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Tobacco Companies Have a New Market

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Weapon X, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    puff

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African zoo is trying to persuade its star chimpanzee to kick a bad smoking habit.

    Charlie, a grown male chimp and the Bloemfontein Zoo, has been picking up cigarettes thrown to him by visitors and smoking them -- a habit he probably picked up by observing humans, zoo officials told the SAPA news agency on Thursday.

    "Baby chimps pick up habits by mimicking adults and we think he started mimicking smokers at his enclosure which probably led to smokers throwing him cigarettes," spokesman Daryl Barnes told SAPA.

    Barnes said Charlie was already showing the signs of a true nicotine addict.

    "He even acts like a naughty schoolboy by hiding the cigarette when staff approach the area," Barnes said, adding that the zoo was determined to help him quit.

    Barnes said the most important thing was that people stop providing Charlie with cigarettes or any other treats, noting the chimp already had three bad teeth because of all the cans of sweet soft drinks that people throw at him.

    Charlie is not the only smoking chimpanzee. A zoo in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou reported last year that one of its chimps had taken up smoking and was desperately bumming cigarette butts off visitors.
     
  2. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    i like how people toss soft drinks to them too. all they need now is a job
     
  3. dr.testical

    dr.testical Senior Member

    Joined: May 26, 2003 Messages: 1,236 Likes Received: 0
    yeah and microwaves cause cancer. the lighting in refigerator supermakets from the years 1976 to 1988 have caused most of the natural caused" deaths in those years
     
  4. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

  5. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    lol that's fucking awsome and sad at the same time
     
  6. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Ahh! That old man's arm is fucking rotting! Imagine how it smells.
     
  7. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
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    Almost as bad as anime creatures trying to push alcohol on you.
    Maybe.
     
  8. Neskoner

    Neskoner New Jack

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 1
    im gonna buy me a chimp and get it high.
     
  9. smokejuda

    smokejuda Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2003 Messages: 611 Likes Received: 0
    the chimp smoking is awsome i think everyone should smoke... but that aold guys arm is fuckin gross.. and i think his other arm is chained to the monkey
     
  10. teen_014.jpg

    teen_014.jpg Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2003 Messages: 613 Likes Received: 12
    the original Cheetah from the old Tarzan movies is 73 years old. He's retired nowadays, and smokes cigars, drinks, watches tv etc..
     
  11. krie

    krie Guest

  12. 26SidedCube

    26SidedCube Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 18, 2003 Messages: 6,590 Likes Received: 9
    "The monkeys they'a no'a 'DO IT'. They make'a love.
    They touch'a gentle of the palms'a, look'a deep in the eyes'a....Tony start the car, Tina get your mother! WE'RE GOING TO THE ZOO TO WATCH THE MONKEYS MAKE AMORE!"
     
  13. TresOne

    TresOne Member

    Joined: May 23, 2002 Messages: 447 Likes Received: 2
    Fucking people. If i ever saw someone toss a butt into any cage at a zoo, i'd make sure they'd be heading in face first to fucking get it.

    Assholes.
     
  14. hopeizm

    hopeizm Member

    Joined: Oct 3, 2003 Messages: 578 Likes Received: 1
    monkey on speed..... imagine that shit?
     
  15. Home Time

    Home Time Senior Member

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