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Views expressed by Sleep Talkin' Man rarely reflect the opinions of waking Adam.
Especially the desire to exterminate all vegetarians (but he does hate lentils.)

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Feb 11 2010

“No, I want to swim with the giant gajumba. Hold on to their shell... The ones with the spiky faces, you idiot! They’re fun.”

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Karen's note: Anyone who can figure out what a gajumba is gets some home-cooked aubergine lasagna.

Last night, before we went to sleep, Adam was doing his impression of Maggot Mayhem-- rolling up in the duvet and wriggling around-- and he fell out of bed! So, caution folks: don't try this stuff at home.

73 comments:

  1. It sounds like a tortoise of sorts...

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  2. how about 1 of those mario tortoises? some of them have spiky faces (i think) also, some1 on youtube is called gajumba if tthat helps

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  3. Only reference I can find for it a Youtube Name and there is this:
    Samira were unanimously appointed to the supreme head or the Center for women. women. She assumes all responsibilities and offers its aid at construction. It takes all responsibilities and sacrifices her assistance during construction. Gajumba are originating from a another village and tomorrow its appointment will learn just like the Gajumba comes from another village tomorrow and will know her appointment ash the third governing board paragraph Doghetta Mohamed. Mohamed Doghetta third board member

    Was in a Dutch PDF document. Here

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  4. snapping turtle? But you can keep the aubergine lasagna if it's even close to right...I hate eggplant!

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  5. Meiolania is a recently (2,000 year ago) extinct 8.2 foot long tortoise with a spiked face and thorny tail. Though it was a land tortoise it lived on several islands (as well as on Austrailia) so perhaps it could've swam when need be. -with help from Wiki.

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  6. This blog never ceases to amaze me ! I do not know what a gajumba is but it still made me laugh!!! And I have a new Idea for Dinner!!!! Kevin will eat Eggplant! but hates Lentils and he also talks in his sleep but nothing that makes sense. The only think I can tell is Kevin swears in his sleep!!! His Favorite word is fuck with Shit a close second..... Please keep posting this makes my day !!!!!!

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  7. 5 little maggots wiggling on the bed,
    1 fell off and bumped his head,
    Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said,
    'No more maggots wiggling on the bed!'

    hehehe

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  8. I know in South Africa they use the word Gajumba to refer to a big river crab. It's about 30cm in diameter and are quite difficult to catch as they are relatively aggressive (as one would expect if someone was trying to catch you). In rural areas if you catch one the "natives" (for lack of a better word) all start yelling "Gajumba" repeatedly. Sounds like Adam has high ambitions for catching one (and is maybe planning a trip to South Africa?)

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  9. Given the talk about the spiky shell, it could be a sleepy slip of the tongue reference to Goombas, a squat little bugger from the Super Mario videogames. The spiky shell jobby would probably be a Spiny.

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  10. it sounds like something that the aussies say for barge arse

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  11. In looking for Meiolania (I couldn't remember its name) I came across Gamera: the monstrous, bipedal, tusked (spiked face?) turtle that could fly and breathe plasma fireballs in the Godzilla movies. Adam MUST have been dreaming about Gamera- the name even looks (sounds?) similar to Gajumba. Does (did) Adam have a thing for the Godzilla flicks?

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  12. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4MUf6T4VzPw/SYWnFTKbe7I/AAAAAAAAGCI/yJuTFbuC3NM/s320/super-mario-blue-shell-papercraft.jpg

    Quite possibly?

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  13. Ok, I'm really amazed that people are actually finding references to gajumba, and it might actually be something aquatic. Kim, your comment is especially compelling. Adam (conscious Adam, that is) was sure he had NEVER HEARD THE WORD BEFORE. And yet, from what he said, it did seem to be an aquatic creature he was talking about. Weird!

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  14. i am slightly freaked out. i have never heard of such a creature before maybe i am tapping into sir richard attenbrough's subconscious?

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  15. I think he might have meant the Kachuga turtle? :)

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  16. Nah, probably more likely to be David Attenborough. He hangs out with the gajumbas while Dicky swans off with all the luvvies!

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  17. Well, as long as he didn't mean Gajimba, everything is well ;)

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gajimba

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  18. My first thought was of the turtles from the Mario Brother's game, too. I see on a previous night he referred to the Doozers, weren't those characters from Fraggle Rock? Was Adam reliving some 1980's happiness in his dreams?

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  19. I immediately thought of Fraggle Rock too with the Doozers! They were so cute!
    Don't freak out Adam, I am sure whomever's subconscious you are invading won't mind at all! lol
    Just keep posting for all the random nonsense that makes us smile! - Sweet Dreams,
    Sherri

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  20. This reminds me of the big turtle in one of the Legends of Zelda game for N64. LOL!! Hilarious!!

