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Wise Monkeys…

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We don’t have twelve monkeys… We don’t even have three… We just have one… Fortunately, our monkey is a monkey god… Which means… We can all have some fun… Monkey, has a magic staff… Which shrinks… And grows… As the occasion demands… Sometimes it is a staff… To aid walking… And climbing… Sometimes it is a fighting stick… And sometimes… Monkey shrinks it to the size of a pencil… And hides it behind his ear… So no one knows he’s got it at all… One time… Monkey’s staff… Grew so large… He was able… To pole vault straight into heaven… But that didn’t turn out so well.

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Twelve monkeys, here… Being the number of critical mass… It would need… To stop extinction… How many thinking lemmings are needed… To prevent the cliff exodus?… That sort of thing… Traditionally there are three ‘wise’ monkeys… Who see, hear, and speak… No evil… But they only do this by covering their orifices of sense… Which… As we all now know… Is not very wise at all… Or, to put it another way… Is senseless… We only have one monkey… But our Monkey… Is excessively clever… Which is not to say… Wise… And he knows… What it means… To don a muzzle…

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It means…  See evil… Say nothing… Which in any court of law… Is tantamount… To doing evil… So… Be very wary about… Donning the muzzle… Of course… Now, you know… What it actually means… No one in their right mind… Would consent to do so… Right?… But, how did Monkey get to be so clever?… The trip to heaven… Curiously… Didn’t help Monkey’s cleverness… One jot… He found a pink-jade palace there… And went to relieve himself… behind one of the pillars… Only, the palace turned out… To be the Father-Buddhas palm… And the pillars… Were his fingers… Oh dear!… Quite!

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