Introducing Homunky!

Hi there Homunculus-owners - hopefully you've noticed by now, but I've hobbled together a new look for the site: new fonts, new colors, and, oh yes, a new mascot!  At the top of your screen, you can meet Homunky, The Happy Homunculus Monkey.  This little fella was designed by my favorite graphic designer of all time (I'm not revealing my sources), and represents what my homunculus aspires to be: a coy, confident, super-monkey!  Isn't he cute?  I feel like he belongs on a backpack from IKEA or something :)

At this point, you're probably starting to wonder: "what's the deal with all the monkey references?"  It's true.  I'm always posting goofy pictures of monkeys in my posts and, now, an official monkey mascot.  What gives?  The truth is, the monkey has a very special meaning for a blog about human thinking.  Specifically, as members of the great tree of life, we share common ancestors with our monkey-brethren.  Don't get me wrong, we're a lot cooler and smarter than monkeys, but we have a whole lot of "monkeyness" driving our behavior.  I guess you could say we're Monkey 2.0.  Or, maybe a better metaphor is Monkey 7 vs. Monkey Vista?  Hmmm, or maybe we're iMonkey?  Whatever.  Bottom line: when my homunculus is misbehaving, I can't help but think of my monkey ancestors trying to influence my behavior.

What about you?  What is your homunculus-animal?  Don't you love Homunky?

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