the humps, but with the same noble spirit. Additionally, the humps could be read as representative of the new and old languages, which I hear are both to be available in the interpreter for the sake of backward compatibility. Marsupials are nice, but not traditionally employed as pack animals.
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by rinceWind (Monsignor) on May 05, 2005 at 16:42 UTC
    I guess it needs to be marsupial to reflect Damian's input :).

    --
    I'm Not Just Another Perl Hacker

Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by ambrus (Abbot) on May 05, 2005 at 19:22 UTC

    Koala. I don't really see the connection with perl6, but a koala is so cute.

Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by kutsu (Priest) on May 05, 2005 at 19:54 UTC

    "It burns us!"...next poll should be for the strongest, most fierous animal or somesuch. So I voted for the Thylacin Cynocephalus, cause it has Tiger in it's name (though it looks like a dog) and dogs are cute, right? ;).

    "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

      Drat, I missed the duplication. Someone in the CB seemed to want more cuteness and a poll.

      If you want a poll full of fierceness and violence, then you should probably just invest the effort and write one. I'm sure you can construct one around an exhaustive list of martial arts, for example. :)

      - tye        

Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by jeffa (Chancellor) on May 05, 2005 at 20:43 UTC

    I had to go with the koala, but when it comes to cutest marsupial gnawing on your leg, the Tasmanian devil wins ... flawless victory.

    jeffa

    L-LL-L--L-LL-L--L-LL-L--
    -R--R-RR-R--R-RR-R--R-RR
    B--B--B--B--B--B--B--B--
    H---H---H---H---H---H---
    (the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
    
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by poqui (Deacon) on May 05, 2005 at 21:03 UTC
    At first I said "WTF is a 'quoll'?!"
    So I went searching and decided that was the one to be the mascot, because a lower case q looks like a backwards p.
      because a lower case q looks like a backwards p.

      So now all I can think of is Homestar Runner trying to pronouce "Perl"... Maybe Coach Z even...

      "Puoll....puwoll....puroll..."

      :-P


      Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by eibwen (Friar) on May 05, 2005 at 23:55 UTC

    For those requiring a refresher course on their marsupialia (like myself), America Zoo has fairly detailed descriptions with pictures.

    As to the cutest, I offer the Potoroo.

    However, given the context of Perl6, perhaps the Tasmanian Devil is more apt, as my affinity for Perl5 has not yet been swayed by the Perl6 Synopses. Afterall, I imagine I'll have to transition to Perl6 at some point, which may be comparable to having my leg gnawed off (particularly with regard to white space prescriptions, ?? ::, et all).

Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by gube (Parson) on May 06, 2005 at 02:34 UTC

    I like only koala to assign for perl6. It's koala too cute :).

    A koala bear is probably one of the most docile and cuddly animals on earth.

    Its easy to understand why so many people love koala bears. A koala is so timid and trusting, unlike any other animal I can think of.

      "timid and trusting" - Ha! Very territorial, and quite viscious in defending their 'turf' - whatever they define that to be. For example: this report, quoting an article from the Brisbane Courier Mail. Not to mention the whole urinating on a politician thing. I guess they have taste, at least.

      And this is quite aside from the matter that they are related to the well-known descendents of the arboreal pouncer, thylacoleo (misleadingly known as the Marsupial Lion), which still cause problems in forrested areas (cf articles by B.Felsche re "nocturna horribillus").

      -Reality might not get out of Beta today. (O.Timas, "Bot")
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by rdm (Hermit) on May 06, 2005 at 03:04 UTC
    Uhh...I'm only an dabbler, but IIRC the Tasmanian Tiger is a Thylacinus Cynocephalus ... let's check ... yep!

    Quoting my wife (who is much more knowledgeable...): "Tasmanian tigers, or thylacines are probably no longer with us. ... There are some cryptozoologists who still seek it, and I wish them well in their search and admire their dedication."

    -Reality might not get out of Beta today. (O.Timas, "Bot")
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by DrHyde (Prior) on May 06, 2005 at 11:00 UTC
    Why no drop bears?
      Because they are dangerous. As this documentary shows.

      --
      tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
      And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
      - Chick McGee

      Don't forget the difficulty posed in differentiating the n.horribillis and the phascolarctos cinereus, which are, at first glance, morphologically similar, and that most classical texts still have not separated them.

      -R.

      -Reality might not get out of Beta today. (O.Timas, "Bot")
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on May 06, 2005 at 12:51 UTC
    I had to vote for 'wombat'. For one thing, the name is silly but in that 'name is almost familiar because of a different but similarly named object' sort of way, like 'diphthong'. For another, I remember that for one season, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again had a parody of adventure serials called "Curse of the Flying Wombat". My friends and I have so many running jokes because of that series that my vote wasn't really a choice.

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

      Wombat would be a bad idea. It would confuse VMS and PDP hackers.
        And that's another reason to do it!

