Wednesday, June 10, 2009

they had a sale on ellipses

So my daughter got a Happy Meal the other day with a Night at the Museum 2 themed toy.

That's supposed to be a monkey astronaut emerging from his tiny space capsule, but when I looked at it dead on like this...

...all I could see was this... this...

Wouldn't the Doctor visiting the Planet of the Apes be totally awesome? And imagining Daleks with little monkeys inside them, running the machines with little clockwork levers, is cracking me up.

You know what else could use some intelligent apes? Star Trek. Consider the awesomeness of a timeline where the Apes movies (at least the ones where the humans and apes eventually got along) formed part of 'ancient' Earth history. You could have apes in Star Fleet uniforms working alongside the humans and vulcans.


  1. Gorilla Collins approves this post. May the blessings of Hanuman shower down upon the House of Rients.

  2. Monkey Davros! That idea's got legs!

  3. Daleks with monkey's inside? That was the sound of head exploding with geeky joy!

  4. I could definitely see Shatner running around the desert, punching gorilla soldiers. Not so sure about the Doctor though. Maybe the Third/Fourth Doctors.

  5. That's what that thing is! I saw it on the floor in my living room, but didn't stop to investigate. I did find the space monkey card though. :)

  6. I saw "Planet of the Apes" before the toy was even unwrapped. My eight-year-old opened it, looked at it, and said, "Dad! It looks like a monkey Dalek!"

    I think I'm raising 'em right.

  7. Three great ideas in one post! Jeff for the win.

    Iguana Montana said:
    My eight-year-old opened it, looked at it, and said, "Dad! It looks like a monkey Dalek!"

    You are a credit to fatherhood.

  8. Chimp-Daleks!

    Very awesome...;)

  9. You are a delightful font of weirdness, my blogosphere friend.