If kids voted: Spongebob is Hoboken Mayor!
Spongebob (temporarily) immortalized in Hoboken
I’ve been hearing about Spongebob Squarepants lately – from friends and even in the media! Some references about how our kids are getting “dumbed down,” “socially conditioned” and what not. I don’t watch the show – so I don’t have an opinion about it.
A few weeks ago – I happened to stumble upon (literally) a chalk drawing of Spongebob at Elysian Park uptown. To me, it looked like a pretty good replication of the main character from the highly-rated Nickelodeon cartoon.
Mr. Squarepants disapproves of rendering
However, just my luck – Spongebob had an off-day from work – and was “balling” with some friends of his over at the basketball courts. Who knew he hung out in Hoboken?
He saw me taking pictures, and recognized Oscar with me. “You’re 411, right?” he said. I confirmed his assumption, and said “why do you ask?” Angrily, he wanted to know exactly who was responsible for this “desecration of his being!” He added “I want this horrific resemblance of the #1 cable cartoon of all-time removed immediately! And all cookies and snacks to be surrendered by the kid that is trying to ruin my image!” After which, he stormed off, saying something about having to return to flipping burgers.
After taking his concerns into consideration – I had to agree with him. That drawing did make him look fat! He did have nice bling, though.
Imagine if kids could vote in Hoboken? We’d have a cartoon character running city hall! Uh… wait a minute…