Carlo Graziani February 9, 2007 4:24 PM

It’s the tentacles. Tentacles are intrinsically funny. I don’t know why — it’s one of those things, like doilies, and kazoos.

Some day I want a mechanically-actuated, 4-foot-long, purple tentacle with realistic-looking suckers, and a motor on the end that winds and unwinds a steel cable in the core of the tentacle, so that it thrashes about.

Then one day when I have unsuspecting guests over, I’ll tape the motor housing underneath a toilet seat, turn it on, close the toilet seat, turn out the bathroom light, and wait.

wef February 12, 2007 7:59 AM

I’ve heard that Spongebob Squarepants originated when his creator realized that all of the great cartoon characters were vertebrates.

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