Mr. Sticky Gets Lost

Once upon a time there was a man named Mr. Sticky. People didn't call him Mr. Sticky because he was sticky, but because he was as skinny as a stick. Mr. Sticky didn't mind. He liked the name Mr. Sticky. It made him happy that people called him anything. That's how nice of a guy Mr. Sticky was.  And remember, you can click on Mr. Sticky's pictures to make them larger.

Mr. Sticky lived in a cottage with a thatched roof out in the countryside. He was very proud of his house. He liked to have people visit him in his cottage with the thatched roof. He always offered them something to eat, like milk and cookies or coffee and cake. Would you like to visit Mr. Sticky?

Oh, Mr. Sticky! He was always mixing up his words, like saying strumpets instead of crumpets. That's Ok. The strumpets tasted very good and Mr. Sticky liked to eat them. Whoops. I meant the crumpets tasted very good. Oh my!

Mr. Sticky was so nice that he carried doggie treats in his pocket so he could give them to all the dogs in the neighborhood. The dogs liked Mr. Sticky very much because he always had a treat for them.  He would roll out the white carpet so they wouldn't go on his beautiful lawn.

On this particular day, Mr. Sticky decided to walk into town looking for good deeds to do. There were always some old ladies who needed help crossing the street. So Mr. Sticky set out on the long journey to town. On a country lane, he saw a turtle in the road. He helped the turtle get across the street so it wouldn't get squished.

Mr. Sticky walked and walked. Finally he got to town. He said hello to Mr. Crisper the greengrocer. He said hello to Mr. Moe the barber. He said hello to Miss Blossom at the flower store, and he helped many old ladies cross the street.

Mr. Sticky was so enjoying walking and saying hello and helping little old ladies cross the street that he lost his way. But he kept on walking. He walked and he walked. Suddenly he realized he was where no one ever wanted to be. You guessed it. He was accidentally on the wrong side of the tracks! Oh no, Mr. Sticky!

Before he new it, Mr. Sticky found himself in a very bad place indeed. The buildings were all run down and vacant and people didn't seem all that friendly. He supposed this was that place people called “the hood.” Oh well. Mr. Sticky gave everyone the benefit of the doubt. He asked some young men for help.

They spoke in a language that Mr. Sticky could hardly understand. But he tried to speak back to them in their own tongue so they would feel comfortable around him.

He didn't know what he said but whatever it was, they didn't like it. They said awful things to him and made odd gestures with their hands. They pushed him and hit him and stepped on his pumpkin-like head. This made Mr. Sticky frightened and very angry.

Oh no. It made him much more angry than that. In fact, it made him very, VERY, MAD!!

That's right, Mr. Sticky. You were pissed! Now, Mr. Sticky had been on the fencing team in high school, and it all came back to him. The training. The discipline. The skill. So he picked up an old broomstick and began fighting them with it. They were losing against Mr. Sticky's fencing technique, while they all swung their bats around wildly. When one of them drew a weapon, Mr. Sticky was able to knock the weapon from their hand. Many others came to join the fray, but Mr. Sticky held his ground until all of them gave up and ran away.

The newspaper found out about Mr. Sticky and called him a hero. They wrote a very nice article about him that made him famous.

A Hollywood producer read the article and made a movie about Mr. Sticky and his heroic fight in the hood. The movie made Mr. Sticky an international star, and now he had fabulous pool parties at his house with all his friends. They were fun parties and there were lots of strumpets. Would you like to go to a pool party at Mr. Sticky's house?

But Mr. Sticky didn't change. He was still the same old nice Mr. Sticky except now he was rich and famous. He still fed the neighborhood dogs treats and helped turtles get across the road so they wouldn't be squished. And he was constantly helping little old ladies cross the street. Mr. Sticky thought about his good fortune often, and he guessed the moral of the story is to always stay true to yourself. Do the right thing and be a nice person, but don't let people walk all over you. You are not a doormat. If someone should wipe their feet on you, stick it to 'em. Respect yourself.  And alway remember, as Mr. Sticky's friend Feline Prophet said, "There is no situation too sticky to get unstuck from."

Now, I'll bet you want to see the movie that made Mr. Sticky a star. I've arranged a private screening. It's just the action scene.  We had to cut out Mr. Sticky's love scenes because that would be naughty.  So here is just the violent part.  Lights!

Mr. Sticky Sticks It To 'Em

Photo Credits:  The picture of the girl on the railroad tracks by Mr. Write on flickr. The model is Ishe.  Picture of four hoodlums by Danrusso.org.

