Saturday, April 21, 2012
Nine hilariously deadpan lines from the Wikipedia entry for “Scrooge McDuck”
1) Scrooge is an elderly Scottish anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet.
2) He credits his strength to "lifting money bags."
3) Donald first mentions in this story that his uncle practically owns Duckburg, a statement that Scrooge's rival John D. Rockerduck would later put in dispute.
4) A shrewd businessduck and noted tightwad, he is fond of diving into his money like a porpoise, burrowing through it like a gopher, and throwing coins into the air to let them fall upon his head—all without injury, much to the bafflement of others.
5) Forbes has occasionally tried to estimate McDuck's wealth in real terms; in 2007, Forbes estimated his wealth at $28.8 billion; in 2011, it rose to $44.1 billion due to the rise in gold prices.
6) In 1961 a 45rpm single record was released entitled "Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket" (a.k.a. Uncle Scrooge's Rocket to the Moon,) a story of how Scrooge builds a rocket to send all his money to the moon to protect it from the "Beagle Boys."
7) [US President] Roosevelt and Scrooge would meet each other at least three times: in the Dakotas in 1883, in Duckburg in 1902, and in Panama in 1906.
8) In the end they shelved the idea because a duck who gets all excited about money just was not funny enough.
9) See also: List of fictional ducks
Posted by Carrie Greenlaw at 4:29 PM