Spank it. That’s right. Spank it.

August 7, 2011

T-Mobile handed me this little stuffed monkey yesterday.

I could tell there was a battery in it, but I couldn’t figure out what it was supposed to do. I moved its arms. Pressed its center. Moved its head.


M looked at it for a while and got frustrated. So he kind of slapped it on its butt.

And it howled. Yes.

“Spank the monkey.”


I see there’s an online game called Spank the Monkey and one called Angry Monkey, so perhaps it’s a promotion.

Am I a Luddite? Maybe.


Do people even know what spank the monkey means? For its common definition, go HERE.

2 comments on “Spank it. That’s right. Spank it.
  1. Natalie says:

    Does he have elastic arms? We have a howling monkey that can be pulled, like a slingshot, then launched across the room! Significance: unknown, but really funny!

  2. They are not elastic. I just thought it was such a strange piece of swag I just have to be missing its significance.

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