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girly_girl09 7 years ago from United States

Phew! I was getting worried there for a while...glad Mr. Sticky turned out to be (more than) o.k!

loved the images...absolutely hillarious! Thanks for an entertaining read. :)


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

LOL!!!!! Dear Mr. Sticky. I'm going to be crossing the street tomorrow and was wondering if I could get your assistnace? Thank you so much, Miss Riding Hood.

I'm trying to go to bed, then I see this email and I say to myself, Oooh it's from Christoph so I must read it! But I'm tired, so my eyes are crossing, then I'm laughing so hard I can't see anything, but thanks to my high school typing teacher, Mrs. M. I can type without looking and I know the "feel of the 'Y'", so it's all good. And now I can sleep knowing the turtles are safely across the street, the strumpets and tea are being served properly and Mr. Sticky hasn't changed at all now that's he's rich and famous.

This ends my day pretty darned great!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

girly girl: Glad you came to read it and that you enjoyed it! I appreciate it. Wasn't quite sure if people would find it funny or not. Thanks!

Candie V: Do you want me to send Mr. Sticky over to protect you while you sleep. He's pretty handy with a sword. My typing teacher in Jr. High was Miss Jones, and she was cute and it was while that song "Me and Mrs Jones" was popular. So I guess you know what we were constantly singing in class!

Thanks for delaying your slumber to read this. Thanks for laughing!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

And On, Candie V. I'm still on the lookout for that car of yours! Ha,ha!


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trish1048 7 years ago

Umm, I hope Mr. Sticky's wicket didn't get too sticky from all the bloodshed. I'm guessing his strumpets took care of it for him :)

Very cute, Christoph. BTW, did you get my email I sent you over the past weekend?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Trish: I sure did. Thank you so much. That was very thoughtful of you. Glad you liked the pics. Sally explained (kind of) what it meant to you, and I was happy to do it. Thanks for coming by and taking a look at this!


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girly_girl09 7 years ago from United States

I think the graphics are hillarious! It must've taken you forever to put this together.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

He, he, he, this is really refreshing ! And funny! And special!!! Well done !!!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

girly girl: Thanks! Actually, this silly little thing took way too long. I thought I would just be able to whip it out, but that was not the case. Thanks again for your kind words!

Tatjana: How nice to see you! Glad you had a good time! Thanks!


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Brilliant, hilarious, great video (a bit violent but WTF).

You Rock CR!


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Lucey Knight 7 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

Excellent!! What a great read. Loved the images!!!


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Ooooh gory film...I think I preferred Mr. Sticky when he was helping lil' old ladies to cross the street! But he does prove that no situation is too sticky to get unstuck from! :P


pgrundy 7 years ago

Ah, a new series of children's books! I hope Mr. Sticky will remember his poor old internet friends when he gets his first big advance--Maybe invite them to the pool for a mojito or two?

Nice work Mr. Sticky!


ralwus 7 years ago

I like Mr. Sticky and his idea of Little old ladies. LOL this was really a great piece Chris. The master has done it again. Looking forward to more from Mr. Sticky and his sticky ways. love the strumpet he is helping cross the street too.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

sixtyorso: Thanks for coming by! Glad you liked it. Yes. The violence that stick figures are exposed to theses days! In my day, all we did was hang them. Thanks for your comment, sixty.

Lucy Knight: Great! Glad you took the time to check it out. Thank you for your comment!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Feline Prophet: It is a gory film. Mr. Sticky was upset at Hollywood at first for all the violence, but the strumpets soon made him forget about that. "No situation is too sticky to get out of?" Damn! Can I have that, Please! I think that's got to be my new closing line! Thanks for the comment (which I want...no...need...to steal!)

Pgrundy: Do you really think that Mr. Sticky can become an award winning children's book writer just by telling his real life stories? Hmmm. You are definitely invited to the pool parties. You'll have a standing invitation - like a pass to Hef's mansion.


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Herald Daily 7 years ago from A Beach Online

This is absolutely priceless! Laughed, cried, loved the movie!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

OMG!  Every time I think you've reached the pinnacle of brilliance, you go even higher.  This is simply genius.  Kudos to you, my creative friend!  I enjoyed this so much and appreciate the creative originality you poured into it.  Loved the movie, too.

Pam's right, this would make an excellent series.  If you're gonna make it for kids though, you might want to keep to the ages of 1-4 or 16+.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

ralwus: Wow. You've changed. Yes, I think you and I are on the same page regarding our love for little old ladies, particularly the one pictured here. Alas, Mr. Sticky will probably retire and enjoy the fruits of his labors.

