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The Ever Popular
"Magic Monkey"

The Magic Monkey

The "Magic Monkey" is a small web app I wrote one slow afternoon at teen.com for our games section. It was a silly application that let the teenagers ask the monkey a question and get a response. Well, it became very popular with the kids and it soon grew as we kept adding more features, such as databases of previous questions/answers and a slap the monkey feature for when he really got you mad. The popularity of this simple little program got way out of hand, with the teens arguing with the monkey and swearing he was alive!

Within 8 months the kids had asked the monkey over 1 million questions! and that was it for the monkeys ego - Pretty soon he was taking vacations in europe or buying cars and just basically acting like a prima-dona.

Since the demise of teen.com he has been working as day laborer constructing stone walls. But I thought I'd bring him back here in a simplified form. No database, no clarvoience, but all of the attitude - So go ahead... Ask him a question!