Darn, I thought it said "Grape Ape".
That show wasn't about orangutans, it was about the residents of Hornby Island.
I was just thinking the other day that Orangutans are going to be my new favorite ape, edging out my previous favorite, the chimpanzee. They both have their advantages (orangutans can walk like humans, chimps can wear suits, solves crimes, etc.), but it just feels right to have a new ape to champion... in my head, without actually doing anything.
I think I have a new favorite Stranger writer.
Who can start squealing at a little gibbon stealing?
Looking forward to your Down With Shot At Love article next time! My least fave "reality" show.
I think I remember seeing on TV that a momma orangutan literally holds on, never lets go, of her baby for something like 6 months....
True - tell me what you know...
I've seen Orangutan Diary before, and as the husband will attest, my squee-ing reached ear-splitting levels. Orangutans FTW! Now go to Woodland Park and hang out at the orangutan habitat, because they are even cooler in real life.
I totally read that as, "when they graduate from Forest School, the orangutans all go live on MERCER ISLAND...where they lounge on the beach and eat bananas ALL DAY", and I was like, that makes a lot of sense.
i used to like chimps until one threw a steaming handful of shit at us.
Watch out Stephen Wm. Humphrey, some one is angling to take you over you Chlamydia flavored Popsicle
Put down the crack pipe, stop thinking you're funny (you're really not), and dial up wikipedia to learn what an economist really is before you write about it anymore.
Uhhh...Hey, high horse guy. Have you ever actually hung out with an economist? Because when you do, all they ever talk about is how literally EVERYTHING is made of economics. Like, oh, I don't know, agriculture in Indonesia. Where orangutans live. You dick.
My best pal went to Borneo this past September and visited one of the orang rescues and sanctuaries. She just adored them and thoroughly enjoyed being 'groomed" by one female.
Read "Reflections of Eden" by Birute Galdikas, if you can find it. Ms. Galdikas is the orangutan-studying equivalent of Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall, and the parts about Sugito, an orang baby who 'adopts' her as his mother (after he is rescued) are pretty endearing.
Lindy, I swear to god. Everything you write is the funniest thing I've ever read.
my favorite post.
That show was pretty good, but I watched it mainly due to the long-standing man-crush I have on hunky Steve Leonard.
Lindy this cracked me up. Do you have a blog? I want more
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