A new species of monkey was discovered in Bolivia, and it needed a name. The free market, as we know, holds the answer to all life's questions, so the right to name the monkey was auctioned off to the highest bidder.
The highest bidder turned out to be the GoldenPalace.com, an Internet gambling concern. And the monkey was accordingly named the GoldenPalace.com monkey:
A statement from GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe suggested the company was looking for a publicity-generating investment more enduring than an item it paid $28,000 for in another online auction last year: a 10-year-old, partly eaten cheese sandwich thought to contain the image of the Virgin Mary.On the positive side, $650,000 of this moneygrubbing buffoon's money went to fund a Bolivian wildlife preserve. On the negative side, the world is approaching the absolute zero of vulgarity. At Pharyngula, PZ makes the essential point that this creep could've settled for "Golden Palace," and had a halfway decent name for this enchanting little creature.
Apparently, there are some more unnamed monkeys out there. After a brief tour of the Internets, I'm thinking that "Slutsbitchesandhoes.com monkey" has a nice ring to it. Or perhaps the RNC could pay a lasting tribute to Jeff Gannon, by naming one of 'em the "HotMilitaryStud.com monkey."
And think of the promotional possibilities when new pathogens spring up...it'd bring a whole new meaning to "viral marketing"!