January
8th 2012
Remarkable providences

Posted under: American history, fluff, weirdness

Whiplash, the Rodeo Monkey

For realz!  He even has his own website and Facebook page, natch.  Aren’t his little saddle, chaps, and hat adorable?  He’s made several appearances at the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo in Denver, held every year in January.

Hope all of you and your critters are hanging in there.

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8 Responses to “Remarkable providences”

  1. koshembos on 08 Jan 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Is it in the running?

  2. Indyanna on 08 Jan 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    One tough-looking hombre, is all I can say. The dude wearing the red shirt looks pretty formidable, too. What’s that ze’s holding, a campfire toasting iron? All’s well here in the East, Historiann.

  3. Historiann on 08 Jan 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    For president? I don’t think he’s old enough. According to the second linked article, he was 19 in early 2007, so I think he’s only about 23 now, and one must be 35 to serve as president.

    I don’t think the U.S. Constitution specifies that a president be homo sapiens, just a native-born citizen and 35 years of age. (I guess we could get caught up in the question of whether or not a capuchin monkey is a citizen, though, as animals have never had voting rights in the U.S. nor have they ever been counted for purposes of congressional representation.

    I suppose you’re free to write in anyone you want on your ballot next fall.

  4. Western Dave on 08 Jan 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    This:
    http://vimeo.com/24511033

  5. Historiann on 08 Jan 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Thanks, Western Dave! I love that song, and it was of course going through my head the whole time I was writing about Whiplash.

  6. Western Dave on 08 Jan 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    I love it so much I bought the CD. Many fine tracks for the absurd minded among us, especially Wedgie and Same.

  7. Z on 09 Jan 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    This is great.

  8. cgeye on 09 Jan 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Speaking of whiplash….

    https://twitter.com/JennyHolzerMom