Parisian Attack Monkeys
October 15, 2000 3:18 PM   Subscribe

Parisian Attack Monkeys used by thugs in place of guns. What would Charlton Heston say?
posted by stbalbach (12 comments total)
For those who grew up with Monkey, this comes as no surprise ;)
posted by holgate at 3:49 PM on October 15, 2000

"you damned, dirty apes"?
(i like to state the obvious)
posted by pnevares at 3:51 PM on October 15, 2000

"Shit! Monkeys! Thank God for the right to bare arms!"
Followed by a loud "bang" and the sound of monkeys screaming.
posted by davidgentle at 3:56 PM on October 15, 2000

I wouldn't put this past French kids. When I visited France with my friends last year, on two seperate occasions we were approached by groups of French teenagers who attempted to goad us into fights. After a few minutes, they'd pick up on our accents and taunt even more. When it came down to it though, both groups chickened out when they found out we were actually willing to defend ourselves instead of running away from the big bad grenouilles.In the first incedent, we were talking in front of a restraunt on the Champs Elysees and a group of kids simply interupped our conversation in order to taunt us. The second time, we were strolling down a street at night when a group of 13 year olds decieded to sneak up beind us and pursue a conflict.Dem's crazy Europeans. (although I wouldn't put worse past American kids)
posted by tomorama at 4:50 PM on October 15, 2000

Shouldn't that be the Chimps-Elysées?

(I'll get my coat.)
posted by holgate at 4:57 PM on October 15, 2000

I can see it now. Gap Monkeys. Then Old Navy Monkeys. Europe's always a couple months ahead of our fashion...
posted by gramcracker at 5:56 PM on October 15, 2000

Holgate,That Link to "Monkey Magic" is just evil. I can't believe I ever watched that show. Some people just have too much time on their hands. About the only thing worthwhile from the page is the drinking game.

posted by jay at 7:49 PM on October 15, 2000

"I've never taken orders from a chimp-toting Frog, and I'm damn well not gonna start now!"
posted by Optamystic at 12:17 AM on October 16, 2000

Monkey! the TV series is fantastic. It was quite a hit here in Australia. They still repeat it from time to time. You are missing out on a lot there, jay.

For those who haven't heard of it, it's a japanese version of a Chinese folk story classic called Monkey : A Journey to the West.

Every Chinese kid grows up on the story about a monk's journey to India to obtain buddhist scriptures for the Emperor of China, accompanied by his three animal spirit companions, and the adventures that ensue. It was written down in the 16th century by Wu Cheng'en and it's really a funny book even to a modern non-chinese reader.

The TV series is actually very close in spirit to the book, especially in conveying the sense of humour and satire.

posted by lagado at 4:45 AM on October 16, 2000

doh! misread jay's post...must...sleep.
posted by lagado at 4:49 AM on October 16, 2000

I have two words for you: Mojo Jojo.
posted by highindustrial at 1:27 PM on October 16, 2000

Sock Monkey is evil, too. In fact, SOCK MONKEY BIT MY EYE!!

Stuffed Sock Monkeys Recalled by Restoration Hardware
posted by amanda at 1:57 PM on October 16, 2000

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