Hey, Hey, We're the Monkees

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.

The Monkees were one of the strangest stories in both musical and television history.

The story's genesis was actually in July of 1964, when the Beatles first movie A Hard Day's Night was released. The film's smash hit success inspired producers Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson to cook up a very interesting idea for a new TV series.

The two had the idea of a musical group, sort of like the Beatles, long-haired- yes, but not successful, rich or famous like the Fab Four. The original idea was to cast either the Dave Clark Five or the Lovin' Spoonful as the series leads, but the concept was soon changed to assembling a cast of four unknowns. The fictional rock band, and their TV series, were to be called The Monkees.

The name “Monkees" was derived from a 1957 Elvis Presley movie called Loving You, a movie whose plot featured Elvis as a singer being exploited by an unscrupulous manager. In one overly dramatic scene in Loving You, Elvis confronts his manager and says, “That's what you want isn't it? A monkey in a zoo!" (The double e's in “Monkees" was a semi-pun, like the "beat" in “Beatles.”)

On September 8, 1965, open ads appeared in the two show biz bibles, Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, seeking "folk and musicians-singers for acting roles in a new TV series.” The ad stated that they were looking for "insane boys".

A total of 437 applicants answered the ad, including later-to-become-famous musicians Paul Williams, Stephen Stills, and Harry Nilsson. (There is no truth to the later urban legend that Charles Manson was one of the applicants, as Manson was incarcerated in federal prison at the time.) Four young men, two musicians and two actors, were finally chosen.

The first one cast was Davy Jones, a good-looking British actor, already under contract to Screen Gems. Jones, a former jockey, had recently been touring in the musical Oliver! and, by an amazing coincidence, had actually appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, the night of the Beatles legendary appearance.

George Michael “Micky" Dolenz was an actor who had starred as a child in the TV show Circus Boy in the fifties. Micky was making the rounds at local auditions and had played guitar in a band called the missing links.

Robert Michael “Mike" Nesmith, having served briefly in the U.S. Air Force, was a musician/composer/singer who had made a handful of recordings under the alias “Michael Blessing." (Mike was the only member of the Monkees who actually saw the ad in the trades.)

Peter Tork, the last Monkee to be cast, was suggested for the audition by Stephen Stills, his roommate, and was currently a musician playing gigs in the Greenwich Village area.

The four young men took a six-week course in improvisational comedy (taught by director James Frawley) and it was soon discovered that all four displayed real humor, talent and chemistry in front of the camera. On the show, the four would be playing a rock band and, in an unprecedented move, would actually be recording songs, which would be released as records and albums. The songs would be premiered and promoted in videos that would be featured every week on the show.

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Amputees With Wonderful Senses of Humor

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One of my favorite types of people are those who show grace in the face of adversity. If one looks, they'll find that the world is full of amazing people who fit that description. Some are incredibly courageous from the moment their life takes a bad turn. Some work to counsel and inspire others with the same troubles. One common thread that such personalities typically share is the ability to liberally apply humor, whether it's to lighten the tension their situation may cause during interactions with new acquaintances or strangers, to bring more joy to their lives, or in other instances. 

The amputees pictured here are great examples of people who are handling their disabilities admirably, with openness and levity. See more pictures here. 

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Banksy's Calvin and Hobbes

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Poor Calvin. He couldn't stay 6 years old. But none of us can. We must grow up, for the alternative is worse.

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iPhone Chemistry

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This video gives us a breakdown of the elements that make up an iPhone. How many can you guess before learning the answers? As it turns out, the screen consists of some of the rarest chemical substances on the planet. Funny, the screen seemed to me to be the most ordinary part. Via The Presurfer.


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The Best of the Joe Rogan Experience

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It may have been easy for some people to write off comedian Joe Rogan as a meat head when they first saw him. A ripped guy who seems very manly, and is usually talking with glee about people's bones being broken in the UFC. Truth is, beneath his gruff exterior is a man who knows much, about some very intense and varying subjects. From the positive potential of psychedelics to the idea that we exist within and across multiple dimensions of reality, his Joe Rogan Experience podcast is quite a trippy ride that will open even the most cynical and clouded eyes.

