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    Smoking Charlie

    stolen from http://www.clickondetroit.com/irresi...22/detail.html

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.clickondetroit.com/irresistible/4406522/detail.html

    BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa -- A South African zoo wants a chimp to go cold turkey.


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    Chimpanzee smoking cigarette, Bloemfontain Zoo, South Africa



    The chimpanzee smokes cigarettes. Keepers said Charlie picked up the habit by watching smoking visitors. People toss him the smokes and he puffs away.


    A spokesman at the Bloemfontein Zoo said, "it looks funny to see a chimp smoking" -- but Charlie's trick could cost him his health.


    The zoo is asking people to stop tossing cigarettes and contributing to the chimp's habit.

    A zoo official said Charlie "acts like a naughty schoolboy" and hides his cigarettes when workers are around.


    The funniest thing is the poll on WDIV's website. 31% of people say Charlie has a right to smoke. LOL

    Anyhow, discuss!

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    Re: Smoking Charlie

    Right to smoke. I like that one. I wonder about the horses rump that created the poll. I can foresee a whole new feeding ground for lawyers. First theyll push the invented rights issue then come back and create class action suits against the cigarette manufacturers. Funny how that deal works....they get paid from both ends. Good thing the ape doesnt live in the US.
    Right to smoke. 31%. Doesnt surprise me really. Not when our pets live better than half the worlds children...or whatever the % is.
    Dont get me wrong. Cool ape.
    Last edited by jimzinsocal; 04-22-2005 at 06:13 PM.

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    Re: Smoking Charlie

    Ape...
    Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.

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    Re: Smoking Charlie

    ^^corrected Pan troglodytes or Pan paniscus?

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    Re: Smoking Charlie

    He's a troglodyte.
    Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.

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    Re: Smoking Charlie

    Looks like a frikkin monkey to me.

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    Re: Smoking Charlie

    ^^ Pretty amazing with Chimps....the 2 types are separated by the Congo I think....or some physical barrier.

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    Re: Smoking Charlie

    I think he has an absolute right to smoke, if he'd get a d*mn job, walk to the convenience store, and pick up as pack himself. No need to constantly bum from the crowd.

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    Re: Smoking Charlie

    He is going to bring new definition to the phrase "apeshit" when they take his cigs away
    Finding the clitoris? Is that like finding Jesus?

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    Re: Smoking Charlie

    All he needs is a pack of budweisers.

    If this was in america, I would try and sneak him a beer.
    Last edited by clement; 04-23-2005 at 02:11 AM.

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