We sat down with Office Playground's favorite monkey, Mr. Slingshot Flying, to learn more about how he feels about fame, fun, and living the good life. We translated the Slingshot Flying Monkey's responses from his native monkey language since he doesn't speak English very well. Let's start with the basics:
How long have you been with Office Playground? I've been around for many years and I love it! You may have seen me around Office Playground as early as 2006.
Congratulations! That's over 10 years! How does it feel to be popular for so long? I'm living the good life. I get to fly around the world, I help bring fun to millions, and I get to be the center of attention. I'm always in front of the camera since people just love taking videos of me.
Speaking about being in front of the camera, you recently had an exciting photo shoot. Could you tell us about that? Oh, yes. A select group of office toys had their photos taken to be displayed as art at the Office Playground headquarters. It was such an honor to be a part of it. My photo is hanging on the same wall as the Koosh Ball. What can I say, it's the Koosh Ball! My photo looks amazing. I couldn't be happier about it.
You are certainly a very special monkey. What would you say is your best quality? Besides my charming looks, I'd say my best quality is my impressive screaming voice. You can hear me scream every time I fly.
Your scream is quite impressive! Is flying scary? Is that why you scream? It's never scary to fly. Flying is such a thrill! My scream is purely a sign of glee and excitement.
My best impression of your monkey call is ouu-eee-ahhh ouu-eee-ahh. Your fans are certainly are very curious to know its meaning. Does your famous monkey scream translate to English? It might roughly translate to something in the human language, but I can't reveal all my secrets.
When you're ready to reveal the meaning of your monkey call, we'll be all ears. We hear you have a very admirable mission in life. How is that going? I'm on a journey to end boredom and spread joy throughout the world. It's been extremely successful and rewarding, but it's never ending. I continue to spread my message daily.
What or who helps you accomplish this goal? I couldn't do what I do without my fellow Slingshot Animals. We're like family. I have so many friends that help me out--there are too many to name!
Do you have a best friend? The Relax Talking Stress Ball and I go way back. We definitely hit it off right from the start when we met in 2008. Now we travel around the world together... seeing all the sights and talking as soon as we reach our destination.
What would you say has been your greatest adventure? Everything I do is a great adventure! I've been to companies of all kinds and homes all over the world. I've made appearances at several banks, schools, small businesses, non-profits, and many well-known companies. Some of my 'claim to fames' are several visits to an American telecommunications company in 2011, tours of a computer chip company in California, stops at a family company famous for its baby shampoo, many visits to a forward-thinking insurance company, and many more visits to one of the world's largest banks.
We're almost all out of time. Is there anything else that you'd like to tell your fans? My mask and cape help hide my identity and support my mission, but my cape can help your mission too. My cape can be custom printed with your logo.
A printed cape? What a great idea!
We hope we could shed some light on our guest. The Slingshot Flying Monkey is a mysterious, but rather adorable caped crusader that simply wants to fly around the world and spread his message of fun. Until next time!