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Monkey Portraits by Jill Greenberg
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Feb 23, 2012

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Read in February, 2012

I suppose it's a stretch to say that I read this book today. It's mostly pictures, and even so, I skipped the intro. I was having a bad day. At first the monkeys really cheered me up but then I found myself weirdly fixated on how shampooed they were. Some appeared to be wearing moisturizer. They were posed under bright lights in a grey room. Maybe monkeys don't mind any of that, but it made me feel strange and sad.
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message 1: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Sorry you're having a bad day. I don't know you well enough to offer a hug, but try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey_0Wz...

else fine Miriam wrote: "Sorry you're having a bad day. I don't know you well enough to offer a hug, but try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey_0Wz..."

Heee! That is pretty magical. Much better than shampooed monkeys.

else fine Brad wrote: "Speaking for the shampooed monkeys -- pretty close to a definition of the homo sapiens Americanus, don't you think? -- I would happily cut a caper or two if I thought it might cheer you up. Let me..."

Yes, I had a really strange moment when I realized that I was basically a really clean monkey in a bright grey room looking at clean monkeys in a grey room. We are weird animals.

When you said caper I had a sudden clear memory of you singing Lydia the Tattooed Lady and that DID cheer me up, so thank you. :)

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