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TG
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Posted - 08/09/2004 :  09:50:13  Show Profile Send TG a Private Message
For those of you who remember Johnpaul Slater (a former frequent poster in the Religion forum, and one who's sorely missed, except by those who were ruthlessly cut down to size), here's an interesting article on Koko that mentions him.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/08/08/national2112EDT0559.DTL

Edited by - TG on 08/09/2004 10:23:56

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Posted - 08/09/2004 :  10:00:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit @tomic's Homepage Send @tomic a Private Message
You beat me to it! It was a great article and a great story.

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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 08/09/2004 :  10:16:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by TG

For those of you who remember Johnpaul Slater (a former frequent poster in the Religion forum, and one who's absence is sorely missed, except by those who were ruthlessly cut down to size), here's an interesting article on Koko that mentions him.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/08/08/national2112EDT0559.DTL



Great story. I found it particularly entertaining when the lady in the red dress presented her business card ..... to a gorilla. Koko seemed to find it tasty, though.

Koko can definately articulate rudimentary needs and some concepts, but I seriously doubt she would be able to call someone on the phone for services.

I remember the story in which she lost All Ball, her cat.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 08/09/2004 :  10:27:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Here is the first photo of Slater I found on the web site of The Gorilla Foundation. Actually, it appears to be the only mention of him on the whole site.

The current Koko story has been all over CNN today.

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Wulfstan
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Posted - 08/09/2004 :  21:16:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Wulfstan a Private Message
quote:
Valiant Dancer:
Great story. I found it particularly entertaining when the lady in the red dress presented her business card ..... to a gorilla. Koko seemed to find it tasty, though.

I thought that was bizarre--definitely belongs in the WTFWYT category. I'd like to think Koko demonstrated how silly that gesture was.

Nice story. Koko's really had everyone wrapped around her finger.
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filthy
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Posted - 08/10/2004 :  01:47:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
It's good to know that Slater's still alive. I've wondered what became of him -- a thought: he would have enjoyed verlch.

I have long been a fan of Koko, although it's been some time since I've read about her. Good article.


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