Herald Daily: Love the review! When can I read it in "Time" magazine? Thanks for your comment!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Shirley: Thanks for your kind words. If it were ever a series (and it won't be) it would definitely be for the older set. Nice to see you here, as always, as your astute (that is, highly complimentary and kind) comments are so welcomed! Thanks Shirley!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Yeah, I know it's for us big kids. :) Mr. Sticky reminds me somewhat of Mr. Bill (remember Mr. Bill?) except Mr. Sticky gets a happy ending instead of being run over or thrown out a window. Not only that, but Mr. Sticky is vastly more interesting and has a moral to his story. I'd vote for Mr. Sticky.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Shirley: Yes. I DO remember Mr. Bill. I hadn't thought of it but there is definitely the same feeling here. Mr. Bill always did come back though. I definitely need to work on my stick figure drawing skills!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I thought you did a great job on your stick figures! Very realistic, they look like genuine stick figures, not cheap imitations at all.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Shirley: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Your avatar also looks real. You did a very good job on that. Love the hair! And oooo that smile!


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Aww, thanks! :)


ralwus 7 years ago

Oh Chris. I got a new hairdoo and put on a lil makeup and my dress up outfit for blondepoet's Celebrity look alike hub. Ya like it? hehe


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Shirley: Awww, you're welcome!

ralwus: I sure do. Let me guess. Sinead O'Conner?


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

Chris - What an artist you are. You so make me giggle. I think Mr. Sticky is a dirty old man in disguise and just has you all fooled. :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Randy: Gasp! This is an outrage! Mr. Sticky a dirty old man? He is a hero! An international star! Of all the..... Would you like to come to a pool party at Mr. Sticky's, Miss Randy Behavior?


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Hi Christoph!  I slept great knowing Mr. Sticky had the 'hood' in order.. He can wield a mighty sword, indeed!  If he is available, I will make room on the couch for him.. lol, (I sleep on the couch) It's quite comfy!! 

You're a trooper to keep up the car hunt.. xxoo!! See you in the "tree" house!

Oh dear, Randy B!! Do you suppose it's true? I like my Mr. Sticky fantasy and going to go with that! Isn't ralwus stunning! What's more stunning is the professionals were able to do this in under an hour for less than $25.00! I hear some even volunteered their time for FREE just for the honor!! Outstanding!


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

One question--What does it mean for something to be "diggley dank"? Cuz what's running through my head surely could not be right!

It was nice of Mr. Sticky to keep his hands above the waist while helping the little old lady across the street. Some stick figures have problems with that.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Candie V:  Thank you for sticking up for Mr. Sticky's honor.  His intentions are always noble.  He can't help it if he also "gets lucky."

Laughing Mom: Diggety Dank can mean several things, including really stinky (i.e. potent, good) marijuana.  I use it here in the sense of "highly offensive behavior." So what was running through your head?

Mr Sticky told me he considered putting his hand elsewhere, but he thought it didn't fit his character....but oooooh was he tempted!


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

LM is right. I've been doing some light reading on the 'stick figure lore' and it was mentioned they can become a little to free with their hands. I'm glad Mr. Sticky has good ethics. The couch is made up, he can mosey on over any time! (Do stick figures 'mosey'?)

Oh, by the by, I wanted to compliment him on the flower arrangement in the first frame. Pansys are so dang cheerful and they just whisper "Welcome to my world!"


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raiderfan 7 years ago from Arizona

Mr. Sticky is one bad a** mofo!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Candie V: Yes. Mr. Sticky is a fine example of a well-behaved stick man, since really he is free to do as he pleases. And Mr. Sticky can mosey, stoll, saunter, or any ole method of transportation.

RaiderFan: Maybe you could use him on your team?


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raiderfan 7 years ago from Arizona

if he can just "handle" Al Davis, i think it would be all good in the hood.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

raiderfan: Mr. Davis can disappear suddenly....if that's what you mean?


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

Christoph, IF Mr. Sticky is as squeaky clean as you say, then no. I wouldn't be much interested in one of his pool parties. :)

Candie if you really like Ralwus' new do, I can give you one of those for 5 bucks. It doesn't look good on everyone though.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Randy: Well, I'll be there, and Mr. Sticky has been known to get a little wild when he gets a few shots of tequila in him, then his name takes on new meaning. (har)


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

Well if "you'd" be there, who needs Mr. Sticky? Swimsuit optional?


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Damn dude, so I was laughing my way along - the strumpets thing was awesome - and thinking, frickin' Reilly has done it again, and then I got to the "I have crippling arthritis in my hands" and just f-ing lost it.  G.D. that was funny.  I am still chuckling.  You always do that, you hit this nice comedic pace and then, subtley, you drop these quiet little sneakers in there that are just f-ing genius in timing and delivery.  That was so funny.  "Anyone got some aspirin?"  lawl.

I would have helped that one old lady across the street too, btw.  Several times.

