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May 25, 2010 2:42 PM   Subscribe

Who needs 12 Monkeys or 26 Monkeys? MeFite A.G. Pasquella's new book is all about one monkey, with a question: Why Not A Spider Monkey Jesus? The independently-published book has a nifty cross-platform approach and features a killer cover by Michael Kupperman (Kupperman, previously). [via mefi projects]
posted by sixswitch (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
obligatory witkin photo (the one NiN plagiarized)
posted by idiopath at 2:45 PM on May 25, 2010


I don't have time at the moment to read all the links, but I do want to pop in quickly and state that Kupperman's Twitter page is one of the funniest things on the interwebs. Talented guy.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 2:54 PM on May 25, 2010


I'm not so sure NIN plagerized that video. After all, they used an actual monkey.
posted by hippybear at 3:02 PM on May 25, 2010


Grrr. photo. plagarized that photo.
posted by hippybear at 3:03 PM on May 25, 2010


Kupperman's Twitter page is one of the funniest things on the interwebs. Talented guy.

Funnily enough, I met Kupperman through his Twitter page! I sent him a message and it turns out that he had seen something I did for issue 1 of Wholphin: I got paid to write absurdist subtitles for the Turkish version of The Jeffersons. Still the best job I've ever had! Kupperman thought my subtitles were funny so he agreed to do the cover of "Why Not A Spider Monkey Jesus?" He's a really nice guy and a total pro to work with. Anyone needing an illustration job should look him up!
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 3:08 PM on May 25, 2010


recreating a photo to that degree is still plagiarism (iirc witkin took nin to court and won)
posted by idiopath at 3:15 PM on May 25, 2010


Congrats, Fuzzy Monster. I raise a tasty bevereen in your honour. A boozy blended one. In fact, boozy blended bevereens for all!!
posted by Go Banana at 3:20 PM on May 25, 2010




In order to work in the Google search engine you've got to be a very fast typist.

If this is anyone but the Simpson's writers, he is stealing my bit!
posted by DU at 4:36 PM on May 25, 2010


Fuzzy Monster's a great guy, Spider Monkey is a fantastic read, and you should all buy a copy! Incidentally, my wife had a hand in coming up with the title as a big group of us piled into some cabs on the way to see Battlefield Earth on opening night. It's a long story.

> I raise a tasty bevereen in your honour. A boozy blended one. In fact, boozy blended bevereens for all!!

Ah, If only they served those at the library....*

* Staff Only, of course
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:56 PM on May 25, 2010


Aw shucks, Card Cheat! *blushes*
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 5:37 PM on May 25, 2010


> Fuzzy Monster's a great guy.

i concur! i'm lacking in the "spending money" department at the moment, but i intend to get a copy of this.

congratulations!
posted by gursky at 7:10 PM on May 25, 2010


Thanks gursky!

I'm having a Toronto Book Launch and all you Mefites are invited!

Come Celebrate The Launch of A.G. Pasquella's Book "Why Not A Spider Monkey Jesus?"
Thursday, June 17, 2010

7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Ben Wicks Pub
424 Parliment Street

Hope to see you there!
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 2:12 PM on May 26, 2010


Er, that's "424 Parliament Street." Me Write Good, No?
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 2:15 PM on May 26, 2010


I just came in to point out the podcast version of the 26 monkeys story, which is one of my favorites.
posted by NoraReed at 3:05 PM on May 26, 2010


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