Mini Monkees
October 13, 2008 7:34 PM   Subscribe

I need more mini monkeys in my life.
posted by Ms. Saint at 7:39 PM on October 13, 2008

Ooh, the mini Peter Tork is my favourite!

posted by Sys Rq at 7:39 PM on October 13, 2008

I expected a bunch of children singing "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" in Portuguese.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 7:46 PM on October 13, 2008 [2 favorites]

I heard a mini-Charles-Manson tried out for these videos, but he wasn't cute enough.
posted by not_on_display at 8:04 PM on October 13, 2008 [2 favorites]

hey hey we're the....

This is the best typo, vronsky, since I put "The Rolling tones" in an FPP.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:07 PM on October 13, 2008

Total bait & switch.

Was hoping for some mini Tork, maybe some mini Nesmith. Did not get it.
posted by jbum at 8:20 PM on October 13, 2008

"The Amazon is a perfectly closed environment . . ."

No it's not.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 8:30 PM on October 13, 2008

Aw fuck flap, here this will make up for it:)
posted by vronsky at 8:31 PM on October 13, 2008 [1 favorite]

Where's Davy and the boys? Took the last train to Clarkesville, I guess...
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 8:38 PM on October 13, 2008

ROFL, you put Rolling tones in an FPP? *wipes tear

Oh, thanks for saying that flapjax. I was just starting to feel really downhearted by my own typos or entire words missing from sentences. arrrgg.

awww, vronsky, this is a lovely post and all the more endearing because of the spelling. I want a couple of those mini monkeys sooo bad. And I also feel sad about their forest habitat disappearing. So sad.

Ok, mini monkey anecdote: In the summer of '69 a lovely family in Pasadena, friends of my dad's took me in for a month. Their daughter had seen an ad for a squirrel monkey in the back of a comic book and bought one. It came crippled because it had been cooped up in a box for so long. They built a large cage for it and then set it free. Called it Nicky. He played outside all day and came back into the cage at night, after snuggling us watching TV.

I fell in love with that little pea-green and pink faced rascal, who used to bite my knuckles, come in the bedroom window and poop right on my diary or writing paper. Aimed for it. when I went to live in Greece and my American name translated into Nicky, I loved it and that's very much why I kept that nickname.

They also had a tortoise, called Grace, who lived in the back garden and slowly, slowly used to munch lettuce leaves. Kind of like this giant slug eating a flower. I loved that family, still do.
posted by nickyskye at 8:49 PM on October 13, 2008 [3 favorites]

kingfisher, his musclebound cat: ""The Amazon is a perfectly closed environment . . ."

No it's not.

But this probably is
A bug discovered deep in a goldmine and nicknamed "the bold traveller" has got astrobiologists buzzing with excitement. Its unique ability to live in complete isolation of any other living species suggests it could be the key to life on other planets.

A community of the bacteria Candidatus Desulforudis audaxviator has been discovered 2.8 kilometres beneath the surface of the Earth in fluid-filled cracks of the Mponeng goldmine in South Africa. Its 60°C home is completely isolated from the rest of the world, and devoid of light and oxygen.

Evolutionary biologist E. O. Wilson says the discovery is so important he will at once begin to mention it in his lectures on biodiversity.
posted by stbalbach at 8:55 PM on October 13, 2008

posted by vronsky at 9:34 PM on October 13, 2008

Proposed solution:

Airdrop millions of wireless, solar and rain powered digital "typewriters" enabled for monkeying.

Fire much of the software development workforce, most of the web development workforce and almost all of the game development workforce - and anyone trying to find all of the digits of Pi. Fire all of the Writer's Guild. Harvest billions of USD and/or Euros without chopping down any trees.

Net gain: Vastly improved entertainment fare with preserved rain forest. New scientific-industrial process and industry of Brownian Environmental Content Harvesting is born, spurring development of pervasive environmental computing and data-collection. Michael Bay and Uwe Boll put permanently out of business.
posted by loquacious at 9:34 PM on October 13, 2008

Let's dance :)
posted by vronsky at 10:55 PM on October 13, 2008 [2 favorites]

omg That Jacksons' video *rocks*. Love their dancing. Michael was divine. I miss him, that person who he was.
posted by nickyskye at 11:34 PM on October 13, 2008 [1 favorite]

posted by chillmost at 2:07 AM on October 14, 2008

I love monkeys. The animals, not the band..
posted by premo at 12:33 PM on October 15, 2008

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