Thursday, May 08, 2014

Closed for Monkey Business

Slightly overwhelmed with real world concerns.

Regular posting, including a Weekend Listomania, resumes tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

love the picture! been wondering what you looked like.
but what does "vootie" mean?

steve simels said...

Its sort of a long story.

The illustration is from an old Mad Magazine parody of the original TODAY show, which was hosted by a guy named Dave Garroway. He didn't have Willard Scott, but he did have a chimp named J. Fred Muggs as his sidekick.

In the parody, the chimp is dressed just like Garroway. Garroway also used to end every show by holding his hand up and and saying "Peace."

"Vootie" is chimp-speak for peace.

I guess you had to be there, but that picture has been cracking me up for decades.

Feral said...

I'm getting an odd NCIS vibe from that pic...