So some dolphins were washed out to sea after Katrina, and have now been found. But I betcha that’s not what they think.
The Adventure of Rudy, Tony, Sal and Jem
Rudy: Hmm. We seem to have lost the legged ones in that great wash. Well, we’ll keep together, then.
Sal: Sounds like a good plan. Should we go look for them? They don’t swim so well.
Tony: I’m not getting near that water by where we live. It smells like oil.
Rudy: Tony’s right. How about we stick as a group and look for them out here. They probably got washed out.
Jem: I’m hungry.
Rudy: … Or we could eat. Is anyone else hungry?
Tony: It was a rough trip, getting washed out here.
Sal: I’m a bit peckish.
Rudy: Okay, okay. Tony, go get the fish.
Tony: What? How?
Rudy: We’ve seen the legged ones do it! It can’t be that hard.
Tony: I… what? I can’t get fish! I don’t have thumbs!
Rudy: Well, use your initiative!
Tony: Fuck that idea, you can get the fish.
Sal: Oh! Oh! I have an idea!
Rudy: What? Go find some other legged ones with the buckets?
Sal: No, look! There are fish down here, under the water. We can catch them!
Jem: And eat them live!? I’d rather die!
Tony: Hey, Sal’s right. And I don’t think we have much of a choice. It could be days.
Rudy: It could be forever.
Sal: Here, look, I’ll get one …
Tony: Oh my god, she’s actually eating a live fish.
Rudy: How was it?
Sal: Um, different. Warmer, but not a lot. I like the bucket fish better.
Jem: Nope. Not eating.
Two Weeks Later
Tony: … telling you, that the little red ones are yummy. Jem, you’ve gotta eat.
Jem: [weakly] Nope, nothing doing.
Sal: Rudy, do something! Make her eat!
Rudy: I would if I could, but- Hey, what’s that?
Trainer: [on a boat] Hi! Hi! Hi! Hi!
Sal: Is that…
Tony: It might be a shark! They’re smart!
Rudy: No! It’s Legged Ones! Hi! Hi! Hi! [backflips]
Sal: Legged Ones! [backflip]
Tony: Yippie! [backflip]
Jem: [tired] See? I bet they have fish.
Trainer: [talks in human speak for a while] Come! Come! Come! [throws out fish]
Sal: Ooooh, don’t do that, the sharks!
Rudy: Jem, eat up! We’ve found them.
Tony: Won’t the sharks eat them?
Sal: Don’t be silly, they have a … a floating thing.
Rudy: [swims up and talks to the trainer]
Tony: So, they’ll float us back home?
Jem: Oh, god, fish! Fish! Fish that isn’t shitting!
Rudy: Okay, I’ve talked to the Legged One. He seems to understand we’re hurt, tired, and hungry. He said something about Jem being annorexic. Anyway, he’s going to get the transporter and we’re going home!