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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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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Spring Cleanse

by meanlouise May 10, 2011 food and drink

It seems like practically everyone we know is doing a Cleanse of some kind. Master Cleanse, juice cleanse, high-protein cleanse. Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse. The peer pressure has simply gotten to be too much. I hereby announce that I’m doing a Spring Cleanse. I started last night. I call it The Margarita Cleanse. It was working […]

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the cuteness, it burns, it burns!

by meanlouise April 10, 2011 wild kingdom

I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m sure I will. Repeatedly.

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The bonobo wanted Anderson Cooper to wear the bunny suit

by meanlouise December 4, 2010 humor

This, my friends, is the true promise of television fully realized: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

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by meanlouise October 20, 2008 true life 2008

As I’ve been mentioning for years and years, if I woke up tomorrow in complete remission I’d hop on a plane and go be a foster mom to some baboons for a while. To which people say, huh? I’m pleased to see yesterday’s Washington Post Magazine article, “Learning to Speak Baboon – The most maligned […]

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Denver Gorilla Run

by meanlouise October 7, 2008 holiday cheer

The Denver Gorilla Run is coming up on October 25th. You register, they give you a gorilla suit, you run the race, you keep the suit. The Denver Gorilla Run is a charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla costume – from fluffy head to furry toe – […]

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Do you subscribe to monkeywire?

by meanlouise August 1, 2008 monkeys (also: apes)


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