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Dead cell phones can help orangutangs!

Today after work I went to my local library and got my first St. Paul library card. I saw that they had a donation bin for obsolete cellphones, with a sign saying that they helped orangutangs! I'm not sure how dead cellphones help orangutangs (I didn't want to lose my place in the checkout line) but now I know where the old cellphone we found cleaning out Sam's storage room is going!

Okay, okay, I googled and found out more information . . .
http://www.orangutan.com/help_cellphone.html
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . but not much more.

I just like saying ORANGUTANG! (Yes, "orangutan" is more common, but "orangutang" and even "orangoutang" are valid alternate spellings).

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perruche_verte
Oct. 13th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
If tempted with a mango
Will an ape orangou-tango?

If one dead cellphone can save an orangoutang - then KILL THEM ALL, I say - the orangoutang is infinitely more valuable!

Or am I confusing the causality here? Hmmm.

grenacia
Oct. 13th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
Yes, I think that's a confusion of causality. Our cellphones are more useful to us alive - there are surely other ways to help orangutangs. But if they do happen to die at some point, to the orangoutangs they go!
perruche_verte
Oct. 13th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
I suppose you're right - they probably just recondition them and sell them anyway.

Maybe I just have a bad attitude about cellphones right now. They enable too much boorish behavior.

Every day I have to talk to some type-A jerk who's standing in traffic, or next to a sound system, and doesn't understand why shouting into his phone will not make him easier to hear.
jojohnst0355
Oct. 13th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
you completely made my day with that post. made me laugh so much.
grenacia
Oct. 13th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
Glad to be of service :-)
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