Sunday, August 24, 2008

Monkey Mondays: Noisy Love Duet

As seen on Fark:

"The male and female became star attractions at Bristol Zoo when they arrived as part of a breeding programme, and were described as the "all-singing Kings of the Swingers". They had the run of the outdoor area complete with playground equipment and trees to swing on, and were even allowed to roam the space at night. "

Here is a link to the Gibbon love call and one for the London Telegraph article.

My thoughts:
1. If I could make a woman howl like that I'd never have to work another day in my life and 2. "all-singing King of the Swingers" is one hell of a better nome de plume than "Babysitter of the Damned"

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monket Mondays Gets An Ape Drape

Make it like that famous country singer
Or that guy I saw last night on Jerry Springer
Clean me up but let me keep my edge,
In the day I like to keep it dignified
But at night you know I got another side
And I don't give a damn,
Cause I am what I am
Even if it's really really bad.

Hitler bad, Vandals good...
I've given up the Ape Drape but I still want to be a cowboy...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Monkey Mondays: Space Monkey

Monday, August 04, 2008

Monkey Mondays Goes to The Olympics

"In the worlds before Monkey, primal chaos reigned. Heaven sought order. But the phoenix can fly only when its feathers are grown. The four worlds formed again and yet again, as endless aeons wheeled and passed. Time and the pure essences of Heaven, the moisture of the Earth, the powers of the Sun and the Moon all worked upon a certain rock, old as creation. And it became magically fertile. That first egg was named "Thought". Tathagata Buddha, the Father Buddha, said, "With our thoughts, we make the World". Elemental forces caused the egg to hatch. From it then came a stone monkey. The nature of Monkey was irrepressible!"

From a Chinese folk tale to a campy 1970s Japanese television show. Now the legend of Monkey has been transformed into....

an advertisement for BBC Olympic coverage.