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Monkey Poop – Or Why This Blog is Sometimes About Monkeys

I had a really weird dream about two months ago, or whenever I started this post the first time – February 22…so I had the dream the night of February 21st.  Wow.  Time flies.  I remember thinking, “I can’t go and have a dream about monkey poop and NOT blog about it.  That would be crazy.  The name of my blog is ‘not always about monkeys,’ which implies that it SOMETIMES is about monkeys, and this should be one of those times.”

My dear friend Steven is a wonderful artist, and I couldn’t help but think that blogging this would be much easier if he would just draw the pictures for me, but he works eleventy ten jobs and so do I, so I’ll make do with what I can find on flickr.  So here it is, my Monkey Poop dream.

There is a party in my back yard.  There is a nice patio out there (not like now, where there is mud out there and not a patio) and lots of people are there.  We’re all there to talk about some important stuff about politics, but I don’t know anything about politics, so I feel  uncomfortable and when it is my turn to talk I turn all red and excuse myself, because my monkey is missing.

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This first one, it is about monkeys

Elephants used to be my favorite animal. I think the concept of “Favorite Animal” is kind of silly, especially when your favorite animal is one that you’ve never actually interacted with. Even if your favorite animal is a cat or a dog, some kind of animal that you’ve met plenty of, how do you know that you wouldn’t like a wombat or a an anteater better, given the opportunity to hang out with one? That’s silly, you might say, because we pick our favorite animal based on the animals we are aware of, just like we pick our favorite song from all the songs we’ve ever heard.

I realize this is a purely semantic argument that has no satisfying conclusion.
Anycrap, my favorite animals are monkeys. Now, I’m not a scientist, so when I say monkeys I refer to the 264 known extant species of monkeys AS WELL AS the two known types of chimps, orangutans, and all non-human apes. All think non-human primate, but mainly it’s just more fun to say monkey.
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