monkey see, monkey do-ooh-oooooh!

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It’s way old news (about since the 3rd of february) but who cares. we had to
post all the Ibiza stuff first, so… Anyway, two dudes (Robert Wallace and
Humberto Gomez of the so called Wildlife Conservation Society) discovered a
whole new breed of singing monkeys in the dark and dense jungles of Bolivia.
They’re supposed to be half (0.5) a meter long (about 1.5 ft.) and weigh only
1 (one) kilo. These monkeys don’t just sing, they also sing for each other as
sort of a gay and frolic morning ritual. They wake each other up in a nice,
upbeat manner.

My brother told me about it last week and he also told me it made him cry for
some reason. He couldn’t really tell why, he just thought it was really sad. I
guess those singing bastards reminded him of people who usually don’t sing
jack shit before their first coffee. (And most of the time not even afterwards).

I saw singing monkeys once, I was about three or four years old when my dad
took me to see ‘Jungle Book’ (Walt Disney, 1967) in the year 1979. I thought
King Louie was really scary, but I already dug his jazzy ways back then. Only
to find out today, that it was really Louis ‘Buona Sera’ Prima. Which reminds me
of this gorgeous movie that everyone in the world should see, because it’s
just really sweet and funny and it makes you wanna eat and eat and eat some
more. Also Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub and Isabella Rossellini can do no
wrong, so go out and rent/buy/download that wonderous piece of cinema.

Tomorrow when you wake up and there’s a special sweetheart lying there
next to you (all smelly, snorring or cranky), wake ’em up to the sound of your
interpretation of ‘woooh-oooh-ooh, I wanna be like you!’. It’ll be a guaranteed
blast!

One Comment

  1. Posted February 14, 2005 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    omg i remember watching that movie when i was like six years old! with all the songs that they sang and i just remembered it from the picture i just saw and i just wanted to thank you for reminding me of that!