Friday, February 20, 2009

6463: Chimps Ahoy!

Drawing out the news in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• The New York Post monkey cartoon is prompting protests, including an effort to fire the editor who approved its publication. The newspaper continues to gain publicity by also reporting on the weird relationship between the monkey that allegedly inspired the cartoon and its owner. There’s gotta be an infinite monkey theorem joke here.

• Sprint Nextel reported a 4Q loss of $1.6 billion. “In tough economic times, we’re generating substantial cash and reducing costs to ensure we remain financially sound,” said Chief Executive Officer Dan Hesse. Let’s hope the cost-cutting plans include replacing Hesse in commercials with a wild chimp.

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