Jane Goodall is a good sport

From Wikipedia:

One of Gary Larson’s more famous cartoons shows two chimpanzees grooming. One finds a blonde human hair on the other and inquires, “Conducting a little more ‘research’ with that Jane Goodall tramp?” The Jane Goodall Institute thought this was in bad taste, and had their lawyers draft a letter to Larson and his distribution syndicate, in which they described the cartoon as an “atrocity”. They were stymied, by Goodall herself, who revealed that she found the cartoon amusing. Since then, all profits from sales of a shirt featuring this cartoon go to the Goodall Institute.

Goodall wrote a preface to The Far Side Gallery 5, detailing her version of the “Jane Goodall Tramp” controversy. She praised Larson’s creative ideas, which often compare and contrast the behavior of humans and animals. In 1988, Larson visited Gombe Streams National Park and was attacked by Frodo, a chimp described by Goodall as a “bully.” Larson escaped with cuts and bruises.

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6 thoughts on “Jane Goodall is a good sport

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  2. good for jane. it’s a joke! animal rights nuts are just as crazy as religious zealots. they should expend that energy and money for poor people. we humans are not worthy. maniacs!

  3. Clare says: good for jane. it’s a joke! animal rights nuts are just as crazy as religious zealots. they should expend that energy and money for poor people. we humans are not worthy. maniacs!

    Do you not see the irony of praising Jane Goodall, an animal rights ‘nut’, then immediately attacking animal rights ‘nuts’? Epic fail, Clare.

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  5. Good for you, Jane, I have always loved you but I do even more now, I have so much respect for someone who knows how to not take themselves too seriously….and someone who isn’t always eager to be pissed about something.

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