monkeys (also: apes)

The Ricardo Montalban Time Travel Paradox

by meanlouise July 10, 2014 monkeys (also: apes)

We spent Christmas quality family time with the 5 original Planet of the Apes movies. (Seven months later, I found this post in my drafts folder). You’d think we’d have these movies memorized by now, but when you’re dealing with such a sprawling franchise things get a bit hazy, even for Highly Trained Professionals such […]

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Pepe the Mail Order Monkey

by meanlouise April 29, 2014 art

Lots of you seem to be wandering around in my blog looking for info on Tim Tate’s story, Pepe the Mail Order Monkey. I have some of Tim’s art and I supported the Fringe Festival musical Pepe the Mail Order Monkey, but I think this is what you’re looking for: NPR’s Snap Judgement aired a […]

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Ground Control to Major Tom

by meanlouise July 11, 2013 monkeys (also: apes)

On the flight home from a recent Florida excursion, I was storyboarding the post that became Dad and I Found a Monkey in a Wendys. I use an extra-large moleskine notebook for this kind of note-taking so it’s not exactly discrete. This, plus some unrelated notes on the facing page, were providing our flight attendant […]

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On the subject of primates: Curious George, monkey or ape?

by meanlouise June 24, 2013 anthropology

As a child, I ran a bit hot and cold on the whole Curious George issue. I loved him when I was 5 and devoured all the books in short order (I was a precocious reader). In the first grade, much to the chagrin of our school librarian, I found the situation of a monkey […]

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Dad & I found a monkey in a Wendy’s

by meanlouise June 21, 2013 florida files

When I was a kid, I found a monkey. Technically, it wasn’t a monkey, it was an ape called a Siamang, but I wouldn’t learn that detail for many years. 30 years, to be precise(ish). Back on that day in the late 1970s, dad and I stopped at Wendy’s. I guess we were there for […]

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Alligators!

by meanlouise April 19, 2013 academia

As I hurtle towards the inevitable end of the semester, it’s a good time to polish up some of the drafts that have been piling up. Instant content, just add coffee. Yes. Well. In my Anthropological Research Design seminar this semester we’ve been, um, designing research. Specifically, ethnographic research. (As a biological anthropologist, this is […]

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BloodMonkey

by meanlouise April 13, 2013 anthropology

Speaking of apes, which we weren’t, it’s Friday night, which means it’s finally time to watch BloodMonkey. I know we promised to watch it as a double feature with Flying Monkeys, but we lied. This movie is so Not Good we hadn’t even gotten through the title sequence before a cocktail party broke out here […]

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Flying Monkeys

by meanlouise March 10, 2013 monkeys (also: apes)

Flying Monkeys is one of those movies that compels the viewer to ask the eternal question, “Sure, why not?” It makes a fine double-feature with BloodMonkey, especially on the weekend that Oz The Great and Powerful hits theaters. BloodMonkey is a 2007 classic in the “anthropology done (horribly and nonsensically wrong) on film” genre. It […]

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

by meanlouise August 5, 2011 monkeys (also: apes)

Dr. Birdcage passed this along – “The List: 5 Reasons Why We Should Worry About an Ape Revolution.” It’s from Smithsonian Magazine’s Around the Mall blog. With the impending release this Friday of the documentary summer blockbuster Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I thought we should all be prepared in case we ever […]

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Why have a gorilla leap off a building and into a helicopter in mid-air if you’re not going to show it to us in 3D?

by meanlouise July 25, 2011 monkeys (also: apes)

[embedded: Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer] I’m still aggravated by the mess Tim Burton made with his PotA remake, but I have high hopes for Rise of the Plant of the Apes because the trailer looks cool. I think a lot of movies come out in 3D that don’t need to be […]

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