Common Sense Comes to Town!

Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have. (Descartes)

Monkey Day

Posted on | December 13, 2011 | No Comments

We are all familiar with Groundhog Day. We have all lived through long summer Dog Days. But did you know that December 14 was internationally known as Monkey Day? Let’s have a look at this little-known but very entertaining anniversary…

Since year 2000 we do indeed commemorate on this day our simian brethrens. Why? That’s a good question. The we site  devoted to this issue doesn’t offer a full explanation and makes on the topic many hypotheses, all just as absurd as the next. You’ll quickly understand that this is nothing short of a monumental joke that got blown out of proportion. Why not enjoy the occasion to put on a little monkey business or, better still, celebrate those who behaved like primates during the past year?

Why not, in fact, institute a prize, which I will now christen the Money Awards, in order to reward those fellow humans who haven’t quite made the entire trip down the tree? Let us turn the spotlight on this year’s nominees…

The Bronze Banana is awarded to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who should have known better and kept his in his pants.

The Silver Banana is definitely going to all Republican candidates to their party’s investiture. Some have a hard time counting up to three, others do know understand the difference between a working relationship and sexual harassment, but fortunately know one can gaze at Russia from their house’s window this year…

Finally, the 2011 Golden Banana goes to our very own Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, for his entire work so far this year. An unprecedented attack on intelligence with cuts in culture and scientific research, destruction of the environment through blind support of oil companies, pulling out of Kyoto, and naming a creationist as Minister for Science.

Even monkeys would not fall so low…


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