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  21. With his logic, it might very well be a narwhal... :p

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  22. picture of one: http://www.felixcam.com/snapping_turtle.jpg

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  23. honestly, i think it's the south african river crab.

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  24. Could David Attenborough be trying to find a worthy animal lover to whom he can pass the torch to? Zebras, donkeys, gajumbas, it's all making sense now...

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  25. The Great Giant Gajumba is a large spiked land mollusk that is generally native to the icy tundras of Siberia. However, they are highly adaptable can thrive in climates as far south as Indonesia if need be. The ancient cave dwellers back before 2000 BC used these gentle giants as a means of long-distance trnasportation, although as far as transportation goes, the Great Giant Gajumba only travels about .6 kph. The spikes on the shells of the males are used as defense, and to attract females during mating season, during which time the males will squirt a thick green substance from each spike that vaguely smells of primrose.

    They went extinct when the Mongolians invaded the entire Eastern coast of Asia and used their spiked shells as temporary housing.

    I'll take that lasagna to go, please.

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  26. When I Googled it, all I got were SleepTalkin'Man sites and articles in some language I couldn't recognize...

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  27. Wanted to let you two know how incredibly CUTE you are! Rolling about the douvet? Please send one of what you have by FedEx, ASAP. I'll be waiting for his arrival! :-D

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  28. BohemianTonks gets the story telling award of the day!!!! LOL - well done!

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  29. Goombas from Super Mario Brothers aren't turtles and they don't have a shell. They're giant, walking shiitake mushrooms.

    The Koopa Troopas are the turtles, but not spiked.

    Lakitu is the flying cloud creature (maybe a turtle, it was a common theme in the game) that rains Spinies down upon the player in certain levels. Lakitu himself doesn't have spikes, but the Spinies the throws do, and they have shells.

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  30. VYDER, I'm not sure if I should be impressed or frightened.

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  31. maybe "gajumga" is like "thingamabob", "cajungee", "whatchamacallit", etc.

    I play the maggot game with my kids except we call it "I'm a little caterpillar munch munch munch"

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  32. LOL .. reading the great comments is almost as much fun as reading the sleeptalk! Thanks!

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  33. I googled gajumga and it sent me back to this site. I was throughly amused.

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  34. i LOVED bohemian tonks story... best i could find was: Kajumba Transfers is a preferred provider of airport transfers (airport shuttle) ~~ might not rate an eggplant anything though :(

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  35. I think the gajumga is related to the deedoo. =D

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  36. Oh no! Not the giant gajumba! :-o

    Wait. What?

    :-P

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  37. I'm assuming he means one of those spiky lobsters. Which would totally be fun to ride, if they were big enough : )

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  38. You're notes are actually really annoying!!!! how sad.......................................

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  39. That's not very nice. :(

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  40. I'm thinking Mario Brothers too, and can you post the recipie for the lasagna somewhere in the comments? It sounds great!

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  41. To the mean Anonymous: Correct grammar is "your note" not you're. You're is a contraction meant to stand for the words you and are. Please, insult people correctly, if you must insult them at all.

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  42. My vote is for Gamera. I grew up watching Godzilla and Gamera. My favorite was when the jets would come on and gamera would fly. Can you imagine trying to hold onto a flying jet propelled turtle. Now that would be a trick.

    Love the blog. Please keep up the great work. It brings a smile and chuckle every time I read.

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  43. Giant Gajumba's, Deedoos, Doozers, superstar donkey jockeys and gee, what could be next???

    I will be sure to check back tomorrow to find out...

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  44. I'm going to toss one in for a nautilus, or maybe even the Kraken. In the Clash of the Titans preview, he did look pretty spiny. :-)

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  45. http://www.faniq.com/profile.php?id=6991465 is all the internet pulled up for me. some sports fan site that's been inactive.

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  46. Love the notes. You've stated before (in you are notes ;-) that you can influence Adam by touching him, typing, etc.: How about different music, movies, television etc.? If Adam hits a dry spell you could always play Shawn of the Dead, Sesame Street, Beethoven (composer or movie) or Cop Rock (remember that?) in the background to try to get a reaction.

    Poor Adam, he is like this new toy we all want to play with!

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  47. "Gajumba" is a Nigerian name like "James" or "Robert".

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  48. i don't whats GAJUMBA !!
    what is it, man ?????
    piranha?..buaya?..baboy?..iro?..o sigbin?
    hahah...kidding!!!!!!!!
    maybe it's a giant turtle, or a... something like a ...turtle !

