Mustn’t Grumble



Budi the orangutan [top] is recovering after almost a year of serious neglect. The tiny ape spent the first 10 months of his life in a chicken coop and was severely malnourished after surviving only on condensed milk. Before his rescue, Budi was a family pet in Ketapang, Indonesia. The milk alone couldn’t provide the nutrients the growing orangutan needed to properly develop. Eventually, the family realised that Budi was very ill and turned him over to authorities…

Budi the orangutan is recovering after almost a year of neglect (Tricia Gilbride, Mashable)

28 thoughts on “Mustn’t Grumble

    1. Happy Molloy

      good on ya.
      how many homeless people did you ignore this week?
      you gonna have some rashers tomorrow?

      1. linbinius

        Shut up happy it ain’t your money to spend.

        50 quid though. Jaysus Aisling you must be emotional this evening. And expecting some sort of backlash to post it here.

      2. Jess

        What the hell is wrong with you? What actually goes on in your head when you see someone helping another creature and you feel the overwhelming need to sh*t on them. Actually, I don’t want to know. It’s probably so sad and lonely in your head we’d probably send you 50 euro

    2. Happy Molloy

      I don’t even remember saying that aisling. must be my famous wit that kicks in when I have a few drinks, don’t mind me, fair play to ya

    1. ThePeoplesHero

      So let me get this right… You’re saying Don Cheadle looks like an Ape?! Are you that far removed from how offensive that is? What the hell is wrong with you?

      1. Soundings

        No, I’m saying that Don Cheadle has a look which resembles the look on the orangatang above. Just as Winston Churchill had a look which resembled that on some bulldogs, or Anne Cassin (RTE) or Nigel Dodds, the DUP politician, resemble Yogi Bear.

        But if you are trying to sniff out some latent racism (black people = monkeys = bananas thrown at soccer matches and all that), don’t let me stop you, we have to be vigilant about that stuff.

        1. Ciarán

          I’d say he was definitely trying to sniff that out, and in fairness he was right to ask for clarification.
          Even if you didn’t really intent it that way, you can’t ignore the heritage of some racist-tinged terms and expressions.

        2. ThePeoplesHero

          Not sniffing out…. Calling out your latent racism. Your reasoning is tenuous at best….

  1. Murtles

    Something. In. My. Eye.
    Still I don’t trust small monkeys. As soon as Budi regains his strength, Vet Karmele would need to keep any sharp objects under lock and key and never turn her back on him.

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