A study has been released linking linguistic capabilities with an individuals sense of rhythm. The experiments involved playing simple phonetic sounds at fixed and random frequencies to subjects and noting how the brain responded in the different scenarios. Well Ape calls bullshit. Seriously!? I don't know about you but if some clipboard sporting “researcher” played the syllable 'Da' continuously into my furry simian face for 30 minutes straight, my brain would also register a significant response. Most parents would have the all too familiar and painful memories involving the repetitive sounds of “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? …” Well fortunately Ape has managed to secure a couple of celebrities to comment on this so called study.
Brilliant writer, speaker, comedian, and all round awesome guy, Mr Stephen Fry, what are your thoughts on these conclusions?
“I am not one to frequent the dance floor but I guess if these scientists claim that improving one's sense of rhythm will lead to an improved level of eloquence then count me in. Get it. Count me in. No, I believe you are right, Ape. I too also call bullshit.”
Godfather of funk, Mr James Brown, would you like to share your thoughts on this study?
“Heeey!! Watch me now … (unintelligible) … gonna bring da funk … (unintelligible) … like a sex machine. Yoow!! Hell No! Dat Ape is right. Add me to the bullshit train baby … (unintelligible) … Yoowl! Stop watchin' me now you givin' me the creeps … (unintelligible)”
It is clearly unanimous. Ape, Fry, and Brown all agree and conclude that this study is …
Ape, when you see the moves that us Scientists will be busting out on the dance floor later you will surely change your mind. Actually, we too also call bullshit.