The lovely freshhell has alerted me to the fact that there will be a Sock Monkey Madness festival in Rockford, IL March 7-8 and AJ and I are already making plans to be there. How could we miss a sock monkey film festival? Rockford was the home of the Nelson Knitting Company that made the red-heeled socks from which sock monkeys are traditionally made.
If you go to the link above for the festival, you will find a link to this video of a sock monkey talk show in which guest Mace, King of the Monkeys demonstrates that he may have taken elocution lessons from Bob Dole:
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