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Because today I just cannot bring myself to write anything profound…

… so here is a cautionary tale. Continuing the topic of interspecies communication, when you see a monkey just sitting there minding his own damn business (note there are two people quite calmly sitting next to him), it is most unwise to get in his face and then impolitely flip him off.

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16 comments to Because today I just cannot bring myself to write anything profound…

  • Jim K.

    Guy: Fuck you!

    Monkey: No, fuck you!

  • jsallison

    Ah, Mitt. If you’d only had the stones of a two foot tall primate…

  • Mr Ed

    Wonderful. Manners maketh man.

    It is reportedly unwise to stare at a gorilla’s face as looking into its eyes is a threat gesture and has been reported, by Jane Goodall iirc, as such, and is liable to provoke a similar response. I suspect that the monkey, (macaque?) is perfectly accustomed to humans and has picked up the vernacular. At a guess, that was in India. Perhaps the vulgar urban Americanism of the finger gesture particularly offended the chauvinist monkey?

  • The monkey made a territorial display (baring his teeth), the human responded although not in a way that the monkey necessarily understood and so the monkey upped his threat level and attacked.

    All perfectly understandable for those who live around monkeys – there are loads of them here in sunny Penang and especially Macaques who tend to be more territorial than the other varieties that we have here such as the more timid Dusky Leaf monkeys.

    Certainly I wouldn’t have looked the bugger in the eye or responded to its threats, that’s just asking for trouble.

    The guy was just an idiot.

  • Paul Marks

    Quite right too.

  • Nope, this is 2015. The monkey needs to go to anger management therapy.

  • Arun Thakur

    Perhaps the vulgar urban Americanism of the finger gesture particularly offended the chauvinist monkey?

    Yeah! अपनी माँ की योनि में एक हाथी के ट्रंक! BJP voting Modi Monkey ain’t taking shit from a middle fingering rudyboy! *Drop kick to the head!* 😀

  • That’s right – this legal entity will take no shit from nobody!

  • the other rob

    Interacting with animals can be tricky. I once got into a terrible argument with a llama, at Regent’s Park Zoo. All I said was “Miaow!”, but apparently that’s very offensive in Peruvian…

  • Rob, the llama culture is as valid as any – check your privilege.

  • Veryretired

    Dumb shit.

  • I wonder if governments get that BFYTW will eventually get a similar counter reaction?

  • the other rob

    Not so, Alisa – Feline culture is clearly superior to all others. That said, I’m surprised that llamas hasn’t weighed in on this…

  • Mr Ed

    ‘Llamas’ in Spanish means ‘a cameloid of South America known for spitting’ and ‘flames’ and related meanings.

  • Nicholas (Self-Sovereignty) Gray

    Alisa, his name is ‘the other rob’. He probably likes ‘the’ for short. The others are giving lame-ass commentary.