The SA Forum Goons come from varied and interesting backgrounds, from professional chefs to doctors, fast food jockeys to lawyers, and software quality assurance testers to artists. However, one particular goon stands out from the rest. "Bigpeeler" has had the pleasure of working behind the scenes of one of the most bizarre places of employment ever, the Public Zoo. He's been kind enough to share some of surreal stories he's either witnessed, or been told by his senior keepers. For today’s Goldmine, we're blazing on with, "Marlin Perkin's Door And The Frozen Cobra" and "Blood, Guts & Tuberculosis."

Marlin Perkins was the Director of the Zoo back in the 50's through the 70's. He was a very kind and benevolent old man. When he was filming his television show, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, he would always treat the natives with respect. This one time he helped out this African village by sending them a bunch of basic medical needs. They were so thankful that they gave him this huge teakwood door from their temple, or something, I'm not sure. But it was a big frigging door. And Perkins LOVED it.

Dr.Perkins accepted the door and brought it back with him to the Zoo.

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