In March we saw a big brawl between two rival gangs of monkeys in Lop Buri, Thailand, and then their final take over of the town. Then, in June, came a life sentence for Kalua, the alcoholic Indian monkey who terrorized over 250 pedestrians and will be spending the rest of his days in solitary confinement. According to the reports:
Local authorities said Kalua was formerly owned by an “occultist” who routinely supplied him liquor to drink, which turned him into an alcoholic. They said the monkey became very aggressive three years ago when his owner died and left him no avenue to acquire more alcohol.
Can’t help but feel sorry for the guy, and wonder why he didn’t join a monkey gang if he wanted to raise so much hell? The Lop Buri story reminds me of that Strugatsky novel “Doomed City”, where:
Could it be another portent of some kind?
Discussed: Womb Twins, An Affection for Shiny Things,
Shared Identities, Circus-Contortionist Grandmothers, Dutch Jungians,
The Technological Scarring of the Real World, A Futuristic Darth Vader
Feel, Michael Stipe
John Duff, born John McElduff, or possibly John Michael McElduff, because early court records referred to him as John Michael Duff (September 1759 or August 1760 – June 4, 1799 or 1805), was a counterfeiter, criminal gang leader, horse thief, cattle thief, hog thief, salt maker, longhunter, scout, and soldier who assisted in George Rogers Clark’s campaign to capture the Illinois country, for the American rebel side, during the Revolutionary War. Duff also, was frontiersman, hunter, horse thief, cattle thief, soldier, salt maker, criminal gang leader, counterfeiter