… I’ve been very busy.
It’s a shame the person in the following news story, uncovered by Simon MonkeyMan Ricketts, hasn’t been equally so…
“Britain’s lacklustre VE celebrations have Will Young,
Daniel Bedingfield and Cliff Richard.
In what way does this honour such a momentous
The civic leaders of Yekaterinaburg have got it right.
From Sunday, a circus show will dress monkeys as Nazis
and have them act out wartime stories, to celebrate
the Soviet victory.
Anatoly Marchevsky, director of the circus, said he
opted for monkeys to represent Nazis because it was
easy to design costumes for them.
“You can not dress a horse like a Nazi,” he claimed.
He originally intended to have leopards act as Nazis
as, he said, “Leopards are carnivores. And they fit
ideally when it comes to representing aggressors.”
However, Marchevsky acknowledged, it was “almost
impossible” to dress leopards in Nazi uniforms.”
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