Mar 2, 2009
Crazy chimp attack
I had the following conversation with a homeless person the other afternoon, as I forked over a dollar.
"Hey slim," he goes, "What do you think about the lady and the chimp?"
"I think she crossed the line."
"It's crossing the line, sleeping with a chimp. It's like sleeping with a dog."
"I think she might have had problems."
"Well, she's paying for it now...."
This was a new one: instead of chit-chat about the weather, or the price of a big mac, he engaged me on the topics of the day, like a radio talk show host elliciting opinions from his listeners. It was very welcome: I've run out of people I can talk to about the crazy-chimp-attack story without seeming ghoulish.