But for those who have never listened before and have no idea just how deep the waters run, Adjust Your Perspective put together this awesome list of then ten best moment from the Joe Rogan Experience. All I ask is if you look at him as some characterization, take a moment to check the list out. Dude really is a genius, and has  gift for shifting the way other people think as well. Do your brain a favor and give it a shot. You might just be surprised at how "third eye" opening it really is.


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One-man Major League Baseball

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Bryan Cranston talks about his one-man show in which he dramatizes the entire MLB season by himself. How’s he going to do that? You get to see in this video that’s actually an ad for the TBS postseason shows. You’ll have to admit, it’s a dumb idea. It’s so ridiculous, you have to watch it! -via Uproxx


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Funeral Home Offers Drive-Through Window

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Are you going to visit the dearly departed before the funeral? If you're in a hurry, then you won't have to go inside at the Paradise Funeral Chapel in Saginaw, Michigan. You can just pull up to the window in the drive-through lane.

The entire system is automated. Drive up to the viewing window. A sensor detects your car. The curtains open and music plays. After three minutes, the curtains close. Then drive away to make room for the next customer in line.

It's a nice service, but it would be more convenient if the funeral home offered curbside delivery.

-via Dave Barry


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Rush Hour

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This video of traffic during rush hour will probably make you nervous -if you’re an American. Those who have driven in other countries may see it as an everyday occurrence. Relax, it’s not a documentary. This art video was directed by Fernando Livschitz of Black Sheep Films, but I still don’t know for sure if it’s all editing and CGI, or if he used stunt drivers. Considering the other films by Fernando Livschitz we’ve posted, I’d go with “masterful editing.” -via Buzzfeed


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Star Wars Parenting Done Right

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Part of good parenting is protecting the innocence of your children. There's a lot of ugliness in the world. Someday, your children will have to face it. But that can be done in an age-appropriate manner at the right time. There's no need for frighten them before they can emotionally handle traumas that adults have to grapple with.

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How To Play the Hurdy Gurdy

The Hurdy Gurdy is an instrument that was used in medieval times to make people get jiggy. The instrument itself was made of wood and stringed, as you can see, but how you play it is what sets it apart from most other musical instrument. Well, that and the odd droning sounds it makes while you crank/play it. Not only do most people not know what a Hurdy Gurdy is, most people have never seen one or even heard one (that they are aware of, anyway). Just think, by the end of this video, you could know how to play one. Now you just need to find a Hurdy Gurdy.

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Fact is, you bust out a Hurdy Gurdy people will just genuinely have their mind blown that someone actually has one, nevermind if they can play it. That is, the three people who actually know what one is. Regardless, it is good to know everything, so now you can add the Hurdy Gurdy to your vast base of knowledge.

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Women Who Conquered the Comics World

Comics creator and historian Trina Robbins recently published Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013, and an art exhibit from Robbins’ collection, inspired by the book, is on display at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Robbins tells us about the history of the women who write and illustrate comics, including her own experiences in the 1970s.    

The underground comix scene was taking root in San Francisco, in part, because the Print Mint, a publisher in San Francisco and Berkeley, California, that started out making psychedelic rock posters, regularly published these comix, such as their anthology called “Yellow Dog,” which Robbins contributed to, and Robert Crumb’s “Zap Comix.”

“The underground comix movement grew as more and more people said, ‘Oh, yeah, we can do our own comics. They don’t have to be superhero comics. We can do comics about the life we relate to as hippies in the counterculture,’” Robbins says. “And it seemed like the exciting stuff was coming out of San Francisco. Underground cartoonists on the Lower East Side moved to San Francisco, and so did I. But then, when I got to San Francisco in 1970, that was when I discovered that maybe it was the mecca of underground comix for the guys, but not for the girls. To start with, there was only me and one other woman there, Willy Mendes, drawing comics, and we were left out of the scene.

