Thursday, July 13, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1246 Koko's Defense by Janet S. Tiger (c) July 13, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1246 Koko's Defense by Janet S. Tiger (c) July 13, 2017 

I have now spent much time googling possible solutions and have read umpteen pages on how to fix this problem, including an ominous statement (which I can no longer find) that if all else fails, click on the button in the middle of the page and the problem might be resolved.  But it is only a last resort!  And I am not sure that all the monologues will not disappear!  (Now if only I could make the bad ones disappear, that might be worth it!) 

So, please bear with me - am on it, just need a little more technical skill......any volunteers?   Many thanks for your patience!

                                            Koko's Defense    (c)
                                               by Janet S. Tiger  (c) 2017 all rights reserved 

         (A gorilla comes onstage - dressed as a lawyer.  The actor can figure it out from here)

Many of you are familiar with my client from the extensive publicity in this case, but do you really know him?  I do not feel you know me, and I have been learning and studying for over 30 years to learn your language, go to your schools to become an find a good tailor!

But my client is a simple animal. No clothing.  No airs.   He is only capable of a very few words in your language.....but his ability with a camera is second only to....genius!  Some have made callous remarks that all he did was...(mocks) push a button.....and that may be true.....but  in this court, you have seen his innate have witnessed the sublime effect of the angle of the head in this have thrilled to the joys all manner of people have seen in the artistry of his whole body I ask you.....

 Why should he be cheated of his choices only because....he is uneducated in the ways of...English?   Why should he be unable to decide what he can do with his own money?  Why should he be denied the just rewards of his abilities because he is unable to communicate with.....(sarcastically) ...humans?

So, ladies and gentlemen of this court.....I ask you to make judgment based not only of the legal precedents of this case, which are ground-breaking for all species!  But to judge not yet thee be judged!

        (Turns to leave, stops, looks back)

And please, if you even consider one foul joke about a monkey's relations......ipso facto his mother's brother.....or the monkey's uncle!......know that there will be items hurled!

        (Exits to new jurisprudence)

This is - unfortunately - based on a true story!  (Okay, almost true)  Please click here for more info

As for the title - Koko is an amazing animal that, in a few years, might just make it through law school - more here

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