When Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island announced his retirement from the U. S. Congress, The Spoof's resident Irish leprechaun (pictured here) decided to follow suit, at least as far as work at The Spoof is concerned.
He complains that he never felt totally at home on a British website and recalled what Winston Churchill once said, "We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English."
It turns out that the little guy has a number of grievances about his employment at The Spoof. Here are a few of them, up close and personal, in his own words:
--"They just keep using that one silly pose -- me with that stupid little grin on my face. No imagination at all in providing different sides to my persona."
--"Don't be fooled by that pot of gold in my hand. It's for show only. The Spoof pay is terrible!"
--"I hate those little black velvet slippers. Not appropriate at all for a fellow. If you get my drift."
--"Begorrah, that hat looks like something a Pilgrim would wear, not a self-respecting fellow from the Emerald Isle."
The leprechaun said he is in the process of planning a Spoofless future. He has, for a long time, been deluged with offers from various entertainment venues. For example, he turned down a part in the movie Green Zone; the title appealed to him, but not the subject matter. He's been offered a role in the next Twilight movie. "A small part but a bloody good one," he explained. And if there's a sequel to Avatar, he plans to try out for a part. "I definitely have the ears for it," he said.
It's just been confirmed that The Spoof leprechaun has been asked to pose for Playgirl magazine. An offer he may accept if he's allowed to "wear" a hat. Stay tuned for breaking developments.