Tuesday, October 19, 2010

He(?)’s on the Loose

According to this link, a huge chimpanzee that was being kept, I guess as a pet, by someone in Kansas City got loose today and rampaged around the neighborhood for a while (injuring property, not people) before voluntarily climbing back into its cage.

What is even more interesting than the events of the story is the fact that the chimpanzee, named Sue, was referred to as “he” throughout this article—something that appears to have been edited since I received the link from my mother, Anca Vlasopolos, this afternoon (and a tendency I have already complained about at length in my post “He’s Pregnant”). (The article still refers to the rope around “his neck,” though.) I don’t know if this was because Sue was named in homage to the song “A Boy Named Sue” or because all rampaging, 300-pound apes are automatically considered male…

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1 comment:

Anca said...

I give everyone one guess as to which is the reason:).

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