Carl Suspects Some Monkey Business

“I guess I’m supposed to tap here… Erm, no… So maybe if I slide my finger like this… Nope. Y’know, I’m beginning to think this thing I bought isn’t a real iPhone.”

Photo by Sarah Cheetham for the Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation project page of the Frontier website.



  1. That’s OK. The coverage for Coconutel is awful here in the jungle. You just never can get a bar.

  2. This little dude’s face looks so serious! Maybe he got a banana-phone instead.


  4. His name is Carl!

  5. I remember encountering Carl before here, under a NTM joint. Two critters havin’ a Minnesooooooooohta-ish discussion on a dirt road. I don’t recall whether that Carl wuz a doggeh or whut….pritty sure he wuzzn’t a minkey in a tropical tree puzzling over a Techno Gadget!!!

  6. That’s why you put de LIME in de coconut. You mix dem both together.

  7. Oooh, that was eeevil. 😈

  8. If that was the case, then it wouldn’t stop ringing. It’d just ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring…

  9. This guy guy appears to be more proficient with techie stuff than I am. 🙂

  10. “Me Verizon, you Jane.”

  11. He’s all serious ’cause his girlfriend Lulu friend zoned him yesterday & now she just updated her status as “in a relationship”, with his best friend Rex. 😉

  12. What’s this about a “joint”, Fird?

  13. Cheers, Oak. 😀

  14. O Nooooooo, Carl!!! Looks like you’ve been had! How much did you (lose) pay??
    Well, enough monkeying around….: Wut you must do now is to find your closest credit bureau’s phone # and complain at length…;
    (Wonder if they accept any nasty comments from monkeys??..
    Carl will soon find out!!) :mrgreen:

  15. You put de lime in de coconut, then you feel betteh.

  16. Yeah, sounds more like Washington than Minnesota… 😉

  17. Carl is playing “Words With Minkee Friends”.

  18. SlaveToCat says:

    He’s all thumbs. (the cats are jealous)

  19. SlaveToCat says:

    Can’t wait to see what happens when he is put on hold and then transferred to a Penguin in Antarctica

  20. emmberrann says:

    Sorry, I can’t hear you; I gotta banana in my ear.

  21. This has got the be the ear-wormiest version I’ve seen by far:

    *awaits embed magic or embed fail*

  22. truthiness here!

  23. oh, I’m tryin’ tuh be all hip like Spike Lee even tho I’m as caucasian as marshmallow floof ….. in the credits for (some of?) his films, he id’s his production company or the film itself as a “Spike Lee joint” …

    not the Mary-jane kind of joint.

    I don’t think.

    I saw “She’s Gotta have it ” in a suburban theater, fairly early for a white gurrrl ……

  24. Is that a banana in your phone or are you just happy to talk to me ?

  25. Carl is trying to get on Facebook to see what monkeyshines his friends/family are up to

  26. fleurdamour says:

    That’s just the hardshell phone case – he’s really got an iPhone 5.

  27. Lewis n' Clark says:

    See? Once again, it’s always a Carl who gets in trouble on CO, usually in a NTMTOM post. Wonder if NTMTOM has an annoying brother named Carl in his life – NTCTOC

  28. Courtesy of the Jungle Nook?

  29. How do you make that face??

  30. re: hoovertext: if it said “Apple Store” did you happen to see any round, red fruit inside, ’cause you know…