Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

As the grizzled matriarch of the Chimpanzee Refuge, it behooves me to call attention to tonight’s Nova: The Last Great Ape. Our close cousins, Pan paniscus, the bonobos, are featured.

The PBS site’s interview with Frans de Waal is worth checking out, and if you have yet to read his book, Our Inner Ape, de Waal’s responses are a nice prelude to his expanded posit that we Homo sapiens, possess a little chimpanzee and bonobo within us.

I’ll also take this opportunity to mention that today is my birthday, so I eagerly await my grooming session, and hope to see a lively bout of penis fencing performed in my honor.


  1. #1 Warren
    February 13, 2007

    The last time I tried to publicly engage in penis fencing I ended up with a restraining order. Apparently such behavior is no longer smiled upon at the YMCA. It would seem I need to update my ’70s disco collection.

    Nonetheless, please accept my offer of grooming.

  2. #2 llewelly
    February 13, 2007

    Happy birthday.

  3. #3 Doc Bushwell
    February 13, 2007

    W & lly, thanks!

    I think I feel a birthday nit crawling right over here—>

  4. #4 Joan
    February 13, 2007

    Happy Birthday — hope it was great!

  5. #5 Doc Bushwell
    February 14, 2007

    From one “Joan” to another, thanks! Today turned out to be the true birthday present in the form of an ice storm which allowed me to vegetate at home.

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