The exciting conclusion to my “Monkeys on the Bed” trilogy.
Monkey and I like to hash out ideas at Mozart’s on Lake Austin. Even on the hottest days, it’s a pleasant place to spend a creative morning. Here’s a photo from one of our less productive sessions.
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If you haven’t heard, Coco the Monkey is out of a job in the UK.
Two weirdos, who were losers on X Factor, have shoved the poor guy out of a job. The duo call themselves Jedward, and they are pretty much the opposite of a monkey in their level of cool. Their level of cool can be judged by that hair and their choice of material. Not only do they grab Vanilla Ice’s look, they also grab his horrible “Ice Ice Baby” as their single. Why anyone would want to bring back this blighted period in music puzzles and angers us.
Coco is a great guy: a family monkey, a philanthropist, and an ambassador for tasty chocolate cereals. And now Kellogg’s chucks him out on his tail in favor of these two? It’s yet another example of anti-monkey bias in the business world.
If you are in the UK, we urge you to boycott Coco Pops. Contact your MP. There are already too few monkey role models, and it’s appalling to see one of the greats shoved out of his job.
I did this little paper craft monkey for a display at a show, and decided that it would be nice to make him available to you. In mine I have a QR code that allows a smartphone user to scan and visit a special page. In the downloadable version, I’ve left the sign blank so that you can use him to advertise whatever you want (the more nefarious, the better).
Click here to download your own sign-wielding simian. Assembly required.