Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

“the jelly tsotsi’s rather lame apology”

There's something incomprehensible and fascinating about other people's politics.

“They interrupt the electricity supply”

Sri Lanka's Trincomalee plagued with acrobatic monkeys.

“commuted a 14-year term”

Monkey-researcher Marc van Roosmalen freed from Brazilian prison.

Friday, November 28, 2008

“and really tug hard”

Reward offered information leading to the conviction of the thief of a mechanical gorilla head in Appleton WI.

Appleton news.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

“held in unsanitary conditions”

4 monkeys were among the 478 wild animals seized by Institute of Natural Resources police in Lima Peru.

“based around a tragic historic tale”

Baboon Night in UK's Oasby, which commemorates the 1733 death of six-month old Viscount Conningsby, hurled to his death from an upstairs window by the family's baboon.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

“technically it isn't wrong”

British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection would gleefully watch you suffer and die, untreated, before letting a medical research monkey suffer.

“just like a human can”

Diabetic de Brazza monkey at UK's Port Lympne Wild Animal Park doesn't resist his daily insulin injection.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

He turns 64

Punch out a scientist today, it's Ben Stein's birthday! (You get to punch Ben on Charles Darwin's birthday*, so it all works out.)

Update: *February 12, by the way.

Monday, November 24, 2008

“little stinker keeps getting out”

Magic disappearing monkey Little Bit perplexes keepers at Clay Center Zoo in Kansas.

“gorilla observation lab is taught by Lorna Joachim”

I've missed my calling! University of New Mexico offers college credit for gorilla watching!!

“I’m going to meet with the chief monkey”

Peals of laughter at Malaysia's Johor state assembly as the problems of monkey menace are considered.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

“like a flash of hairy light.”

You're not welcome at Georgia's Gorilla Haven, unless you're a gorilla (and they'll know if you're faking).

Saturday, November 22, 2008

“Drive out the monkey and get votes”

It's election time in monkey-ridden rural India.

“a large adult monkey”

Australian woman hurt in 20 metre fall into a Hong Kong reservoir while running away from a monkey trying to steal a bag of nuts she was carrying.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fairly disgusting

Had to go to my primary care doc today, turns out my problem hearing this week was just waxy yellow buildup. I didn't much appreciate his gleefully showing me what he took out of my ears, but OK, everybody needs a hobby.

Stay alive, don't buy Chinese!

Near Strangulation of Child Prompts Recall to Repair Window Blinds by Green Mountain Vista

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Kathleen Parker says: let's throw Christians under the bus. Dingbat.


A boy and his stuffed toy monkey are reunited.

“the public prosecutor on this case is from the Green Scorpions”

Legal trouble for South Africa's Mengele of the monkeys.

Monday, November 17, 2008

“can be isolated from anyone at any age during a visit to the dentist”

The specific therapeutic potential of dental pulp stem cells and the broader potential for adult stem cells.

“working with gibbons is notoriously hard”

"Floppy" feet of gibbons may teach us how our ape-like ancestors walked, Liverpudlian scientist claims.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Be glad you're here

"We know we cannot catch all monkeys, so it is better we tell people to accept them and co-exist" -- Indian ranger responsible for catching and safely removing monkeys.

“see something abnormal before it becomes an epidemic”

"the majority of emerging pathogens in the world are coming from wildlife"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

“a highly unusual crime”

Monkeynappers strike UK's Cotswold Wildlife Park, make off with two female monkeys.

Monday, November 10, 2008

“Hallelujah - at last”

Obama will feed the hungry with yummy human embryos that would otherwise go to waste.

“I was the one who leaked those things”

and proud of it, via a commentor at Ann Althouse.

Update: False alarm.

“highly sensitive and explosive”

Hundreds of monkeys seize a petrochemical plant at Vadodara, India.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

“a backyard stem cell research experiment”

Not really a mad scientist, just nuts.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

“on a war footing”

Three-year-old boy falls to his death attempting to flee attacking monkeys in Lucknow, India.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Goodbye, JJ

Silver-back western lowland gorilla at AR's Little Rock Zoo dies of apparent heart disease. Necropsy to follow.

On a personal note, I don't much enjoy reading "was living with congestive heart failure".

Stay alive, don't buy Chinese!

Homelite Consumer Products Announce Recall to Repair Chain Saws Due to Chain Brake Failure

Sunday, November 02, 2008

“so she can be treated by veterinarians”

Gigi, 36-year-old gorilla at Boston's Franklin Park Zoo, taken off exhibit to undergo treatment for poor digestion.