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Not bananas again! Monkey reacts with anger after opening his oh so predictable Christmas present
Daily Mail ^ | 8 December 2012

Posted on 12/09/2012 7:05:31 PM PST by nickcarraway

Excitement turns to deflation as rhesus monkey gets same old gift

Open-mouthed with excitement, this monkey looked like any child on Christmas morning as he got stuck into opening his presents at Longleat Safari Park.

What was going to be inside the wrapping paper? Some berries? Strawberries? Anything to break the monotony of his daily diet of bananas, surely.

But as he ripped the wrapping away, his faced turned to shock and then apparent horror as the awful truth was revealed - there was to be no respite.

Despite having to make do with yet more bananas, it wasn't all bad news - the rhesus monkey and his friends were given Santa signs to play with.

They seemed happy as they monkeyed around and took it in turns to run around with and hide behind the signs.

The cheeky mammals weren't the only ones to receive gifts, with the safari park's gorillas not left out.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banana; christmas; monkey

In this troubled economy, maybe personal shopper for monkeys, is a potential new career.

Also, what denomination are these monkeys that they celebrate Christmas so early?

1 posted on 12/09/2012 7:05:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

All I wanted from Santa was a banana, but instead I got another iPad.
2 posted on 12/09/2012 7:17:15 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: nickcarraway

3 posted on 12/09/2012 7:18:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

At least it wasn’t fruitcake.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 7:23:15 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: nickcarraway

I know how that monkey feels. That picture brings back childhood memories of getting socks.

Take a kid to the store and buy him socks. Don’t wrap them and put them under the Christmas tree.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 7:25:33 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: nickcarraway
If you click that link, make sure not to click on the link about the horrors of Meth. That first young lady's transformation over 3 years is going to give me nightmares!
6 posted on 12/09/2012 7:31:05 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
I know how that monkey feels. That picture brings back childhood memories of getting socks.

LOL!

7 posted on 12/09/2012 7:32:45 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: nickcarraway
Better question, why are these poor monkeys being forced to celebrate Christmas at all? Shouldn't some more politically correct options be on the table? Like festivus or solstice?

/sarc

8 posted on 12/09/2012 7:33:34 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

I’m 68. It was a real big deal getting new socks. Remember, back then...we mended them. Who does that today??


9 posted on 12/09/2012 7:34:35 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: hole_n_one

Who gives out ipods full of 0bama's speeches for Christmas?

10 posted on 12/09/2012 7:35:29 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

They need to steer clear of Kwanzaa, that’s for sure.


11 posted on 12/09/2012 7:36:52 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Hell, I still get that feeling. I get a most distinct glow of holiday cheer when I see a present for me that isn't some article of clothing.

I'm that grown guy semi-surruptitiously peering at the nametags on the cool toys to see if, by some miracle, its for me and not little Timmy.

12 posted on 12/09/2012 7:37:18 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: nickcarraway

13 posted on 12/09/2012 7:38:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sacajaweau
You only get cool stuff until you stop believing in Santa Claus. Then you get socks and underwear.

It's a rule.

14 posted on 12/09/2012 7:41:52 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Sacajaweau
I still darn the wool socks when needed.

What? I forget to clip my toenails sometimes.

/johnny

15 posted on 12/09/2012 7:42:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: arderkrag
At least it wasn't’t fruitcake.<<<

Shuuush!...an old fashioned “heavy” fruitcake in a fancy Christmas can has a longer shelf life than any precooked food known to man!

16 posted on 12/09/2012 7:42:53 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: nickcarraway; Daffynition
It could have been worse.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 7:44:35 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: hole_n_one
That looks a LOT like my youngest grandson. Except he uses linux tablets.

/johnny

18 posted on 12/09/2012 7:44:35 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I think the reporter made a mistake. It’s Hanukkah, that’s why the monkeys were getting presents. Bananas sounds more like a first or second night of Hanukkah present.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 7:44:38 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Revolting cat!
You ol' softy, you........


20 posted on 12/09/2012 7:46:03 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Revolting cat!

Those are actually pretty tame as far as Christmas novelty socks go. There are far more, shall we say ... exuberant examples to be found.


