Saturday, December 1, 2007

"Phyllis likes corn chips"

As you know, I always strive to bring you the latest and greatest in monkey news, so when I came across the headline, "Monkey Returned To Original Owner," I was intrigued (though, for the record, I don't condone or encourage keeping monkeys as pets). The link led me to, an Alabama news site that, judging from the story below, is in need of a proofreader and/or literate staff writer. The story as it appears on their site is below. I have not edited or changed anything. In a way the story reads like a poem -- a badly written poem, but still. The last line/sentence is my favorite.

Monkey Returned To Original Owner
Friday, Nov 30, 2007 - 05:53 PM

Three Calhoun County workers made a surprising discovery after they came across a monkey seated in a ditch along side a road.

The monkey was returned to the original owner, Carl Weaver.

The monkey's name was Phyllis and was 19-years-old.

The Monkey had been missing since Monday.

The monkey's mate of several years died recently, and she may have wanted to run off, or was stressed out.

The monkey and owner live at a place on the calhoun-etowah county line.

According to the Weaver Phyllis likes corn chips.


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and_dry_therain said...

The newspaper of my hometown used to read a lot like this... except it was never about anything as exciting as ditch monkeys.