This is such a wonderfully local response. I have to agree, Scott at Schoolhouse is a great guy, and I love stopping by to see what he has. I picked up a homemade looking resonator with a Tele body from him a while back. Now I’m wishing that I still had it.
Those were chimps...apes. Those loose in Danville were monkeys, which are not classified as apes. Monkeys have tails....apes don't. Both are primates, but if the primate you’re trying to identify is not a human, gibbon, chimpanzee, bonobo, orangutan, or gorilla (or a lemur, loris, or tarsier), then it’s a monkey.
At the rate we're going , the odds aren't good.Who you callin a monkey? Ah, oh, never mind.
EDIT: Actually, I recently read Yuval Hariri's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, and it got me thinking. Homo Sapiens have been around for how long? Maybe as long as 300,000 years, at the outside. "Behaviour modernity" evolved around 50,000 - 65,000 years ago. On the other hand, our cousins Homo Erectus had a run of about 2 million years. What are the odds that Sapiens will survive that long?
Back to the monkey chase!