        --
        tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
        And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
        - Chick McGee

Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by Miguel (Friar) on May 06, 2005 at 19:01 UTC
    If it is going to be a marsupial let it be Marsupilami :-D
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon) on May 07, 2005 at 22:38 UTC

    For a cute marsupial that can chomp your leg off, I suggest the koaladile, which, curiously, already has a strong Perl connection (more than half of google hits for "koaladile" also mention Perl). I blame Schwern for proposing a new perl-qa slogan: "Koaladile is for Kwalitee" (Kah-wah-lah-dile is for Kah-wal-i-tee).

Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by Ben Win Lue (Friar) on May 08, 2005 at 06:08 UTC
    Ok, maybe the cutest marsupial is a koala.
    But the wombat gets my vote, because:
    - it is sturdy
    - it digs
    - it is no good for golf courses
    - it can be domesticated
    - it bites
    - it doesn't need to traverse trees
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by holli (Monsignor) on May 08, 2005 at 07:36 UTC
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by Anonymous Monk on May 09, 2005 at 04:30 UTC
    I think Perl6's mascot should be the Snipe ... you know, because a lot of people don't think it exist and it is kind-of-a joke.
      As a sort of joke of the Evolution Theory : why not Ornithorynchus anatinus then?
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by perlsen (Chaplain) on May 09, 2005 at 09:35 UTC
    The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
    i would suggest koala
    because of its fine legs, eyes, ears, and hairs and its activities.
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by Mago (Parson) on May 09, 2005 at 11:57 UTC
    Wombat !

    1. What is a wombat?
    2. What is a marsupial?
    3. What are the three types of wombat?
    4. What is the wombat's lifestyle?
    5. What about breeding?


    1. What is a wombat?

    The wombat is a cute-looking furry creature which is native to Australia. To be more specific, wombats are a family of species of the marsupial order, and there are actually three species within the wombat family. The wombat digs burrows, is mainly nocturnal, and mainly eats grasses.

    Wombats do not appear clever or agile (for instance they prefer to barge through any obstacle rather than figure out a way round it) and this has made them an object of derision in Australia where "you wombat" is an accusation of clumsiness or stupidity. In fact, however, although they are extremely stubborn, wombats have proportionally the largest brain of all the marsupials and in captivity are easily house-trained and recognise their pet name when it is spoken.

    A wombat is *not* a bat for hitting woms with.


    2. What is a marsupial?

    Marsupials are an order of species under the class mammalia (mammals) found only in Australia. They are similar to most other mammals in that they are warm-blooded, generally furry and give birth to live young rather than laying eggs. However they are different to other mammals in that their young are not carried to full term in the womb, but are born at an early stage of development, and crawl into the mother's pouch where they live until they are sufficiently developed to experience the outside world. In this stage of their lives they are known as "Joeys".

    Koalas, wallabies and kangaroos are also marsupials.


    3. What are the three types of wombat?

    The Common Wombat is the most numerous and widespread. It is the largest type (an adult weighing typically 30kg, as much as a labrador dog, and with a body up to a metre long) and is found in the temperate coastal regions of eastern Australia.

    The Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat prefers a more arid climate and is found in parts of southern and western Australia. In the daytime it hides in extensive underground warrens. In terms of sharing burrows it is more social than the common wombat.

    The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat now exists only in one small enclave in Queensland and is on the brink of extinction (there are less than 100 known individuals left) due to competition from grazing animals imported from Europe. However, since 1982 cattle were excluded from their known area so it is possible that their numbers may now have a chance to rise again with luck and good breeding conditions.


    4. What is the wombat's lifestyle?

    Eating, burrowing and playing are the major occupations. Wombats are herbivorous, and will eat grass if nothing better turns up. They have very strong jaws, used to grip and tear food, and their teeth grow throughout life.

    Wombats dig burrows for shelter from the heat of the day as well as from predators (though there are few animals large enough to take on the mass of a wombat). Their front legs are immensely strong and have short, flat claws ideal for digging; the back legs are used at the same time to clear away earth and rubble resulting in very fast digging (and a muddy face for any wombat who happens to be standing just behind them when this is going on).

    Wombat burrows typically vary between 5-25m long. Individual wombats seem to prefer to occupy a burrow alone, but will sometimes share and may change home several times in one night. Adult wombats are aggressively territorial (not so cute after all!) and having scent-marked their territory, will defend it first with displays of aggression including growling, and if this fails by attacking the trespasser.

    Due to their powerful legs, wombats can run extremely fast (40km/hr) but due to their mass are not very good at stopping if something gets in the way.


    5. What about breeding?

    Wombats seem to enjoy this as much as anyone. They mature sexually at 2 years old (which means that it takes at least 4 years for the population to rise significantly after a bad year) and can expect to live at least 5 years in the wild (in captivity, ages up to 20 have been recorded).

