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Unread postby Magic J » 29 April 2020, 14:00

Monkey haters! They've been masquerading as normies this entire time, but now we see their true colours!

Stand firm against the monkey hating menace, people.
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Unread postby Severelius » 29 April 2020, 14:14

Have these monkey-haters never seen Planet of the Apes?

When the uprising happens, they're going to be the first to be targeted!
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Unread postby Simon » 29 April 2020, 14:20

How will the monkeys know who to target if the monkey-haters are undercover as normies? We're gonna have to get some bigger monkeys up in here.
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Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postby Magic J » 29 April 2020, 14:27

Simon wrote:How will the monkeys know who to target if the monkey-haters are undercover as normies? We're gonna have to get some bigger monkeys up in here.

Holy fudging fudge it's fudging Simon, yo.

Sorry, lost my cool, there. Hiiiii. :awesome:

Anyway, on topic. The monkey haters can't resist monkey hating. Post pictures of monkeys, and they shall surely reveal themselves in abundance. Then we mock them for their monkey hating ways, and everybody has a good laugh.

Apart from the monkeys. Poor monkeys. :(
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Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postby Simon » 29 April 2020, 14:45

Okay, yes, but what about the monkey-lovers?! I refuse to post content that'll make them take off their pants! We must be cautious!

Also hi :awesome:
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Unread postby Magic J » 29 April 2020, 14:58

Simon wrote:Okay, yes, but what about the monkey-lovers?! I refuse to post content that'll make them take off their pants! We must be cautious!

Monkey eroticism?! My God, the monkey madness goes deeper than I'd ever imagined... Now we're fighting on two fronts!

Good call. We have to strike a balance. Post pictures of discrete monkeys. None of those pretty monkeys.
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Unread postby Magic J » 29 April 2020, 15:10

Here's a rough guide for aspiring monkey-posters.

Acceptable:

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Unread postby Simon » 29 April 2020, 15:26

Wow, okay, well, on a totally unrelated note today I learned that you can request manuscript scans from the back-archives of the Hague's royal conservatory music library and I am about to make some librarians SWEAT :3
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Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 3 May 2020, 06:08

Magic J wrote:I've recently learned that there's a significant section of people who hate monkeys. Sometimes monkeys in general, but often specifically baby macaque monkeys. Really hate them, to the point of wanting to hurt them. I've no idea why.

Some context. A while ago, I had been talking to a friend, and it came up that they didn't like monkeys. Thought they were creepy. Sure, nothing weird in that. More recently, I was watching the BBC rendition of His Dark Materials, which has a monkey character, and one of the people who I was watching it with mentioned that the monkey was creepy. Again, nothing weird in that, the character is meant to be creepy. But they kept mentioning how gross and creepy they found the monkey, every time it was on screen. I asked them if they disliked monkeys in general, and they said yes, they didn't like them.

Huh, I thought, is this a common feeling? Most people seemed to be neutral, or liked seeing monkeys, and there didn't seem to be any other mammalian animal which evoked such specific negative feelings. So, I looked it up. Yup, it's pretty common. More disturbingly, I learned that there seems to be a phenomenon whereby people not only express dislike for monkeys, but actually enjoy thinking about and watching them be harmed. Here's an example of a Reddit thread with someone confessing their, self admittedly irrational, hatred of monkeys.

I went down the rabbit hole. There's loads of "monkey hating" videos on YouTube. People commenting how much they hate monkeys and how they'd like to hurt them. Bizarrely irrational stuff. I see that other people have noticed it, and they too are wondering what causes the irrational hatred of monkeys. Major theory seems to be that people who live in areas where monkeys live view them as pest due to their behaviour, but this doesn't seem to explain the really strong reaction. One idea is that people experience an "uncanny valley" effect, in that monkeys are somewhat similar to humans, and this creeps them out. But great apes don't seem to elicit the same reaction, and they're even more similar, obviously. Another theory is that people see some monkey behaviour as particularly cruel, and perhaps combined with the human similarity, evokes a visceral negative reaction. What is going on? Elaborate trolling? Genuine psychological quirk? Species specific sadism?

I am monkey-neutral and very confused. There are monkey haters amongst us, and I demand an explanation. :blargh:


Thank you for pointing this out to me. Actually I have not known they were that many, for there are people that hate various other species for certain reasons. ( I hate black flies and mosquitoes, and I'm not very fond of tape worms either. And maggots can gross me out )

With monkeys, this seems to be something else. And yes, I think it might have something to do with their likeness to humans. They're mirroring all them traits and pet peeves that humans seem to loathe or reject from their own characters or something. That could be a psychological view onto the phenomenon. I would be interested to read what the professionals would see in this. Or, students of the professional faculty of psych sci, that dwell on GFO, for example.
See, how monkeys and even apes are depicted in the movies. That one in "Pirates of the Caribbean " they call 'Jack', that one is really creepy and annoying.
In many movies, monkeys and apes are used to mimic people's most usual behaviours. On older movies the monkey would wear clothes and smoke a cigar, things like that. Clap their hands. in the animated shows they always clap their hands, don't they? I mean what sense would it make to a wildlife monkey to clap their hands out in the bush or wherever? Even apes only do that if taught so by people.
Although they will pick their nose, and a lot of people are into a bit of nose picking, as long as they are not aware of it. I even have seen some of them to eat the stuff they pick out of there, as long as they have not been aware of it. It's really funny.
So may be, that people direct all their hate against the natural animal in themselves toward the species that are most similar, most close to their own?
"This is, what I truly am, this is, what is left of the inner monkey/ape, so you, the monkeys, it's your fault, the curse they left to us"
Kind of that a thinking. So they blame the monkeys for the parts of their nature that they deem lesser, more primitive and what they see as a heritage from the animal kingdom.
That would be my approach to a possible explanation. Projection of self-dislikes.

Still doesn't explain why they always want to send a team of highly trained monkeys, if internet connection does not work right on certain web sites. :shrug:

One more to ad : Fake stories from weekly world news a style, basic bullshit bingo. Gay monkeys that raise havoc throughout Africa, wtf? Gay baboons that raped 5 men at a place...

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( I do think that multiplied craze must be a very widespread mental health problem these days)
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Unread postby Rei_ » 12 May 2020, 14:05

Today I learned some Spanish words (nouns) from a podcast
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Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postby Magic J » 3 June 2020, 23:53

TIL that the month of October is considered bad luck amongst investors and speculators.

Bad luck. For no other reason than some historic crashes happened to have occurred in October. Stock markets, which rely on confidence, are affected by a belief in the spooky power of an arbitrary designation of time.
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Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 4 June 2020, 01:45

Rei_ wrote:Today I learned some Spanish words (nouns) from a podcast

Here’s something for your to translate: Quiero hacer gárgaras con el sudor de tu culito.
Blow: "Nowadays even Liam can release an album of his screechy vocals and it'll probably go #1..."
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Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postby Magic J » 12 September 2020, 10:18

TIL that the Scottish law of "thirlage"(forbidding peasants from owning a quernstone, and obliging them to pay a fee to use their lord's mill to grind grain), we only abolished in 2004.
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Re: Today I learned... (Post interesting facts.)

Unread postby Brenden » 12 September 2020, 10:27

Magic J wrote:TIL that the month of October is considered bad luck amongst investors and speculators.

Bad luck. For no other reason than some historic crashes happened to have occurred in October. Stock markets, which rely on confidence, are affected by a belief in the spooky power of an arbitrary designation of time.

It's a self-fulfilling prophecy!
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