Metro Times Gets Awkward Shout-out from Jay Leno

august 9, 2007  11:17 am

The Detroit alt-weekly appeared in The Tonight Show's famous "Headlines" segment this week -- not for an egregious typo or funny double entendre, but for hot primate-on-primate action. The Carl Oxley illustration on the cover of the paper's summer guide featured a variety of monkeys enjoying summertime in their own ways -- grilling, picnicking, sunbathing, and, yes, having sex behind a bush. If only Leno or his staff had done a little more research, perhaps this alt-weekly cover copulation wouldn't have been so shocking. Instead, the show found it funny because, as Leno says, "I guess it's a thing for kids."