Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sea Monkey Status

The sea monkeys are still alive. I know you've been concerned. They continue to chant their war songs from the depths of the bathtub, performing their ritual sacrifices involving hunks of Irish Spring and a decapitated rubber ducky. They've got some powerful mojo. I truly believe that their aspirations go beyond just conquering my house. I'm pretty sure world domination comes into play.

But really. How bad would that be? Sea monkey world domination. I can see the upside. You'd go to work naked. No more worrying about what to wear. You'd be underwater, so you wouldn't have to worry about doing your hair. Tridents replace nuclear subs. Sea horses become a major mode of transportation. No more worries about fossil fuels and global warming. I don't know if there is a downside to this.

Alright, the tub dwelling sea monkeys get a pass. They will live another day. So now I guess my new mantra around town will be, "Make Sea Monkeys, Not War." I wonder if it'll catch on?



8 comments:

Kameron D Kiggins said...

As a kid, I inherited a bunch of comic books from the 1960s and '70s. Every comic, it seems, was required by law to have Sea Monkey advertisements. The fleshtone seamonkeyness was most offputting. Yet I couldn't stop gazing...

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

You crack me up, Ava!!!

Kameron, you make me feel old. I got those comics NEW. LOL

That pictures dredges up bad memories...faint ones, of the horror of a sea monkey television show...is that what it's from? Eek!

Susan Kelley said...

Okay. The whole sea monkey thing is getting a little creepy. Especially the faces and family things.

Ava Quinn said...

Kameron-I hear you. I too was mesmerized. I would look at my older brother's comic books, and every one would have the sea monkeys. I always wanted to buy them.

Ava Quinn said...

Natalie- There was a TV show?!?!?! Can I get it on ebay? lol.

Ava Quinn said...

Not a fan of the sea monkeys, Sue? I have a whole category on the blog dedicated to them. I think they're my unofficial mascots. They're a good go-to category. When in doubt, blog about sea monkeys.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

There was! But it was live action, not animated, like I thought:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103348/

Howie Mandel starred!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzs_8JDfsdo

eBay has a Japanese version on DVD!

Susan Kelley said...

Hey, I wasn't insulting your sea monkeys. I always wanted them when I was a kid. My stepson had some when he was little. I'd rather not talk about it.
They really do creep me out. Too much like alien, buggy, monster thingys that will take over the world. They'll infiltrate the water supply, enter human bodies and turn us all into creatures like those in the TV show. It could happen.

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