Leslee watched some guy on Newbury Street yesterday show off his iguana to some young ladies - some of whom decided to give it a feel.
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This guy is peacocking hard.
"This guy is peacocking hard."
All urban owners of exotic animals do. They troll for attention. That's why they take them out in public (and on the T)and parade them around. Oldest trick in the book. The iguana looks supremely unimpressed by it all, however.
One of those gay iguanas I keep hearing about.
Couldn't agree with you more. There is no real concern for the animal, it's nothing more than a prop designed to bring the owner the attention he never got from Mummy or Daddy.
I'm not too familiar with iguanas, but unless their native habitat is the shopping district of a city, this poor guy should be in some dessert somewhere and not parading around on some douchebag's shoulders trying to impress 16 yr old girls from Wellesley. Just one man's opinion.
The iguana swears he thought they were 18.
I've never heard of an iguana pie.
By that logic, the only allowed pets in cities should be squirrels, mice, and pigeons.
The iguana looks supremely unimpressed by it all, however.
Contemptuous of it all is more like it, imo.
I've seen this guy riding around the city on his bike with the iguana on his shoulder. Cool.
Bicycle or motorcycle?
I'd rather there were guys seeking attention with unusual pets than with all the ear-splitting illegally loud sport motorcycles that get driven around Back Bay every summer evening.
Variation of the cute puppy routine.
And a dude [or chick] walking around in public with an iguana or snake is the equivalent of a dude [or chick] driving a flashy sports car, SUV, Hummer. It's all about 'hey, look at me!'
You can't compare the two. hummers are cool, iguanas aint.
Looks like it works.
Are you that dumb? They're taking photos of the iguana, moron.
Thanks for sticking up for the ladies, but the iguana doesn't ask to be taken out and paraded around.
This is like that guy who wears a pink fur vest and the girls come up and touch it.
It's not that their dumb, but women are just attracted to douchebags.
you might want to make sure you insult women by using the correct word.
There is a big difference between their and they're.
It's not that their dumb
Of course not.
Because they aren't attracted to you?
Perhaps it is the other way around, no?
Not that I'd harm, let alone barbeque that iguana, mind you (nor do I wish I was in Tijuana...)
I guess it works. I saw this dude on the commons yesterday. My girlfriend was fascinated and wanted to hold the iguana. She thought it was cute. Anyway I prodded her to keep walking, knowing that this tool was just looking for attention. The guy had this awkward grin obviously loving the attention of everyone pointing at him and his rodent. It would be pretty funny if he was showing it off to people and it just took off.
everyone pointing at him and his rodent
That's not going to end well with a hungry iguana around :-(
Where's 'the commons'?
Right next to the Public Gardens.
Aren't they the same thing? ;~p
but it's just an iguana in your pocket.
is Iggy. Something unusual.