Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Lest We Forget

Bloggers Beware!

You may have seen the news about Chimpanzees beating humans when it comes to short-term memory. My reaction to this was "so what?" They'd also beat people in tree-swinging contests, and probably banana-eating races.

Nevertheless, this is being hailed as a great discovery, and led me to wonder whether there are any jobs that a chimpanzee might do better than a human. If so, you would be advised to stay out of such careers, as being replaced by a chimp would be worse than being replaced by a robot.

Waiters: They're not so bad when they can write things down, but if you have to catch one with their hands full, half the time they forget what it is you asked for. On the other hand, the chimp wouldn't be able to understand you, and with one or two exceptions, waitresses are more attractive.

Drivers: Since I don't believe my car is invisible, I suspect that many drivers have a problem keeping track of all the cars. Anyone who cuts me up for this reason should be sentenced to being driven by a chimp.

Politicians: Your average politician could be replaced by a chimp, and no-one would notice the difference - actually things may even improve!

Bloggers: It's a well-known fact that an infinite numbers of chimps typing for infinitely long would end up writing Bee's blog.

I think we're all safe though. I suspect that chimps are too clever to get that involved in human "civilisation".

23 comments:

Bee said...

;lxlkm m dsck l;l;klmv mxls;5 kd dl;
That reminded me of the time you did something as silly as type with your nose... ;op

Monkey replacement:
Workers at Toys R Us. They're about as helpful as a 3 legged horse without the use of it's prosthetic leg.

I dunno I got up at 5:30! I couldn't sleep because I'm dreading the office party! I wish I could forget...

Bee Late, Bee Happy said...

Can you believe I was still late for work!!!
I should be given a medal.

Jean Knee said...

Uh huh, reminds me of the book Who Made Stevie Crye?

monkeys typing and such, and demonic typewriters, crazy people etc.

If you only read one book this year let that be the one. It was so creepy/good that after he read it, Drew made me get rid of it.

no mention of Bee though

Bee said...

jean knee, you should expand wiki's file on it cuz they don't have much about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Made_Stevie_Crye%3F

Jean Knee said...

it is one freaky book, I can't remember enough details and Drew insisted I get rid of such a sick and demented thing

Bee said...

Now I really want to read it!!
::sigh::
I have so many on my list already, I hope to live long just so I could read them all.

Twilight I know I know, hopefully this weekend.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee:

Nose Typing. Happy days!

I hope the party isn't too unbearable.

Jean Knee:

That book sounds great! I might break my rule and read it.

Jean Knee said...

it is an awesome book, no kidding. It is rather freaky though- my favorite kind--
if you get hold of a copy will you send it to me after you read it?????

bee chuck the other books, this one's better. I forgot about it until I saw the monkey typing

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

What are you doing different? None of your comments are being forwarded to my email - I wondered what Bee was on about with that book!

If I do manage to get a copy then you can have it after me - maybe with the cover disguised so you won't be told to throw it out again...

Brian o Vretanos said...

Actually, it's not just Jean Knee. I'm only getting bee's comments forwarded, and only when she posts as bee. I suspect it's something to do with ticking the "Send followups to address" (or whatever the English version is). I'm not even getting forwarded my own comments.

Something wrong with Blogger.

Jean Knee said...

try it now? anything? this time I clicked on the e-mail box
haven't done that before

Bee said...

I'm not getting mine either, I'm sure blogger will fix it soon.

Rosebud ROSEBUD!

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

Nope. Still only Bee's.

Bee said...

It's cuz I'm sbeeecial!

Bee said...

BTW:
No monkey can beat me at a banana eating race!






That's what she said!

Jean Knee said...

I thought no frog could beat you, oh right they're all hibernating, silly me

Jean Knee said...

plus I didn't see why it was naughty at my blog, but over here all became clear.

Dan said...

I find monkey's in peoples clothing very amuzing. I think they would make good horse jockys.
Dan

Bee said...

I see my broheim came to say wuz up... monkeys in human clothes=hilarity or is it hilarityous? don't know. Anyway I forgot what I came to say but I bet it was funny!

Brian o Vretanos said...

Dan:

That conjurs up a wonderful picture! I wonder if there are pictures of that on the web...

Dan said...

a few years ago someone sent me picturs of monkeys along side pictures of Gorge Bush were they were both making the same facial expressions. It was halarious.
Dan

Political Kim said...

I certainly hope you are not comparing George W. Bush to a chimp. How insulting!







to the chimp of course

Bee said...

They're are too many so here is the link.

http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blbushchimplookalikes.htm