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  49. Giant Gajumbas!! holy mackerel andy.

    I agree, lasagna to go for Bohemian Tonks! Awesome.

    This blog is such fun and I love all the comments - you all make my day! And imagining Adam rolling off the bed wrapped in the covers wriggling like a maggot...

    I love this blog. :)

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  50. I whirlaround in musical airspace hummingly, ina swimmingly way connectively with the giants...thats Lady Gaga of the time in her super crazy spiky treasure troves - - - collaborating with Cindy Lauper on a special project-drive with a message;

    ...and then jumba wumba or was that chumbawamba tubthumping right on in with " i get knocked down --- but i get back up again --- YOUR NEVER GOING TO KEEP ME DOWN "

    ...so sleepy Adam would believe...but, it never fails, as the day ends...it's back on down to ZzzzzZZZzzzZZzzzzZzps...and another fantastic gifted quote emerges...fresh and raw...to be revelled with =<>

    as these guys 'n gals are FuNning with sleepless-Adam-in-London who's up with the let's groove2 nite, hsngin' on for one more idiotic great day of fun, before he retires to a seattle sleeper for another tomorrow.

    spun as in...

    “No, I want to swim with the giant gajumba. Hold on to their shell... The ones with the spiky faces, you idiot! They’re fun.”

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  51. Karen, on the twitter, Follow - pages...not all of Adams quote are listed in succession...can you tweet on the others also...it'd be a shame not to have other musings a missing? ... :{ mayhem madness, plop, fizz :} oh what a relief it would be ...2 have 'em all =)

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  52. Maybe it is an anagram for "A Jam Bug". Coz swimming with bugs made out of jam is a relatively normal activity.

    Presumably, if they have spikey faces, it would be blackberry jam.

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  53. Ahhh, yes, I see that someone already mentioned Gamera. I believe that Adam was dreaming of Gamera, the giant tusked turtle that is the ultimate guardian of the universe (as seen in numerous Japanese kaiju movies). Which is quite understandable; I dream of swimming with Gamera (and Godzilla, as well) frequently.

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  54. mmmm...eggplant lasagna...mmmm. I'm so sad that Costco stopped stocking the eggplant parmesan, but eggplant lasagna sounds WONNNNDERRRRFULLLL!!!!

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  55. I just think this is amazing and one of the funniest things I have read! I've started posting Adams musings as my Facebook status, hope you don' mind, Karen?

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  56. what about my idea for the mario tortoise?

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  57. Poor Adam, he is like this new toy we all want to play with!
    Thank-you VonMalcolm for an extra laugh today, very good!!
    ....and thank-you Erica for putting the 'mean anonymous' person in their place.
    From me to the 'mean anonymous' person - you're sad...................(spelt correctly too, learn from it!!)

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  58. Sounds like he is talking about the Turtles in Nintendo's Super Mario Bros.

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  59. I vote for turtle on nintendo

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  60. thats the the thing i said (im second guy to comment)

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  61. its totally the super mario spikey monester you must beat at the end of the ships to advance levels!

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  62. totally Mario

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  63. It sounds close to a Mario character called a Goomba. So, its probably a crossbreed of a Goomba and a Troopa. Maybe.

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  64. he may have said Kajumba. it's a big jungle cat.

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  65. a gajumba made me think of a HUGE turtle with little spikes on its face. it's dark dark green.

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  66. if "gajumba" is actually "Gom jabbar" it would refer to the poisioned needle used by the reverent mothers in the book "Dune" by frank herbert

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  67. Sounds like a super mario character or something?

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  68. It's just a mumbo jumbo or worlds it like all you ve seen and remember on the day mooshes into one things...always happens to me in my dreams and i dream with weird animal things an ppl with mustaches and they are scary sometimes and got names. I guess it probably comes with the habit of naming everything I own.

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  69. I think it's a Narwal

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  70. I would think a gajumba would be akin to a snapping turtle. It's got a big shell to hold onto, and somewhat of a spiky face...

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  71. a gajumba is a turtle with a spiked face..

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  72. I found this on the urban dictionary:

    An animal of turtle likeness and has a spiked face, like a turtle it swims in water and may possibly live on land as well. The spikes are a defense mechanism that is used to ward off any prey that may try to make them into a snack or a light meal. Mating of such a creature is rare, there may not be many left in the world but that is fine for they live for a very long time and mating only happens maybe once every 5 years. Sighting of such a creature is completely unheard of by a human being, since these creatures are smart and stay away from those who wish to observe them, and because they don't exist in the real world.

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