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Why is the Word Monkey so Funny*?

Today completely got away from me.  (I’m not even sure how it happened.  Damn runaway days!  Always loitering in front of the 7-11, smart-mouthing honest folks and dressing atrociously.  Get a job, you!  Be productive!)  Therefore I’m going to keep this short and sweet.

It was just brought to my attention that my blog was experiencing problems in Safari.  Mad thanks to Eric who both pointed out AND helped me with the HTML issue. Eric, you rock!  I think I’ve got the problem fixed, but if anyone sees anything strange in Safari (or any other browser) please give me a shout.  Thank you all!

I’m in the middle of doing some redesigns for the site.  Stay tuned and if I don’t post for a couple of days it’s ‘cause I’m playing with colors in typepad.  What?  I like to play too, and they keep taking away my crayons.             – the weirdgirl

*I’m so tired that first I’m finding the word monkey incredibly funny (OK, I think it’s funny all the time), and then second, I started looking up quotes about them.  Obviously my brain just stops functioning after a certain point.  But here’s what I found:

“We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.”   - Robert Wilensky, speech at a 1996 conference

And a bit of sage parenting wisdom (in this typing monkeygirl’s opinion):

“If you raise three children who can knock out and hog tie a perfect stranger, you must be doing something right.”   Marge, The Simpsons


Igmar Fillipé

I love this quote. It mentions the French, monkeys, and Baltimore... which really isn't that far from me. I would post it somewhere on my site, if I wasn't completely lazy.
"The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore. True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why this is more stylish than sitting inside and drinking large glasses of whiskey I don't know." P.J. O'Rourke


I am on the board of directors of St. Louis Shakespeare, a professional theatre company. We also have a sister company called The Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre. Did that make you laugh? Monkey. Smoking. Magic. and Shakespeare. All that together is pretty dang funny. Right now I am in rehearsals with the Monkey Theatre's production of "The Ten Commandments", which is a parody of the old Cecil B. DeMille movie with Charlton Heston. Too bad you're not in St. Louis so you can come see it. I'm not actually in it... I'm part of the crew, but my son is playing Janus, the right-hand-man of the Pharoah.


I was so going to e-mail you about the problem because I had been trying to comment but I kept getting magically transported to some ... baby products site, I think it was? Glad you fixed it!!!


I love this:

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the weirdgirl

Igmar, that is a GREAT quote!

KC, yes, your theatre company did make me laugh. Good luck to your son! How fun!

Mrs. Fortune, I have a feeling that the BebeReviews people LOVE me! I'm glad it's fixed now.

Yay Katie! Congrats and welcome back! Can't wait to hear all about it. Folks, she has a new baby!

Black Belt Mama

Love the Marge Simpson quote. We just went to see a play called "Monkey Business," for kids. It was a blast and monkeys are funny.


Oh man, that line about the internet is hilarious! I love it. Monkey is indeed a great word. I also like bunghole. That one always makes me laugh.


For special occasions, I love to use the word buttmonkeys.

Black Belt Mama

Love the new banner!!!

the weirdgirl

Bunghole and buttmonkey are funny too. And a new one I've just discovered... schmackos!

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