Felix In Hollywood

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cosmic Family Reunions

This morning I read of the passing of Art Clokey the man who created "Gumby" (dammit).
It reminded me that one day in the early 80's I was strolling down the street in my neighborhood of Capitol Hill and there, on the sidewalk I found a Gumby.



It made the rest of my day a very happy one and when I got home, I put him on the mantle.

Later that evening I was having my weekly catch-up phone call with my older brother Mike the pothead.  I mentioned having found Gumby earlier in the day, and there was a pause.  "Are you making that up?" Mike asked, a little spooked.  When I asked him why on earth I would think to make something like that up, he told me that earlier that day, in Jacksonville, Fl. mind you, He Found A Pokey!



Thank you Mr. Clokey.

4 comments:

Stephen said...

That is positivley David Lynch-ian.

normadesmond said...

yes, i hope you boys saved your icons. you may need them later on.

MJ said...

It reminded me that one day in the early 80's I was strolling down the street in my neighborhood of Capitol Hill and there, on the sidewalk I found a Gumby.

The morning after the girls night out with Kabuki, perchance?

FelixInHollywood said...

Maybe. What of it?