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And now, for something completely different…

There are those who sit in the dark of their computer room, night after restless night, unceasingly pondering life’s deepest and most thought-provoking questions. They ruminate, dwell…going so far as to search the recesses of their own souls for even the smallest sliver of enlightenment.

…And then there are those who sit in the dark of their computer room and start what is now NP’s newest favorite post ever: How Gay Were the Monkees?

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…Ahem. Moving on…

A few things to keep in mind: What you’ll find in that thread is most certainly unverifiable gossip, and therefore everything should be taken with a considerably large grain of salt. That being said, some of the comments are downright hilarious, and this is our personal favorite:

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image …We still love you, Peter!

(Many thanks to NP fan missusschneider for sharing that link with us!)

On this day in 1967, Davy Jones’ psychedelic boutique Zilch opened in NYC.

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Peter, David Pearl, a chick named Rachel, Sally Field, and Davy at the Zilch grand opening party.

The former location of Zilch is 217 Thompson Street in Greenwich Village. It is now a postal center. I visited the former Zilch location last year with Naked Persimmon and Iain Lee and the “Z” shaped door handles from Zilch are still there:

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Zilch! A Monkees Podcast!

Monkees Fandom Edition

Hey, folks! Check out this super-cool edition of the Zilch! Monkees podcast, featuring a roundtable discussion about the Monkees fandom and fan works with Naked Persimmon’s very own Miss Mini! Also in on the fun are fanfic writers/fanart creators chaoskirin, smittygirl, and michblkhawk! And a special thanks to camille9847 for serving as our moderator. 

You can click the link above to listen (our panel starts around the 23:00 mark), or go HERE to the Zilch! website, or directly to the mp3 page, HERE. Feedback is welcome and encouraged, and if you like what you hear, feel free to “like” or reblog this post!

Dreamboy.
(Photo from the NP.com photo gallery.)

Dreamboy.

(Photo from the NP.com photo gallery.)

Hello! (Sorry to burden you with a trio of questions, but I'm curious) which Monkee do you think is the kindest (presently), which do you think has had the most constant and unchanged personality, and which do you think would make the best husband and why? m0ssytwigs

We’ll take this one question at a time…

1. Which Monkee do you think is the kindest (presently)?
Nez. It seems so unlikely, given his demeanor through his malcontent, hot-tempered youth, but Nez has mellowed out dramatically in his old(er) age. Every report we’ve heard from fans who’ve met him has been nothing but positive, and he’s really become this sweet, somewhat shy old Southern gentleman who knows just when and how exactly to be kind to people. So yes, we’d pick Nez out of the current Monkees.

2. Which Monkee do you think has had the most constant and unchanged personality?
Well, all of the Monkees have shades of their younger selves in their current personalities, though obviously to different degrees. But we’d have to say the most constant one would be Micky. It’s not only the fact that he looks damn near the same as he did 45+ years ago (just a bit older), or that his singing voice sounds almost identical, but Micky has always seemed to be the one who gets along with everyone—the “glue” that hold the Monkees together. Though he was a lot wilder in the ’60s and ’70s, his quintessential “Mickyness” has been constant throughout the years, and that is something for which we can all be grateful. Yes indeed.

3. Which Monkee do you think would make the best husband and why?
Oh, boy. Well…not for anything, but asking this question is sort of like asking, “Which slice of day-old uncovered American cheese is the tastiest?” Because they’re all pretty much the same, in a sense. Let’s look at the facts: All of the Monkees have been/were married three times (now four, in Peter’s case). At least three have cheated on their spouses at one time or another, and in one instance, fathered a child out of wedlock (“her name was Nurit…and she liked it when I did that thing with her feeeEEEEETTT…”). Anyway, yes. Marrying one of these guys would probably not be unlike bringing home a puppy: He’s all cute and adorable in the window, but the second the ring’s on, he’s peeing on the furniture and chasing after the miniskirt-wearing French poodle next door. (No wonder Bob Barker recommends neutering your pets. Sheesh…)

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Davy Jones, 1978

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DAVY WHY
It’s like if The Incredibles had three uncles who fight crime at a gay bar…

It’s like if The Incredibles had three uncles who fight crime at a gay bar…

**Attention, NP Fans!**

You folks may remember the post we made in regard to the impending sale of Davy Jones’ house in Beavertown, and the harassment that the Realtor was receiving from Monkees fans as a result. Well, we also made a post on the NP Facebook page about it, and today we received a lovely message from the Realtor herself, Melissa, who thanked us (and all of our fans!) for sticking up for her in the comments on that post.

Melissa told us that almost all of the Monkees fans she has heard from have been kind and supportive of the Jones family (which unfortunately the newspaper article neglected to mention), and that she feels that the negativity of a small minority of Monkees fans do not at all reflect poorly on the majority, who are lovely and decent people. She also said to us that the negative comments say more about the person making them than they do about her or her job, and we highly agree with this statement, as it applies not just to this particular situation, but to many others that we all face in life.

So a very big “Thank you!” to Melissa the Realtor for messaging us with such kind words, and an equally big “Thank you!” to all of you guys for truly being the best darn Monkees fans we at NP could ask for. Yay!!

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thank-your-lucky-stars:

Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz. Flip, December 1967.

thank-your-lucky-stars:

Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz. Flip, December 1967.

THAT SCARY ASS DAVY JONES MASK.

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DAMN YOU, psychojello AND bethpurple!

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