You can be the monkey, or at least be a virtual monkey by going to careerbuilder.com  (you might remember seeing their commercial  during the Super Bowl) and sending monk-e-mail  to friends and family (or anyone, for that matter). You have three options: type in some text then choose a monkey and a voice, record a message by microphone, choose a pre-recorded message, or call a number, enter a passcode and record yuour message over the phone (it's a toll-free number). Any way you choose, it's a total hoot, and it's free.
My personal tip: don't keep sending monk-e-mail to the same person over and over. As it happens, some people might find it annoying!
Gotta go send some more monk-e-mails now!