Friday December 1, 2000
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness — The Shopping Trip


Brad: You did it again, didn't you? You ate my pet.
Schlock: Sorry, Brad. I thought it was a rat.
Brad: Something about that disturbs me in a visceral way.
Brad: And for your information, it was not a rat. It was a gerbil.
Brad: Gerbils are harmless and playful... Gentle...
Schlock: I'd add 'tender' to the list.
Schlock: Tender, but with just the right amount of crunch. They're succulent, in a small, furry kind of way.
Schlock: ...much better than rats.
Narrator: Thanks, Schlock. Now we're all viscerally disturbed.