What's It Mean To Be A Monkey?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TailorMadeHell, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    What is a monkey anyways? How do I know that I will fit in?

    Well, in my eyes, a Monkey is someone that is willing to do what is necessary to take care of themselves, their families and those close to them. A monkey is someone that is greatly patriotic and knows what the true meaning of Freedom is. A monkey is someone that realizes where things have gone wrong and are trying to help it back on course, though at the same time preparing for rough times.

    A monkey is about learning to be self-sufficient, learning to do things that you have never done and learning how to deal with those that aren't monkeys. A monkey can be counted on to give you the shirt off their back if you are in need. A monkey stands ready with words of encouragement, sympathy and wisdom. A monkey has their beliefs and never go back on them. They stand proud of who they are and woe be those who upset them.

    A monkey is strength tempered with kindness. A monkey is loyalty tempered with a moral backbone. A monkey is someone that doesn't blindly follow the masses, but rather would strike out in a new trail altogether. And let's not forget, a monkey is a slight bit off. Haha.

    This is just some of what it means to be a Monkey. So if you are worried that you won't fit in, just ask yourself if most of that speaks about you. If so, then you are indeed a monkey.

    Just had a thought to do this, so I did it. You can add if you want and when it's finished, we can put it into a solid post. Call it, 'Am I crazy enough to be a monkey?' Haha.
  2. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Just adding my usual highly signifigcant input... :)
    Sounds like a hallmark card tailor..."
    "strength tempered with compaassion":
    "high intensity gardening flavored with ball powder"
    " moa turd throwing and caches of freeze dried bananas" :)
    don't get me started...
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 12, 2015
  3. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    Now which one do you claim to be Tango? [LMAO]
  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    " moa turd throwing " [LMAO][LMAO][LMAO]
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    iIhereby claim Monkey in black(Mib) for my next avatar.
  6. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    Might be a good fit Tango. Haha.
  7. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Priceless pic, I think it would be a great avatar!
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I hold morals, ethics, trust and respect over everything else.

    We 'monkeys' have traveled over hundreds of miles to spend a day at a Katrina blown church in Mississippi. We recently bought a washing machine for an old lady in distress - I could list 20 other philanthropic projects that us monkeys has been involved in this past year.

    So, for me, a 'Monkey" is the guy/gal you want to see when the SHTF. We are already recognized in our communities as people that are willing to help with stuff, cash, or work.

    The typical stereotype survivalist is hiding in his hole, a monkey is the one bringing that guy a glass of water.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015
  9. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    Amen Melbo. Great start on the thread.
  10. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Need to move a copy of tailors' Opening post to the "new members read this first thread"...
  11. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Survival monkeys are ones who share
    Knowledge and training and how to prepare.

    They share thoughts and ideas with one another
    Like friend to friend; brother to brother.

    They laugh and they joke and they may kid around
    But on serious subjects; there's knowledge abound.

    They learn from each other and each one injects
    What you might want to gather, might need to collect.

    For in times of chaos, in times of great need
    You'll want to have knowledge of how to proceed.

    The time to ask questions is when life is good
    Not when all hell breaks loose in your neighborhood.

    The knowledge you'll find here will help you along
    When those who depend on you need you to be strong.

    Everything's talked about, no subject's too small
    Each input has insight that might save us all.

    So come, be a Monkey, please learn all you can
    So you'll know what to do when the crud hits the fan.
    arleigh, kellory, john316 and 2 others like this.
  12. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    Great post Tracy. I like that.
  13. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    +1[applaud][flag]good one Tracy !
  14. weapons_762

    weapons_762 Monkey+++

    very nicely put tracy
  15. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    With all our new members I am glad to see this bumped up. I have personally met many of our members and staff here and I can tell you that they all have been salt of the earth, good and honest people.
  16. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    This sums it up perfectly. Thanks Tracy.

  17. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

  18. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

  19. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    To think I actually used some brain power to start this post. Where has it gone to now? Haha.
  20. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Buried in the database, this needs to be bumped again. [applaud]
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