I owe my good mood yesterday to Invader Zim and the American river...

@dawnald (85135)
Shingle Springs, California
October 23, 2010 3:04pm CST
The kids, and especially Dearra, are into this show called Invader Zim. Zim is an alien loser who was sent to Earth. He thinks it's because he's supposed to set up a plan to conquer Earth, but the reality is that he was sent here because he's a failure, and the leaders just want to get rid of him. All invaders receive a robot assistant to help them in their mission, but what Zim does not know is that he was deliberately given a robot who is defective. Gir is loopy, adorable, loves Earth food, and totally makes the show. It's all Dearra has talked about for weeks. Hm, if I made an Invader Zim interest on here, I might actually lure her back. lol Yesterday morning Dearra was telling me about an episode where Zim repairs Gir. There's a sound outside and Zim tells Gir to investigate. Gir investigates even though he knows it's just a police siren. Next thing you know, he brings the police car into the house with the office. Zim freaks out because now the officer has seen that he's an alien, and he's going to have to wipe his memory. He does it by replacing his brain with a squid brain. Meanwhile, Gir in his upgraded state, realizes that Zim is no kind of leader, and goes on a rampage. Zim, with the help of the squid officer who can somehow, weirdly shoot ink, subdues Gir, and returns him to his defective state. The squid officer has an uncontrollable urge to return to the sea. The end of the episode shows him walking into the sea as Gir waves and shouts, "goodbye, bye, bye bye." And when the officer is out of sight, he turns around and says, "he's gonna be eaten by a shark." Maybe you had to be there, but I laughed all day long. And then at lunch I walked over to the river. I've never seen so many vultures in my life, seagulls too. Well it's salmon spawning season, and the birds are feasting. It was a beautiful day. Meanwhile, back to Invader Zim. Apparently it was canceled back in 2002, but now there's a huge following and people trying to get it brought back. Do you Zim?
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@hofferp (4734)
• United States
24 Oct 10
When you started talking about going to the river and the vultures and seagulls, I was sure you were going to tell us the squid officer suddenly jumped out going after a salmon or the birds... But back to Zim and Gir...never heard of them, but I'm glad they can make you laugh...and Dearra.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
now that would have been creepy
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@zandi458 (28102)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 10
I have no idea of the show you mentioned here. Based on your description I can roughly visualize the play that brought you sunshine yesterday.
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@BarBaraPrz (45717)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Oct 10
I think that's what they were talking about at the last bonfire/scotch drinking night at my neighbor's... I remember hearing the name Gir, anyway.
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@BarBaraPrz (45717)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Oct 10
Having another one this weekend. Wanna come?
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Oct 10
ooh tempted!
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
I can see that...
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Oct 10
hi dawn It sounds like a lot of fun and I was grinning here reading all about it. I had never seen it but I love anything a bit science fictiony and this sounds like fun. I have not see the show here in Southern Califoria .Squid brain oh how funny, wo uld love to have seen that episode. Love that line, hes gonna be eaten by a shark. f unny. .
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
It's pretty hilarious. I think you can find it on Nickelodeon.
@dorannmwin (36392)
• United States
26 Oct 10
I've honestly never heard of Zim, but with the synopsis of the episode that you've given here, I think that it might be something that both my children and myself would be able to watch together. I know that if nothing else, it would be a lot of fun to watch at least once with them. Shows like this that were unique are the kinds of things that television really needs today, but it also seems like they are the ones that are cancelled far too early.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
I'm pretty sure you can find it on either Nickelodeon or Nick Tunes,and it's really hilarious!
@much2say (53940)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Oct 10
Why haven't I heard of this show? Sounds like something I could get into! My sister always did tell me I was adopted and came from another planet - ha ha. Lately when walking home after taking my daughter to school (which is only a block away), that there really is a lot of nature out and about if you just look around . . . sparrows, doves, crows, seagulls. Perhaps these varieties of birds are typical, but certainly they are fascinating if you just sit there and watch them - ask my baby son - hee hee!
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@much2say (53940)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Oct 10
Part 2 Hope you get to read this comment, Dawn! I just found (like a minute ago) an old friend of mine who was a manga artist when we were going to J school as kids. It's her website - and I just tried to friend request her on Facebook. I read she married a guy who was "most known for being the voice of a dog in a robot suit" - Gir from Invader Zim! Is this unreal or what . . . I'm not making this up!! Small world!
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
Thanks for reminding me, because apparently I totally forgot about this discussion! omg are you serious? Dearra would be thrilled...
@much2say (53940)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Oct 10
Hee hee! Funny how things/people are connected, eh?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18151)
• United States
24 Oct 10
I have never heard of the show before. I will have to check it out. Sounds like it is a crazy wacky one that will get alot of laughs.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
It's pretty darn funny. Saturday I was flipping channels and saw it was on. Dearra comes running down in a panic thinking I was watching something else. Boy was she jazzed when she saw I was watching Zim.
@gabs8513 (48686)
• United Kingdom
24 Oct 10
Hi Dawn well I have never heard of Zim lol but it must be very interesting to keep the interest going in Dearra
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
It's pretty hilarious!
@GardenGerty (157996)
• United States
23 Oct 10
I had never heard of it, until you have mentioned it in a couple of posts. It is great to find something to make you smile and laugh, though. It sounds pretty funny.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
it is so randomly silly, I love it!
• Australia
25 Oct 10
I've never heard of it but then that isn't surprising since I haven't heard of most of the things the young people talk about. Whatever makes YOU happy . . . . .
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
I wouldn't have either if the kids hadn't discovered it. But it's pretty darn hilarious!!!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
23 Oct 10
I have never heard of it but it sounds like a fun show! Glad it got your day out on the right foot so you can have a good one!
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
My gosh, I think I forgot about this discussion. lol
@vandana7 (99214)
• India
24 Oct 10
I never saw it, but it has put me also in a good mood. :) Thanks for sharing. And it is a good idea to open an Invader Zim interest. It would be like a fan following out here. Its interesting enough. :)
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
I will try to remember next time.
@peaseniz (94)
• United States
23 Oct 10
Invader Zim is the greatest show in the world but of course we have talked about this before on that special place we are members of. But anyway it is a really good show and well written to be honest and funny as hell. and of course Gir does make the show my old roomate used to say he reminded her of me lol. But I would love to see the show back. But i guess i will make due with watching reruns at 1am on nicktoons lol
@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
There is a FB group with over 300,000 members dedicated to getting it back, so who knows?
• Philippines
24 Oct 10
Squid brain! That is really funny. I really haven't heard of this, too. But your brief description of it makes me want to torrent it. lol. I like kid shows, I really find their humor funny. It's may be because I refuse to grow up. I always end up copying kids and not the other way around.
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@dawnald (85135)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
Look for it on Nickelodeon, if you get that channel. Or Nick Tunes...