Sunday, September 10, 2006

Monkey mania


Well, even though it's a day late, here's my monkey! Note that this particularly stylish monkey is wearing a coonskin cap...Davy Crockett was *that* popular. The little kid behind the woman looks like he is about to give her a swat, though I'm sure he means it in only the most complimentary way.

According to Wikipedia, organ grinders were often paid to go away, due to the repetative and out-of-tune melodies...at one time they were considered a real nuisance in many places. Adolph Hitler banned them in Germany, and Fiorello LaGuardia banned them in New York City in 1936 (they were welcomed back in in April 2006!).

So now you know.

3 comments:

perkypickle said...

oh....oh,good god no.

okay, no more monkey dueling...

that one takes the cake!

Matterhorn1959 said...

This is the winner, the best....I am beat!! Long live Major Pepperidge, King of the Monkeys at Theme Parks Photographs.

Major Pepperidge said...

Can't I just be King of the Monkeys (and leave off the "at Theme Parks Photographs" qualifier)??

As King I promise to be humble and fair, and I will feed my serfs and peasants with only the finest gruel.