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How Bonobo Can You Go

April 27, 2016

The post title is just one of many terrible/brilliant puns used in titling the score to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. “Look Who’s Stalking,” “Past Their Primates,” “Aped Crusaders,” “Monkey See, Monkey Coup,” “Close Encounters of the Furred Kind”. There are many.

And it looks like it’s not just Apes that composer Michael Giacchino had fun with. The Star Trek Into Darkness soundtrack features “Warp Core Values,” and, “Earthbound and Down”; John Carter has “A Thern for the Worse” (and, of course, “Get Carter”); and Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocol includes the quite marvellous/terrible: “Kremlin with Anticipation.”

Not News.

January 13, 2010

An engineer from Nuneaton may have let the opportunity for a pun carry him away slightly:

A Nuneaton engineer says he has been snowed under by orders for sledges built from car exhaust pipes.

…”I’ve had two orders from people stopping me to say: ‘I love that – can I have one?’.”

In later years as he looks back on his exhaust sledge empire he’ll no doubt reminisce how things snowballed from here. All the time he’s spending away from his family building these sledges must be leaving him on thin ice with his wife. His dogs must be exhausted etc…