Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey among the weirdest

Found this 10 weirdest newly discovered animals link on the NPR site. It seems like the buggers get weirder and weirder as we discover them. The rarest are probably just perceived at first as strange and unusual.

Here's a link to the National Geographic article.

But, if you want to skip to the good stuff, here's the monkey. 'Cause monkeys are all that matter…

Thursday, April 8, 2010

He Looks Like a Monkey, and he Smells Like One, Too!


Happy Birthday King Kong! As Hugh Hart reports on Wired magazine's blog (link below), yesterday, April 7, was the 77th Anniversary of the original King Kong movie's release. Banana cupcakes for everyone!


Friday, April 2, 2010

Hands up! I have a banana!

Here's a funny story spotted on Reuters' "Oddly Enough" blog about a monkey cop in Thailand. Kop khun krap.

Hands up! I have a banana! Kop khun krap

Saturday, February 13, 2010

180 Lb. Gorilla

Why is no one talking about the 180 Lb. gorilla in the room?


Oh, because she ESCAPED???

:D

/Seriously? 180 Lbs.?
//I thought everything was bigger in Texas.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monkey Madness


Monkey Madness in vending machines.

Spike sent me more monkeys. We'll have to invite him to be an author of Millions of Monkeys. Now we know the brand name of the monkey Tim found. I have a couple of these sitting on top of my television, but I keep forgetting to take pictures of them. This is a brilliant collector idea, but I never see them :(

Monday, January 25, 2010

CHIMPCAM!!!



My friend, Spike sent this to me. Monkey's makin' movies! It's Chimpcam, a documentary made by monkeys for monkeys! I still haven't found it on the boob tube, but my DVR will be set.

Spike found it on Gizmodo.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Monkey Bar - NYC

I was lucky enough to attend a cocktail party at the Monkey Bar, which is Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter's latest restaurant venture. The atmosphere in the bar and dining room is overall very soothing and exquisite. Some say the mood reminds them of being on a luxurious ocean liner. Perhaps this effect was enhanced by the fact that the bar staff wore very ship-worthy uniforms as they poured our libations. In addition to the dark wood and warm lighting, there are delightful monkey-themed murals and fixtures all around the bar room, which I was able to snap a few photos of to share with you! On display in the dining room is a large mural featuring various stars from old Hollywood and modern literature (Fred Astaire, Dorothy Parker, Zelda & F. Scott Fitzgerald, etc.) painted by Ed Sorel. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find the name of the artist who painted the monkey murals, but I am very curious to know. Until a later post, here are the pictures:









Smart as a monkey


My wife is a smart ass monkey.

My wife got this t-shirt a while back because at a quick glance she thought it said, "smart ass monkey."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Don't feed the monkeys


Do monkeys like ice cream?

My cousin sent me this image. It comes from oddlyspecific.com - a humor site which features…well, oddly specific signage. Very amusing.

Fire good, chimp smart


Curious George can conceive fire.
Why wouldn't any chimp?

I always amazes me how people are surprised when they figure out how well an animal can grasp an intangible concept let alone something tangible, albeit hot, like fire.

A Senegal chimp has demonstrated a dance to indicate fire to his fellow chimps. That this is put into words on a science website is no surprise, but that this is put into words as if it's a surprise is insulting. Chimps unite.

I guess I'd be surprised if we found an arsonist chimp.

Read the story.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Gorilla on SpongeBob


This gorilla face close up is now my phone wallpaper.

What fun!? Never saw this episode of SpongeBob SquarePants until the other day. Was pleased to see the gorilla suit. Monkeys are everywhere!


Sponge Bob as Fay Wray.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monkey by rocket… to Mars


Monkeys are braver than humans.

This monkey is not the one going, but Russia may be planning to send a monkey to Mars. They'll first test how well they do for long periods in a space suit with a robot cleaning up after them. Monkeys and robots to Mars first! Maybe NASA will send a human.

Read more about it.

Monkey by Rocket… and hot chick too


Sketch by Rik Rocket.

A friend posted this sketch on Facebook today. You may not notice at first that there's a monkey in this drawing. Keep looking. Get a better look.

©1999-2010 Rik Rocket.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit CreativeCommons.org or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Flying Monkeys aren't just for Oz anymore


Label from Flying Monkey Patisserie in Philadelphia.

A friend recently posted pictures from his birthday on Facebook. They included cupcakes from Flying Monkey Patisserie and this very cool label and logo.

Their website is very well-designed. I hope to try something from there if I'm ever in Philly!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Karate Mon-kid

An amusing blurb of a story about a couple of monkeys who jumped their trainer.

Paint your own fence, sensai.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Strange unidentified monkey


I found this strange, unidentified monkey buried in my phone pictures. Wish I had more to say about it. It obviously has some function I forgot about. Diaper storage? Who knows?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nothing funny here


There's nothing funny about this monkey with cheese.

This cute little fella showed up in a Fark thread discussion. There seems to be a lot of love for monkeys there.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Monkey place settings


Monkey plates


Monkey bag, place mats, bowls, cups


It seems monkeys are making it into all kinds of merchandise. The bag is super-cute. Not so sure I love the art on the plates, bowls and cups, though. It's slightly awkward, but maybe that's intentional.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monkeys recognize pals

Why shouldn't they? Monkeys would recognize pictures of their pals just the same as you would.

Yahoo science type story about it here.

Monkey see, monkey recognize!