Wednesday, May 10, 2006

LOOKING FOR A RADIATOR?

Sometimes it's fun to see where CHATTER readers come from. Do a Google search for the words "chatter" and "Ron Davis" and there we are up top where we belong.

But a looksee for Ron Davis might take you anywhere -- to a bad-ass company that makes radiators; to a California real-estate agent who scarfed up the web address of our dreams; to a jazz musician in Canada who candidly has a much better mugshot than anyone around this joint.

There is an upside. Google the words "television," "chatter" and "chimp" (as a recent reader did) and voila -- there's CHATTER at No. 1, unfairly pushing aside such fine sites as Mr. Monkey's Index of Famous Monkeys. Turns out there was a chimp named Chatter who appeared on Chicago television in 1953. "Possibly the finest chimpanzee to appear on the small screen," Mr. Monkey writes, and who are we to argue with his knowledge?

We do know this: Searching Google images for Ron Davis is not something you want to do on a regular basis. Not unless you appreciate photos like this one, this one, or especially this one.

9 comments:

DocLarry said...

Dude! That second photo looks SO like you! Especially as you were in 1961. Before the gray. And before, well, you.

Ron Davis said...

Precisely the problem, good doctor.

MoJoe said...

Dude. That third one? Whomever uses that shot owes you some mega-royalties for using your likeness.

When I Google my name, all I get are old stories that I wrote. It's interesting to see which organizations posted some of my news stories, and for what purposes. Fortunately, my old yearbook picture doesn't come up.

Glad to know I'm not the only vain one Googling my name...

~joe

Anonymous said...

Say what you will about Guy No. 1, but he knows where to find a cheap beer FAST, and he's got a babe.

John Stone said...

And if you go here you will find John Stone's fine page on aviation ... http://www.blackbirds.net/bbirdm&f.html

Unfortunately I still am lousy at English as shown by the quaint phrase I use: "engine unstart..."

That's Jr. Birdman lingo for, "Your ass is in BIG trouble."

kornzakrackin said...

Come on, Ron ... do your homework! Everybody knows Mr. Monkey is First Liar among the primate population ...

From Wikipedia:
J. Fred Muggs (b. March 14, 1952, French Cameroon) is a chimpanzee who was the mascot for NBC's Today Show from 1953 to 1957. The show debuted in 1952, with amiable host Dave Garroway.

DocLarry said...

Um, Korny? What is your point? Mr. Monkey says the chimp named Chatter was "Possibly the finest chimpanzee to appear on the small screen." Did you read "finest" as "first?"

kornzakrackin said...

You're right, Doc ... I sure did mis-read "finest" as "first" ... looks like I'm the one who needs to do his homework .... (or buy new glasses) ...

--Red-faced Korny

keith61 said...

I remember Chatter the chimp very well. Mostly from Ray Raynor's morning show. The one where he ran around wearing a jumpsuit full of post-it notes stapled to his chest.

Chatter was thrown into a room full of props and allowed to run wild as he was being filmed. The narration was Chatter thinking to himself as he pondered what to do next. "Hey there's a ball", Chatter would say, and then he would go to the ball and and begin to play.