Tuesday, March 13, 2007


It's allliiiiiiiiiive!!!!!
Thanks to our friends over at The Smoking Gun, we are treated to the above mug shot of Anna Clifford, a 25-year-old Tennessee woman who was arrested for drunk driving the other night.
All we have to say is... wow. That's a pretty sassy 'do. Aren't there laws against this sort of thing?
According to the police report, she has to drive with the sunroof open.
They shouldn't let her within 300 yards of a school with that thing. Some little child could see her and have nightmares for the rest of his life - Picture that haircut climbing in through our window at night. Even BOB from Twin Peaks would be scared of this lady.

The thing is this... We need help with our bracket.

One of our favorite days of the year is the Thursday before St. Patrick's day: The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, the grass is getting greener, and the Big Dance is about set to commence. We can always use a little help with our brackets, and this year, we know where to turn: An old-world monkey.

Meet Ana, a 14-year old baboon who not only paints, but predicts the outcome of big-time sporting events. Last year, she called UCLA making the Final Four. This year, Ana predicted that a certain team from a certain midwestern town would win the Super Bowl - she was wrong, but at least she let her Chicago favoritism determine her pick.

In addition to successfully prognosticating sporting events, Ana is an accomplished painter (like our canine friend Tillie). She began painting by coating her hands in mustard, and wiping them off on the canvas. Now, she has moved up to non-toxic paints. She has been decribed as a "baboon version of Jasper Johns, minus the raging kleptomania." As Ana is easily distracted by other apes, the zoo staff have to clear out her pen before she can peacefully begin creating art.

Her work will be displayed and sold at Zoobilee 2007, but since the dinner costs $75, we will not be attending. Proceeds from sales of her paintings will go to help the renovation of the zoo's "Monkey Island" habitat.


Blogger Cavalier92 said...

Who knew that I was simply talking about a town in Australia every time I drop the F bomb? Now I feel much better. Think I can get the demerits expunged from my permanent record from high school?

10:10 AM  
Blogger Ross McLochness said...

Actually, it was Austria, not Australia...

And, it isn't this post, but the next one, that you are referring to.

But we appreciate the comment.

12:03 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home