Ook-ook, Ladies

May I buy you gorgeous creatures a round of banana daiquiris? Because you’re definitely the most a-peel-ing things here tonight, heh-heh…

This pic was taken by a game camera in Borneo and shared on the Houston Zoo’s Twitter feed. Mr-r-r-r-owr!


  1. Theresa says:


  2. Posted to Face-ook.

  3. I think that’s monkey-speak for “how you doin’?”

  4. victoreia says:

    The simian Joey Tribiani.

  5. Queen of Dork says:

    I think by, “Ook-ook!” he means, (translated loosely):

    “Would you please read me a chapter from Curious George?”

  6. womblegirl says:

    yup, that’s one smooth talking monkey!

  7. OMG, LOL!

  8. SlaveToCat says:

    If he is buying I’m drinking. HA!

  9. NTMTOM, this is HILARIOUS! I am totally cracking up over here at this absolutely perfect narration… :D

  10. The Original Jane says:

    Groan…all the ladies run the other way (except for the ones who’ve already had WAY too much too drink.

  11. Tessamo says:

    A “2” at 10 is a “10” at 2!

  12. as long as there’s enough booze in you! (there, I finished the rhyme for you)

  13. “Drink until he’s . . . not a monkey??”

  14. Doh! I did binary & decimal conversions and thought “Yes, that is true.”. But I did wonder what that had to do with smarmy simian pickup lines.

  15. Red Toenails says:

    Now that’s funny!

  16. Alice Shortcake says:

    All he needs is a 70s style gold medallion round his neck…

  17. The Original Jane says:

    Plus a shiny shirt open to show his chest hairs and the medallion.

  18. on him, a turtleneck would do it

  19. Make sure he oils his chest so the hairs are glistening.

  20. Ewww.

  21. Back in my day, someone with a big medallion and shiny chest hair was In Like Flynn. Add the winning, toothy smile of this guy, minus the “ook-ook”? There’s no telling the damage he coulda done.

    I don’t know any of this from *personal* experience, mind you. I just read a lot of history. (embarrassed cough, furtive looks over shoulder.)

  22. Theresa says:

    Let me tell you, from now on, I am going to insist on an “ook-ook.”

  23. Alice Shortcake says:

    I think we should all be deeply, deeply disturbed by the direction in which this conversion is going. It makes Mr “Playgirl Centrefold” Koala of last week look positively innocent.

  24. Ali-Baba says:

    Maybe he could use a cocoa tin lid like Granville did on Open All Hours

  25. I’ve dated worse.

  26. SlaveToCat says:

    Hey Baby, you with those curves and me with no brakes! Mmmmm!

  27. Theresa says:

    Did it hurt? When you fell out of heaven? :P Are you from Jamaica? Cause Ja-makin’ me crazy! I hate bars, don’t you? Hey, is this seat taken? :P Baby, I’m not drunk, I’m just intoxicated by you! Ook-ook! :P

  28. Fird Birfle says:

    *wondering, whether Theresa has *used* these lines, or has been the RECIPIENT of them ….*

  29. Keep wondering. :P

  30. Fird Birfle says:


  31. haven’t we all.

  32. MissMinerva says:

    I never would have thought that an animal could “leer”! Funny and frightening at the same time :-)

  33. murkle46 says:

    Whats YOUR sign,baby?

  34. Leilani says:

    Obviously, this little he-man . . . er, simian . . . was born in the Year of the Monkey!

  35. Martha in Washington says:

    “Did you hurt yourself when you fell?” ;)

  36. Theresa says:

    Oh they’ve used that on you, too? :P

  37. Leilani says:

    Actually, he looks a lot like Rocky Rococco.

  38. Fird Birfle says:

    Is he related to Rocky Raccoon?

    Showing My Age

  39. Hello! Don’t I know you? I’m sure we’ve met before. Can I buy you a banana and we’il try to figure it out together.

  40. Fird Birfle says:

    erm…I don’t know ’bout YOU ALL, but MY response to this (?) guy
    seems to be my particular, internal response to this (?) guy’s “moves” …..
    mebbe I’m just too judgmental???

  41. pickums1283 says:

    lol words cannot describe how much I love this picture

  42. I feel the same way. It gets cuter every time I look at it :-)

  43. MusicFan87 says:

    There are two possibilities in this photo:
    1. Monkey has discovered the camera, knows what it is for, and is totally posing. “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.”
    2. Monkey sees his reflection in the glass of the camera, and likes what he sees. Joey Tribiani from “Friends” was mentioned earlier. Does anyone remember when he saw himself in the mirror, he would even say to himself: “How YOU doin’?”

  44. MusicFan87 says:

    Either option, this monkey is awesome. (Whoops! My cell phone keyboard wigged out and posted before I finished typing.)

  45. As great as any pick up line is, I find that I am more easily won by nerdy pick up lines.

    *Ahem* “There are 206 bones in the human body. Want one more?” or “Hey baby, your phasers must be set to stunning.” or my very favorite, “I forgot my library card, but do you mind if I check you out?”

  46. Queen of Dork says:


    1) That pick up line is delightfully gross. Has anybody actually said that to you?

    2) Your name is astoundingly fabulous!!

    3) I’m trying to make up some pick up line that is equally disgusting as the one you posted but I can’t think of anything.

  47. 1. Sadly, I never was much for clubs and bars. I was lucky enough to meet my husband at a wedding. So, I must confess that I cannot recall ever having to fend off a really real pick up line. The husband, though, makes me laugh every now and then by sharing pick up lines he’s…well…picked up. Because it’s him, I find it charming and funny.

    2. Thanks. I am very fond of my name. My maiden name is awesome. It is even awesomer for my sister who is an editor. An editor with the name of Pennefeather? She should be a character in a Dickens’ novel.

  48. Is it just me, or does he look (and sound) like Wolowitz from the Big Bang Theory??

  49. “Hey, pal, what are YOU lookin’ at? You think this is funny, huh? You wanna make my day?”

  50. Wow, wish I could find a guy with teeth like that. ha ha

  51. januaryfarmer says:

    What is the matter here? We have all met this guy at a bar, right? Is this possible?

  52. He’s like Christopher Walken as The Continental.

  53. “Ook-ook” .. would that be the Librarian from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series ..
    but he was an orangutan ..

  54. I was in the middle of answering the phone at work when this picture loaded, and I had to stifle a giggle! Hahaha


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