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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Captain Underpants

Mumi Underpants
Hurricane season is upon us and while an ill wind comes arising across the cities of the plain and there's no swimming in the heavy water or singing in the acid rain (and there are no bike rides or Max walks either!) So, I am left with a dilemma. What's a guy to do while stuck home alone on a mostly rainy and soggy weekend? I know! I'll just stay inside and curl up with a good book. No, I won't make a cappuccino and sit by the fire. Instead I'll pull out a pair of tighty whities and read the latest epic novel from that genius known as Dav Pilkey called Captain Underpants And The Preposterous Plight Of The Purple Potty People. It came out a few weeks ago and it's just been sitting around here waiting for just the right time for me to pick it up.

Not familiar with Captain Underpants? Here's the scoop. The stories surround two mischievous school boys named George and Harold and their school principal, the mean Mr. Krupp, who has been hypnotized by the boys with their 3-D hypno-ring. So now, every time someone snaps their fingers, Mr. Krupp strips down to his skivvies and changes into Captain Underpants and he runs off yelling "Tra-La la la la." (I know. It's so gay!)

The stories are kind of gross in a kid sort of way. It's kind of like South Park for kids of all ages. Dav Pilkey won't sell out though. He's gotten lots of offers to do a cartoon or film about Captain Underpants, but he really wants to promote literacy among young people. So, if he can gain their interest with the wild, pretty gross and hilarious stories and get them to read, then who needs a TV show?* You can read all about Captain Underpants and George and Harold and their crazy adventures like The Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies (and the Subsequent Assault Of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds) or The Perilous Plot Of Professor Poopypants or my personal favorite The Wrath Of The Wicked Wedgie Woman Oh, they are all so good.

Dav Pilkey writes other books too but it's the Captain Underpants books that have gained him fame and notoriety. I personally think that he is a genius. So, I am proud to sit around in my underwear and read his latest offering. In fact, I look forward to it. (Oh yeah, and like most guys that sit around in their underwear, my hand kind of keeps gravitating toward the same spot subconsciously.)

*Of course, if you just cannot stand living without a TV show to watch, might I suggest our Lord and Saviour, Curious George's new morning half hour gospel airing on PBS for the first time this Monday, September 4th at 8:00 a.m. And, if you miss him then, you can catch him again Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. And, if you still did not watch him yet again, (oh you are so going to Hell for sure!) you can catch him on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. ...and so on and so on... You can tell two people and they can tell two people and so on, and so on, and so on. Sooner or later, everyone will realize that Jesus is gone and he has left Curious George in charge.

Our Saviour"Oh Lord that swingeth from thy vine in thy tree in thy jungle, please let us all be inquisitive."


Blogger TOS said...

I love the use of the British 'u' in Saviour :-)

7:48 AM  

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