And that movie is priceless.  My daughter used to find stuff like that on Something-or-other Strongbad or someplace.  It just goes to show that over-production and fancy stuff is not the essence of good entertainment.

Another awesome C.Reilly read.  U rule. 


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Truly wonderful Christoph. At first I expected "Mr Sticky" to have something to do with "post it notes" or "glue", but I soon realised what he was. Total genius on your part, plus brilliantly funny captions to the pics. I loved the "arthritis" comment too :)


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Research Analyst 7 years ago

Wow you are such a talented writer and animator, luved the video and the story about Mr. Sticky had me in stitches, I was laughing so hard I started to cry... thanks!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Randy: Of course swimsuit optional. Heck, for you, NO SWIMSUIT MANDATORY! Yes!

Shades: Thanks, man! The "arthritis" line is my fave, too. Laughed everytime I read it. Yeah, it was the video, which I came across by accident (I googled the word "stick" and thought it was hysterical and brilliant, so I spent a couple of weeks figuring out some way I could use it. Thanks for your comments, Shades!

Misty: Thank you, Ma'am. Always nice to see you here and get your comment. Thanks!

Research Analyst: Thanks so much. It always makes me feel good to know I made someone cry! Ha, ha! Appreciate your coming by!


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

Yeah, I suspected you worked backwards on this one. Turned out gud.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hey Chris

This is definitely one of the most creative and original hubs I have ever read - you were on a mission with this one. Loved the photos and the easy to the brain (meant in a good way, of course) narrative! Enjoyed it thoroughly - another classy act by you. :D


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

LOL!....I love this....Great work Christoph! :)


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Are you mad at me or something? What happened to my comment I left yesterday? I didn't leave a bad one. Confused. Very confused.


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Miss Behaving 7 years ago from Memphis, TN

may I please have the recipe for strumpets, I will send you mine for trollop-pops???

xo


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Shades: You are very insightful. I guess it would be too perfect if I just happened to find the sword fight after. But you know, there are a lot of these stick man fights. This is, in my opinion, the best that I saw. It was simpler.

Cris A: Easy to the brain, ha,ha! Thanks for the comment. The "most creative and original" means a lot. If it's nothing else, it is that. Thank you, Sir.

Tom Cornett: Thanks Tom. I appreciate your visit and your comment!

Freida: I'm not mad at you, dear. Maybe you didn't hit publish? I didn't delete anything. Especially from you. Your comments I print out, frame, and hang on the wall of my garage next to my rascal. right next to the sign that says, "Born To Speed!"

Miss Behaving: I've been looking for you. Where have you been? I think I'm in love. Twas the trollop-pops that did me in!


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Randy, I would love a new do, but you're right, that is HIS new look and I don't want to be a copy-avatar..

I came back cuz I've got the hots for Mr. Sticky!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Candie: You would be more Mr. Sticky's type if you went ahead and got that cue-ball look. That turns Mr. Sticky on!


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Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

Though overall heroic, I think it was a bit unfair for him to duel these seerely arthritic children.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Okay, then.  Maybe a glitch on my end then.  I loved it.   Yesterdays comment was more eloquent than this, but may I just say I admire Mr. Sticky.  I think he's especially kind to be so helpful to old ladies like that.  And the moral was satisfying.  I, too, thought he was a gonner.  But he did what he had to do, and look at him now!  It pays to take fencing, doesn't it. 

Rochelle, hysterical! I mean... horrible isn't it. But all's well that ends well. At least it was a blunt tip. Wasn't it?


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

@rochelle- ROFL

First the graphic novel, now the graphic hub. Classic. :D


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Rochelle: Heroic? I think "Homeric" is more apt, and only one of those kids was arthritic. The others had only minor speech impediments.

Frieda: Thank you. Yes, Mr. Sticky is very helpful to little old ladies. Curiously, they all look like this one. And...um...well, it was a broomstick, but it was kind of broken off and made a sharp point, if you know what I mean. Thanks you for your re-comment!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Paper Moon: Thanks for the comment! Glad you checked it out.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Well, you know, modern science and all. I stilll say good for him. And pointy stick or no, it does pay to take fencing, that was very smart of him (nice newspaper article by the way, photo or did you make that?).


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

I love Mr Sticky, can he come and live with me?


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Can I have him on weekends?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Yes it does, but it's boring unless you're doing it. Not a lot of action. The newspaper is an online generator. Just google "headline generator" and you'll find it. This was the best one that I saw, and I don't think it's that good. Anyway, it was easy to use and it let you write the article as well, so that was cool.

I think Mr. Sticky could be very beneficial to you, especially when the secret guard comes to get you he can fight them all off.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Frieda: That's a pretty long commute! Maybe one of you would be interested in his brother, Mr. Poker.


