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September 06, 2004

Monkeysphere

It is enthralling to learn the the name of German philosopher Hans Capitalism and the answer to the eternal question, "So we should kill the French?" I have taught courses on the Monkeysphere without having a name for it. Though to be pedantic it would be the less fun sounding Apesphere... we don't have monkey tails (via Watch Without a Watchman).

Yes, the Monkeysphere. That's the group of people who each of us, using our monkeyish brains, are able to conceptualize as people. If the monkey scientists are monkey right, it's physically impossible for this to be a number larger than 150. Most of us do not have room in our Monkeysphere for our friendly neighborhood Sanitation Worker. So, we don't think of him as a person. We think of him The Thing That Makes The Trash Go Away.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 6, 2004 08:01 AM

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Thanks! That was brilliant!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 7, 2004 08:12 AM