here is a story synopsis of what i read in the paper this morning about a pet/performer chimp named travis.
“Travis the chimp, best known for his appearances in Coke and Old Navy commercials, was shot and killed on Monday in Stamford, Connecticut, after a vicious attack on Charla Nash. The chimpanzee’s owner, had called Nash to assist her in getting Travis back in the house after he used a key to let himself out. Travis jumped on Nash and began biting and mauling her.”
this shouldnt give chimps a bad rep! we all know that im not a HUGE monkey fan what with my cliffside primate monkey attack last sept in bali… but here are the facts..
travis was suffering from lyme disease, and as we all know from Real World season 7 Seattle’s irene McGee
lyme disease makes you plum Cra Cra.
Also, listed in the article were some of the behaviors or special skills that travis was known for:
“Travis was toilet trained, dressed himself, took his own bath, ate at the table and drank wine from a stemmed glass. He also brushed his teeth using a Water Pik, logged onto the computer to look at pictures, and watched television using the remote control, police said.”
from these traits, one might even nominate travis as the next bachelor (breaking tradition by created a “banana ceremony” the chimp was classy. but if you take a second look… what the hell was he doing drinking wine!!
(he was only 15 after all).
*** do yall remember when stephen stopped the car, reached in, and slapped irene across the face?!? ahh, that makes me nostalgic for days of real world yore. like wehn the first two episodes you would have to guess which cast member was gay…