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Feel free to use the line Christoph! Gosh...does this mean they'll hear of me in Hollywood too? :P


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

So I'm just wondering Christoph, do you eat strumpets with relish, or are they served up with cream?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Feline Prophet: Ha, ha! I already did! Immediately! But I gave you credit. Check out the ending!

Randy: Ah, an enigma! The answer is (drumroll please)....both! I eat them with relish and serve them with cream! (I was going to say "clotted cream," but that sounded nasty!)


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

So you did! I am tickled pink! :P


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

No, it just sounds gross!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Feline prophet:  I didn't waist any time.  I didn't think you would mind, and I would have changed it if you had wanted.

Randy:  It may sound gross, but I'll have you know that it is very rich - just the pure cream - and is traditionally served with scones and the like.  So you see, it's because you deserve the best!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

That may very well be Mr. Cook-it-all, but as a double entendre its gross.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Well, excuuuuussssseee me! God knows, no one has ever been gross here before. My apologies.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Mr. Sticky is my hero. He has supplanted William Wallace. Or, Mel Gibson as William Wallace.

This story is masterfully told. I had no idea there was extant this level of creative talent on Hub Pages. You should be famous!

Thanks. I enjoyed this immensely.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

James Watkins: Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated! Thanks!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

You're just not gonna let me have the last word are you.... are you?


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

I might try to take the last word since Christoph isn't going to bother. Just because I can.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

You can have the last word.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

word...

Sorry, the bucket of words is now empty and I seem to have gotten the last one...which often happens with cookies too for some reason.

My personal favorite was the turtle in the road...LOL! You must have had too much fun putting these images together and I bet you were giggling the entire time. :)

Fun read...hilarious concept...and my personal pleasure that I can say one of the nicest and most talented men I know created it. Bravissimo!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Spryte: You've done it. Taken the last "word." Cool.

Aww, what a sweet comment! I did have fun putting the images together, and the sillier they got the funnier I thought they were.

As for the rest, I really am at a loss for words (you took them all.) Just "Thank you," and generous words that would be wonderful coming from anyone else, is pure gold coming from you. Thanks!


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Sheer genius Christoph! Only you could breathe life into a stick figure and make him a hero on HubPages! Strumpets and tea? L'il old ladies? I'm going to die laughing!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Shalini: Hi! Thanks for dropping by and your kind words. Glad you got a good laugh out of it! That's all I was hoping for. Thank you for being you!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Is this hub about Shadesbreath?


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Mighty Mom: He is the "model." He had trouble holding the poses while I painted the "art," but I gave him frequent beer breaks and no Shadesbreaths were harmed in the making of this hub.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Ha! I knew it from the first paragraph. Mr. Sticky looks and acts so much like our Mr. Shades!

I must say, they just don't make heroes like that anymore. I'm projecting into future and the "full-length feature film that will inevitably be made about Mr. Sticky's life. In the old days, Mr. Sticky would be Coop or Jimmy Stewart. Who do you see in the lead role? Denzel Washington? Or maybe Will Ferrell???

Anyway, please let me know when the pool party starts. I'll bake some crumpets; you call out the strumpets. [This has the makings of a Seussian event, doesn't it?]


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

First off, I again have the last word, so :P

And, don't be fooled people, I was given "beer breaks" alright... but they were 15 seconds long and the only one drinking beer was Christoph, who chugged them in my face, even letting some spill and laughing as my fatigue enfeebled hands groped piteously in the dirt trying to salvage a brew-soaked pebble to at least suck the flavor from. But no, nothing for me. Then he cracked the whip and put me back to posing. And he made me pose with REAL old ladies. That hawt chick up there was totally photo-shopped in along with the figure of Mr. Sticky.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

MM: Yes, I would like to see Coop or Stewart in the role.  Maybe they can do it with special effects.  In terms of who is working today who might play it, definitely not Ferrell.  I don't think he's funny.  Tom Hanks would be good, or Roberto Benigni who made "Life is Beautiful," a movie everyone should see.  He is the fello who walked across the tops of the seats at the Academy Awards.  He's Italion, but we could make him an immigrant who achieves the American Dream or some such BS.  Now hear me out on this one...Adam Sandler - like he was in "Click."  He was the straight guy while everyone around him was wacko.  Or we could just use Shades:  He works for beer!

Mr. Sticky is planning the party now and you should receive your invitation shortly.

Shade:  Now Shades, don't be spreading false rumors.  I didn't say anything about your unreasonable demands - the luxury trailer, the cooler full of a variety of beers with all red labels removed, and paid jobs for the 25 members of your posse.  And I told you the girl complained about your incessant pinching of her bottom.  She showed me the bruises! 