“The guys would call each other up and say, ‘Hi, I’m going to put together a comic. Would you like to contribute?’” she continues. “But nobody ever called me. However, both Willy and I were good enough. Both of us eventually did our own comics with the Print Mint because the male cartoonists wouldn’t put us in their comics.”

The entire post at Collectors Weekly is a fascinating look at the history of comics, and how women have always been a part of it.


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Earth vs The Invaders - The Arcades Were Right...


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Everyone on Earth had always assumed The Invaders were just something game designers made up for their arcade game Space Invaders, and because of our lack of interplanetary knowledge they were able to invade unopposed. Good thing so many gamers had played this game before, because they knew how to get the best of those pixelated ships moving in horizontal bands across the sky. Suddenly someone suggested shooting a small hole through our own defenses, so the defenders could shoot them while staying behind cover, and the gamers knew then that victory was well in hand...

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The Amazingly Detailed Miniature Paintings of Lorraine Loots

Lorraine Loots, an artist in Cape Town, South Africa, calls her series "Postcards for Ants." It's composed of teeny tiny yet richly detailed and precisely rendered pictures of landscapes and everyday objects. Many of them, as you can see, are smaller than a 1-pound coin. Loots has been making them every day since January 1, 2013. She creates 5 prints of each painting, which will no doubt sell well.

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Puppies Learning to Howl

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This compilation shows a number of adorable puppies being introduced to howling behavior by their humans. This is part three of three video compilations; here are links to parts one and two. I enjoy these videos because my 1-year-old dog howls right along with the puppies onscreen. Via Tastefully Offensive.

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These Pics Prove Selfies Are Out Of Control

Selfie mania snaps on, pic after pic rolling out to validate the existence of people who didn’t feel alive before they had a camera in their phone so they could document every face, every outfit, every meetup with a friend.

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Selfie-palooza, selfie-ver, selfie-delia, selfie-fest 201X, things are about to go way too far in the world of selfies when a bloody accident selfie gets 2600 likes:

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It’s about to become a selfie-pocalypse with the tweeting and the booking of faces, a social media meltdown of epic proportions led by someone who looks and acts exactly like this guy:

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Those who don’t have a full blown case of selfie-itis are safe, but if you feel pic fever coming on put down your phone and go cold turkey, so you don’t end up like this:

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This Tiny Record Player Was the iPod of the 1960s


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Before the Walkman, the Discman, and the MP3 player, there was the Emerson Wondergram. This battery-powered record player manufactured by General Electric in the UK from 1960 to 1965 played 33 and 45 RPM records. GE marketed it as "the world's smallest record player." It measured about 8x4x2 inches. You can occasionally find one for sale on eBay.


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A Handy Dandy Collection Of Clever Travel Tips

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Travelling can be incredibly fun, an adventure full of unexpected discoveries, cultural exploration and visual delights, but it can also be a huge pain in the neck.

Between the ever changing TSA rules, lost luggage, and the singular joy of riding elbow to elbow with your fellow passengers on a crowded airplane there are plenty of annoyances waiting for you every time you travel.

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That’s why it’s good to plan ahead and pack appropriately, and this collection of travel tips that will change your life forever (their words, not mine) contains some extremely valuable tips for the avid traveler.

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There are a few “tips” that shouldn’t have made the list, like putting your phone into airplane mode to save battery power, but with 40 tips on the list there’s bound to be something shared that you’ve never thought of before!

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Tiny Hamster Versus Competitive Eater in Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Takeru Kobayashi of Guinness Book and award-winning competitive eating fame, and the tiny hamster, of tiny hamster fame, face off against each other in a hot dog eat-off. The hot dogs (made to scale, in fairness to T.H.) fly off the plates until one competitor makes it to 10. Who will take the title? Click play and see for yourself. Via Laughing Squid.

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Great Adventures in Accounting

THe following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.

