Pros At Cons

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FUZZYWIG: Step right up!  Step right up!  Try yer luck at the shell game!  You can easily turn three coins into twenty with our generous 10 to 1 odds!

BASHFUL: Hey, shouldn’t that be thirty coins?

FUZZYWIG: Shut yer crack, kid.  Watch and learn from the expert….. excuse me, sir!  Would you be interested in a chance to strike it rich with a little three card monte?

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SLIDER: Hmmmmm…. I’m not sure.  How do I know this isn’t some kind of ripoff?

FUZZYWIG: Are you insinuating my game might not quite be on the level!?!?  Sir…. just look at this face….

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FUZZYWIG: ….do I look like I’d pull something shady on you?

SLIDER: (Looks over the cunning coon carefully…) Eh, I guess you’re right.  You seem like a pretty honest critter.  OK, how much does it cost to play?

FUZZYWIG: Three coins…. and none of that funny money with Chuck E. Cheese on it!

SLIDER: (Digs into his pocket and produces three coins) Alrighty then, you’re on!

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Fuzzywig studies the coins carefully and even tries biting into one…

FUZZYWIG: Good!  Let’s get on with the action!  I’m going to place my assistant Bashful here in one of these cups.  Keep yer eye on him while I do a little rearranging of the cups, and if you correctly guess where he is once I’ve finished, you’ll get 10 times your original bet back!  A whole twenty coins!

BASHFUL: Thirty!

FUZZYWIG: Shush, you cement for brains!  Now, sir, watch where Bashful goes….

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BASHFUL: Bye bye, sir!  See you in a couple minutes!

Fuzzywig covers Bashful with the cup, then turns towards Slider…

FUZZYWIG: Nice rock… (points to his head) but a few pebbles short of a boulder, if you know what I mean.  OK, here we go!  I’m gonna shuffle these cups around…. do a little hocus pocus with my quick paws!

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FUZZYWIG: (Shuffling the cups like a practiced street magician) Keep yer eye on that cup Bashful’s in!  Don’t ever lose sight of him!  You still know where he’s at?  Keep watching….. keep…. OH WOW!!!  Is that a naked unicorn!?!?  Hey baby!!!!

SLIDER: (Turns to look where Fuzzywig’s had been staring) Where!?!?

FUZZYWIG: (Continuing to shuffle the cups) Eh, I musta been mistaken.  You been keeping yer eye on Bashful’s cup?

SLIDER: Awwww…. dammit!

FUZZYWIG: OK, I think we’ve mixed up these cups enough!

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FUZZYWIG: So, sir, which cup is our little rock under?

SLIDER: I lost track!  You distracted me and….

FUZZYWIG: Well, look at the bright side…. you still have a one in three chance of winning ten times yer loot back!  Pick a cup!  Any cup!

SLIDER: I think…. er….. maybe he’s under….. um…… man, I can’t decide….

FUZZYWIG: We don’t have all day, sir.  There’s a line behind you waiting to cash in on this once in a lifetime moneymaking opportunity!

SLIDER: I guess I’ll pick…..

Suddenly, a voice comes from under one of the cups….

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SLIDER: I’ll pick THAT ONE!!!  The cup on the right!!!

FUZZYWIG: (Sweating profusely) Uhhhhh….. don’t be hasty now!  Maybe you’d like some time to reconsid….

SLIDER: Nope!  That’s the cup I want!  Right there!  And you better hold up your end of the bet!

FUZZYWIG: Sigh….. OK pal… ya got me!  Or did you…………?

Fuzzywig lifts up the rightmost cup

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SLIDER: WHAT!?!?!?  That’s not possible……. but…… I heard him……

FUZZYWIG: I think you meant to choose this cup over here….

Fuzzywig lifts up the leftmost cup to reveal….

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BASHFUL: Howdy again, sir!  Sorry you couldn’t find me, but please try again!

FUZZYWIG: Well, how about it sir?  Would you like to press your luck agai…..

SLIDER: You and your cheating little rock can go straight to hell!!!  I’m reporting you to the Better Business Bureau!  (Slider stomps off in a huff, three coins lighter)

FUZZYWIG: Another satisfied customer!!!

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BASHFUL: Who knew those ventriloquism skills I picked up at the School of Hard Rocks would actually pay off someday?

FUZZYWIG: You were excellent, my dear Bashful!

BASHFUL: But I really am getting a little dizzy getting shifted around like that so often!

FUZZYWIG: Don’t wimp out on me now, Blackstone!  This partnership has been too lucrative!

BASHFUL: Speaking of…. can I have my share of the profits now?

FUZZYWIG: Errrrr….. maybe a little later…. (Mutters to himself) like after you’ve been shipped back out of here, sucker!


Bashful is on loan to The Nest from Bacon and friends at Pig Love.  Look for more of his comic misadventures to come presented in a way only The Nest can tell them!

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About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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21 Responses to Pros At Cons

  1. Some of these faces could be the perps in our murders. FUZZYWIG looks like a killer to me. Beady eyes. Sneering, leering face. Definitely a killer. Watch you back, pal!

    • The face was what made me purchase him a few years ago! He’s so sleazy and sneaky looking…. fits right in with the rest of my gang! Perhaps he could act as Fred Flamingo’s attorney?

  2. Corrupting Bashful? Now there’s a concept. 😉

  3. Merbear74 says:

    Reminds me of the kid who didn’t give me my cut at our lemonade stand.

  4. draliman says:

    Oh, Bashful. He’s getting mixed up in everything, isn’t he? The Nest has changed his whole outlook on life!

  5. I’m wondering if Bashful will EVER be the same shy little guy (ahem) he was when he arrived in your mailbox lo’ those many weeks ago. He’s certainly picking up some useful “carny” skills – at least we know he will always be able to make a buck in the traveling circus.

    Pam

    • I think it will be a very fun holiday season at the Hotel Thompson since the legendary Don Juan will now have a trained accomplice at his disposal to unleash all kinds of fun madness and mayhem! Bacon may never speak to me again! 😉

  6. Trisha says:

    Bashful is going to need a long, quiet vacation to recover from all his adventures at the Nest!

  7. Debra Brown says:

    Just wanted to share my son’s blog

  8. Piglove says:

    Shakes my head. We have no hope here the holiday season. Bashful and Don Juan put together – OMP – I may need to be shipped off somewhere for recuperation. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Piglove says:

    Reblogged this on Piglove and commented:
    Oh friends – And you thought Bashful was sweet and innocent. Shaking my head…. XOXO – Bacon

  10. What a rip off…Bashful is probably yelling…”over here”. Bacon be a friend and lift Bashful out of that den of sin.

    Shoko

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