Saturday, October 28, 2006

Monkey Hit His Head on a Tree Cartoon

Monkey Hit His Head on a Tree Cartoon This presents the age old children's story about monkeys, skateboards, and sausages. Gosh, how many times did you hear that tale when you were a kid? I've lost count!

Zombie Ape Movie

Zombie Ape Movie

Movie Monkey - NPR Nerds

Monkey Movie Reviewer

The Monkey and the Beast

Cartoon - The Monkey and the Beast This was made by a ten year old, named Alexis. This kid has talent!

Monkey Vs Robot

Monkey Vs Robot Movie After a few viewings, you won't be able to get this song out of your head!

The movie creator is James Kochalka. He is also a cartoonist. To find out more about him, go to James Kochalka

Monday, October 23, 2006

Electronic Chimp Mates with Roomba

Some genius (or crazy person) mated a Sharper Image electronic chimp with a Roomba Vacuum Cleaner.

The result is disturbing, but funny - in a "Tales From the Crypt" kind of way!

Electronic Chimp Mates With Roomba

Don't try this at home, kids, unless your cats are sedated!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Monkey Military to Replace US in Iraq

At a press conference today, President Bush shocked the world by announcing that all US military personnel in Iraq would be replaced by monkeys by the end of 2006.

Mr. Bush explained his decision. "Well, we've been battling those Muslim gorillas over there . . . and they've been giving us a real hard time. I think it's time we fight fire with fire, or gorillas with gorillas!"

During the Q&A period that followed, Sam Chaffee of the New York Times asked "Muslim guerillas are human, while jungle gorillas are animals. What makes you think apes can overcome a rebel force that has avoided defeat by the most powerful military in the world?"

Mr. Bush seemed surprised by the question. He responded "Uh, let me get back to you on that.", then quickly left the briefing room.

Afterwards, a shaken Tony Snow, White House Spokesman, refused further comment, saying "This plan is highly sensitive and we don't want to reveal details to the enemy."

Later in the day, CNN correspondent Alice White interviewed Sheik Mabahl Zahari, rebel opposition leader in Iraq. When asked about Mr. Bush's comments, Zahari stated "We are not intimidated by President Bush's monkey menace! Allah is our King Kong, and he will protect us!"

Saturday, October 07, 2006

The 2% Difference between Human and Chimp Genes

Geneticists speculate that the difference between human and chimp genes is only 2%. However this difference is significant:

First of all, chimps don't usually wear genes, unless they are dressed up for a movie. Cheeta, the famous actor in Tarzan movies, once commented "I find blue genes to be quite confining. They are a tight fit, and this restricts the flow of creative energy when I am trying to get into the moment for a scene." In later movies, Cheeta had a stipulation in her contract that she would only wear "relaxed fit" pants.

Humans, however, lean towards tighter genes. This preference is dictated by societal pressure to look thin. Here we see a picture of The Man in the Big Yellow Hat (a friend of Curious George) in an early style of blue genes. The desire to be thin originated in early human history when monkey men often had to fit through tight openings in order to escape predators.

As baby boomers age (and get heavier), the fashion industry is moving towards looser fit genes, to support this important demographic. This may cause chimpanzees to reconsider the whole genes issue. If so, then the 2% gap that separates us from our primate pals will get even smaller.