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(Yahoo)   Scottish safari park employees prank called repeatedly by one of their chimps   (uk.news.yahoo.com) divider line 26
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2001-07-25 09:03:06 AM
this gave me and all the guys at work a great laugh! :D
 
2001-07-25 09:09:47 AM
Mme.Mersault...

Or ...
French Deodorant
 
2001-07-25 09:09:53 AM
At least one chimp with a sense of humour (more so than some people I won't mention).
 
2001-07-25 09:19:45 AM
French deodorant! Ha! That's great.
 
2001-07-25 10:00:19 AM
This is possibly the most confusing fark headline ever.
 
hnb
2001-07-25 10:06:38 AM
What's that crap all over the monkey's face?
 
2001-07-25 10:06:44 AM
I know a few people I wouldn't mind waking up at 3 in the morning with a phone call of a chimpanzee screeching and shrieking. Is Chippy available for rent for a minute or two now and then?

Let's see ... it'd probably be during the morning over there in the UK right around 3am U.S. Eastern time ...
 
2001-07-25 10:10:45 AM
Hrmmm....Are the positive that this wasn't the e-bay guy that auctioned off phone calls of himself making "monkey noises"?

3Horn
 
2001-07-25 10:16:39 AM
"Hello, George W. here."

"Ooh, ooh, ahhh, screeeetch, pffft, ooh, ooh, ooh."

"Damn it Al, you lost! Now quit calling me on my cell hot line!"
 
2001-07-25 10:31:56 AM
Do you have Prince Albert in a can?
 
2001-07-25 10:38:28 AM
DrDave...
No. I let him out last year.
 
hnb
2001-07-25 11:37:37 AM
And boy was he stinkin'.
 
2001-07-25 12:04:20 PM
I think it's amazing that a monkey can operate a cell phone with more ease and intelligence than most people that drive with them attached to their ears.
 
2001-07-25 12:25:24 PM
Hnb: wasn't it you that was asking about "bukkake" in another post? A chimps had a bukkake pic, it'd probably look something like that. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go vomit because I just visualized a chimpanzee bukkake party...
 
2001-07-25 12:44:21 PM
they should give chimpy a play mobile phone. like a walky- talky er sumthin, cuz they said he was so depressed when they took it away from him!
 
2001-07-25 01:10:03 PM
I want 30 bananas and a female chimp or you will never see your cell phone again.
 
2001-07-25 01:10:31 PM
So does this mean the chimp is as intelligent as humans because it can use a cell phone or that humans are as low as a chimp because they use them?
 
2001-07-25 01:20:12 PM
Gi me mah cell phone, ya wee bastard! Come doon from there!
Ah know ye hae it, ya li'ul poo flinga! Oh ah! Don' stick it there! Ah call mah mum on tha phone! Come doon ya hairy git! Ah have a banana in me sporran...
 
2001-07-25 01:38:09 PM
In a related story.
Elephants in a neighboring park set fire a bag of poo at the park attendents door and proceed to run away.
 
2001-07-25 01:42:06 PM
http://www.monkeyphonecall.com

Check it out.
 
2001-07-25 02:29:19 PM
Glasgow, Scotland, July 24 - They should put an end to the monkeyshines -- so says Scotland's attorney general, as he filed two lawsuits targeting a Scottish safari park.

Blair Drummond Safari Park stands accused of consumer fraud and violation of a no-call law that prohibits calling consumers who've asked not to be bothered.

Park staff member Gary Gilmour said 11-year-old Chippy, one of four chimpanzees at the park, dialled into the phone's stored numbers and giving tarot readings, and insights into love, money, bananas, flung feces, and other personal matters.

"People started getting these phone calls the next morning. One customer of tarot psychic Cleo heard the chimp's shrieks and that's when the penny dropped," he said. At first, she believed that Chippy was the spirit of an ancestor dead for 50,000 years, but she quickly recognized the screeching as having a distinctly Scottish accent, whereas her ancestry is Armenian.

A typical scam is to advertise three free minutes for a phone call to the psychic -- with callers kept on hold for most of that time, so they wind up being charged for the call. In addition, they have the expectation of conversing with a real, live psychic, not a charlatan chimpanzee.

Reportedly, other bills have been sent to residents who never requested the service -- including dead people. Gilmour insists that the requests were made from beyond the grave, and that they would submit to a lie detector test to prove the veracity of their claim.
 
2001-07-25 02:45:07 PM
I have vague recolections of going to a safari park in Scotland as a child. Since there can't be two of them, I'm guessing it's the same one. I remember confused-looking animals being rained on and looking cold. Mostly, however, I remember monkeys sliding down the windshield in their own feces.
 
2001-07-25 02:59:16 PM
Thanks Yevgeny, that's what I was talking about earlier, apparently he was auctioning off the calls on E-bay a few months back.

3Horn
 
2001-07-25 03:09:09 PM
I don't think there are two EnemyFrank. There is a "zoo park" in Glasgow, whatever that is, but Blair Drummond is the only one I'm familiar with...

"monkeys sliding down the windshield in their own feces", yeah, that sounds like the place. Very much a "discount lion safari" sort of set up. What you should have done is gone to the African Plains exhibit at Edinburgh Zoo! Just a bunch of zebra's in a field!
 
2001-07-25 04:53:25 PM
If feel badly for Chippy, but if he gets one, all the chimps will want one.
And if the chimps all have them, the orangutans will get upset unless they get them too.
And if the orangutans get them, well...
 
2001-07-25 10:40:59 PM
Tucci -

... and then all the humans will want them, and they'll be using them in restaurants, movie theaters, and other public places. God, I hope that never happens... oh, wait. Kill me now.
 
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