Salvage Tarsier

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The Salvage Tarsier

– former Navy TARSIER
– principle cinematographer for underwater segments of “Finding Nemo
– online PADI certification card holder
– active Freediver
– underwater welding specialist


note:  “Jobs small or big; he’ll leave his twig

double note: I’m no possum!!!

12 responses to “Salvage Tarsier

  1. I don’t think that’s a possum. Maybe a kinkajou, a potto, a slow loris, but my guess it’s a tarsier with scuba gear protecting his handmade aboriginal novelty fake turd.

  2. Bunk Strutts: Thanks for the heads up! I’ve been calling it a possum for so long, I never bothered to make sure exactly what it was.
    After great research efforts: … googling animals of the Philippines. I have learned that you are correct: it’s a tarsier.

    I will correct these errors. Thanks!

  3. Well that makes the top 10 for bizarre tourist kitsch. The best I’ve seen lately is a bell that a friend of mine has. The bell has an image of a local Maine lighthouse on it and that’s pretty normal. Perched on the top of it, however, is a very non-normal in Maine armadillo. Kind of like selling commemorative penguins in the Maldives.

    -Turkish Prawn

  4. The Philipines also has “barrel man” and barrel lady. people that are naked except for a barrel hiding their nakees. you pull the barrel down to unmask them.

    I think your creature could also come in handy for stuff under the kid’s beds. He’ll need the gear for their stinky shoe smell!

  5. I changed my mind. It’s definitely a possum, but it’s a characature of a possum, designed by a tarsier.

  6. Thanks for the comments.

    Turkish Prawn: The Philippines military attache in Tokyo gave it to my sister and husband as a gift when they were invited for dinner. My brother in law was the Canadian military attache in Tokyo for 4 years. When my sister moved back to Canada, she asked me if I wanted it.
    It’s been sitting in my bathroom ever since.
    If you read the inscription it says “Philippine Tourism Authority 1973“.
    I guess the gift giving budget was pretty tight that year. hee hee!

    Maybe the armadillo has something to do with John Irving‘s “A Prayer for Owen Meany“. That story has an armadillo and is set in New England, although not Maine.

    sweetiegirlz: I have one of those barrel men: it was in my Christmas stocking when I was 9 years old. I first encountered this amazing object in a store in San Francisco when I was 8. I’m still not sure if it was my mother or my father who ended up getting me a version of it. I don’t care; it is cool … and boxed up in a box somewhere in my brother’s house.

    Bunk Strutts: somehow it isn’t as funny when it’s a tarsier … I think possums are funnier for some reason.
    It’s definitely a tarsier: it speaks Tagalog.

  7. You’re right. Tarsiers are scary.

  8. The possum critter thing does have a rather large erection.
    Just sayin’

  9. Tony: I think that’s his twig, but not sure where his 2 berries are. hee hee!

  10. That’s more than jus a twig, he’s got the whole tree trunk packed in there. Or is it a cucumber he stole from someone’s garden

  11. I’m with Tony on this one. Then again it does look like a bong

  12. razzbufnik– It’s obviously a handmade aboriginal novelty fake turd that nobody can deny. That nobody can deny. That nobody can deny. It’s a handmade aboriginal fake turd, that nobody can deny.

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