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Aya_Hajime 7 years ago

LOL - Totally enjoyed it CR. You are so versatile - do one where Mr. Sticky meets Victor. Who will win in a fight? My heart roots for Mr Sticky, but my head tells me that Victor will probably win.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Aya: Glad you enjoyed it, Aya! Hmmm...who would win between Mr. Sticky and Victor? You're probably right, but Mr. Sticky would be unexpected. The recurring line could be, "Nobody expects Mr. Sticky!" Thanks for your comment!


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

This was absolutely hilarious. Awesome captions/pictures. Thumbs up for a great job.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Countrywomen: Why Thank you! So nice to see you here on the wrong side of town! Glad you made it by!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

Thanks Christoph, very gentlemanly of you. ;)


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

Well I do spend some time reading hubs but you are right I am lately spending more time on forums...hehe.

PS: There are some folks out there trying to spread so many rumors/conspiracies that I feel more compelled or maybe I don't need to give them so much weightage I don't know....LOL


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Randy Behavior: Not sure what you are referring to, but I will take that compliment any day!

CW: Pay no attention to the rumor mongers. I haven't heard any, in any case.


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

That was great! I needed that laugh.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

RGraf: Happy I was able to supply the laugh that you needed. Thank your for the comment!


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

WTF was unreasonable about any of those demands? I just reread your list like eight times and there is nothing on there that is not completely reasonable. Also, about those bruises. Look, I was not pinching her per se; it was actually me supporting her, and, you know, because I was concerned for her safety, I used a finger grip technique that is commonly employed when helping hawt chi... old ladies across the street.


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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

So do you used to write for SNL?

Keep on hubbing!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Shades: Ahhhh....yes, the old finger grip technique. I have tried to use it several times myself with similar results. But seriously, when we were setting up for that scene and you came onto the set, all the "old ladies" would say, "Oh, no, here comes Mr. Pinchy." It was embarrassing! Weren't you suspicious when we hired the dude as her stand in?

Eovery: Yes I did, and when I left the show to make it on my own, Lorne Michaels threatened to blackball me, and I said, "leave Tracy Morgan out of this," and he said, "I mean blacklist, and you'll never work in this town again," and I dared him, and so he did blacklist me, and now I'm stuck writing on Hubpages for adsense pennies. I had it all, I tell ya! Thanks for the comment!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Heads up, CR. I think there might be someone over on the Forums trying to link rumors/conspiracy theories about your with something to do with Sarah Palin, Rudy Guiliani and David Letterman. Or maybe I am getting my rumors mixed up. That happens sometimes!

Still waiting for my invite. Feeling exceptionally "strumpetuous" this evening:-)!


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

More open source usage. That was fun.

And was the best animated fight I've seen - ever! Good choice.

 


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Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

That was a dude?  OMG... wow.  You know, I thought her ass was kinda scrawny really, didn't have much curve or, junk-factor if you will.  Man.  I feel so violated now, honestly.  I'm not sure I am going to work with your production company anymore. 


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

MM: Are you sayiing there aren't any rumors? None? Damn, nobody likes me. Maybe I can start one..let's see....oh...Mr. Sticky is a member of the communist party and this hub is disguised promotion of communism. Think about it. The hoodlums are the propagandists against communism. Mr. Sticky is a common citizen of Commieville. He foils the propagandists and is rewarded by the party - the newspapers and film studios- with the Ideal life of a movie star! If that's not a controversy worthy of the rumor mill, I don't know what is!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Jewels: I am particularly fond of the sword fight myself. In a word, it's simply clever.

Shades: Hey, just leave the posse at home and watch the pincers. I'll even double your beer alotment! A tapper in your trailer!


Janetta 7 years ago

lmao--the street thug talk was almost too much for me--and loved his attempt at pushing/ helping a turtle :D lolololololol


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Janetta: Thanks for visiting! Glad you enjoyed it. Peace out!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

No, no. Of COURSE the rumours about you still abound, CR. You still have your cult following -- and always will. I just wasn't sure if I was getting the ones about YOU confused with the ones circulating about Sarah Palin and David Letterman.

BTW, I just heard a rumor that Shadesbreath has defected from your production company over poor working conditions. Wow. That's a bummer! Oh well, you'll always have strumpets!


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

Impressive, but I perceive Mista Sticky's kung fu is weak. If I did not have crippling arthritis in my hands I would teach him a memorable lesson.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

MM: Shadesbreath will be back. Especially when he learns the next installment is "Mr. Sticky Goes To The Bordello."


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Tom: You'd let a little arthritis stop you? He's just a stick, for crissakes.


