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(Yahoo)   World's oldest monkey dies at 53. Accomplished cymbal player and bike rider, she credits her longevity to taking a younger lover   ( divider line
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2005-03-31 01:55:50 AM  
2005-03-31 01:55:56 AM  
Fark just got back up, and already a repost... 3 days ago.
2005-03-31 01:57:26 AM  
I'm fond of monkeys.
2005-03-31 01:58:56 AM  
Permission to instigate flamewar to jumpstart a potentially dead thread, Captain?
2005-03-31 02:00:00 AM  
You know where the proverbial door is, feel free to goto another site if you dont like this ones content. Reposts will happen : /
2005-03-31 02:00:15 AM  
Just what is the half-lifespan of a Dynamite Monkey?
2005-03-31 02:00:57 AM  
but that other dead monkey was believed to be 52. Good God.
2005-03-31 02:01:44 AM  
Let's all just pretend it's another old monkey that died.
2005-03-31 02:02:26 AM  
Less cymbal. I think there should be a "More Cowbell" audio edit. Just "More Cowbell".
2005-03-31 02:03:20 AM  
But CHEETAH's still alive! That's the real story!

Wha? Why in the world was that tacked on there?
2005-03-31 02:04:41 AM  
Wow, Cheeta is still alive. That's awesome.
2005-03-31 02:05:18 AM  
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2005-03-31 02:05:40 AM  
In an unrelated story, I thought monkies lived longer than that...
2005-03-31 02:12:20 AM  
come on, where is the Dynamite Monkey pix?
2005-03-31 02:14:24 AM  
"Cheeta turns 74 this year in retirement in California. He was brought to the United States from Liberia when he was a few months old."

And he still hasn't mauled or dismembered any human visitors! How's that for a great chimp?

/"I don't know where monkeys come from... I don't know how they reproduce... I don't know how they eat. But I do know one thing: they were born to clean bathrooms."
2005-03-31 02:17:49 AM  
Spank your Macaw?
2005-03-31 02:19:47 AM  
If Buenos were a human, she could be some 140 to 150 years old, Kato said.

Yes, because switching species makes you magical. Maybe it was magical...the friggin monkey's had more attention than any of us ever will.
2005-03-31 02:25:16 AM  
I liked the '21-dynamite salute' better.
2005-03-31 02:26:01 AM  
I've been that
younger lover
2005-03-31 02:31:56 AM  
didnt read the article
but she's a metaphor for a gal i pal'd with and lovd
2005-03-31 02:36:05 AM  
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Chinese videogame player stabs oldest monkey to death, steals his bag of poop, dumps body in pothole.
(/server hiccup)
2005-03-31 02:38:35 AM  
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2005-03-31 02:40:10 AM  
Bill Frist just saw a videotape of the monkey the other day.

He said he looked responsive.
2005-03-31 02:48:39 AM  
You want to touch the monkey?
2005-03-31 02:51:22 AM  
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2005-03-31 02:53:16 AM  
2005-03-31 05:14:47 AM  
They are large talons.

2005-03-31 10:33:02 AM  
Whoever archived this thread prior to sanitization, can you email me a zip of it, or a URL if you have it hosted somewhere. Comedy Gold! Email addy in profile.

2005-03-31 10:42:18 AM  
Since this is a repost, I'll re comment:

From maxpower: In response to the Japan Monkey Center publishing the crushing news of Buenoss untimely passing, here is her eulogy:

We lost Buenos only days ago, but we have missed her for a long time. We have missed her kindly presence, that reassuring screech/ hoot, and the happy ending we had wished for her. It has been two months since she said her own farewell; yet it is still very sad and hard to let her go. Buenos belongs to the ages now, but we preferred it when she belonged to the Japan Monkey Center.

In a life of good fortune, she valued above all the gracious gift of her mate, young male monkey. During her career, Buenos passed through a thousand crowded places; but there was only one person, she said, who could make her lonely by just leaving the room, young male monkey. [Original Source]
2005-03-31 11:44:32 AM  
"Cheeta turns 74 this year in retirement in California. He was
brought to the United States from Liberia when he was a few months old."

Cheeta also paints, (and pretty well for a chimp), you can buy one of his paintings here!

2005-03-31 02:00:54 PM  
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Buenos, a black spider monkey, is pictured in its cage in 2004 (Courtesy of the Japan Monkey Center).
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