December 10, 2012

"Tiny monkey in a little coat runs amok in IKEA store..."

Notes Drudge, with tiny pic:



Linking here:
The primate's owners, who had been shopping in Ikea, came forward after the incident. They now face $240 fine for having an illegal pet.

The rhesus macaque species is not endangered but it is against the law to keep the animal in Ontario....
Yes, it's cruel to keep it in Ontario.
News of a monkey in a coat visiting Ikea quickly went viral on social networks. On Twitter, #Ikeamonkey trended and there are least two parody accounts. There is also an Ikea Monkey page on Facebook.

56 comments:

bagoh20 said...

"an illegal pet. "

Call him names if you must, but don't you dare try to suppress his vote.

Rusty said...

I hate it when they do that.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Brings new meaning to the phrase surrender monkey.

buwaya said...

Monkeys make lousy pets. Their behavior tends to go to extremes unpredictably.

Several friends had pet monkeys in the Philippines and for the most part regretted it.

Bryan C said...

"Monkeys make lousy pets. Their behavior tends to go to extremes unpredictably."

That's why I also have a pet hyena, to keep my monkey in line.

edutcher said...

It's cruel to keep anything in Ontario.

YoungHegelian said...

Monkeys make lousy pets. Their behavior tends to go to extremes unpredictably

That's why it's so important to take your monkey out and spank him periodically.





Oh come on, you knew that joke would be arriving in some form in the first ten comments.

Surfed said...

Several colonies of them in the wild here in North & Central Florida (Julington Creek, Silver river, others). Monkees in the wild are so cute. The first day anways. By the second day they are swinging down and snatching your sunglasses/cameras. The third day? All monkees must die.

Bryan C said...

"All monkees must die."

Except for Peter Tork. I like Peter Tork.

bpm4532 said...

Amazing! They cropped Joe Biden out of the picture.

LarsPorsena said...

Blogger bagoh20 said...

"an illegal pet. "

Call him names if you must, but don't you dare try to suppress his vote.

12/10/12 1:38 PM
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I think they mean an "undocumented pet".

Simon Kenton said...

As one of many indications of our spiritual superiority, here in Boulder we AR Loons have replaced the word "pet" in our statutes and regulations with "animal companion." Small and subtle, obviously, but an important symbolic indication of our deep and impassioned commitment to the rights of animals. A few of us are already practicing for the great day when we can marry our animal companions, solely, gaily, plurally.

furious_a said...

Isn't there an exception for 'Helper Monkeys'?

PRAY. FOR. MOJO...

Coketown said...

It's not the monkey. It's the coat. This wouldn't have gone viral without the coat.

Coketown said...

A couple dresses a monkey as if it's a person and then takes it furniture shopping.

It makes news and spawns multiple twitter feeds, parody accounts, and Facebook pages.

I'm beginning to suspect we may be bored out of our minds as a culture.

Still, tres cute!!!

Toad Trend said...

Yeah I wanna hear Chef Mojo's curious chatter about this one.

Anywho, I guess it was dumb to take the thing out in public, I wonder if the owners knew it was illegal.

Strange, really.

phx said...

I've noticed that any movie with a monkey is a bust. It's a dead giveaway for dull. (Other than King Kong with Fay Wray.)

rastajenk said...

Hatari was entertaining.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

While Canada may or may not be racist for this, Althouse bringing it up and reposting it is obviously racist.

Dare I say, it is ugly.

Baron Zemo said...

There was a very funny show called "Animal Practice" about a veterinary office that featured a very talented monkey named Rizzo.

This monkey was very funny and coudl do an amazing number of tricks.

He should go into politics.

Rusty said...

Gotta admit, he's a snappy dresser.

David said...

Not endangered?

I'll bet that little sucker felt quite endangered.

Lem said...

The rhesus macaque species...

This little guy got George Allen off the road to the white house... or off the consideration list... or something.

Lem said...

Amazing! They cropped Joe Biden out of the picture.

Not funny.

Lem said...

I've noticed that any movie with a monkey is a bust. It's a dead giveaway for dull.

I was going to say Clint Eastwood made it work... but after re-watching a few takes of Every Which Way But Loose on the YouTube... I believe you are probably right.

ironrailsironweights said...

