By Mark Frauenfelder at 7:42 am Mon, Oct 18, 2010
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HEY! That monkey on the right is humping her leg! Naughty monkey!
Hey I just scanned a bunch of pages from Man’s World, 1957.
was monkeyphobia really that big of a thing back then?
I’m more perplexed by the “I don’t want my daughter marrying an American” article/whatever that it’s advertising.
It’s simple: she’s the daughter, the man is the American, and the monkeys are her parents and extended family.
Looks like this woman has flung herself to the fate of those angry monkeys, rather than have to marry that American behind her?
The link for Mean Monkeys page 3 doesn’t work.
I wish I had something clever to say about the cover, but I’ve only started my morning coffee. That poor woman’s leg looks like it’s been dislocated.
Look at the man’s physique. He’s pale, lean and moderately muscular, with hair on his chest. Today, that body type would be considered a scrawny weakling. The Hero would be shaved, tan, glossy and bulked up like The Incredible Hulk.
The Damsel’s still a babe, though.
Wow. I don’t remember Savannah being anything like that.
Besides, Asheville, NC is going to have something to say about that: http://www.stagmags.com/L-to-M/Mans-Life/imagepages/image14.php
AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! i f***ing love the mean monkey mondays!!!!! i cannot get enough of these awesome pictures! NEVER stop posting them! if you run out, draw some more. it really feels like a glimpse back into a simpler time when people had real fears that involved incredibly violent monkeys instead of pissing themselves over “super-bugs” and imminent terror attacks. at least these pictures send a clear message: monkeys hate you and they WILL NOT hesitate to murder you. i think that’s something we can all agree on.
“Spider Monkeys Tore Me Apart.”
Think about it. The Man’s Life deadline was rapidly approaching. Someone actually sat in front of their typewriter, (desperate for ideas) with an ashtray full of cigarette butts and an empty bottle of whiskey nearby, rubbed the stubble on his chin, then suddenly said “aha!” and typed the above title. Once he had the title, the rest of the article practically wrote itself.
Ahh, the creative life.
I don’t know whether it’s the artist or the editor writing the caption, but someone has never seen a spider monkey.
I’d love to see the LAST issue of this magazines. Did the editor include a farewell message? “It has been my pleasure to provide you, our readers, with the finest in primate attack fiction . . .”
The more I see these, the more I think I need to subscribe to MAN’S LIFE.
This is so much more awesome than the free subscription to Boys’ Life we got in boy scouts. If they’d sent us Man’s Life instead, I’d probably have stayed in to get my Eagle badge.
“Spider monkeys tore me apart.”
Serves her right for going into the jungle without a good sports bra. She’s going to have terrible nipple chafes when she has to run away from that guy with the beer gut.
“You came to us in the middle of the sweaty jungle with perfectly styled hair and lipstick! But we disapprove of your foundation and blush!! You wore ‘Whitewash McWhitey’ with that shirt??
You must dieeeeeeeee!”
Boingboing, all the nerdy stuff I want, now with more of the nostalgic magazine monkey attacks that I need!
Savannah’s not that happy. Mean monkeys would only improve it.
This is why, in the 80s’ we developed technologies to Spank and Shock the Money.
Umm.. That should have been Monkey, as in “Show me the monkey!”
C’mon! Did you look at what she was wearing? She was asking for it!
WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH!
Ok, after post 2, I was like “Hah, weird cooincidence.” After post 3 I was like “The people at Man’s Life must REALLY like drawing angry monkeys” Now with post 4 I must be forced to conclude that the magazine is actually entirely ABOUT monkey attacks. And I also want a subscription.
To be fair, these covers are from the magazines ALL-MAN, MEN, MALE and MAN’S LIFE respectively: clearly one of them made a killing with their monkey-themed covers and the others followed suit.
I’ll bet they started going with the monkey covers after sales were flat on this issue:
I don’t know. The one wrapped around her waist seems almost friendly, like it’s giving her a hug.
Yeah. The one on her arm just wants to style her hair. If she’d just stop thrashing about and screaming the hair dye wouldn’t be getting all over the place.
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