I realize that there are bigger issues in our world today (*election*...*cough*...*election*). But, I need to state for the record that I think monkeys are great. Not once has a monkey ever cut me off when I'm trying to get in the turn lane on Broadway. Not once. I've also never had a monkey make fun of me due to the fact that I grew up in Hannibal. Not even once.

I've loved monkeys for a long time.  (There's a phrase mama would be proud of)  When I was a kid, my hero was a monkey on the Speed Racer cartoon called Chim-Chim.  He even had his own go-kart.

Even though Clint Eastwood got all the credit, we all know that the real star of the movie "Every Which Way But Loose" was Clyde...yes, a monkey.  And, trust me, you haven't lived until you've watched that movie in Spanish...

Did you know that Wikipedia has seventeen references on their monkey page?  I'll admit that's impressive although (not that I'm bragging) the Doc Holliday page has fifty-two.

Why am I going on and on about how great monkeys are?  Well, since I'm talking about monkeys, that means I'm not talking about the stupid politicians today.  And, that is yet another great thing about monkeys.