A good friend sent me an email today. It was a “FUN” email…. you know the kind…. with goofy photos, or jokes. She only sends the top-notch stuff…. so I always look with interest to see what it might be. Today, she threw me a dose of “Finger Monkeys.” Well, skeptic that I am, I could not believe the images I was seeing. Little teeeeeeeeny, weeeeeeeny, cute primates, wrapped around index fingers and such. Surely not. NO. This could not be! So I had to Snope it. Again, my dear friend does not disappoint. These little finger monkeys are as true as I am sitting here. They are better known as the Pygmy Marmoset or Dwarf Monkey …. a native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and such. It is one of the smallest primates, and the smallest true monkey, with its body length ranging from 5.5 to 6.3 in. Males weigh around 4.9 oz, and females only 4.2 oz. That’s a the size of the burger on a Single at Wendy’s. Hold the bun. (Don’t hold the monkey’s bun… I meant the bread bun.)
But that is the thing about the internet. It is hard to know what to believe, and what not to believe. Like the photo of shark eating a diver as he tries to climb the ladder of a helicopter…….. little kittens stacked up on dog heads, or the lion mother who raised a litter of squirrels. How about the guy who stopped to change a stranger’s tire… it turned out to be Donald Trump… and the Trumpster paid off the The Good Samaritan’s mortgage. The one’s I really can’t stand, are the emails that tell you about someone’s good fortune, then threaten you to send it on to a dozen of your unsuspecting friends (without junk mail filters), or you’ll lose all your hair by the end of next week. Puuuhhhhlllllleeeeeaasssse.
It is like….. JUST ANYONE can start writing a blog, and telling goofy stories, and making things up all willy-nilly. Sure it seems funny at the time, but what about the TRUTH? Yeah, any Joe Schmoe can sit down to a key board and yammer it up a bit…..
…. any…. one…… I suppose……
Alright, back to the topic of the evening…. I saw this statue today at Holling’s Park. Low and behold, who was standing behind it but Lindsey Lohan and Charlie Sheen? The two of them were drinking Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill….. and talking loudly…. I couldn’t quite snap the photo before they scurried off… AND THEN….. they ….