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by Stephen Hardy, Improbable Research staff

The supposedly staid, unglamorous field of accounting is in fact packed, to some degree, with exciting adventures. Accountants rarely divulge this fact to persons outside the profession, but three monographs, all produced in Australia, document some of the adventure and even some of the excitement.

Great Adventures in Accounting (1967)
In 1967, a paper by Professor R.J. Chambers of the University of Sydney essayed to describe the essentially adventurous nature of the accounting field.

“Prospective Adventures in Accounting Ideas,” R.J. Chambers, Accounting Review, vol. 42, no. 2, April 1967, pp. 241–53. Looking both backwards and forwards, Professor Chambers enthuses ruefully:

These fifty years have seen quite a few potentially fruitful ideas, with wide implications, brought to notice, noticed scarcely at all and almost abandoned.... Some 43 years ago, Hatfield said “Let us boldly raise the question whether accounting, the late claimant for recognition as a profession, is not entitled to some respect, or must it consort with crystal-gazing... and palmreading?” I wonder what Hatfield would think today, to see how far some would have us go in the direction of crystal-gazing. I leave you to think about what I am referring to.

Great Adventures in Accounting (1999)

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Artist Turns Circuit Boards Into A Sculpural Metropolis

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It is crazy to think that there was a time when art was stuck in two dimensions. When creators were given canvas', not realizing all around them could be used and utilized as artwork. The art world has clearly changed and evolved over time. They say one man's trash is another man's treasure, but in this case, some people's trash is another man's fantastical sculpture.

The artist's name is Robin Tarbet, and the piece you see above is called "A Temporary State to Rise and Fall Again", which you can see in full detail on his site. If the circuit boards fit, he would stack them, one on top of the other. If they did not fit, that is when he would stack out wider with the boards. The end result is a wonderful facsimile of a city, made by what seems to drive us most lately:

technology.

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New Cat Breed: Lykoi, the Werewolf Cat

The kitten on the right is an example of a new breed called Lykoi. Veterinarian Johnny Gobble breeds Lykois, a name that is derived from “lycanthrope,” or werewolf. The cat is result of a mutant gene that inhibits hair growth, leaving a cat with sparse hair, especially on its face. Although the gene is naturally-occurring, these cats do not last long in the wild. Due to lack of fur, they are suseptible to hypothermia. 

According to Gobble, the cats’ infirm appearance is only skin deep. Aside from the patchy hair that makes them notable, the first few generations of Lykoi cats seem rather healthy thus far. Tests conducted by Leslie Lyons, an aptly named expert in cat genetics at the University of Missouri (home of The Tigers), found no recognized genetic disorders in the cats; a battery of tests done by Gobble at his clinic, from blood screenings to thyroid function exams, turned up nothing out of the ordinary. Gobble cautions, though, that giving the breed an entirely clean bill of health right now would be premature. “It’s way too early,” he emphasized. “A lot of health problems won’t show up until a cat is 6 or 7 years old, and we don’t have any Lykois that old yet.”

Cats with the sparse hair gene are bred with black cats to highlight their unusual fur pattern. A cat must carry two copies of the gene to be a true Lykoi, which is why the littermates in the above picture look so different. The black cat on the left carries only one copy of the pertinent gene. Read more about this new cat breed at Nautilus. See more pictures of Lykoi cats at Gobble’s website.

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Jimmy Kimmel Proves People At New York Fashion Week Are Full Of It

Jimmy Kimmel’s ideas for the question ambushes he calls Lie Witness News are sometimes bold, sometimes funny, sometimes a bit off the mark, but his concept for this year’s Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week was fabulously on point.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live sent a crew to ask attendees about some of the latest designers, brands, and trends- none of which were actually fashion designers, clothing brands or trends, only you’d never know it by the responses he got from the people.

Maybe Bartles & James really will start releasing designs, and then the joke will be on you Jimmy!

