Monday, November 3, 2008

Mail-Order Monkeys

Man, before the internet and the ability to download 'virtual' crap, you could get all sorts of real things via mail-order:

Yes, squirrel monkeys could actually be mailed to you, in a tiny little box (sundress not included), and you could have a best friend with a prehensile tail. I mean, other than Roger Coulter from 5th period, because he's just creepy. The squirrel monkey was guaranteed delivered alive, so if a dead monkey appeared in your mailbox, you had some sort of recourse. If you wanted two Minneapolis monkeys -- two monkeys!?! -- you could save a fivespot on the deal. Hopefully, you'll be well-prepared for its arrival; otherwise you might end up with angry parents and an arm full of stitches. My ad came from a 1963 issue of McCall's Needlework & Crafts.

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Anonymous Allie said...

I remember reading about these and they would purposefully breed them to be deformed and tiny enough to mail - pretty horrific in comparison to a pair of cardboard x-ray glasses!

November 4, 2008 4:24 PM  
Blogger Pop Tart said...

Also, sea monkeys swim better than these monkeys.

November 9, 2008 12:32 AM  

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