Category: monkeys

Can humans be a part of nature?

How can humans be both a part of nature and apart from nature? What is nature? Is there anything that is not a part of nature? In our modern society we like to classify things as natural or man-made, thus we signify that things made by human beings are...

Proof that the world is sort of f***ed up

Two of the most popular posts I’ve ever written on this site are http://www.chrisdamitio.com/little-xxx-house-on-the-prairie/ (which details how Finland accidentally gave the DVD release of Little House on the Prairie – one of the most beloved family programs ever made in the USA (based on a beloved set of children’s...

Clown-Jazeera. More guns and bad news.

We the Scary Arab Clowns admit to taking some satisfaction in being right, but the misery that you and your people are going through bring us no joy. With that being said, we wish you peace and equality with the rest of the third world. U.S. unemployment will approach...

Marijuana Wins, Babylon Revisited, and Neverland changes hands.

Three stories I find to be worth reading today. 1) Pot Wins in a Landslide: A Thundering Rejection of America’s Longest War 2) Iraq: Can ancient Babylon be rescued? U.N.-led organizations documenting the damage and how to fix it 3) Michael Jackson gives Neverland to corporation And one for...

The market is up and the food lines are longer.

Ah yes, Food. Thanks for the reminder Mink. Food is what it all hinges on. Things will be fine in the U.S. and the world as long as there is food. We have plenty of food, right? I mean look how fat Americans are. I took a tour bus...

The Monkeys Win in the Redwoods!

Awesome news from California. (Thanks Sky!) SCOTIA, Calif. – After more than 20 years of protests, the last two people living in the giant redwoods of Northern California were climbing down for good, assured by the new owners of the forest that the ancient trees would be spared from...

Republican Love

A 7-year-old male monkey named Wukong (R) and a 6-year old female monkey named Xiaoya are seen during a special wedding ceremony at a zoo in Wenling, Zhejiang province, September 4, 2008. The zoo organised the special wedding ceremony hoping to attract more visitors, local media reported....

125,000 Gorillas found in Congo Valley

This is one of the coolest and most hopeful stories that I’ve seen in a while. Sometimes it seems like there is nothing new under the sun and then we find that right under our noses exists a place like this that hasn’t been ruined by humans yet…(yet) Wildlife...

Inventor Trains Crows to Find Money

The Bryant Park Project, March 4, 2008 · Hacker Josh Klein wowed attendees this weekend at TED — the Technology, Entertainment and Design conference — with his “crow vending machine,” a device that gives the birds peanuts for depositing a coin. It’s all part of Klein’s plan to train...

Caucuses Schmockises- 2008 in brief

Can’t we just fast forward to the end of this election already? Lately the news seems to be about two things- candidates and Brittany- latest news is that she was dropping acid and had some sort of a meltdown that ended in a standoff with police- get those kids...

Hindu gods get summons from court

A judge in India has summoned two Hindu gods, Ram and Hanuman, to help resolve a property dispute. Judge Sunil Kumar Singh in the eastern state of Jharkhand has issued adverts in newspapers asking the gods to “appear before the court personally”. The gods have been asked to appear...

Trent Lott's Likely Replacement Featured In Borat

Sen. Trent Lott’s resignation announcement Monday may have woken many on Capitol Hill out of their tryptophan stupors, but speculation over his replacement is not surprising anyone. The focus is on Mississippi Rep. Chip Pickering and Roger Wicker as the most likely candidates to replace Lott. Pickering announced this...

What Makes Us Moral

Ever wonder what the hell is wrong with humans? (Thanks, Mefi.) If the entire human species were a single individual, that person would long ago have been declared mad. The insanity would not lie in the anger and darkness of the human mind—though it can be a black and...

Monkey attack kills Delhi leader

SS Bajwa suffered serious head injuries when he fell from the first-floor terrace of his home on Saturday morning trying to fight off the monkeys. The city has long struggled to counter its plague of monkeys, which invade government complexes and temples, snatch food and scare passers-by. The High...

Bonanza of Bonobo Bon Bons

Great website on bonobo research in the Congo. Imagine a relative who thinks sex is like a handshake. Who organises orgies with the neighbours, doesn’t mind if their partner sleeps around, and firmly believes females should be in charge of everything. Imagine there was a whole tribe of these...