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Artist's Dog Gets His Life Upgraded

If you're a dog and your human is an artist, then you've got a good chance of going on fantastic adventures. Rafael Mantesso's bull terrier knows that. He can fly around the world, enjoy romantic escapades, and acquire angelic enhancements with a few details added to the background of his photos.

You can view more images of him at play on Mantesso's Instagram page. It's filled with not only cute dog photos, but very imaginative illustrations that are worth exploring.

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1981 News Report on the Internet is Now Hilarious

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There are so many amusing things in this 1981 television report about getting newspaper content from the Internet that it's hard to keep track. The smirk and smug tone of voice of the reporter, as if she's informing the public of a quaint yet ridiculous idea that stands no chance of ever being embraced by the public. The opening line: "Imagine if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee and turning on your home computer to read the day's newspaper." Mind boggling! The CRT screens, dial-up connections using a phone receiver and hours of download time for a text file.

I think the thing that I enjoyed most was the picture of the pioneering gent who was receiving the San Francisco Examiner online with his name and a caption underneath that read "owns home computer." Ahh, the 80s. -Via Lost at E Minor.


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Vintage Board Games That Are Violent Fun For The Whole Family

Many board games are created to be enjoyed by the entire family, and the idea of family game night was definitely helped along by toy manufacturers eager to sell more copies of their games.

Playing a board game with your parents is way more fun than taking candid family portraits, or watching their old home movies for the millionth time, but then again some family style games can feel like pure torture.

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Toy enjoyer Attaboy hosted an episode of the web series “They Actually Made That!?” dealing with the strange and violent board games of yesteryear, from the family friendly Russian Roulette game Cold Feet to the hammer smashing "fun" of Bash!

Who says family game night has to be relaxing?

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Justice for Littering

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A woman on a motorcycle rides around in Russia dispensing karma to those who litter the streets. She may not be the superhero Russia deserves, but she is the one it needs. Really, how hard is it to put your garbage in a drive-through bin?

Many folks are calling this staged. So what if it is? It makes a great public service announcement, although Russian commenters have not seen it on TV …yet. I actually hope that it is staged, because this kind of behavior would eventually lead to someone shooting her. And that's a video we don't want to see.  -via reddit


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Brianweenie - He'll Leave You In Stitches


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Brian went out for a few beers, but a few became a dozen and before he knew it the guy was having trouble walking, so much trouble in fact that he walked straight into the wrong cartoon. The difference between his family's world and the other was immediately apparent, since everything had changed into black and white. Suddenly he felt energized, but also a bit stiff, and when he went to chase his tail he noticed the stitches on his body, and the bolts mounted in his neck...

Show the world you like your animation dark and geeky with this Brianweenie t-shirt by Donnie, it's the terrifyingly fun way to scare up some smiles!

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Body Art by Laura Hacker is Both Marvelous and Monstrous


New Zealand-based Laura Hawker is a self-taught artist who does these excellent body paintings. Imagine the luck of Laura's closest family and friends when Halloween comes around! Designs like this would be ideal for such an occasion. See more of Laura's work at her Deviant Art page or her Tumblr. Via Laughing Squid. 

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Ancient Warriors Drew Power From The Crying Infants On Their Backs

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Imagine how fierce the Vikings would have been if their axe chops and spear thrusts were enhanced by the raw power of baby cries, and the need to protect the infant strapped to their backs.

That’s the “extreme infant distress vocalization” theory that won MIT grad Tomer Ullman the grand prize at last year’s Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses.

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BAHFest gathers the most imaginative minds for a “celebration of well-researched, logically explained, and clearly wrong evolutionary theories”, and this gathering of like-minded thinkers owes its creation to this cartoon by SMBC's Zach Weiner:

BAHFest is about to return for not one but two times the backwards ideas about biological adaptation this October, with an east coast fest in Cambridge, MA on October 19th, followed by a west coast conference at San Francisco's Castro Theatre on October 25th.

What sort of crazed revelation will earn their conceiver the coveted Skeptically Shrugging Darwin statue, perhaps an updated theory about the joys of battling with a baby strapped to your back?

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