This week’s featured Shelf critter is that stubbornly pious raccoon Ricky, who continues to futilely pray for the Shelf’s salvation from sin city. Ricky was a rarely appearing D-list background character until I decided to give him his own starring episode three years ago, and it worked so well that his Christian inspired crusade against the Shelf’s immorality has become a running gag. Usually much to his “god” Evil Squirrel’s annoyance…
Ricky was picked up from the Bass Pro Shop outside of Kansas City 8 years ago (I believe the same haul that netted his coon kin Fuzzywig), and it looks for all the world like his paws are held together in a praying gesture, which combined with his lifted head and pleading looking face is where the religious persona came from. But really, his left paw is entirely above his right one…. maybe just another way he defies ES’s devilish wishes…
Boy am I gonna have to be careful here! A SYW question themed around Ricky…
What frivolous, but annoying thing that people do should be considered a sin? And how should violators be made to repent for it?
And now it’s time for this week’s Share Your World where we’ll answer…. wait a minute! What moron wrote these questions this week!?!? Oh, that’s right…. I did. That explains everything! As usual, SYW hostess Melanie did a kick-ass job of presenting my questions and the critters who were asking them… and be sure to check it out if you don’t already play along!
If you had the power to strike one person in your life permanently speechless, who would it be? (Asked on behalf of Mr. Fox…. quite literally since he can’t speak and probably doesn’t even have the brain power for telepathy)
One of the awkward things about writing questions you know you’re eventually going to have to answer is that you sometimes already know what that answer will be, and it probably inspired the question in the first place!
There’s been a lady on my crew at work who suffers from chronic diarrhea of the mouth. I’m not sure how she manages when there’s nobody within earshot of her words of un-wisdom, (insert the “if a tree falls in the woods” philosophical question here) but I rarely ever see her NOT talking to someone… and heaven forbid I get too close, or I’m going to be the next one talked at and will need to make a quick and rude getaway. And her voice is irritating as well… so I’d really love to have her Mr. Foxed.
If you could relive your childhood over again, what’s one thing from this modern world today you’d want to take back with you? (Asked on behalf of Tina)
The internet, no doubt. Who needs to play out in the street when you could stay on your computer all day long and look up the value of your Garbage Pail Kids cards? Plus, it would have eliminated that one day I had to spend in the library the day before research papers were due so I had just enough knowledge to make myself look like an expert on something….. just like I do on my blog!
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple are the standard colors of the rainbow. Name something you love for all six major colors of the rainbow! (Asked on behalf of Rainbow Donkey)
Cherry sno cones!
Fiery looking skies!
Those green pieces of paper!
My beloved old chariot!
If you were to open the world’s most accurate fortune cookie, what would your fortune inside it read? (Asked on behalf of Hung Lo)
Santa’s tired of people leaving him out cookies and milk on Christmas Eve night! If you really wanted to get on Santa’s good side, what would you leave out for him to eat/drink instead? (Asked on behalf of the Shelf’s Santa)
Oh, and a Pepsi to wash all that salt and burnt goodness down with. Hopefully that won’t violate his lifetime contract pitching that battery acid Coca Cola…
What plans do you have for the upcoming holiday/celebration/festival season?
By holiday, we are talking about National Squirrel Appreciation Day in January, right?