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   Undertoad  Friday Dec 3 01:11 PM

12/3/2004: Thai monkey banquet



Last year at this time we had a monkey drinking a can of Pepsi at some sort of Thai festival. Here's a better shot of what's going on every year.

Welcome to Lopburi, Thailand, where you will want to be if you are a fan of monkeys. One section of the town, a few blocks of area around a certain temple, is overrun with very friendly macaque monkeys.



So friendly, in fact, that they tend to not only live around humans, but climb all over them too. They are in fact a major part of the economy in Lopburi, population 3000, and once a year the town holds a massive banquet for them. It's become so popular now that there's an admission fee to come see the monkeys eat.



Beestie  Friday Dec 3 01:19 PM

People pay money to see monkeys eat? Damn, where's P. T. Barnum when I need him?



glatt  Friday Dec 3 02:12 PM

At most zoos, people pay money to watch monkeys sleep.



jaguar  Friday Dec 3 02:37 PM

here you pay and you get your ears humped by a macaque, that's what I call value for money.



Beestie  Friday Dec 3 02:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaguar
here you pay and you get your ears humped by a macaque, that's what I call value for money.
Now that you mention it, it looks like they are humping through that woman's head. Which may explain the glassy smile.


Elspode  Friday Dec 3 02:55 PM

When I read this thread title, I thought I was going to see people eating monkeys. "Chilled monkey brains..."



LabRat  Friday Dec 3 03:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
When I read this thread title, I thought I was going to see people eating monkeys. "Chilled monkey brains..."
i was a little afraid to check this out too, for that reason


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Dec 3 04:08 PM

That's next month, they're fattening them up here.
I wonder if they're related to the country singer that did the song about the truckers on their CB's. You know, T.J. Macaque.



Sun_Sparkz  Friday Dec 3 08:36 PM

i wonder how the monkies remember to come back every year? its not like the thai people send them a newsletter saying on it the date and time that they will be laying out the spread.

At my home town, at 3 pm every day we have a pelican feed, and with out fail at 5 mins to 3 the pelicans gather, waiting for their free fresh fish.

I have a hard enough time getting up by 7.30 and i have a wall clock, a watch and an alarm!



richlevy  Friday Dec 3 09:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
When I read this thread title, I thought I was going to see people eating monkeys. "Chilled monkey brains..."
I was thinking exactly the same thing. The banquet scence from Indiana Jones still creeps me out.


Elspode  Friday Dec 3 11:41 PM

You know, now that I look closely at the picture of the two macaques on the guy's head, I realize what they're doing...they're grooming him. Looking for lice, like they do on each other.

Wonder if they found any?



Beestie  Saturday Dec 4 01:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
You know, now that I look closely at the picture of the two macaques on the guy's head...
I don't think that's a guy... not that there's anything wrong with that


Beestie  Saturday Dec 4 01:32 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sun_Sparkz
i wonder how the monkies remember to come back every year?
And where the hell have *you* been for the past four months? (good to have you back!)


capnhowdy  Saturday Dec 4 10:44 AM

These primates deserve good treatment. I've heard they are a vital tool in the research for the AIDS vaccine and treatment. They are one of the most popular monkeys kept as pets, also.
I'd like to see them partying with a big bowl of peanuts and a keg of beer......



richlevy  Saturday Dec 4 01:01 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by capnhowdy
I'd like to see them partying with a big bowl of peanuts and a keg of beer......
Well, if you come to Philly during Superbowl week, you're %90 there.


Wormfood  Saturday Dec 4 04:23 PM

Why is the right monkey in the first pic reminding me of
Bagdad Bob ? :p



metalrockster  Saturday Dec 4 05:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jaguar
here you pay and you get your ears humped by a macaque, that's what I call value for money.
LMFAO


Brown Thrasher  Saturday Dec 4 07:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabRat
i was a little afraid to check this out too, for that reason
I wish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Dec 4 11:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wormfood
Why is the right monkey in the first pic reminding me of
Bagdad Bob ? :p
welcome to the Cellar, Wormfood.
Naw, Bob is much taller.


Wormfood  Sunday Dec 5 03:06 AM

[quote=Naw, Bob is much taller.[/QUOTE]

Sigh... Yeah, you're right and Bob has glasses and no mustache.
The moneys ass looks more like Saddams face I guess...
Had my 40.th birthday yesterday and I had no idea that
senility was coming this quickly.

and oh, Thanks



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Dec 5 02:58 PM

Lordy, lordy, look who's 40.

At the shock of 40,
some people buy sportscars,
some have an affair,
some change their lifestyle,
some dye their hair.
Smart ones join the Cellar.
Happy birthday, Friend.


Hmmm....wormfood.....some contemplate their mortality.



Sun_Sparkz  Sunday Dec 5 07:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beestie
And where the hell have *you* been for the past four months? (good to have you back!)
I could tell you, but then i'd have to kill you.



Should be making a comeback soon though I miss my cellar family!!!


lumberjim  Sunday Dec 5 10:33 PM

glad to see you back , sun.....now, let me ask you something.......blue58 dissapeared at roughly the same time as you.......you didn't have anything to do with that, did you?



dar512  Sunday Dec 5 11:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim
glad to see you back , sun.....now, let me ask you something.......blue58 dissapeared at roughly the same time as you.......you didn't have anything to do with that, did you?
Anyone else old enough to remember the Columbo episodes on tv? When I read this I heard Columbo talking.


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