Hi, you must be Paddington’s mom!

September 7, 2009

Blog Guy, I have a question about classic children’s literature.

Sure. I once interviewed Maurice Sendak. He was great! He told me his favorite children’s book was…

Who cares what he said? My kids love Paddington, that cute bear from “darkest Peru,” with his iconic brush hat. They wanna know what happened to his family.

It’s sad. Since his books made so much money, two women claimed to be his mother. Both go around in hats like his to exploit the resemblance.

Each mother claims she wrote the famous note, “Please look after this bear,” but they get the wording wrong.

One says she wrote, “Please look after this bear and if he gets rich, text me.”

That’s harsh. What did the other mother write?

“Please hit this bear on the head with a ball-peen hammer.”

Ouch. That’s even worse!

It’s okay. With all his money Paddington got to be adopted by J.K. Rowling. He goes around now with his little suitcase filled with gold ingots and gourmet marmalade sandwiches. Not a bad life for a little bear.

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Models present creations from the Guillen Doz collection at a Barcelona fashion show, September 3, 2009. REUTERS photos by Albert Gea

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Can it be? Is the model in the black really … Prince Charles?!

Posted by Jimmy | Report as abusive

Hey Blog Guy, can you do us a favour and come up with more blogs in a day? Now, I am not sure how much yoou get paid for writing one… but we sure could use some laffs in such dreary days… Esp on days when you are bored to death, in office but have to sit on your seat, so that no one snatches it if you leave it unattended…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Jim, Charles doesnt sweat… ;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Give me a break, Shra. It was a holiday weekend and I still did one a day. Don’t worry, you’ll get three new ones today, no matter how much it takes out of me.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Well, hurry up Basler, my coffee’s getting cold.

Posted by some guy | Report as abusive

I moved it 45 minutes ago, fathead! Try to keep up…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

@Jimmy, Charles has smaller boobs, and his shoulders a bit flabbier!

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