By Mark Frauenfelder at 12:14 pm Sat, Jun 6, 2009
As Radley Balko says, there's got to be great story behind this photo.
UPDATE: Steven Leckart says It's a sculpture called "Ancient Echo"!
Man comforts young, semi-clothed, vomiting orangutan
Sculpture, schmulpture. I hope the ham sandwich with the messenger bag realizes his jeans are sad and we don’t need to see his buns.
And here I thought it was a cast candid from “Land of the Lost”…If I was in that movie, I’d be throwing up too.
Damn chili dogs!
Is it wrong to be slightly disappointed to find out it’s not real puking simian?
No Octopussoup, he’s just sick of being asked what Will Ferrel is like in person…
someone get this ass crack creeper away from my little sister…
The monkey is real, the fellow with the belt issue is fiberglass & enamel.
Monkey with a human on his back
This is just one of the many side effects to crack….
Are you sure it’s not a different sculpture? The monkey and shirt are different in Ancient Echo. If it is, it’s probably still by the same dude, though.
And here I thought the picture was just about the plumber’s crack…
And a lesson: Low-rise jeans are for girls.
i too thought it was from land of the lost. great minds…
That is no sculpture, that is me last Thursday. Special thanks to my buddy helping me out there, Asscrack McGee.
“Give me your keys. You’re not driving like this.”
“C’mon man, we’ve got to clean you up. You have to be at the church in like three hours.”
He needs to attend a drinking skills program.
urk, thanks – i’m eating
David Spade, a plumber and a orangutan go to a bar, and…
Somebody needs to keep Chaka away from the beer bong…
Trying to come up with a reason for an orangutan to be dressed in a T-shirt, leaning on the wall like a frat boy after an all-night bender, puking his guts out, and failing entirely.
Wow, that sculpture really forces the audience to confront the power structures inherent in…uh…ape vomit?
The sculpture is cute, interesting. But the photograph with butt crack included is art. Btw somehow this looks like a scene in an airport, one of those transitional places like the bridge in The Scream.
Good God, Samaritan! (aka Lets All Get Some Pants).
Are we sure that isn’t just a sculpture of a vomiting orangutan?
Hey! don’t go ape on me,I told ya NOT to monkey around with the script.Only poor reople plagiarize
Forsooth! Yonder photograph appearseth to have been manipulated photoshoppically!
I think it was the plumbers crack that did it!!
I know Stephen actually blogs for the site, but at least three people (#9 robbo-bobbo, #12 posted by zervouli, and #13, ahem, me) pointed out the sculpturitude of this particular primate before he did. (Well, actually I didn’t know it was a sculpture until I googled the artist’s name that zervouli provided. I just posted a link to another photo of the sculpture.) We wuz robbed, I tells ya!
“Dude, where’s my liana?”
It’s a sculpture of a chimpanzee by Tony Matelli. I don’t know who the plumber butt dude is.
Look at that “insert coin” human butt
@Zervouli- Well spotted!
Ah, fake puke. That brings back some wonderful childhood memories.
#32, it’s a reference to another BB story. I’ll let you find it for yourself.
Okay, unicorn chaser please?
#53: canst tell by the picture-cells, I’ll warrant.
“I hear ya buddy, loneliness and banana daquiris make a dangerous combination, now. . . do you remember what you did with your pants?”
Dane Cook needs to wear a belt. And stop touching the art!
Darn! I was hoping it was real…
All I can think of is “What’s yellow and smells like bananas?”
#14 Hokano-fake puke-good old days.That reminds me of a short story by the late and long lamented Steve Allen.He tells of going to an up-scale bistro in N.Y.He orders a specific take-out entree.Goes outside,cleans a section of the sidewalk,dumps the meal on ground and then on his knees proceeds to scoff the chicken ala king he had purchased.Apparently several passers-by were prompted by nature,to barf in sympathy.Nd they say
that New Yorkers are cynical.
Sculpture is called “Ancient Echo”
Holy crap! Charley the Australopithecine is *Real*!
Saw this first in my blog reader… first I thought I was looking at , then I saw it was on BB, and thought this was a picture of a vomiting werewolf. Scrolling down to find it was a chimp was actually kind of disappointing. :)
Yo B, what’s crack-a-yackin?!?
Who gave the Orangutan a drinking license?
Spring break’s a bitch…
multiple sources report slurs along the lines of “get your stinking paws off me you damn hairless ape”, apparently you must read it in your head like sylvester stallone to get the full effect.
“What’s worse than finding a worm in your banana?…” (Finding HALF a worm!)
this is why you dont get your hairy children drunk
“Sculpture is called “Ancient Echo”
Er, that is a sculpture, right? Tony Matelli isn’t into taxidermy on the side?
bahahahaha, number 62. actually, i was really dissapointed when i found out it wasn’t a baby werewolf… :-[
Mark, is that a sculpture of you playing your ukulele in this pic? http://www.tonymatelli.com/tonymatelli.com/Tony_Matelli_2002-2000.html#4
Okay #24, I’ll bite. Why Sylvester Stallone?
I think the real Chaka just saw the Land of the Lost movie.
There’s a perfectly good explanation.
I was just a kid. It was my first time drinking.
I was upset about losing my pants, because they were my new school pants and Mom is gonna be so mad…
“Joe,I know the hair restorer tastes horrible,but I promise you it`s working.”
Plummer: Ah come on dude, You’re not the first primate to lose one’s mate to Tarzan. The guy is an ape magnet!
Ha! He thinks he’s people!
(btw, that’s a chimp, not an orangutan.)
“Oh yeah, this monkey will definitely divert attention from my giant ass crack.”
these comments are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo hilarious, each one is funnier than the last, example “Who gave the Orangutan a drinking license?”. classic.
Is that Keiffer Sutherland comforting Charlie Sheen in a time of need?
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