Tuesday, April 10, 2007


My brother-in-law Rob has sent us some pictures from his visit last month. Remember how I mentioned visiting the Bamako Zoo, a.k.a. The Most Depressing Place on Earth? Anyway here's a picture of the forlorn chimpanzee.

3 comments:

guv said...

That's the saddest picture I've ever seen.If I weren't dead inside, I'd be blubbering helplessly. Hell, I might anyway; It's utterly tragic.

I had a Meaningful Moment with a chimpanzee once. She gave me a biscuit and let me hold her leathery hand. Eff that zoo.

guv, yet again said...

Okay, I've got a plan. Hear me out. Can you and A. use the power of diplomatic immunity to spring Mr. Blue from his squalid confines, and have him sent to me, preferably on a luxurious cruise ship? He's earned it. And I am prepared to give him the happy life he deserves here with me, if he's willing to wear a bellhop cap and mix cocktails, and maybe perform some light maintenance around the house here.

Let's do it!

PS: Let me know if he has his own bicycle or if I'll need to get one for him. Also, I've already got ropes installed on the ceiling (don't ask) so that's not an issue at all.

Kristen said...

Or Matt, if you don't have anything better to do maybe you could go the zoo in yellow safari clothes including a big yellow hat and bring some balloons. It might make this forlorn chimp "curious" and he will devise a way to escape his cage and join you for adventures. I once read a book where this exact thing happened.