Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Operation Bring Wild Boars Home

Here's what each part of the cartoon symbolizes:
  • Wild boars (12 small ones and one larger one): the stranded boys and their soccer coach.
  • White elephant: Narongsak Osottanakorn, the leader of the command center in charge of the rescue mission.
  • White horse: all the heroes who have been involved in the mission.
  • White seals: the Thai navy SEALs who have been leading the rescue efforts.
  • Frogs: the cave divers who have been helping.
  • Blue lion: rescuers from Britain and Belgium.
  • Kangaroo: rescuers from Australia.
  • Panda: rescuers from China.
  • Crane: rescuers from Japan.
  • Moose: rescuers from Sweden.
  • Tiger: rescuers from Myanmar.
  • Brown elephant: rescuers from Laos.
  • Eagle: rescuers from the US.
  • Iron Man mask: Elon Musk, who has been tweeting his support for the rescue effort.
  • Swallows: climbers from Thailand.
  • Dog: a K9 unit at the scene.
  • Dragon: the team drilling into the cave and pumping water out.
  • Birds facing all the animals at the end of the cave: journalists covering the rescue mission.
  • Black crow among the birds: people criticizing the mission.
Aruni Aunhawarakorn and Jantima Manasviyoungkul, the sisters behind Sisidea, said they thought of creating the graphic when they heard the soccer team was missing, but they didn't put pen to paper until reports of the first successful rescue on Sunday.


DrGoat said...

So where's the eagle? I watched an hour long show on 20/20 (I think) last night about the rescue mission. It was obvious they started making that show as soon as the boys got lost. Must have spent millions putting that show together and then putting it on the day after all the boys were rescued. I guess that what we are good at. Exploitation homed to a fine art. I'm sure we had people there helping in the rescue, but I didn't hear much about them.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Maybe trump squashed any help that could have been sent. He still forgets Purto Rico.