mark a rayner: Congo: a chimp, an artist, a cautionary tale

Congo began his artistic career when he worked with Desmond Morris, anthropologist, TV presenter and writer of such books as The Human Animal, The Naked Ape, and Chimps-r-Us. Initially, Morris gave Congo the paints just to mess with the poor ape’s head, but after a couple of years, Congo got the hang of it, and ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Monkey perv

I note this is a photo of a chimp wearing a silk kimono, taking a photograph of a bikini model from an angle which can only be described as avant garde. I’ve posted this here, only because you know it … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Another Day in Paradise

“Dude!” “Coko!” “Dude!” “Coko!” “Dude!” [sound of engine being gunned, squeal of tires … then the screams] Alltop also has opposable thumbs. Photo via Twisted Vintage.< Originally published May, 2010./h6>

LeDaro: It is soooooo cold!

How cold? Ask this chimp. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy