Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fame is a primal instinct

This is a crested black macaque in Indonesia, extremely rare and critically endangered. He stole a wildlife photographer's (David Slater) camera to take pictures of himself when he left his camera unattended for a while. 
As the photographer explained, it seems the primate became fascinated with its own reflection in the lens:
"One of them must have accidentally knocked the camera and set it off because the sound caused a bit of a frenzy.
"At first there was a lot of grimacing with their teeth showing because it was probably the first time they had ever seen a reflection.
"They were quite mischievous jumping all over my equipment, and it looked like they were already posing for the camera when one hit the button."

How odd is nature,huh? And how strangely this behavior resembles human reality...Now, every time a "celebrity" tweets a pictures of herself, sometimes "accidentally" naked, I'll remember this Indonesian monkey that one day knew fame while snapping a picture of himself, bare naked.
I now realize that, like the monkey, these celebrities become fascinated to see their own reflexion...on the iPhone screen. Being a fame hore is a primal instinct after all.
I must say I'm fascinated. Now that Vinny has left Jersey Shore, I suggest they make this monkey a member of the cast. Don't worry, we won't even see the difference...

You have got to be kidding me! Awesome!!!

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