In ‘Donkey Basketball’ News …

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After covering the zoo-prison connection just recently, the folks at The Onion have put together a spoof news story highlighting how absolutely ridiculous (and—dare I say—lowbrow) “donkey basketball” is.

2-Year-Old Donkey Called Up To Pro Donkey Basketball League
It’s worth noting the newscasters’ description of Nubbins, who drops in weight and perceived value as he stops performing for the crowd: He ends up “tethered to a trailer out back” and dumped at a roadside petting zoo. Surely, high school and community fundraisers could come up with more compassionate and less absolutely weird sporting events than these. I mean, we’ve established that people often play basketball without donkeys, right?–SeanPosted by Sean Conner, Laboratory Investigations Special Projects Coordinator

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