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April 1, 2005 10:48 AM   Subscribe

The rights to Pokey the Penguin(archive)-the entire body of work, characters, likenesses, etc.- are for sale on eBay. Is this the end of an infrequently updated and incoherent era that spanned nearly seven years?
posted by PinkStainlessTail (21 comments total)

 
Hooray! Hotpants!
posted by hoborg at 10:50 AM on April 1, 2005


I went all the way up to $77.43 and was still outbid. Fuck. If I pretend I am a destitute hotchikk, can I get some donationlove from you guys so I can own Pokester and Mr. Nutty? Please?
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 10:55 AM on April 1, 2005


Good riddance to bad rubbish. I hope someone pulverizes it and puts it in some pasta sauce.
posted by Plutor at 10:57 AM on April 1, 2005


OH NOES!!!1! NOT OUR DELICIOUS ARCTIC CANDY!!1!!!
posted by loquacious at 10:58 AM on April 1, 2005


TEE HEEYES!!! I will buy the unternets!
posted by Pokeyzilla at 11:09 AM on April 1, 2005


I'd never seen Pokey. Craptacular.
posted by OmieWise at 11:14 AM on April 1, 2005


Goddamn I love Pokey

This is the best April Fools Day ever

Hooray!
posted by ZippityBuddha at 11:22 AM on April 1, 2005


Man, he's kind of stupid to be selling the rights to this stuff so early, or at all. It's like giving away the publishing rights to the Shaggs. Here's hoping he gets a good price.
posted by Peter H at 11:28 AM on April 1, 2005


The highest bidder is "pokeyzilla".

Hmmm....
posted by kenko at 11:40 AM on April 1, 2005


I'M SURE THE GOLDEN PALACE CASINO WILL SCOOP THIS ONE UP!!!
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:11 PM on April 1, 2005


POKEY LOVES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRANSFERS!!!
posted by Frankieist at 1:25 PM on April 1, 2005


POKEY THE PENGUIN HAS A POSSE
posted by jcruelty at 2:26 PM on April 1, 2005


on the main pokey the penguin page, there used to be a link to this amazing essay containing in depth analysis of various pokey the penguin strips. the essay was interesting and made me see some of the strips in a new light. it was supposedly by some renowned art critic, though that was probably made-up. does anyone have a link to the essay?
posted by jcruelty at 2:28 PM on April 1, 2005


update: it was called "The Pokey Principle", it used to be located at http://yellow5.com/pp/ , but it's been taken down. woe!
posted by jcruelty at 3:56 PM on April 1, 2005


jcruelty, archive.org has the essay you're looking for archived.
posted by oiioiioi at 6:33 PM on April 1, 2005


If only I had a spare several hundred dollars ...
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:28 PM on April 1, 2005


History has already seen a lame pokey character as Gumby's horse. Now there are two where there should be one. Long live Pokey the horse!
posted by Viomeda at 9:22 PM on April 1, 2005


We should all chip in and make him the mefi mascot.
posted by drezdn at 10:32 PM on April 1, 2005


man, if i had a thousand dollars... (LIE)
posted by Marquis at 5:15 AM on April 2, 2005


And now it's gone! "The seller ended this listing early because the item is no longer available for sale."
posted by oiioiioi at 4:16 PM on April 2, 2005


Guess it really was an April Fools joke. It got me!
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:09 PM on April 2, 2005


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