All this time, I've held the belief that SpongeBob SquarePants
is a cartoon character who only comes to life inside the TV.
I had no idea he rode around the Speedway neighborhoods on the
back of a tiny humanoid with little pointy knitted ears.
Sadly, SpongeBob reminds me of myself at "that age,"
when I had big blue eyes and a pair of Chiclets for front teeth.
Still have the blue eyes, but had the teeth fixed.
Eyes, too, if truth be known.