“It’s a plane, it’s a bird, no….”
It’s Laffin’ Larry, official ‘toon representative on the editorial board of LOON:“Canada’s Voice in the Wilderness” and a proud spokesbird for endangered species and threatened species everywhere.
No ordinary mascot, Laffin’ Larry comes to his post with impeccable credentials: former Mayor of his noisy hamlet, Lake-of-a-Thousand-Boats, Ontario and world-record holder for latest annual return migration (July 5th) from his wintering ground of choice–Delacroix, Louisiana.
No slouch in the media relations biz, Larry is a veteran of television, film and radio, having done “voice-overs” for a host of lesser known but environmentally conscious consumer products such as BackOff!® jet-ski repellant and Blindside® duck hunter fog.
But make no mistake, Laffin’ Larry is not some corporate shill who’ll pimp his image and reputation or auction his eternal soul to the highest bidder for a bogus “green” endorsement. His commitment is to speak for those who can’t, either because they’ve been smothered in bunker oil or trapped in illegal fishnets or silenced by toxic waste.
And if he happens to do it with a comedic or irreverent flair, well we know you’ll understand. And would it really spoil the image if he tried to sell you an official LOON t-shirt (made from recycled material) once in a Blue Moon? Didn’t think so.
After all, who can resist the laugh of the loon?