All things are joyful to a monkey
December 31, 2006 12:21 AM   Subscribe

In other news: hi monkey weighs in on the chocolate debate.
posted by homunculus at 12:30 AM on December 31, 2006

Someone observed, "They say the men of Chu are nothing but monkeys that have been washed and had hats put on them. It seems that is indeed the case"
Xiang Yu came to hear of this comment, and had the speaker boiled alive.

--Sima Qian, Records of the Grand Historian, ca. 100 BCE
posted by Abiezer at 1:17 AM on December 31, 2006 [3 favorites]

The post was worth it just for eliciting that quote. But I approve of the hats as well.
posted by languagehat at 5:20 AM on December 31, 2006

Abiezer, I too salute your erudition.

And I also wish the original monkey had a beret. That would be great in many ways, even those unrelated to the phrase "cheese-eating surrender monkey".
posted by imperium at 5:30 AM on December 31, 2006

The chocolate stuff was fascinating. The monkeys... not so much.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:33 AM on December 31, 2006

The monkeys... not so much.

*flings poo*

Are you kidding? You must not have bothered to look very far. It's a wonderful site, filled with neat info, games and links, and with a perfect light comic tone throughout. It's absolutely marvelous for kids. Next time someone asks me what to let their 8-year-old browse, I'm sending them to Mr. Monkey.

Thanks, homunculus, this is great stuff.
posted by mediareport at 7:55 AM on December 31, 2006

This deserves the Wii.
posted by Joey Michaels at 9:22 AM on December 31, 2006

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