21 posted on 12/09/2012 7:46:03 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: arderkrag
At least it wasn't’t fruitcake.<<<

Shuuush!...an old fashioned “heavy” fruitcake in a fancy Christmas can has a longer shelf life than any precooked food known to man!

22 posted on 12/09/2012 7:46:25 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: nickcarraway

23 posted on 12/09/2012 7:50:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Something like...?


24 posted on 12/09/2012 7:53:29 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Ho, Ho, Ho!


25 posted on 12/09/2012 7:58:04 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.hollywoodtoysandcostumes.com/storeimages/15ua31018.jpg


26 posted on 12/09/2012 8:02:44 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
If you know what I mean ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
27 posted on 12/09/2012 8:11:04 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Sacajaweau; Rides_A_Red_Horse

It’s still a big deal in many families.Including mine.

In our house, it wouldn’t be Christmas for my child without a wrapped package of socks. The socks are an enduring symbol of lovingly gifting a need, and a reminder that the shiny toys are less important than the loving intent.

My child appreciated the gift of plain socks at Christmas increasingly more every year, as she has matured into a young adult.
This year, there won’t be much under the tree, but as long as there are socks, we will celebrate a very Merry Christmas!


28 posted on 12/09/2012 8:20:24 PM PST by sarasmom ( .)
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To: Pox

I looked at that link too. There’s one beautiful, blonde woman on there. She reminds me of an actress, but can’t think who. Her transformation is so sad and scary. Meth is bad enough, but they have something in Russia that eats people’s flesh down to the bone. Oh my goodness. I know life is painful, but I can’t even imagine being that messed up...and I’m not saying that disparagingly. It’s heartbreaking.


29 posted on 12/09/2012 9:14:13 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Sacajaweau

I would always darn my socks (darn it, socks again).


30 posted on 12/09/2012 9:27:32 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Sacajaweau

I would always darn my socks (darn it, socks again).


31 posted on 12/09/2012 9:27:54 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: beaversmom

Apparently that girl was cooking meth and it blew up and burned her pretty face off. Wonder if she gave the stuff up?


32 posted on 12/09/2012 9:30:29 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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To: Aria

I think i read once that only 5% of women addicted to meth ever get off it.


33 posted on 12/09/2012 9:38:07 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Playing cruel tricks on animals always brightens my holiday season! /s


34 posted on 12/09/2012 9:40:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: nickcarraway

Just hell on earth. Poor fools.


35 posted on 12/09/2012 10:34:50 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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To: nickcarraway
Reminds me of this Gary Larson cartoon:


You know, Sid, I really like bananas...I mean, I know that's not profound or nothin'....Heck! We all do...but for me, I think it goes much more beyond that.

36 posted on 12/10/2012 12:26:53 AM PST by TChad
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To: sarasmom

In our family, we are gifted socks...and a big, fluffy bath towel each year...those giant-sized ones that usually cost $15-20 each at JC Penney. I once thought it an odd gift....but now I love it.

When Grandma was still living, we also received new dish towels every year. A couple of years ago, I actually had to BUY dish towels for the first time in my life...made me miss her!


37 posted on 12/10/2012 12:41:48 AM PST by garandgal
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To: nickcarraway

The people that gave the banana’s were obviously racist. What they really wanted was a bucket of chicken, an RC Cola, and a Moon Pie.


38 posted on 12/10/2012 1:05:28 AM PST by chuckles
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To: The_Media_never_lie

My teenage grandchildren fight over the NIKE socks I buy them...It’s too funny....cuz they could easily buy themselves 100 pairs.


39 posted on 12/10/2012 3:44:47 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: M-cubed

My godmother/aunt used to make fruitcakes and preserve them in peach shine in Mason jars. They lasted for years.


40 posted on 12/10/2012 10:26:15 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: garandgal
I understand.

My daughter started a new tradition with her friends last year. She went out shopping on Black Friday.

One store had those nice big fluffy towels for $2.00 each!

I know she will always remember buying those towels for us as a family gift. And I bet my future grandchildren will be gifted with socks and towels...

41 posted on 12/10/2012 8:01:54 PM PST by sarasmom ( .)
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