Saturday, 20 November 2010
The other day there was a great concert in Seattle. One of the most popular pop stars of the moment was performing, and all the youngsters in the area were dying to be there.
The place was fully packed, al the tickets had been sold out.
Wandering around, we saw very many teenagers and kids enjoying a lot being there. Casually, they were dancing, singing, and even sharing their experience.
Some of them took their iPhones and Androids to make pictures of the scenery, the public, their friends or even themselves. And we are sure before the song was over, lots of those pics were already posted in Facebook, YouTube and other social networks or blogs.
Before taking the children there, their moms and dads surely used their Nokias and Balckberries to check in Google Maps where the place really was, and verified as well what was traffic like. Kids would not forgive them ever if they had failed to take them to the concert on time.
As well we noticed some of them were texting like crazy: “Y’know, mom still carries one of those old phones with no internet”, one kid was telling his friend…
In a certain moment, we happened to run into Katie. Katie is the daughter of a charming couple who are friends of ours. She loves pop music, which she used to play all day in her old mp3 player, and recently in her brand new iPod she got for her 15th birthday. She had asked for an iPhone, but mom and dad suggested her to wait for her Verizone’s current contract to expire.
“Hey, Katie! What a surprise to see you here”, we said. “It must have been difficult to get tickets, so full the place is”.
“Yeah, it was a surprise for me too. We could not find tickets anywhere, but the other day mom came home with several of them. I think she told me she got them in a PC shop or something that had opened recently somewhere nearby, and they were being given away for free. But not really sure, in fact”.
“For free?”, we asked.
“Don’t really remember, but when I get back home, I can check for you if you want. We can search the internet in our Mac.”
Rudyard Kipling, in his famous and well known Jungle Book, introduced us to King Louie, King of the Apes, who wanted to get the fire from man in order to dominate and rule the jungle.
Walt Disney’s version pictured the scene adorably in a party-like atmosphere were dozens of little monkeys sang, danced and provided the necessary support for King Louie to persuade little Mowgli to give fire away to him. Lovely song indeed, and well-known enough to have been used as commercial jingle for different spots.
In a party-like environment too, Big Ape, King of Transpiration, as well wants to be like someone indeed, and tried to tease as well the audience.
A poor imitation. Indeed… Compassion prevents us to say anything else, but judge for yourself after you watch the following video, recorded more than 2 years ago, and NOT by a professional cameraman.
Apple did not need to give free tickets for youngsters pop idol’s concerts… nor hiring any histrionic music band…
We know that apes are capable of imitating human behaviour… but this is the first time we see a supposedly human being imitating an ape…