Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 12: Jimmy James, Macho Business Donkey Wrestler!

I really, honestly can't even hear the word "donkey" without thinking of that episode of News Radio. I don't know if you can read it, but Cyril here is saying "Feel my skills, donkey, donkey, donkey, donkey!"

Cyril doesn't even want to say that, but it's a part of his job. Cyril is a sideshow donkey, mostly because he has green fur, which came about because of a chemical spill in his area when he was just a baby donkey (colt? foal?), which tragically killed many of the chemical plant donkeys, but only turned Cyril green, because he lived downriver and likes to go swimming. Cyril sees that spill as a blessing because it closed the plant, so he never had to work there, and it made him a pretty color and got him a job traveling with the circus. On the other hand, he really hates the circus because all the other sideshow animals are mean to him, and he doesn't even know why. He really wishes he could be a swimmer in the Olympics or maybe a pack donkey that helps people get to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He heard that they only take burros for that job, but he thinks that a donkey is pretty much the same thing, and he is learning Spanish just in case.

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