December 08, 2005

Sugarmama Makes My Dreams Come True!

I just received an e-mail from the fit and fine Sugarmama, who lets me in on a little secret--

You can have your own replicas of the Alabama Power Company spokes birds, Ben and Micky. I know this is VERY EXCITING news!!!

Oh, those birds. I hate them. I wrote about them last year in this post. And this one. Yet, despite my visceral dislike for them, our local benevolent oligopoly has tenaciously stuck by their creations, and seems to think everyone just loves them to death. Hmmm. Surely I didn't mean to write "death." Anyway, from somewhere deep in the corporate recesses of the power company, this memo floats about:

Ben and Mickey plush toys still for sale


There’s still time to purchase your own set of “Ben and Mickey” plush toys. For your convenience, Alabama Power’s TV spokesbirds will be on sale on the Corporate Headquarters mezzanine Friday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The pair comes in a handy, clear plastic drawstring sack with the company logo for only $15.

You call it "a handy drawstring sack," I prefer to think of it as a body bag. With the company logo!

Ben and Mickey are terrific stocking stuffers,

Yeah, well so's plutonium.

presents for children

Especially ones you hate, or ones you're trying to make stop believing in Santa Claus.

or office decorations.

Yep, I'm sure the CEO of Alabama Power has 'em in his office. And so does that squirrely systems engineer who doesn't bathe and insists everyone call him "Mister ELECTRO!"

Proceeds will benefit local charities supported by the Alabama Power Service Organization. These special toys are available for a limited time, while supplies last.

I.e., available indefinitely, or until someone finds a way to sneak them into the landfill.

Me? Oh, I might by a dozen or so, just to have something puffy and explodey for shotgun practice.

Boy, I dislike those birds.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at December 8, 2005 04:31 PM

I mistook "or office decoration" for "or office detonation". What could be on MY mind?

Posted by: sugarmama at December 8, 2005 04:44 PM

Hen grenades?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 8, 2005 04:49 PM

BTW, I suggest a group donation for a bird detonation ceremony.

Posted by: sugarmama at December 8, 2005 04:49 PM

Or, you know, lunch.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 8, 2005 04:56 PM

Hey! I don't get any sugar in MY e-mail box, about anything, let alone birds. Not fair!!! I want some sugar too.

I know!! Let's convince Sugarmama to start up her blog again!! YAY!!!!!! (P.S. You're even still on my blogroll, babe. Is that enough incentive for ya??)

Posted by: Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady at December 8, 2005 10:48 PM

The LEAST Miss S. could do is have an email distribution list, if she is determined not to blog. And if that happens, why NOT blog???

Posted by: Stan at December 9, 2005 07:38 AM

Hold your horses. Sugarmama is dead. But she reincarnated herself in a new blog which she is readying for public release. You will get an email in the next week or two, unless your email is

Posted by: sugarmama at December 9, 2005 09:20 AM

YAY!! Stan, you better send her your real address!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at December 9, 2005 09:42 AM

Ouch...I deserved that. Never fear, I will DEFINITELY ensure she has my real address!

Posted by: Stan at December 9, 2005 09:58 AM

Ohboyohboyohboy!!! Yay!! And hurrah!!! And sounds of trumpets and stuff!!!!!!! I can't WAIT!!!

There will be pictures of Ruby, right?

Posted by: Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady at December 9, 2005 10:50 AM

I just emailed the three of you a sneak preview. I did add the link to Ruby photos. You may not be interested in the subject matter, though. :/

Posted by: sugarmama at December 9, 2005 01:11 PM