Posts tagged “monkeys”


I am sad to report that the ‘new’ Planet of the Apes is possibly one of the top five worst movies I’ve ever seen. The audience was phenomenal. The special effects were mind-blowing. The acting was honestly ‘not that bad’. The audience was phenomenal. The theater sound system and projection was state-of-the-art. The trailers were

Determined Chimp

If the space program teaches us anything about electroshock conditioning, it’s that a strong mind can get past it. Enos, a 39-pound chimpanzee, was trained with the technique to run through the routine he’d need to complete the first primate orbiting of the Earth. During months of training, if he pulled a switch or lever

Monkey Man!

Panic-Hit City Hunts ‘Ape-Like’ Attacker! ‘Monkey Man’ Hysteria Grips New Delhi Suburbs! New Delhi (Reuters) – Fear gripped some suburbs of the Indian capital on Tuesday after dozens of residents reported attacks by an ape-like creature able to leap from roof to roof. Media reports said that the collective hysteria claimed a second life early

Monkey Business

There’s a reason we call him “Crazy” Uncle Joe. The Uncle’s Monkey is the best … meme? … thing? … idea? … game? … joke? … on the internet. Have you been following Little Joey Tio’s antics?

Guess The Evil Dictator

Guess The Evil Dictator

Guess The Evil Dictator / Sit-Com Character is kind of funny if you have a few minutes. Here is a line from the FAQ: How does this work? Monkeys. Lots and lots of monkeys. Actually, version 1 was written in C, used a flat file database, and a lot of recursion. Version 2 was written

Helping Hands Monkeys

Monkeys Abound: Helping Hands is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for quadriplegic individuals by training capuchin monkeys to assist them with daily activities. There was, coincidentally, a capuchin monkey at the party I attended Saturday night. Cookie Monster and a llama were there as well, but there was nothing coincidental


A lady who lived in Los Angeles had two pet monkeys of which she was very fond. One of them took sick and died. A couple of days later the other one died of a broken heart. Wishing to keep them, the kindly lady took them to a taxidermist. The man, seeing how much she

strange jewelry

Ryan would probably like this charming piece of jewelry.

Instant Monkeys

I really can’t stress enough how much I love to get instant monkeys.

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.