Baboons hijack car on highway in South Africa


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Of importance in light of recent proclamations to the otherwise: This is a Caucasian baboon


#3

The baboon in the photo is not one found in South Africa. It is a Hamadryas baboon native to the horn of Africa region, some 3,500km from South Africa. The baboons found in Southern Africa are Chacma baboons.


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So “stock photos of baboon is a stock photo of a baboon,” is the boingboing equivalent of Trump’s “stock photo of marching soldiers is a stock photo of marching soldiers,” I guess we shouldn’t vote for boingboing in the election. And in seriousness I DO understand that I should hold boingboing to a lower standard than a potential POTUS.


#5

I was more focused on choosing the most adorable baboon I could find, and accuracy ended up taking a backseat.


#6

Lucky for them that none of the baboons knew how to drive a stick shift.


#7

I hope you’re not suggesting @frauenfelder used Nazi baboons in the photo…:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#8

He could have used this:


#9

Nazi baboons. Man, this place has got everything.


#10

To be a pedant, those are Nazi Mandrills. Old world primates, and close relatives of baboons, but technically not baboons…


#11

Well, it’s what the cover calls them…
Not just Nazi baboons, but Hitler’s baboons!
Just imagine it:
“Ze fuhrer vants zese baboons trained to molest ze scantily-clad ladies before ze Americans perfect zeir super-soldier serum, or heads vill roll… your head, herr Doktor!”
“But vhy does he vant-”
Silence!!!


#12

oh man i’ve just got to get in this F’n mix! U know, I don’t even wanna save this page. its like crazyhorse. takes away part of my e-spirit. white nazi baoonz hijakin cars, post-loading dog rolling bubble wrap, nazi queen film, Titan Mfi, lifetime hacker protection (really?), dogface monster shirts, join EFF and buy amazon. shit, call grandma I’m in the future …yo…am I in trubble?


#13

If you’re only here for “Wonderful Things” you’ll be sorely disappointed.

If you’re after mostly human (and animal) interest stories, making, and a sprinkling of science, technology, and product shilling, you’ve got a home here.


#14

One day, one day, I’ma get round to rasterbating all these splendid Mad Monkey covers and paper the hallway with them.


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