Because it's an IKEA monkey it will fall apart in six months.

Peter

Hagar said...

Not "illegal" - undocumented.

sydney said...

Cute coat.

furious_a said...

I've noticed that any movie with a monkey is a bust.

Even Planet of the Apes?

"I can't wait to eat that monkey" -- Abe Simpson.

whoresoftheinternet said...

Hey look! Even the President's brother is leaving the country!

bagoh20 said...

Mr. Ikea person, could you help us load this furniture and the awesome wooden dildo into our van. The short guy in the coat has the receipt.

bagoh20 said...

Moby humor.

Titus said...

I LOVE CANADA.

Titus said...

WHY DON'T YOU EVER GO TO CANADA ALTHOUSE-SO FAB, GREAT CITIES AND NOT THAT FAR FROM YOU.

TORONTO AND MONTREAL ARE VERY VERY HOT.

WINNIPEG IS FUN AND SO IS REGINA.

VANCOUVER FAB.

QUEBEC CITY LOVELY.

OTTAWA QUAINT.

CALGARY IS KIND OF TEXASISH, BUT WITH FAGS GETTING MARRIED, NATCH.

Rusty said...

Seriously. How much amok can the little guy run. Especially in that outfit.

AllenS said...

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've always been impressed with a nicely dressed monkey.

Rabel said...

Commenters at the Sartorialist would swoon over the delightful way the coat accents the monkeys figure.

Rabel said...

Close Enough?

AllenS said...

Obviously, the monkey is dressed for winter. Winter clothes usually limit your motion. The possibility of this monkey throwing a monkey wrench accurately, is limited.

Doesn't IKEA heat their stores?

Chip Ahoy said...

Some things are made for instant internet meme-ery.

Like helicopter cat.

Photoshop anybody's face over the monkey's and you have them lost and wearing that ridiculously oversized but probably comfortably warm coat. So far I've seen the smeared Jesus painting Photoshopped over the monkey and some politician I couldn't make out.

wyo sis said...

Clever Rabel!

Lem said...

Ha!

Three Ks is the Drudge tag.

Sneaky.

Lem said...

Have you people noticed how Althouse has steered clear of the Dog Driving story coming from down under?

Her cars must not have Zeus power steering.

Methadras said...

That is one cared for monkey. Coat and all. I say give him back to the owner. Lord knows how the government of Ontario is going to treat him.

Lem said...

Tom Brady is the best quaterback on planet earth.

Carol said...

I hate monkeys. They're too much like little retarded people.

Mel Plontz said...

He's welcome in Palm Beach County. But then again, we occasionally have cold winters. Hell, three years ago the winter was so cold that iguanas were dropping out of the trees. The local TV weatherpersons would advise you to check your driveway in the morning before backing out so as not to run over a nearly comatose iguana.

Rusty said...

Is that your minky?
my what?

phx said...

For what good reason would you put a coat on a monkey?

From Inwood said...

I understand that sometimes it comments on blogs under a nom de blogue, present company excluded, of course.

Or maybe I'm just thinking of that NewYorker cartoon.

William said...

And there's no one to express sympathy for that midget lamb who was led to the slaughter just to provide a stylish coat for the monkey.

CWJ said...

Monkeys are totally unacceptable in every way that I can imagine. They exist for those who want a surrogate human that they can dominate. A little too close to slave master for my taste. Now a pet fox squirrel, that's an animal companion worth having!

Chip Ahoy said...

phx, to keep it warm in Ottawa.

I'm starting to hate that little monkey.

Dante said...

As a friend of mine who studies AIDs likes to say, "I'm studying the Monkey Virus." Oh, Wait, it's OK to have potentially infectious animals around. It's all about "fairness."

Odd, it seems HIV put a big crimp on heterosexual sex. Maybe in proportion to homosexual sex. It's good to share, isn't it?

Rusty said...

phx said...
For what good reason would you put a coat on a monkey?


The monkey was cold?

Rusty said...

CWJ said...
Monkeys are totally unacceptable in every way that I can imagine.


And yet without them comedy as we know it wouldn't exist.

A chimp in a tuxedo.
A gorilla in livery.
This little guy in his stylish topcoat.

Comedy gold!