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Wallpaper Queen 7 years ago from Malaysia

cool! i love stick man so much. They can fight awsomely. There is a better version of stickman flash in youtube. see here http://greymon.blogspot.com/search/label/Stick%20m...

where stickman versus its creator, very funny and thrilling :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Wallpaper: thanks for coming by. I'll check out the video. Sounds great, but it wouldn't have fit this story.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I came back to see my man Mr. Sticky. Mostly to see you. I miss our chats!! BTW, love your glasses!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Candie:  Thanks.  Mr. Sticky gets lonely.  So, so lonely.  Glasses?  Did B.P. produce a movie or something?  I miss the chats too.  I've been busy, and should be working now...but it's late so I've taken the rest of night off.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Oh Chris haha I just adored that story, so clever. Also there were not too many big words, I found it so easy to read and follow. I think I am in love with Mr Sticky, he is so adorable I want to take him home, I am serious :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Hi blondepoet! Glad you stopped in! Can I get you some tea and strumpets? Mr. Sticky loves you too. He told me so. He also said he would love to come home with you. He said to thank you for leaving a comment for him. It made his day.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Ohhhh he said that did he? Ohhhhh tell him I will pick him up from his house at the stroke of midnight. He does not look like he would drive too well so I will take the wheel. Fancy those gangsters picking on him, gee he looked so mad, if only I was there


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

The ones you're wearing on the tree hub.. makes you look oh so smart!!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Hey Candie was trying to send you an SOS the other day on Skype when I got my hair stuck in the headset haha.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Ooooo he was mad. As mad as mad can be! He will be waiting for you to pick him up. You're right about him not driving. He doesn't see too well in the dark. He wants to know if he can bring his dog, Mr. Poopie?

Candie V: I figured it out later. Silly of me not to have realized it in the first place. You think I look smart? Really?

Blonde: Lol! That's funny, I was gonna skype you the other day, but I got...er...something else caught in the headset!


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Oh so smart!!  And I don't believe it's trick photography, either!

BPoet, that's what Randy said..he was laughing so hard it was hard to tell, thot he said you ran off for sissors to cut the thing out.  How did it turn out? (The hair cut).. only a blonde...~


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

I just got finished watching Seven Pounds, and Mr. Sticky really did suit Will Smiths character?! Except for a certain important part of the movie.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Yes. It was loosely based on Mr. Sticky's life.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Mr. Sticky what a plight and the moral is so real as everyone should be true to themselves and not get stepped on. I admire what you write Christoph and I do have to say I loved this one! :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

AEvans: Thanks so much. Yes, it's a good moral. Thanks so much for your lovely comment!


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

OOO *waving hand wildly* Skyme me skype me!!!! I don't have a headset, it's "hands free" don't ya know!!! She doesn't have a webcam yet.. I'm waiting for her to get up to speed!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Candie: (gasp) What kind of boy do you think I am? A Skyper? Actually, I do on occasion, but homey don't do webcam.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Then verbal it has to be!


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

You just made my day, once again. Yours is such a great complement to the works of a child's humorist who always, always made me laugh...Shel Silverstein. (Never mind that there's no rhyme here!) If he could be writing now, I think SS would embrace Mr. Sticky and his adventures into his venue, gladly and with gusto.

Now it's time for me to start accepting email notifications that Hubbers I admire are writing new Hubs. (I shut that whole notification crap off during the "challenge".) I don't want to be two weeks late commenting on your Hubs.

Oh yeah! Fabulous visuals. :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Hi Sally! Thanks! I did the same with my notifications. Guess I should turn mine back on too. Thanks for your kind words (and for speaking on behalf of Shel Silverstein!) It started as a little throwaway thing just for the heck of it , and I ended up having a blast doing it.

I appreciate you coming by! I've gone by to check your hubs lots. It's time you threw us a bone! Thanks again!


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

LOL. Throw the dog a bone. I will, soon.

Meanwhile, I could see that you had a blast doing this.

In my dreams, I am Wonder Woman, only a slight transformation from the Mr. Sticky persona (more voluptuous, more determined, and less spontaneous, perhaps). We all want to be heroes, now and again, and many of us find that opportunity in ways we never could predict. Sometimes, it just happens.

Thanks again for a great read, a great view into Mr. CR.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Sally: I thought you were Wonder Woman? And you're right...Mr Sticky doesn't have any voluptuousness about him. Of course, he's just a stick! lol.


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Miss Behaving 7 years ago from Memphis, TN

mr. reilly, if that is your real name...i am still patiently awaiting my recipe for strumpets...my attempts to recreate them in my kitchen have been disastrous, all that is left from all that kneading and rising is just a large rock hard teether biscuit...

trollop-pops recipe to follow if you will share....

xo

miss b.


Iphigenia 7 years ago

I love this - it's a great story and the illustartions are just brilliant. What inspired it - that newspaper cutting?

