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  • In high school, (Mead Sr. High, just a couple miles north of Spokane, Washington proper) we students adopted these imaginary mythical creatures as a panacea (A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all.) for anything we didn't want to take blame for.

    We imagined them to be so cute when they first hatched from their gloriously colored, ethereal eggs, but as they grew, they would become more, and more unruly. They were responsible for inadvertently setting homework afire, ruining relationships by defecating in friends Christmas pies, biting, and thereby irritating teachers,and any other figures of authority, and generally making a nuisance of themselves in public. They had to eventually be kept on a leash, prompting most of their owners to refer to them as "Dildo draggin' s." ( I don't know what's wrong with me today, my dildo's draggin'.)

    I gave my Dragon the name; 'Baba Rum Raisin'*, after the pseudo-advice columnist in National Lampoon and Playboy Magazine during the late sixties and early seventies.

    No matter how inappropriately I acted, I had my dragon to blame.

    They didn't live very long past puberty...I guess all good things end too soon, but as I grow older, and I show less and less concern for what others think of me, take less care of myself, and generally express gas whenever I feel the need, completely regardless of my surroundings and present company, I could do with a new dragon as a pet.

    I'll keep my eyes open for one of those beautiful opalescent eggs...

    *Back in the 70s, the National Lampoon ran two fictional columns that alternated monthly. One was by an oversexed, materialistic maharishi named Baba Rum Raisin. The other was by a gruff New York City cab driver named Bernie.- source:

    - Many of Baba's quotes were featured in Playboy publications, and that is where I learned of him.
    (I only read it for the articles)

    A "Baba Rum Raisin" can be found on facebook today, and the image here is the avatar associated with that account presently. (I actually found two separate accounts under the name)

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