    The main breeding season for wombats is around April to June, according to climate. The baby wombat is born within a few weeks, and crawls into it's mother's pouch where it remains for up to 10 months, though it will start to emerge for short periods inside the burrow from 7-8 months old. Milk is available in the pouch and wombats are unique in that the pouch opens away from the mother's head, rather than toward it as in all other marsupials. This is because of wombats' burrowing habits - if the pouch opened towards the head it'd fill up with earth when the mother was digging! The young wombat will stay with the mother for a further year after leaving the pouch, after setting off into the wide world to find its own territory. The mother finally gets some peace as the young wombat heads off into the sunset in search of its fortune.


    Mago
    mago@rio.pm.org


      Marsupials are an order of species under the class mammalia (mammals) found only in Australia.

      Not quite. The (O)Possum is indegenous to North America -- and my parent's back porch.

      --DrWhy

      "If God had meant for us to think for ourselves he would have given us brains. Oh, wait..."

        The Possum is a nocturnal and omnivorous marsupial. It is widely distributed in its native Australia and has been released into New Zealand.

        Opossums are the only North American marsupials.


        Mago
        mago@rio.pm.org


Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by calin (Deacon) on May 09, 2005 at 17:39 UTC

    I really miss CowboyNeal.

    Another popular choice: I don't live down under. I've never seen a marsupial in my entire life, you insensitive clod!

    With limited choice, I'd vote for the Tasmanian Tiger, 'coz releasing Perl6 looks like an enterprise comparable in scope with the ressurection of the tiger from broken DNA pieces :)

    And, to conclude, how about a Beowulf cluster of all of the above? Throw a grizzly bear in the mix, just for fun!

Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by BioGeek (Hermit) on May 09, 2005 at 23:07 UTC
    I personally googled for images of all these beasts, and most are small mouse- or rat-like ground dwellers (with the obvious exception of the kangaroos). But only one animal was truly cute, the numbat!

    Check out the picture, it has six distinctive white stripes, could it be any more appropriate?
      seconded.


      holli, /regexed monk/
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by Smaug (Pilgrim) on May 10, 2005 at 08:26 UTC
    Q: What game do you play with a wombat?






    A: Wom

    That terrible joke alone should secure it's rightful place as the mascot.
    UPDATE: http://www.giftlog.com/images/rs_wombat.gif
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by mlh2003 (Scribe) on May 10, 2005 at 13:34 UTC
    I voted quokka - the word looks like a piece of obfuscated perl code, and they are cute :)
    _______
    Code is untested unless explicitly stated
    mlh2003
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by Paulster2 (Priest) on May 10, 2005 at 15:12 UTC

    Go to my home node pic. Now there's the perl 6.0 mascot!

    Paulster2


    You're so sly, but so am I. - Quote from the movie Manhunter.
      Dude, that is really creepy.

      Makes me think of a favorite quote:

      "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." -- Robert Heinlein

      -------------------------------------
      Nothing is too wonderful to be true
      -- Michael Faraday

        Heinlein usually does get it right!! And you're right, it is creepy. Don't know how long I will keep it on there as I don't like seeing it when I go to my home node!

        Paulster2


        You're so sly, but so am I. - Quote from the movie Manhunter.
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by punch_card_don (Curate) on May 10, 2005 at 18:26 UTC
    If it has to be an Aussie creature, I'd vote for the native beach Sheila.

    Forget that fear of gravity,
    Get a little savagery in your life.

Too late! The book's design is done
by rduke15 (Sexton) on May 11, 2005 at 23:04 UTC
      That's the funniest thing I've seen on perlmonks
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by gwhite (Friar) on May 12, 2005 at 15:52 UTC

    I believe Jackalopes are marsupial. Well at least they stand on their hind legs.

    g_White
      Alas, no. Jackalopes are rodentia, and are most closely related to the wolpertinger of Bavaria, although the wolpertinger is winged, whereas the Jackalope is not.

      As an aside to the decidedly cryptozoological bent I have been demonstrating, the Jackalope and the wolpertinger both have some basis in fact, as hares and rabbits can develop viral bone tumors in their skulls, which manifest as apparent horns! Just goes to show, non?

      -Reality might not get out of Beta today. (O.Timas, "Bot")
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by belg4mit (Prior) on May 15, 2005 at 11:59 UTC
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by vili (Monk) on May 17, 2005 at 00:21 UTC
    Granted I've never seen any of these marsupials, which is why I may be unable to judge how cute they'd be.  But how about a two hump Camel... It is traditional, and obviously an improved version, because of the second hump.
      Hey, why is sheep missing from the list?
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by dimar (Curate) on May 20, 2005 at 09:38 UTC

    Capybara is missing too.

    =oQDlNWYsBHI5JXZ2VGIulGIlJXYgQkUPxEIlhGdgY2bgMXZ5VGIlhGV
      Nothing cuter than a giant rat :)
Re: The cutest Perl6 marsupial mascot would be...
by robot_tourist (Hermit) on May 23, 2005 at 14:48 UTC

    I voted possum, purely because of Dame Edna!

    How can you feel when you're made of steel? I am made of steel. I am the Robot Tourist.
    Robot Tourist, by Ten Benson

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