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March 13, 2003 9:34 AM   Subscribe

Monkeys on the loose! Twenty-four Rhesus monkeys from the Tulane University National Primate Research Center escaped on Tuesday, causing chaos and mayhem in Covington, Louisiana. And as amusing as escaped monkeys can be, it's funnier because this isn't the first time. Twenty four other Rhesus monkeys escaped in October 1998 just by poking at the latch for a bit. Call me irrational, but wouldn't you change the gates back then? (I didn't do it, I wasn't there, you can't prove anything!)
posted by Katemonkey (23 comments total)

 
Twelve Monkeys 2: Twenty-Four Monkeys. Coming soon to a theater near you!
posted by oissubke at 9:38 AM on March 13, 2003


Is 24261.net available?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:39 AM on March 13, 2003


er, sort of a guerilla marketing campaign?
posted by th3ph17 at 9:40 AM on March 13, 2003


Jesus Christ! We have to capture them before they make it to their planes equipped with radioactive bombs! Man I knew this Project X shit was a bad idea.

Try to tempt the older one with cigarrettes!!!
posted by Stan Chin at 9:41 AM on March 13, 2003


Let me just say that I heartily approve of the congruence of FPP and username. It reminds me of band name / title congruence a la Talking Heads' "Speaking in Tongues" and Madonna's "Like a Virgin."

OK, now I'll go and read the link.
posted by soyjoy at 9:43 AM on March 13, 2003


Let me just say that I heartily approve of the congruence of FPP and username.

Agreed. This Kate person also has a pretty spanky bio. If she can avoid the Iraqtrap, she'll be okay....
posted by oissubke at 9:50 AM on March 13, 2003


One time, during current events in my English class, way back in 10th grade (that was 7 years ago,) we made up a story about a mental hospital in Kentucky blowing up, and 12 patients escaping.

We updated our current events every day with a story of one of the patients. Our teacher, who made us do current events but never watched the news herself, become more and more frightened as the patients drew closer and closer to Michigan.

This went on for about 2 weeks. Finally, the department head set her straight, and she was rather upset with us.

All this is to say, the monkey story takes the cake.
posted by wondergirl at 9:52 AM on March 13, 2003


With a name like that, you wouldn't happen to be an escaped Rhesus monkey from Tulane University National Primate Research Centre with a razor-sharp sense of humour, impeccable computer literacy (probably from all those university classes), and a bolt-hole in an internet café in the Deep South by any chance???

Just curious.........
posted by Doozer at 10:00 AM on March 13, 2003


The headline from the first link is great: Monkeys Flee Research Center, Keepers Trying to Lure Them With Bananas.

Monkeys do like bananas, it's true. Bananas are so good.
posted by iconomy at 10:12 AM on March 13, 2003


Hmmm... What is the probability of a Rhesus monkey accessing the internet and hitting a progression of keys that turns out to actually be a relevant MeFi post?
posted by prototype_octavius at 10:12 AM on March 13, 2003


Good job, Rhesus monkey.
posted by wondergirl at 10:17 AM on March 13, 2003


"Call me irrational..."

Katemonkey, you're irrational.

["You got your rhesus in my monkey!"

"Oh, yeah? You got your monkey in my rhesus!"]

posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:24 AM on March 13, 2003


With a name like that, you wouldn't happen to be an escaped Rhesus monkey from Tulane University National Primate Research Centre with a razor-sharp sense of humour, impeccable computer literacy (probably from all those university classes), and a bolt-hole in an internet café in the Deep South by any chance???

c'MON, Doozer, that's pretty damn improbable. You know how difficult it can be to find an Internet cafe in the Deep South?
posted by Vidiot at 10:31 AM on March 13, 2003


What is the probability of a Rhesus monkey accessing the internet and hitting a progression of keys that turns out to actually be a relevant MeFi post?

I dunno... if they can avoid posting news stories about Iraq, a few escaped research monkeys might raise the tone a bit around here.
posted by RylandDotNet at 10:49 AM on March 13, 2003


if they can avoid posting news stories about Iraq, a few escaped research monkeys might raise the tone a bit around here.

...or if they can't, that certainly explains a lot.
posted by Vidiot at 11:06 AM on March 13, 2003


Monkeys on the loose in Cajun country? They'll be back or they'll be dinner
posted by ElvisJesus at 11:10 AM on March 13, 2003


I think we all know who is behind this. Hide the Chemical X!
posted by kaibutsu at 2:05 PM on March 13, 2003


Hell, five of those monkeys have already enrolled at LSU. Won't be long before they pledge Sigma Chi.
posted by ColdChef at 2:37 PM on March 13, 2003


Monkeys do like bananas, it's true. Bananas are so good.

But Rhesus monkeys surely prefer chocolate and peanut butter.
posted by kindall at 2:46 PM on March 13, 2003


Shout out to my simian sister, Kate. I think my brothers are headed to New Orleans which is across the lake from Covington. Being locked up with no Internet access, they probably didn't realize that Mardi Gras is over .
posted by monkeyman at 3:28 PM on March 13, 2003


Hell, five of those monkeys have already enrolled at LSU. Won't be long before they pledge Sigma Chi.

Nah. Actually they're already Phi Kaps at Tulane. Of course, they couldn't hack it in the liberal arts program and had to enroll in the business school. Also, I think one of them is responsible for designing this site.
posted by brina at 5:55 PM on March 13, 2003


Escaped monkeys? Ashcroft MUST have something to do with this...
posted by gwong at 7:50 PM on March 13, 2003


Goddamn, I love metafilter.

I meant to bring in and scan the clipping I have from the Hullabaloo about the '98 monkey escape, but, alas, 'twas not to be.

But I think my alma mater could really have a great admissions campaign... "Tulane: We set monkeys loose in Louisiana!"
posted by Katemonkey at 1:07 AM on March 14, 2003


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