Although seldom acknowledged as such, the Ominous Comma is a fount of public service, providing information and inspiration to individuals from all walks of life.Â A perfect example of this is provided by that journalistic specialist know only as the Drive-by Blogger.
Taking the lessons provided by our own Herman Fording, he has provided the reading public with a rich and compelling monkey story, one far superior to the sad example provide by the Associated Press.
When asked for comment about his far retching reaching influence over the blogosphere, Fording replied, â€œAs you can see, with perseverance and dedication, a truly talented journalist can aspire to the rare and coveted privilege of standing in my shadow.â€
In your travels across the web, if any of you find further signs of Comma Content Influence or even a good monkey story, please forward them here so we can all bask in the glow of its radioactive warmth.
Many thanks to the Ominous Comma, for mentioning my humble blog. Oddly enough, my up coming post also has to do with a chimp, this time it’s Cheetah from the old Tarzan movies.
Hmm…perhaps I should talk to a therapist and make sure I’m not developing some kind of “monkey fever”
The good Dr. T here at the Comma would be an excellent therapeutic choice!
Everyone loves Monkey stories – there is no shame in that. No shame at all.
TDB is just filling a ginormous human need.
By the way, did you know that cult leader Jim Jones [of Jonestown fame] began his career as a door to door monkey salesman?
Lynn, I think I will give the good doctor a call…I just hope the therapy doesn’t involve strangling myself with a brightly colored tie.
Sarah, you are too kind…usually the human needs I try to fill are considered more ignominious than ginormous.
Did Jones sell new or used monkeys?
There’s a big difference.
Sometimes they died after he sold them to folks. I guess that might indicate they were used.
Even so – everyone loves a monkey.
Thanks the author!