Monday, June 25, 2007


Due to popular demand and without further ado:

May 1, 1775

Benjamin Franklin brings Furry & Poke to France to help elicit support for the growing battle for American Independence. Upon landing (this man famous for his nudist philosophy shows up wearing nothing but bifocals, a coon-skin cap and a cane--that he had apparently flogged himself with during the long journey from Philadelphia) Franklin feinted and was brought to a doctor well-known for treating various STDs at the time. He was the talk of Paris for most of that evening. During the hubbub Franklin became separated from his attire. Ben decided to start a door to door search to find his companions. He stumbled out of bed and went the first house he saw. It was a brothel. He went into the madam's room and discovered that she was not alone. The king of France was sitting on a "throne" adorned with Furry and Poke. His crown and scepter being used for other purposes in the house.

Franklin stood (still nude) in the doorway and coughed gently to announce his entrance; eyes squinted and hands on hips to communicate his displeasure. All three broke down laughing and the King told Franklin that of course he could count on France's support in the new war, also that he should put some clothes on. Did I mention that Furry & Poke invented Crème Brûlée on the same trip? Well they did.

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