Inspired by yesterday’s squirreliness, this week’s Themed Things Thursday is brought to you by squirrels.¹
A Stash of Squirrely Things
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. A book by Beatrix Potter.
Squirrel Nut Zippers a band. Takes its name from a candy.
For Squirrels. A band. Has a song entitled “Mighty K.C.”²
“Secret Squirrel,” a song by Marcy Playground
This is a Tale about a tail–a tail that belonged to a little red
squirrel, and his name was Nutkin.
The Flying Squirrel from The Tick (The animated series.) A superhero whose battlecry is “I like squirrels!”
Tune in next week and see
Secret squirrel save you and me
Rocket J. Squirrel, aka Rocky, of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The clever one of the “moose and squirrel” pair.
Bubbles, the Powerpuff Girl, can talk to squirrels [clip on YouTube]
“Squirrel Boy” (2006-??) A Cartoon Network cartoon about a boy and his pesky squirrel friend.
Azqueeral. In a 2002 Daily Show episode, a man who has invented a birdfeeding hat describes a harrowing attack by a squirrel. Or by an azqueeral, as the subtitles show. It sounded a bit like “shquiddle” to us.
“I kicked Thumper’s ass” A t-shirt worn by a tough squirrel in Gary Larson’s book There’s a Hair in My Dirt
Squirrels have also been featured in American Hovel Magazine, the magazine dedicated to lowering acceptable neatness standards in the American home. See our featured interview, and the front cover of the April 2007 edition, below.
¹ With apologies to KC.
² KC, I kid you not. Here’s YouTube proof, even.)
³ This footnote doesn’t match up with anything, but I felt I should toss out there that this marks my first official NaBloPoMo post. 1 down, 29 to go!