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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:48 AM
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She may be a 'star' but this is one creepy pic
Spotting celebrities and their handlers on flights from LAX is a local pastime in Los Angeles, but some sightings are rarer than others.

Take the case of Crystal, the primate star of "Night at the Museum" and "The Hangover Part II." The furry thespian and her traveling companion, Tom Gunderson, caught the attention of passengers aboard American Airlines Flight 114 to Newark, N.J., on Saturday.

The 17-year-old capuchin monkey smiled for her fans and posed for camera phone stills as she and Gunderson strolled the aisle.

When asked if Crystal had to show a photo ID to board the flight, Gunderson said no. All she needs for her domestic and international trips ("Hangover Part II" was shot in Bangkok) is her CITES -- certificate of international trade of endangered species. However, Gunderson said capuchin monkeys were not endangered.

see link for pic
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/09/star-monk...
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:53 AM
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1. Hmmm... crying babies or a well-trained capuchin monkey...
Anyone have trouble with making THAT seating decision? ;)
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:57 AM
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2. It reminds me of that three-part Karen Black movie
where the chain falls off a doll's leg and it comes alive and then tries to slice and dice her as she runs around her apartment.

And, how do they know the monkey is "smiling"? She may be trying to convey the feeling, "Get the f___ outta my face before I rip it off."

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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:19 AM
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4. Trilogy of Terror
I bet it's on YouTube. Yes, that little fetish doll was scary. Sawing his way out of the suitcase! And her at the very end waiting for her mother!!!
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:30 PM
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20. He's here!
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 08:32 PM by immoderate




--imm
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:17 PM
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21. Good pic--much better than the one I grabbed
You caught his good side. :rofl:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 10:00 AM
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31. There were lots of variations...
This one, from the movie, was a lot meaner looking than the others.

I can't watch movies with creepy dolls.

--imm
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:19 AM
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5. That is the Zuni fetish doll from "Trilogy of Terror"
classic movie..that thing scared the ever-loving shit out of me as a kid
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:27 PM
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19. You and about 10 million more of us. Some joker put it on as an after school special in the 70s
scared the fucking piss out of an entire generation, myself included.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:19 AM
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6. Great minds think alike...
I was going to post that, too...

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razorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:20 AM
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7. You're right. Generally, when monkeys or apes show their teeth, it is agressive; a warning.
That's why you should never smile and show your teeth if you are dealing with one. There is only one exception to this. Republicans, go ahead and show your teeth to them. Nothing will happen, I promise. Of course, this monkey may have been trained to subdue that instinct and "smile".
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:23 AM
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8. Yeah, between a crying baby with a loaded diaper
and a scary monkey bearing its teeth, I'd choose the crying baby.
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razorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:00 PM
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9. Hmmm. I'm not sure. Did you say the diaper was loaded? I'll have to think about that.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:07 PM
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10. You don't think you could fling off a 5 lb. monkey BEFORE it "ate your face"?
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 03:08 PM by hlthe2b
Assuming the monkey actually wanted to attack. My heavens!
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razorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 05:55 PM
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11. I never take even a relatively small animal lightly. Once, when I was about ten,
I reached blindly into a squirrel's nest, intending to catch myself a pet. Turns out, that squirrel had teeth all over its body.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 06:09 PM
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12. LOL! And that's why you strapped razors all over yours?
Your username just got busted, dude! :evilgrin:
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razorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 06:29 PM
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13. Actually, that's when I got broke of the habit of reaching into squirrels' nests. :)
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:50 PM
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27. ...
I used to think lizards were so cute...until I moved to the jungle where I live now. The little bastards bite. They are adorable, but I don't pick them up any more. Same species, different attitude. In the city limits, they were gentle and tame. Out here in the jungle, they have ATTITUDE.
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razorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 10:13 PM
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29. They adapt to their environment. In the city, being cute pays off.
I expect they get handouts and fewer people trying to kill them. The jungle is,...well..., it's a jungle.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:49 PM
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26. Are you kidding?
We need to watch the monkeys and apes. They are out to destroy the human species. Mark my words. Planet of the Apes will not be science "fiction" forever. :tinfoilhat: :scared:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:47 PM
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25. Same
A loaded diaper can be changed and a baby can eventually go to sleep. If a monkey decides to not be so "well behaved," I can never get my face back.

I'd rather take my chances with the human baby, no matter how smelly, germy and noisy it is.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:20 PM
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18. I trained my dog to show her teeth when I was a kid.
I'd say, "look mean!" and she would. The kindest, sweetest, Irish Setter/? mix that ever was. She could pass, if it weren't for her red nose.


--imm
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sad sally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:32 PM
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22. We had a mixed german shepherd that showed up on the back
dock of our mom & pop grocery store, dragging a rope tied around her neck. She was very timid when we approached her, but when we said we're not going to hurt you, come on in and have a bite to eat, she smiled - showed her teeth! What a sweetie she was; we had her over 10 years and when you'd say, "Nancy, give me a smile," she'd give us that full-teeth goofy grin. We still miss her.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 09:56 AM
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30. I wonder if they learn that from us?
I know that is far fetched.*


* From the book: Expressions That Sound Yiddish But Aren't


--imm
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:42 PM
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23. Monkeys and apes always freak me out for that reason.
I just don't trust them. So many people do trust them, but not me, :scared:

"And, how do they know the monkey is "smiling"? She may be trying to convey the feeling, "Get the f___ outta my face before I rip it off.""
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:17 AM
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3. HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Exorcism needed?
That is hilarious and, yes, creepy too.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 06:35 PM
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14. In the same instant...
...it both made me laugh out loud--and evoked the image from 'Trilogy of Terror'...



I don't know whether to :rofl: or :scared: . :)


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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:08 PM
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15. That monkey has Devil eyes. But great taste in shorts.
PB
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:12 PM
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16. The shorts make her look like an escapee from Sheriff Joe's Tent City jail
No wonder she's showing her teeth! :)
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:04 PM
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17. I wonder if I can get me one of those CITES.
I'd like to be able to fly around the world without a passport wearing only my shorts.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:52 PM
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28. ...
:spray:

Good one. If you find out, let me know, will ya?
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:45 PM
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24. What is the fear of monkeys and apes called?
Edited on Mon Sep-05-11 09:45 PM by Jamastiene
I'm sure it is something-phobia. I have it, whatever it is called. If I go to zoos, I'd rather look at the lions. I KNOW they'd eat me. So many people seem to just automatically trust monkeys and apes, because they are so much "like" humans. Chimpanzees and some others may be 98% identical to us as far as DNA goes, but so are serial killers. I have no earthly urge to cuddle up to either.

Count me FIRMLY in the watch-those-monkeys-and-apes-they-are-out-to-get-us category. :scared:
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