The Monkeys

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The Monkeys

Postby munsi » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:35 am

Backstage are two cages.

In one cage, the monkeys. The monkeys are delightful. They juggle and balance on balls, they wear adorable hats. And best of all, they genuinely like people. Should you want to shake their little monkey hands, you can, should you want a picture with them, feel free to take one.

In the other cage, the other monkeys. They’re not delightful.

The other monkeys, half starved, are agitated into a rage. They’re trained to fight with knives, and they hate human beings instinctively.

Also, they have rabies.

Tonight, the audience was good. Let loose the good monkeys.

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Re: The Monkeys

Postby dreamrock » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:30 pm

:lol: "Also, they have rabies." Love it.
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Re: The Monkeys

Postby strawman » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:19 pm

My brother had a rabid monkey when we were kids. Sure, you laugh and joke; but little Pepino was such a tragedy.
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Re: The Monkeys

Postby LizPennies » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:50 pm

I like it. But you completely forgot about the third cage full of the Monkees.
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Re: The Monkeys

Postby strawman » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:24 pm

You mean Micky, David, Peter and Michael? Yeah, baby.
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Re: The Monkeys

Postby munsi » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:16 am

strawman wrote:You mean Micky, David, Peter and Michael? Yeah, baby.


....those monkees also have rabies. they came on a bad night

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Re: The Monkeys

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Re: The Monkeys

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Re: The Monkeys

Postby munsi » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:01 pm

tremendous read! AND you pronounced Munsi the way people who know me in real life do!*

*i won't go so far as to say it's the correct pronunciation, since as a made up word there's no correct/incorrect pronunciation

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Re: The Monkeys

Postby Phenopath » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:17 pm

Agreed, a great read.
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Re: The Monkeys

Postby bell » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:05 pm

Amazing read! Perfect capture of the spirit of the dribble, music too.
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Re: The Monkeys

Postby mrsmica » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:44 pm

Wow, thanks every one
I asked Munsi for permission to read this one precisely because when I read it, I just KNEW how it should sound. I was delighted when I found circus music, and then double delighted when I found the correct monkey sounds. Apparently those are red monkeys you hear in the clip, while most other monkeys sound like birds. Pft! bird monkeys.

How else would you pronounce Munsi? haha!
Mica = mee-ka but most people understandably want to pronounce it Micah (My-ka)

My husband loved the piece too and pimped it who-knows-where around the intarweb. It's just our kind of humor!

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Re: The Monkeys

Postby JeffJ » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:10 pm

Hahahahahahaha!

:)

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Re: The Monkeys

Postby ROU Killing Time » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:34 am

OMG I loved the read (and the SFX)

Can i talk you into doing something for Clowns and Bunnies when I get outta my funk, mrsmica?

Oh yeah, nice drabble, Munsi, ya big show-off... :P ;-)
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Re: The Monkeys

Postby mrsmica » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:12 am

When you have something specific in mind, send it my way 8)


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