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A chimpanzee plays Ms. Pac Man (WMV, some Japanese)
posted by Blazecock Pileon (29 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Double. Sort of.
posted by sklero at 11:52 PM on September 25, 2007


This one has more footage.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:55 PM on September 25, 2007


Have we learned NOTHING from the previous thread?

You're talking about apes, but the tag says "Monkey".

You're talking about apes, but the tag says "Monkey".

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT APES, BUT THE TAG SAYS "MONKEY."

posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:02 AM on September 26, 2007 [3 favorites]


Fine!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:03 AM on September 26, 2007


Better. I feel bad for aping Greg Nog's joke like that, though.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:04 AM on September 26, 2007


What's the big deal ? I'm much better at Ms. Pacman than any damned monkey...
posted by dawdle at 12:13 AM on September 26, 2007


This needs a monkey tag.
posted by stavrogin at 12:32 AM on September 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


That's nothing. You should see the custom content she's created for The Simians.
posted by Abiezer at 12:42 AM on September 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


It would be a far more credible experiment if the chimp was wearing a dress and lipstick and smoking a cigar while it played Ms Pacman.
posted by rhymer at 1:10 AM on September 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wouldn't chimps like pinball better?
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 2:20 AM on September 26, 2007


That chimp SUCKS at ms pacman. I could wallop him or her at it. Even without the american lady constantly telling me how to play.
posted by damehex at 3:57 AM on September 26, 2007


To pick a nit... no, wait, it's probably not a nit... that's a bonobo, not a chimp. I say "not a nit" because this astonishing video let's us know just what a bright Person that bonobo really is. Pac-man sequence is almost at the end of the twenty minutes, but don't skip ahead. It comes after the use of language, the writing, and generally being cool.
posted by mrettig at 5:08 AM on September 26, 2007


Oh damn. I didn't follow the link in sklero's first comment before I posted. Guess that makes mine a triple?
posted by mrettig at 5:09 AM on September 26, 2007


This is exactly the way Planet of the Apes got started.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:13 AM on September 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


i thought bush was at the united nations
posted by baker dave at 5:29 AM on September 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


First they started hunting with spears and living in caves.
Now they're playing pac-man.
Soon they will come after our women.
posted by The White Hat at 5:47 AM on September 26, 2007


Good thing they didn't park him in front of a Donkey Kong machine. The ensuing carnage would be epic.
posted by davelog at 5:50 AM on September 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


DON'T TALK SHIT ALL YOUR LIFE KARL! PLAY A RECORD!
posted by jimmythefish at 6:01 AM on September 26, 2007


it's a bonobo
posted by jmgorman at 6:24 AM on September 26, 2007


it's a bonobo

Right, you are. It *IS* a bonobo. The black face gives it away.
posted by chuckdarwin at 6:34 AM on September 26, 2007


The black face gives it away.

Now even the damn dirty apes are racist! What is this world coming to?
posted by Pollomacho at 6:48 AM on September 26, 2007


Bill O'Reilly should play video games with the monkey, so he can find out amazing stuff out about it, like that it's not a monkey but actually a bonobo, which is monkey-talk for "hairy chimp".
posted by Mister_A at 7:04 AM on September 26, 2007


I meant horny chimp.
posted by Mister_A at 7:08 AM on September 26, 2007


@Blazecock Pileon: A chimpanzee plays Ms. Pac Man (WMV, some Japanese)

Why the hell was Dubya playing Pac-Man? Wasn't he supposed to be delivering a UN speech?
posted by WCityMike at 7:43 AM on September 26, 2007


Wow... is there anything the Japanese won't do?
posted by gandledorf at 10:31 AM on September 26, 2007


KOKO WANT AGAIN QUARTER
posted by Tacodog at 12:09 PM on September 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


This is horrible experimentation on animals. It’s bad enough with the intial strain of the virus, but giving apes the metagenic phase of the pac-man fever is inhuman.
posted by Smedleyman at 5:31 PM on September 26, 2007


You're talking about apes, but the tag says "Monkey"

Tags are natural-language words that help people find stuff. The fact that apes and monkeys are so often confused is a case for choosing "monkey" as a tag.

This is why synonyms, easily confused terms, and misspellings often appear on homepages (sometimes by the hundreds) at the top or bottom of the page.

A tag's primary function is not to be accurate. It's to help people find stuff based on the way they think (for better or worse).
posted by Rykey at 8:29 PM on September 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Nah, I fucked up this time. Usually I know the difference.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:24 PM on September 26, 2007


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