Friday, March 17, 2006
Chimp sells out
Here is a recent picture of a chimp “bussing” Hollywood pixie and “V for Vendetta” star Natalie Portman. The chimp is wearing a Coca-Cola t-shirt in a blatant attempt to hawk the company’s product. The affair with Portman is also no doubt an attempt to generate some publicity.
Now I don’t want to editorialize here, but this kind of crass commercialism is exactly what’s wrong the world these days. Time was, chimps wore suspenders, rode bicycles and did quick backward flips for our amusement. Now they lunch at The Ivy with hot actresses and land lucrative endorsement deals. Cheeta ( Tarzan's sidekick and a chimp who knew what was up – he bit every co-star who came near him ) would be rolling in his grave.