Here we come …

Walkin’ down the street …

We get the funniest looks from …

Everyone we meet …

Hey hey, we’re the Monkees – oops, I misread the headline in the Express of London.

(I was about to think badly of Michael, Micky and Peter. R.I.P., Davy.)

This odd story is about some cute MONKEYS doing bad things in the Indian village of Patna. One of them dropped a brick on a priest who was sweeping his porch, killing him.

The feral savages have killed two other people in the village. They terrorize schoolchildren. They snatch bags of vegetables from shoppers. They bite people.

The official response, from the Express: “Vikas Vaibhav, the local police superintendent, said he had directed forest department officials and the Patna Municipal Corporate to catch the monkeys and hand them over to the Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park.”

What? Do these monkeys have a cousin on the town council?

The whole incident brings to mind the People’s Republic of Ashland, Oregon, where deer bully the liberal citizens because nobody wants to bring in a “Duck Dynasty” type. (I wrote about this Oct. 1: http://tinyurl.com/obq6xeo)

And what became of the MONKEES? Everybody knows Davy Jones passed away in 2012. Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz toured in Canada this year without Michael Nesmith, who has had an off-and-on relationship with the others for decades.

Most of you know that Michael’s mother was wealthy because she invented Liquid Paper, a typewriter correction fluid. In 1979, she sold the company to Gillette for $48 million. It was a well-timed sale for the estate; she died the next year.

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