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Published:June 12th, 2011 11:41 EST
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Shrek The Sheep Dies! New Zealand In Mourning! Church Memorial To Be Held!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Museums are vying to display the remains of New Zealand`s most famous sheep, Shrek, and a church memorial in his honour has been postponed to accommodate global media interest, reports said Friday.

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The merino became a celebrity in 2004, when he was found in a mountain cave six years after wandering off from his flock. He was sporting a massive fleece that made him appear three times his normal size.

The fleece was sheared for charity and weighed in at 27 kilograms (60 pounds), around six times the wool normally gathered from the average merino."

AFP

Andy Warhol`s famous maxim that in the future everybody would be famous for fifteen minutes applies to animals as well. Shrek the sheep certainly enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame before he went to the big pasture in the sky.

Shrek achieved international fame for sporting a massive fleece that made him appear as huge as Oprah Winfrey and the Jolly Green Giant. Shrek reminds me of celebs like Paris Hilton and Sarah Palin who achieve fame for dubious reasons.

Obama should dispatch Joe Biden to attend Shrek`s memorial; let`s just hope that the doofus doesn`t unintentionally say something insulting to the memory of Shrek.

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