barrel of monkeys


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barrel of monkeys

A group that is having fun and enjoying themselves. Often used in the phrase "more fun than a barrel of monkeys." I always have a great time when Katie's around—she's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
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Those who said no included Parker Bros of Monopoly fame and Milton Bradley (MB Games) who would later market moneyspinning but less universally popular games suchas Buckaroo, Barrel of Monkeys, Twister and Kerplunk!
Being in the congressional minority has never been the proverbial barrel of monkeys. Prospects of reversing the GOP's 2006 fall before at least 2010 seem dim, and a slew of retirements is making a bad situation worse for Republicans.
Nanotubes that adhere to the strip rise from the forest, snagging their neighbors and pulling them along, similar to the way in which plastic monkeys form a chain in the children's game Barrel of Monkeys.
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It was bad enough that I had to sit there among a group of kids who made more noise than a barrel of monkeys.
Unfortunately the novel's more amusing moments are lost in a never ending stream of silly, often juvenile, remarks and some ugly metaphors ('Maybe I was a barrel of monkeys. Hairy and hard to control').
How will a knowledge management system know the difference between a "barrel of monkeys," a "barrel of laughs" and the price of a "barrel of petroleum" when looking for "barrel" within a document repository?
It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Everybody laughs all the time.
Teaching semantics may seem like a long row to hoe or five miles of mud road but with experience it don't take long to curry a pony and have as much fun as a barrel of monkeys.
That would only lead to indignant letters and phone calls from outraged constituents who for some reason just don't appreciate the necessity of all the pork barrels, boondoggles, and other wacky capers that make a job in the upper echelons of the federal government more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Clearly, job security demands as many smoke screens and wild goose chases as the system can provide.
Recipients encompass both individuals and ensembles and include: Aguijon Theater Company, Albany Park Theater Project, Barrel of Monkeys, Chicago Children's Theatre, Chicago Latino Theater Alliance, Collaboraction, Emerald City Theatre, eta Creative Arts Foundation, Free Street Theater, Haven in cooperation with DirectorsLabChicago, Jackalope Theatre Ensemble and Victory Gardens Theater among others.
Education is one of Brennan's priorities, and she just stepped down from a three-year stint as artistic director of Barrel of Monkeys, an arts education nonprofit that hosts creative writing workshops in Chicago public schools.
The Milton Bradley Company which launched Twister has been responsible for a host of other household name games such as Battleship (invented in 1931), Barrel of Monkeys (1965), Connect 4 (1974), Yahtzee (1956) and Hungry Hungry Hippos (1966).