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January 9, 2009

Blog Guy, whatever happened to Gumby after his long career as an entertainer?

I think you’ll be very surprised. My private detectives have tracked the reclusive clay figure to China, where he now works pulling a rickshaw.

No way!

Way! Oh, he’s matured a bit, gotten tan from the outdoor work, grown a mustache and often wears a straw hat to cover that head hump, but it’s the same dude.

I just can’t believe my childhood idol has dropped out! Gumby has feet of clay!

Well he would, wouldn’t he? But don’t despair. My Hollywood sources tell me Gumby may be lured back for a new TV western, riding his pony, Pokey, wearing a mask and spreading frontier justice.

That sounds kind of familiar. What’s it called?

Who was that masked man? The Loam Ranger!

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Farmer Wu Yulu drives his rickshaw pulled by his walking robot near his home in a village at the outskirts of Beijing, January 8, 2009. REUTERS/ Reinhard Krause

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I am at a loess for words, Bob. The punnditry is sickly impressive.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

/me throws peanuts into the back of the rickshaw…

Posted by Fortunalee | Report as abusive

After Gumby’s career as a story book star went down the drain, he took up a part time job at the local Pittbull gym.
Then the economy got bad and his girlfriends left him for Sponge Bob look-a-likes and wanna be’s hanging out at Nickoldean studios. Gumby needed work, but could only find a job a “Rickshaw Rick’s” taxi service where he works for less than minimum wage. But he’s been laid off because Rickshaw Rick found it to be an easier and cost effect “business descision” to move to China. Three weeks later Gumby moved to China where there’s work.

Posted by buffalobob | Report as abusive

How does a Latin-American migrant worker robot come up with the money to emigrate to China?

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

Bandage, I guess they wade across whatever that big river is that separates Latin America from China….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

I guess the great wall of China isnt’ that impervious.

Posted by buffalobob | Report as abusive

How did a Latino migrant worker robot come up with the money to migrate to China? Easy, he just asked the CEO of WalMart and all other once USA companies how they did it…

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