Thursday, January 18, 2007

Who's Your Daddy?



There’s a chimpanzee sanctuary near Shreveport, Louisiana, called Chimp Haven which has experienced a probably not quite immaculate conception. Teresa, a 40-something female chimp, disappeared from sight on January 8th. When she reappeared later in the day, she was cradling a newborn female chimp in her arms. Well, monkeys have babies. There’s nothing unusual about that. Except that … all of the adult male chimps at the sanctuary have had vasectomies. Paternity tests are underway to find out who baby Tracy’s daddy is. Whichever male it turns out to be will have to go back under the knife. Ouch.

To find out more about Chimp Haven, see http://www.chimphaven.com/.

In other monkey business, Lindsay Lohan has checked herself into rehab. Seriously, I find it very sad that a 20-year-old has already lived such a dissolute lifestyle that she needs professional help to get clean and sober.

Twisted Linguistics with Words Gone Wild:

faliures – We think this is some kind of phallic symbol, possibly used in weird rites.

witing on a bus – Telling jokes on a Greyhound.

your you – Is that just another way to say “yourself?” Or does someone really own their very own you?

plieagarism – Something new in ballet, like a really jazzed up Plié.


What kind of communicator are you?


You Communicate With Your Ears

You love conversations, both as a listener and a talker.
What people say is important to you, and you're often most affected by words, not actions.
You love to hear complements from others. And when you're upset, you often talk to yourself.
Music is very important to you. It's difficult to find you without your iPod.

21 comments:

Laurie said...

Regarding Lindsey Lohan, Drew Barrymore went into rehab much younger than that and has turned out okay. Let's hope the same for poor Lindsey. So sad.

Kanrei said...

LiLo is the AA poster child. In AA for over a year, no drinks in 7 days and now rehab. And she denies drinking. Got to love that. Irony thy name is celebrity.


Would this monkey be the Simian Christ?

Kanrei said...

Those quizzes usually nail me better.

You love conversations, both as a listener and a talker. (do not like talking)
What people say is important to you, and you're often most affected by words, not actions. (true)

You love to hear complements from others. (Not true at all. I actually do not take them well at all)

And when you're upset, you often talk to yourself. (I need a rational intelligent person to talk to so of course =-D)

Music is very important to you. It's difficult to find you without your iPod. (Not an iPod, but that is close)

Serena Joy said...

I hope so, too, Laurie. It would be great if the girl can reinvent herself and get a fresh start.

Kan, I didn't hear anything about any Wise Men or stars or exotic gifts. Therefore, I do not know whether the monkey child is a messianic chimp.:)

I don't like talking, either. I'd much rather listen. I do pay close attention to what people say, though, and consider their words important. I refuse to comment on whether I talk to myself; "she" told me not to.

Kanrei said...

I do more than talk to myself. I yell, scream, debate, accuse, and threaten. I and I do not always see eye to eye.

Serena Joy said...

Um, have you spoken to yourself about this? Myself would like to know what to tell me in case this ever happens to us.:)

littlebirdblue said...

***You Communicate With Your Body***


This isn't as bad as it sounds, it just means that you're a "touchy-feely" person.
You need a lot of affection in your life. And for you, this means both giving and receiving little touches.
Warm hearted, you bond with people easily. In fact, you often feel a little sad when you're not in the company of others.
A little moody, you tend to be controlled by your emotions. But a bit hug always comforts you!


WRONG!!!
PEOPLE W/HUGGY TENDENCIES BETTER BACK OFF WHEN I'M MOODY.

I'm serious; huggerz better step off when they see 'that' look in my eye, or I might get all ninja-monkey-knife-fighting-crazy on their asses.

Serena Joy said...

Oh, my, Camille. Next time I get into a (virtual) brawl, I hope you're in a mood because I'll want you covering my back. I promise I won't hug you. LOL!

Southern Writer said...

Drew Barrymore was the first thought that came to my mind, too, Laurie. What was she, twelve then? I'd say she's managed to turn things around.

Uh oh, Little BIrd - I'm a hugger. I'm surprised I didn't get that one. But this one is very me, too.

When you say, "I'll believe it when I see it" - you really mean it.
For you, what you see is a lot more important than what you hear.
You don't take someone's words at face value. You judge people by their facial expressions, body language, and appearance.
You tend to be quiet, but when you talk, you tend to make eye contact and describe things in colorful detail.

Roxan said...

You communicate with your eyes

When you say, "I'll believe it when I see it" - you really mean it.
For you, what you see is a lot more important than what you hear.
You don't take someone's words at face value. You judge people by their facial expressions, body language, and appearance.
You tend to be quiet, but when you talk, you tend to make eye contact and describe things in colorful detail.

Confession: 3 times it came up that I communicate with my body and that I am all "touchy feely" that is so far from true I could not in good conscience, and because it grossed me out, accept that answer. The one for eyes is me.

Drew has something Lindsey doesn't. Talent. Lindsey couldn't act her way out of a wet paper sack with holes in it. Ask Herbie the love bug.

I have no comment about the monkey other than what you already know on my opinion of them.

Steve G said...

If you find out who the daddy is, make sure you post it.

Steve G said...

If you find out who the daddy is, make sure you post it.

Bace Man said...

I communicate with my ears too!! If we were in a room together what would our ears say to each other? LOL! Happy Friday from an Insomniac Bace!

Serena Joy said...

I'll believe it when I see it" - you really mean it.
For you, what you see is a lot more important than what you hear.
You don't take someone's words at face value.


Lesia, that's very "me," too. I don't believe a damn thing any more until I see independent proof of it.

Roxan, I'm going to make you like monkeys if it kills me. LOL.

Steve, I will certainly let you know when that bad boy is outed.:)

Happy Friday, Bace. Hope you got some sleep. My ears would say believe nothing you hear and less than nothing of what you see -- AFTER you find the damn proof. LOL.

Roxan said...

You may get me to tolerate one, but that's about it. I classify them in the same way I do poodles. Useless. Except teacup poodles, those I like because they are just so darn cute.

Serena Joy said...

But Rox, this is what I'm trying to tell you -- monkeys ARE cute. They can be useful, too. Did you know they can scrub the toilet and wash the dishes? Ain't no poodle going to do that.:)

Roxan said...

Would this dish washing take place before or after they have slung poo all over your house?
I rest my case.

Serena Joy said...

Dear Roxan, a gently reared chimp will not sling poo. About the worst he'll do is pick imaginary lice out of your hair. Let him get his fill of nit-picking and then put an apron on him and let him go to town. He can shine up a sinkful of dishes like nobody's business.:)

Roxan said...

No monkeys. And while were at it: No poodles (except the ones I mentioned), no parrots that live longer than humans, no bulldogs or any other ugly breed.
Some children look like monkeys so they go in the bulldog section of ugly.
Nix the monkeys, but I will concede to Lemurs. Primates that don't look like monkeys. Lemurs and that's my final offer.

Serena Joy said...

Bulldogs are adorable and lemurs bite. But okay, I give up -- no monkeys for you. And if I ever get one, I just won't tell you about it. LOL.

Roxan said...

Bulldogs bite and they are NOT adorable. Any animal bites. Even those monkeys you like. Why would anyone want a monkey? LOL