I came here after reaing you pimple hub, and it occurred to me that Mr Sticky cold have helped you out with your pimple problem - he could have poked it with one of those swords he uses in the video .... maybe ...


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Miss B: You didn't get the recipe? Why, I sent it over with my dog, Poopie. Bad, Poopie! Bad dog! I guess I'll have to deliver the recipe personally.

Iphie: Thanks for visiting. No, I wrote the newspaper story with a newspaper generator. It was inspired by the video of the stick men sword fight. I had never thought about Mr. Sticky helping with my other problem. That would have worked well! Thanks, Iphie!


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

Christoph - You have created an all-new media sensation of an adult's picture book! It should be in hardcover and on Kindle, also posted on large bulletin boards downtown like the news in Russia. Not exactly the thing I used to see on Captain Kangaroo, but equally amusing and unforgettable. I think I would like to make Mr. Sticky and Honorary Black Belt in my association.

I do hope there is a sequel.

Patty :)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Patti: Mr. Sticky most gratefully accepts the honorary black belt from your Association. Thanks too for your kind words. There may be a sequel in Mr. Sticky's future. I had a lot of fun doing it, and pretty much just started as a doodle. Thanks again, Patty, you're welcome at Mr. Sticky's parties anytime!


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

Cool! I see his speciailty is the double middle staff - or more simply, double-sticky.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis Author

Patty: Yes. He's great in the classic "Two People on a Log" fight.


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Pam Roberson 6 years ago from Virginia

First, I have to admit that I read this a week or so ago and ran off without leaving a comment, but it's not because I didn't want to! I knew I'd be back to read again because this is MAGNIFCENT. Period. It's brilliant. It's obvious from the comments here that many others can see you put a great deal of effort into this.

This should be published. Maybe give that some serious consideration because this is so hysterical, and the story is illustrated so perfectly.

I often have a hard time picking out one or two favorite things or lines with your writing, and this one is even harder. I really busted a gut over the picture of Mr. Sticky helping the 'old lady' across the street! lol! And the entire 'hood' talk was too funny! I adore the entire thing...the newspaper article, the fight video...everything...bravo! :)


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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis Author

Hi Pam: I'm so glad you saw this. Seriously, I don't think anyone has read it for about a year. A shame, considering how much effort I put into it. That'll learn me. Ha! Glad you liked it. I confess it's been about that long since I myself have seen it, and it made me laugh. And you gave me the impetus to read it, so thanks for that and your sweet comment!


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

Hey Reilly, if Mr.Sticky has kids will they be called sticky notes, (post it notes) LOL


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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis Author

Research Analyst: Why, yes! I think that is what they will be called. Or at least they SHOULD be, and I'll surely make the suggestion. Thanks for visiting Mr. Sticky. He like you very much!


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Christopher, I loved the Mr Sticky story. It is charming, it is ingenuous, it has made me smile. I found it when looking for a picture of an old lady for my own site, and the picture of Mr Sticky helping your particular lady along the road caught my eye. I had to become a "hubber" just so I could comment, but it has been worth it. I am going to search through your other stuff, which I am sure will be as entertaining.


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Christoph Reilly 5 years ago from St. Louis Author

Twilight Lawns: Thank you so much for the extraordinary compliment. I haven't seen this one for quite a while and it was fun to revisit it. A pleasure to hear from you, and I most humbly thank you!


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Christoph. I've just read about Mr Sticky's adventure again, and I think I laughed even more than last time. It's no wonder this one grabbed me and drew me into HP so well.

Brilliant


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Christoph Reilly 5 years ago from St. Louis Author

Twilight: Now that I know about your site, how do you think my "old lady" will fit in there? That is definitely one of my favorite illustrations (if these can be called such) on the piece, but I like "the wrong side of the tracks" too. I always did like the wrong side of the tracks.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

I don't know how many times I have read this and laughed to myself. I have only just learned to stop myself laughing out loud at it. It really is a brilliant piece. It's funny. It's charming. It's wonderful.

I'm not sure... Does your "old lady" have a hyphen? From where I'm standing, she seems to have everything else.


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Christoph Reilly 5 years ago from St. Louis Author

Twilight: Thanks to you, I'm getting a new appreciation for this work. Thanks for revisiting.


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rcrawford 5 years ago from NE Ohio

Laugh out loud hilarious!


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Christoph Reilly 5 years ago from St. Louis Author

rcrawford: Thanks for the comment. Might be a new Mr. Sticky one of these days. Glad you enjoyed it.


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Kristen Howe 16 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Christoph, this was so funny. This was a newer and modern version of Mr. Bill in clay formation from the good old days. Nice job! Voted up for funny!

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