Monkey Man
May 16, 2001 9:48 AM   Subscribe

Monkey Man is on the prowl in India. Robot or remote-controlled alien?
posted by gnutron (18 comments total)
give credit where credit is due. thanks pigdog.
posted by donkeysuck at 9:54 AM on May 16, 2001

"It has three buttons on its chest. One makes it turn into a monkey, the second gives it extra strength, the third makes it invisible."

I need that.
posted by the_ill_gino at 9:55 AM on May 16, 2001

i meant, thanks pigdog for that breaking news. ipf.
posted by donkeysuck at 9:56 AM on May 16, 2001

Oh my goodness, those Weapon X bastards finally pulled it off.
posted by Cavatica at 9:57 AM on May 16, 2001

Oh, man..this guy looks more like Papa after an all night bender, then some "evil monkey man". I might fall down some steps laughing at him, but certainly not out of fear...Sheesh...
posted by -jl at 10:18 AM on May 16, 2001

Ah another gem of mainstream news from Ananova. Wasn't this an X-Files episode?
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 10:19 AM on May 16, 2001

I really hope this isn't a story that just goes away. I want to hear followup on this!
posted by jeff-o-matic at 11:44 AM on May 16, 2001

Drudge Report also had several articles about this
posted by gyc at 11:58 AM on May 16, 2001

i saw this link on, which i think was the most appropriate place...
posted by th3ph17 at 12:37 PM on May 16, 2001

i just saw this story broadcast on CNN(yes, on TV), with victims showing the wounds they had received. so, i suppose this isn't the last we have heard of it. citizens there had been sleeping on rooftops to escape the heat indoors but now opt to stay inside. they speculated that with all the monkeys running loose in the city, that it is merely an 'angry monkey,' yet that offers no explanation for the man-like qualities.
posted by donkeysuck at 12:56 PM on May 16, 2001

Wow, did the Primautomaton let Deepali press the buttons? Usually they get pretty pissed when you mess with their stuff. Deepali Kumari seems to know a lot about this renegade robot, kind of like how Clark Kent knows quite a bit about Superman and his whereabouts.
posted by skallas at 12:57 PM on May 16, 2001

sorry, forgot this link to the video. must select preferences first.
posted by donkeysuck at 1:03 PM on May 16, 2001

Nobody even mentions the fact that he can change his size and (apparently) ride a motorcycle! The alien robot monkey biker must be stopped!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 1:29 PM on May 16, 2001

I guess it's a good thing that I registered, even though I haven't nameserved it for quite a while. I'll fly out there and whup up on the little/big bastard.
posted by liquidgnome at 1:55 PM on May 16, 2001

Man, I'm just cringing waiting for someone to link to the Monkey vs Robot video.....oh, no, it's ME!!!
posted by briank at 1:59 PM on May 16, 2001

The Monkey Man hysteria has led to two deaths. A man was killed Monday when he jumped off the roof of his house screaming, "The monkey has come!".

His legacy lives on...
posted by brock at 9:27 PM on May 16, 2001

The inglorious monkey-man as reported by
posted by tr3pleshot at 6:53 AM on May 22, 2001

Good to see the Indian Rationalist Association in that last link. Greg Egan fans might remember them from Teranesia.
posted by rodii at 9:43 AM on May 22, 2001

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