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What’s Up Monkey Butts?

新年好 / 新年好

Rise and Shine Tacoma!!!

It’s “Monkey Time”

Team Monkey has deployed throughout the city and surrounding areas with all sorts of wonderful gifts to celebrate the Year of the Rooster…

Remember…

TAKE ONLY ONE!!!

Monkeyshines are created to be a gift from local artists to be found in an act of serendipity; not a treasure hunt.

Please…

Do NOT follow, stalk or harass the monkeys. Monkeys fling poop.

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THIS is what happens if you get too close to a monkey

If we are followed, we will go into hiding, leaving nothing behind.

In addition to glass floats and medallions, there is pottery, messages in bottles and other fun items, not to mention #tacomarocks, and other gifts from our Rogue Monkey friends.

If you don’t find anything today, take heart. We monkeys are sneaky and will be hiding items for the next several days so that everyone, not just the hard core hunters, has a chance.

We will also be hiding in places you don’t expect, neighborhoods outside of the downtown core, back allies, pocket parks, small out of the way spots where the hard core hunters don’t go…

Enjoy your Chinese New Year monkey friends and remember…

TAKE ONLY ONE!!!

Don’t forget to post your finds to social media using the hashtag #monkeyshines2017

Much Love ❤

Team Monkey

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Gagged! I was GAGGED!!!

Oh come on!

It’s not like I was tweeting about facts or science or something…

I’ve been under gag order since New Year’s when Ms Monkey discovered my little indiscretion with the rooster medallions at First Night.

It’s never good when a message starts out with “WHERE DID YOU GET THAT?!”

Don’t worry folks. the Naughty Monkey has your backs (and a few tricks up here sleeve)

Oh. and there may or may not be a Rogue Facebook Page…  https://www.facebook.com/MonkeyshinesTacoma/

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A new riddle and hint for our monkey friends

The monkey and the rooster were having an argument. The rooster made a bet saying he knows a place where he can sit but the monkey cannot. The monkey agreed to the bet. The rooster won. What place could the rooster sit but the monkey could not?

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Answer:

The monkey’s head.

How is this a hint you might ask?

many people spend their entire monkeyshines time looking at the ground, behind rocks, under bushes and other such low level places.

Look up!  Look on walls, fences, up in trees.

Heck, “looking up” is a good metaphor for life.

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Happy hunting monkey friends.

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Riddle Me This…

This was too long to put in Twitter…

Things are going to be more fun (and obscure) this year as the Naughty Monkey (who loves referring to herself in the third person, err… monkey) will be giving you your naughty hints in the form of riddles.

Here’s an easy one to start out with…

You are in a room together with 3 primates: a monkey, a chimp, and an ape. The monkey only knows how to write, the chimp only knows how to talk, and the ape only knows how to solve math problems. Which primate in the room is the smartest?

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Answer….

You are silly, because you can help support Monkeyshines!

Become a part of Tacoma’s history by donating to the Monkeyshine Project, and get a cool cup!

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Monkeyshines began in 2003 when a group of anonymous artists in Tacoma banded together to produce glass balls and medallions emblazoned with the Year of the Rooster logo. On Chinese New Year 2004, 200 pieces of artwork were hidden throughout the city to encourage our community members get out and explore our beautiful city. The artists have been creating glass gifts for 13 years, and this year, the Year of the Rooster, marks the second year of the 12 year Chinese New Year calendar. Let’s keep Monkeyshines going! With your help, we’d like to FILL the city with glass gifts, and be able hire local artists to produce over 1000 pieces of glass. For every donation of $100.00 or more, Monkeyshines will thank you with an exclusive 2017 Year of the Rooster candle cup. The cups are available now for pick-up at Creative Forces in the Murano Hotel. Any amount helps us create more gifts, you can DONATE using the links below.

PURCHASE CUP HERE

DONATE HERE

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Cock-A-Doodle-Doo!

Did you miss us monkey friends?

After a well needed rest, we monkeys are back and ready to get our rooster on!

The naughty monkey came back to find several inquiries as to how monkey friends can help with Monkeyshines.

Great news!  Not only can you help, but you can get your own special year of the rooster hand blown glass cup like this one,

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Click on the link below to learn more!

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If the links in the document don’t work, you can buy a cup by clicking here

and/or donate by clicking here

I don’t know about you…

I think this was the best Monkeyshines yet, and it’s just the beginning of a new cycle.

The Naughty Monkey put out the last monkeyshines she had hidden away last night and it appears that monkey friends have been busy as well, so don’t give up hope, they are out there.

What made this year so special was the way that so many others found ways to give back.

We had an unprecedented number of monkey friends and different gifts left out for the community.

In addition to Exit 133, the #monkeyshines2016 hashtag is a great way to see what has been hidden, found and the joy Tacomans have been sharing with each other.

You can see many photos on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/monkeyshines2016/

And also on Twitter (don’t forget to click “live” not “top” for the latest https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%23monkeyshines2016

THIS my friends is the spirit of Monkeyshines.

Community, happiness, serendipity, giving back.

It’s time for the Naughty Monkey to get back to other monkey businesses for the season.

We’ll be back next year.

And we hope you will too.

We love you Tacoma!

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Happy Year of the Monkey

As the sun rises over Tacoma, Ms Monkey and I are at “Monkey Central” sipping mimosas to celebrate another successful Monkey Shines. (and I have to suck up for all of the secrets I spilled this year)

What we appreciate the most, is all of the “Monkey Friends” who made their own art to share, those who enjoyed the spirit of the event and encouraged the picking up of trash and contributing to our community and all the monkey love.

If you didn’t find anything today, don’t give up, monkeys operate on their own time frame and things could magically appear over the next few days.

Don’t forget to visit Exit 133 to log your finds  http://www.exit133.com/articles/view/monkeyshines-2016-the-year-of-the-monkey

And please post your finds to social media using the hashtag #monkeyshines2016

We love you Tacoma

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