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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

spongebob.jpgTroy Walker is a Northern California cartoonist. Back in 1991 he created a strip about an anthropomorphic sponge. He also made “dolls” of the character, Bob Spongee, each of which was a sponge with a face drawn on it.

And then, in 2002, he discovered “SpongeBob SquarePants” and, apparently, his blood boiled over as he realized he’d been ripped off.

“They took all of it,” Walker said this week. “I dold the Bob Spongees all throughout Northern California. It obviously fell into the hands of one of the producers of the show. It’s a clear pattern of duplication.”

So of course he’s suing everyone - Nickelodeon, Viacom, Paramount Studios and SpongeBog SquarePants’ creater - and seeking $1.6 billion (!!) in damages. “It is more than ironic that two working class sponges are named Bob,” he says.

Because Bob is such an uncommon name?


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LOL! Nice sponge!


Ummm, okaaay. How many kids went into therapy after seeing that thing?