Surfing Monkey 2

For the young, Matlock was a TV show in the 80’s and 90’s about a lawyer named Ben Matlock, starring Andy Griffith.  If you’re too young to know who he is, Google is your friend.

For the confused, yes, there is such a thing as a genuine Tijuanan surfing monkey.  I should know, because I have one.  Technical neanderthal that I am, though, I can’t insert the stupid picture of it here, so you’re gonna have to see it here:

http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz134/wonderbrat31/surfingmonkeypic.jpg

As you can see, he is a lovely surfing monkey.  His name is Bob.  I got him in Tijuana, many moons ago.  I bartered the guy at the border who was selling them down to 12 bucks for it.  (Can you imagine??)  He resides in my closet, and guards one of my other prized possessions, my genuine replica Gilligan hat signed by the man himself, Bob Denver, to me.  Before his passing, naturally…

All of this to say, no, there’s no way the vast majority of the general public would have ANY idea what I’m referring to in these strips when I mention Jimmy’s surfing monkey, unless I gave you the background info, or you happen to have one yourself.

So now you know.

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  1. Frank

    …and knowing is half the battle!

    Hey, I blend in with the background today!

  2. hamstertails

    It’s true, you do!

    Lol.. I spend most of my life trying to blend in with the background! 😉

  3. Wally

    So….in the picture…..is Bob guarding your orthotics?

  4. Wally

    What about that monkey I gave you years ago?

  5. The wife

    Actually, Wally…Bob is in his natural state, guarding whatever will fit on the top shelf in the closet. See the Christmas ornament, the shoe inserts, old make up case…the list can go on. It wasn’t until recently that he could even see over the items around him.

  6. hamstertails

    He’s in my closet too. Windaloo, I think, was his name, right? But he is in a box. We only have so much room for monkeys in the house, and they are not the wife’s favorite animal to begin with, as she will readily tell you.

    Actually, Bob is thanking his lucky stars that he is even allowed to be in a place where anyone can see him. He’s got no complaints… :-)

  7. Wally

    Windaloo! That’s it! Good ol’ Windaloo……he’s a cocunut, right? And didn’t I have one, too? Now what was his name……..

  8. Wally
  9. hamstertails

    Look, if you can’t remember your own coconut monkey’s name, I certainly don’t know how I can be expected to… 😉

  10. hamstertails

    Wow… they’re a thing! And I got mine for 12 bucks! I told ya he was a steal! 😉

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