Mobile Ape

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Mobile Ape

Jenkins can’t really be blamed for this mistake.
He is old-school and it is really easy to hear “ape” instead of “app” when you are deafened by the sound of the dial-up modem you still use.

Poor Jenkins….


On a side note, the name of this post is a tip of the hat to a band I really like, called “Simian Mobile Disco”.
You can hear their songs and find out more info on their website.
I particularly love their song “Audacity of Huge“. Check it out on youtube here.

The iVolution of man

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Evolution has been thwarted by technology once again it seems.
Next time you are walking around your city or town, take a good look around.
Humans evolved to walk upright, but now we walk looking down   …at our smartphones.

Perhaps we will become hunched over, shambling creatures again at some point in the future?
Who knows for sure, but I bet I can find an app  that will tell me.

Robot Apes

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I recently saw “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, which I thought was excellent.
However, I did not see any apes dancing in this movie. Nor do I recall them dancing in the original films.
I guess now we know why . 

I loved the new film and as a fan of the original movies, I was pleasantly surprised to see this film lived up to the hype.
Other fans of the Apes movies will surely have enjoyed spotting the nods to the originals, which were placed in it.

I noted:
–  a cameo by Charlton Heston on a TV screen
–  reference to Dr Zaius. (the orangutan was named Maurice, an obvious nod to actor Maurice Evans who played Dr. Zeus)
– a few classic lines being used. (eg: “Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape”)
– the tv news &  newspaper headlines that hint at the space mission that has gone missing
– Caesar  working on a puzzle of the Statue of Liberty
– a female chimp named Cornelia (reference to Roddy McDowell’s original role of Cornelius)
– Caesar’smother is named “Bright Eyes” (the nickname that Dr. Zira gave to George Taylor (Charlton Heston) in the original movie)
– Apes riding horses
– The name of the teenage guy at the Ape refuge is Dodge Landon. (“Dodge” and “Landon” were the last names of Taylor’s two surviving shipmates, in the original movie)
– Dodge Landon sprays Caesar with a fire hose. (An ape sprayed Taylor with a firehose in the original movie)

Did I miss any references?