A ring-tailed lemur type

In the May 18th New Yorker, this lovely Charlie Hankin cartoon:


On the caption: this is a show-business meme: We don’t want X; we want an X type. (We don’t want Whoopi Goldberg; we want a Whoopi Goldberg type.) But then there’s the image of a ring-tailed lemur, looking non-plussed — but this is exactly the way the creatures look in the wild:


Hankin on this blog: “Ice cream museum” of 12/17/14.

Lemurs on this blog: “London Zoo animals” of 8/12/13 (#2 is a lemur); “Communication among white-footed sportive lemurs” of 10/30/14; and “Jolly lemurs” (lemurs with Allison Jolly) of 4/16/15.

2 Responses to “A ring-tailed lemur type”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    Maybe I should have commented on the delicious absurdity of a lemur reading for a part in a movie…

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