Sunday, April 24, 2005

monkey blog

Swat monkey
This is from Reuters.
Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, is trying to get $100,000 from the federal government to train a capuchin monkey for use in high-risk police operations. Special Weapons and Tactics veteran Sean Truelove, the applicant, told the news service, "Everybody laughs about it until they really start thinking about it. It could change the way we do business."

Would it wear a cute little Kevlar vest, I wonder? Or one of those little organ grinder monkey outfits, you know, with the little red cap? Kind of an undercover outfit? Is there sniper training involved? Does the monkey get a rifle and scope, Just His Size?

Monkey redux
No monkey. Mesa police chief Dennis Donna, told the East Valley Tribune: "The purchase of a capuchin monkey has not been considered by executive staff." Spoilsport. The drug-sniffing giraffes has probably been nixed as well.

Why do they do it? Because they can.
Reuters: “Mice forced to breathe hydrogen sulfide…go into a kind of suspended animation, U.S. researchers said on Thursday….”

One half of a conversation overheard last night: two young men about to get into a car after leaving a party.
Dude, I swear to you.
Dude, I swear on the life of my son.
Dude, I am so drunk.

Almost a haiku, isn't it?

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