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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Gorilla Warfare!!!

What would my good friend Mr Gorilla Bananas have to say? On the tube to work I was reading the Daily Propoganda when I came across an article about Uena Zoo in Japan, who decided (perfectly reasonably) that they ought to have a drill in preparation for the possibility that a Gorilla might escape. After all, they have drills for earthquakes and tsunamis and the like - why not this other force of nature!?

Except that this drill involved hunting down and netting... a guy in a very bad monkey suit. We're not talking Planet of the Apes style makeup mixed with Andy Serkis method acting here. No, we mean looking like a reject from the wackily costumed team that hands out Sofa King promotional leaflets on a Bank Holiday weekend!

Not only does this strike me as utterly pointless - I'd wager a real gorilla might be a tad trickier to catch! - but it is also downright insulting to our simian bretheren! I demand that all apes now take to the streets in violent protest at this disgusting caricature!!! That'll learn 'em!

Cheers m'dears!

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At Wednesday, February 22, 2006 8:21:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A minor correction from an anal retentive reader: It's "Ueno" zoo.
Trust the girl who has lived in Tokyo. :)

At Thursday, February 23, 2006 4:41:00 am, Blogger Ivar said...

crazy monkeys in the streets!!! they are all freaky furries anyway!

At Thursday, February 23, 2006 4:50:00 am, Blogger Sarah said...

"Sofa King promotional leaflets"

(HAHA! lovely)

Gorillas aren't naturally violent.. although that one that bit the dude on the ass could prove it wrong! i think i'd bite asses too if i were locked up in a fucking "habitat".

i hate zoos.

At Thursday, February 23, 2006 8:08:00 pm, Blogger Foot Eater said...

I've always found the best way to deal with my monkey is to give it a good spanking every morning.

At Friday, February 24, 2006 12:23:00 am, Blogger LindyK said...

I saw a clip about it on the BBC last night and thought it was the funniest thing that I'd seen on the news in awhile... after all, they practiced protocol and "shot" the gorilla in front of a crowd of gaping schoolchildren... classic!

At Friday, February 24, 2006 5:47:00 am, Blogger Sarah said...

we ran it as a kicker (end story) in our news last night.

i felt fucking betrayed.

At Friday, February 24, 2006 6:41:00 am, Blogger kari said...

I simply LUV the name. Binty McShae, Binty McShae! Visiting via Sarah!

At Friday, February 24, 2006 7:44:00 am, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Anon, thanks... I'm just as pedantic, so don't worry!

Ivar, don't let Gorilla Bananas hear you say that!

Sarah, cheers... I thought it was funny too ;-)

Footsie - groan!

Lindy, wish I'd seen that! Sounds classic!

Kari - why, thank you! Your name is pretty damn cool too. Please drop by again anytime!

At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:36:00 am, Blogger SafeTinspector said...

Perhaps the monkey is a metaphorical stand-in for Shining Path member or something...


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