Yes, it’s a chimp on a Segway. I’m not sure about the dungarees and the helmet but he does seem to be getting the hang of it by the end. Guess that means it’s only George Bush who can’t ride one.
Archive for October, 2008
Books today, and news that Cheeta the chimpanzee has published his memoirs. Apparently he’s rubbed shoulders with Charlie Chaplin, Errol Flynn and Humphrey Bogart. He’s been described as the simian F. Scott Fitzgerald so it has to be worth a look.
I wonder when we can expect Bubbles’ tell-all biography about his life with Michael Jackson?
I still love the game, but I never thought anyone would turn it into a play – they even have subtitles! Just needs a point and click interface for the audience..
(Ok, there’s more pirates than monkeys in it, but they’re awesome too obviously..)
An excerpt from the Rob and Elliot webcomic (which has an iMonkey in it!)
No monkey related blog would be complete without a link to ‘Code Monkey’ performed by the excellent Jonathan Coulton. Here is is at PAX performing it live.
Opera today and a retelling of the classic TV show, Monkey, composed by Damon Albarn from the monkey featuring band Gorillaz and Blur, which is about to start playing at the O2 in London. I loved the TV show, so I’ve got high hopes for the opera.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the title is my attempt to render the sound of Monkey summoning his cloud in text form (which will mean nothing to you if you’ve never seen it…)
Gibbons really are archetypal cheeky monkeys..
[Edit] Looks like it sold for $250,283.00!
Sadly it wasn’t an option on my car, although I’d probably have to have something a bit smaller than the chimp model. Strangely they’re not mentioned as additional security features on car insurance policies either. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.