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Sep 03 2012

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: The Cisco Kid and Pancho

(via Advanced Aquarist)

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  1. 1
    'Tis Himself

    PZ,

    Patricia, Nerd, and a few other folks like you and me are the only ones old enough to know who the Cisco Kid and Pancho were.

  2. 2
    themadkansan

    To wit:

    War – The Cisco Kid

  3. 3
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    Patricia, Nerd, and a few other folks like you and me are the only ones old enough to know who the Cisco Kid and Pancho were.

    Damn. I remember.

    But I am an historian, so ancient history is acceptable, right?

    Right?

    Impressive jowls on that vertebrate.

  4. 4
    chigau (違う)

    I remember the Cisco Kid.
    Cisscoooo.

  5. 5
    AlanMac

    “‘ey, Poncho!”
    “‘ey, Ceesco!”

  6. 6
    lcaution

    Sigh. Me too. Reruns on late night TV – before the hours between midnight and 6am were gobbled up by infomercials.

  7. 7
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    I have a vague recollection of this show, but remember the Lone Ranger and Rocky Jones Space Ranger from that period.

    Southwestern Michigan only had a couple of stations (CBS and NBC) in those days, and rabbit ears limited the distance (the Lansing stations were fuzzy for example, without a tall higher than the roof antenna).

  8. 8
    Akira MacKenzie

    @AlanMac

    “Let’s ride swim!”

  9. 9
    grumpy1942

    Having been born in 1942, I have memories of a day when the principle source of culture for the home was Radio. The Cisco Kid was a regular feature.

  10. 10
    jamesfrancesco

    These two guys have one of the coolest relationships you can see in an aquarium.

    The goby builds the nest, the shrimp protects them.

    Also, the pistol shrimp has the awesome ability of cavitating water to create a “gun”.

  11. 11
    Crissa

    And in a fish tank, these guys aren’t friends with anyone else in the tank – one can’t fit the other in its mouth and the other’s claws can’t fit around the other.

    Perfectly matched bullies can’t bully each other. So they work together instead.

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