Monkeys are funny period

Jane Austen begins her most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice, with the following sentence:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

It would have been more succinct, and far funnier (in my opinion, anyway), if she had started with:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that monkeys are funny.

I do, however, refer specifically to monkeys as apposed to apes. Apes aren’t funny. Anything that can pull your arms and beat you with the wet end should never, ever be laughed at. Ever. Seriously.

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