The Karate Chimp
April 27, 2001 7:54 PM   Subscribe

The Karate Chimp I can't think of a caption for this, maybe you can.
posted by davewiner (25 comments total)
"Poor Bobo's rage couldn't be contained when he found out that a rival chimp's black belt pursuit was getting more attention than his own efforts."
posted by anildash at 8:24 PM on April 27, 2001

"When you can snatch the banana from my hand, grasshopper, then you will be ready."
posted by kindall at 9:51 PM on April 27, 2001

er... oh, forget it.
posted by holloway at 10:05 PM on April 27, 2001

"If that moron doesn't stop yelling at me, I swear the next spinning kick will be for him".
posted by otravers at 2:42 AM on April 28, 2001

"Sweep the legs, Jo Jo! Sweep the legs!"
posted by dfowler at 5:49 AM on April 28, 2001

...and here for the first time we see previously unreleased footage of what was on that stolen George W. Bush debate prep tape that was mysteriously sent to the Gore campaign...."
posted by briank at 5:54 AM on April 28, 2001

Matrix 2 Footage?
posted by Bezuhin at 6:24 AM on April 28, 2001

"Clueless, obnoxious direct link to an mpeg that woke up my whole house in the middle of the night"?

posted by rodii at 8:19 AM on April 28, 2001

Argh! Direct links to mpegs, I would click but then my system would freeze up. Can't someone just take a few screenshots?

And I'm taking a wild guess here, but :
"What style do you reprs-ant?" "I represent the Monkey Style, of the Wu-Tang school of martial arts" Not very funny, but there's an 'in'-joke in there for me. So, eat me.
posted by tiaka at 9:07 AM on April 28, 2001

Sweet...only 10,000 more and my karate fighting monkey army shall be complete...

posted by deathonion at 12:05 PM on April 28, 2001


That what status bars are for:

I hear this complaint about direct linking over and over, but I don't understand it.
posted by john at 1:53 PM on April 28, 2001

You look at the status bar before every link?

I hear this complaint over and over too, and can't figure out why people don't learn the courtesy to warn people.
posted by rodii at 1:58 PM on April 28, 2001

Heh heh. I put that link there just to torture rodii. Nice to see that it worked!
posted by davewiner at 2:32 PM on April 28, 2001

posted by rodii at 3:25 PM on April 28, 2001

You look at the status bar before every link?

Ummm, yeah. Sorry, man just a habit.
posted by john at 5:04 PM on April 28, 2001

Well, good for you. Really. I should too. But a user, especially a dumb one like me, shouldn't *have* to do that. Especially when there's sound involved, a warning would be nice.

I remember sitting in the reference room of the library here, a vast echoey space where you can hear every pre-exam whimper of desperation, and some poor schmoe clicked on some pr0n. Suddenly "AAAH! OH GAWD!!! FUCK ME HAHDAH!!!" comes blasting out and hundreds of people turn to see the poor schmoe frantically clicking, trying to get it to stop, shut off, close, whatever. I wouldn't have been surprised to see him beating on the box with a hammer if he'd had one.

That's why a warning is nice, and people here routinely give one. Thanks to everyone who does.
posted by rodii at 7:25 PM on April 28, 2001

I see your point. Funny story too.
posted by john at 7:31 PM on April 28, 2001

I'd have to go with John on this one - I always look at what the link is to before I click on it... especially when I have no idea what it's supposed to take me to.
posted by swank6 at 8:45 PM on April 28, 2001

The cool thing is you never know what you'll learn when you post a MPEG of a chimp doing karate.

I'm one of those guys who always looks before he clicks. I hate sites that start playing music because I'm usually listening to music when I'm working. How annoying that they play music. I'm not kidding.

I am also annoyed endlessly by people who do Javascript hacks to put cute phrases like "Love ya baby" in the space where the URL belongs. I rarely go back to those sites. The authors should get over themselves and stop breaking the Web.

End of rant.
posted by davewiner at 11:10 PM on April 28, 2001

Poor chimp.
posted by lagado at 5:20 AM on April 29, 2001

While we're on the subject, for those who like to look before they click, here's a Windows proxy utility - Naviscope - that shows what's happening *after* you click. I've been running it for years and couldn't live without it.

Among other "acceleration" features, it also blocks ads. Spend a while configuring it and you'll have a small monitor that only appears when page elements are being downloaded.

Anyway, enough raving... In my opinion, it's definitely not for the casual user, but an excellent tool for those who want to monitor (or selectively delete) each and every HTTP connection.

And here's the best part... It's free.
posted by shinybeast at 12:14 PM on April 29, 2001

Naviscope...sounds cool. It also sounds like the name of the next SUV.
posted by john at 1:18 PM on April 29, 2001

I'm sorry, but we have no bananas today. . .
posted by SentientAI at 8:10 AM on April 30, 2001

Naviscope...sounds ... like the name of the next SUV.

Yes, it's from Linkin'.
posted by kindall at 10:53 AM on April 30, 2001

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