Koko's Kitten -- a classic kids' book

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  1. SWPL_Bro says:

    Three former female employees have claimed that they were pressured into showing their breasts to Koko. They alleged that Patterson encouraged the behavior, often interpreted Koko’s signs as requests for nipple display, and let them know that their job would be in danger if they “did not indulge Koko’s nipple fetish.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koko_(gorilla)#Sexual_harassment

  2. Tim says:

    I remember hearing this. It’s a heartwarming tale.

    Koko’s “nipple fetish” however makes her seem a little less like a “gentle giant” and more just like a primal human, which does seem more logical.

    I realize this might not be a new thing as well, but I don’t care for the new BoingBoing “like” feature. Too much Facebook, not enough BoingBoing.

  3. Seem to remember the whole signing gorilla thing to be thoroughly debunked…

  4. Petzl says:

    All I know is: do _not_ give these guys Xanax (or is it: do _not_ forget to give these guys their Xanax?) Or they’ll rip your face off.  (I got to find out which one it is; I like my face.)

  5. gwyllion says:

    BTW – after seeing excepts from PROJECT NIM – and how Nim uses a cat to masturbate with (also loved cats) brings a  whole new perspective to the ALL BALL monicker

  6. grima says:

    And we will pet him, and squeeze him, and call him George…

  7. jaytkay says:

    Koko just celebrated her 40th birthday. She was born on the 4th of July.

  8. prachie gohil says:

    moved me to tears.. sniff sniff..

  9. The Death of All Ball
    (edited from transcribed signing)

    my cat sleeps
    comfortable hole
    goodbye.

  10. I remember I read this book in elementary school. I believe I was crying and the teacher asked what’s wrong.

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