Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quote Of The Day - Monkey

Last night the whole family was together for longer than thirty minutes for the first time in about a month. We all sat in a pile on the pull out sofa and watched a movie. Afterward I was reading books to the kids while simultaneously playing It's Not A Monkey It's An Ape. For those of you who don't know about The Wizzard of Has it's the latest Veggie Tales send up. The Silly Song in the middle revolves around the lines:

If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey,
Even if it has a monkey kind of shape.
If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey,
If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey it's an ape.

The characters then proceed to apply this to all sorts of things that are not remotely simian in nature.

Miss O and I were going around the room and lighted upon the TV.

The Mister: Does the TV have a tail?
Miss O: Nope
The Missus: Then it's an ape.
Miss O: No! Wait! It does have a tail!
The Missus: Then it's a monkey.
Miss O: It has a lot of tails. It's a spider.

We laughed for like five minutes after that. The look of satisfaction on Miss O's face at having been a part of such a comedic masterpiece was priceless. Hope you got a chuckle out of it too.



Irish Gumbo said...

Bada-Bing! Rimshot!

Good one, dude, good one :)

Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

mo.stoneskin said...

This blog doesn't have a tail. It must be an ape. Must be. The simple, unfailing rule of elimination.