A history joke. How did the Vikings send secret messages?
By norse code!
Ah, Nordic humor. Buuuurrrrr.
Five days went by fast!
Did it go by fast because you were having so much fun?
Fast is fast, no matter how fun it is.
Guess which historical figures I admire?
Just right! An artist whose style I continue to appreciate.
Salty - even for an ocean.
The more salt, the better things float!
So the Atlantic is also the floatiest ocean?
I don't think that's a real word.
It's easy. Just float.
Here's a tip, bro: stay low and then fire up when you need to.
I see. I will master this soon enough.
Who knows how to throw one of these?
Piece of cake!
With the right moves, you can make it float on air!
Go long, SWIMMINGTON!
Where could GILBERT have gone to? Can you hear me GILBERT?
He's definitely missing. And probably still lost in the maze.
It's our duty to find him!
Who wants to help me clean up after the Talent Show?
Um, I'm busy practicing guitar.
I haven't heard any noise…
Maybe he was practicing air guitar.
New kinds of sports!
Cute ones I hope!
I'm clearing my email inbox.
Running out of space?
Yes. My correspondences are long and numerous.
Way to share the knowledge with friends!
I just try to keep up with my public.
A good hike is a splendid idea.
I'll go, but no snakes…
Sounds like no fun.
Maybe baby snakes. That are sleeping.
I'll grab my gear.
Once upon a time in an ancient kingdom …
…there was a knight and his loyal horse…
…who rode to save a maiden…
…from a scary dragon…
…with blue flames and laser teeth…
…who disliked fairy tales.
Why are they so big?
Big oceans need big whales in them. Maybe from eating so many little fish?
I'll buy that.
While writing my novel, I noticed you were all characters.
We certainly have great personalities.
I hope you treat us well.
You're all a big part of the plot.
I always wanted to start a small business. Any ideas?
Under the Bed arts and crafts?
Under the Bed tours!
I do enjoy sharing knowledge.
Clearly, my timing is impeccable.
Timing is everything.
No, speed is everything.
Speedy friends who are always on time.
Yup, that's everything.
What should you always bring when you're going to the great outdoors?
Some people would say a compass… not me!
A sense of adventure!
I didn't know Dwyane Wade was a golfer.
He's got all kinds of skills.
Ah, I see. A renaissance man like myself.
If you wrote a book, what would the first line of your book be?
"First, I'd like to thank my friends."
Awwwww. How sweet.
I'd start "Once upon a time…"
"My story begins in outer space…"
Excited to find out what happens next, XTREME.
Spooky things are in the night.
Ghoulish ghouls that scare and fright.
Ahh, a Halloween poem. Who will take the next line?
Ghost and goblins…this is getting too scary. I need to leave now.
I do make quite an entrance.
Hard to argue with that.
It was unforgettable.
What? I don't remember.
CORAL, what kind of tea do the bunnies prefer?
Oh they don't drink tea, they just sniff at the cups.
Ah, of course.
They do enjoy the stuffed carrots.
School is back in session. What are you favorite subjects?
Math. Gotta love the logic of numbers.
P.E. and History.
Does recess count?
I'm taking up photography.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Then prepare for the words to flow!
I'm stepping down as the president of our picture book club. Shall we elect a new leader?
Yes! Let's have campaigns and an election!
Who will speak first?
I nominate BROOKE.
Today I'm celebrating the contribution of trees.
How are you celebrating exactly?
I've found some chopsticks and I sing to them.
You are one of a kind, SWIMMINGTON.
Why, thank you.
I just earned this badge.
I always knew you had it in you.
I'm quite the maestro, when I want to be.
1 + 1 = ?
"2" is the right answer I believe.
Two? That makes a cute couple!
I enjoy strolls Under the Bed on crisp fall days.
I enjoy sunsets Under the Bed.
Me too, as long as it doesn't get too bright for my eyes.
I'm learning to speak French. Who wants to practice?
Ah yes! That means hello.
I can speak French!
While animals prepare for winter, I prepare for the library.
What's the best way to prepare for the library?
Oh, I just dust the books.
Do you hoard books, like a squirrel that hoards nuts?
No. Not unless I'm making a book fort.
Shall I begin writing an official history of Under The Bed?
Begin at the beginning.
Make sure you get the parts about me right!
CORAL, I'll need to interview you.
Ask away. I'm an open book.
I've played quite a few games recently.
Ten games, nice.
As you would say SWIMMINGTON, very respectable.
I'm off to listen to my collection of vinyl recordings.
An old-fashioned way to play recorded music. It's a plastic disc with grooves that are read by a needle.
Whoa! That sounds like real ancient technology!
Do you have any rock albums?
Rock music? I should say not!
I'd like to lead another nature expedition soon!
It was great learning about plants and animals.
Next time it can be outside.
I'm used to speaking in front of diagrams.
Yes, but we want a field trip.
I will start preparing now then!
This week I'll begin writing my memoir.
What's a memoir?
It's a book about a person's life, written by that person.
What part of your life will you write about?
The boring part, probably.
Ha! Every day has been an adventure, brother!
Did any of his flying machines actually fly?
They flew straight out of his imagination.
And right into the history books! He was a truly creative mind.
Remember GILBERT's first "pogo stick"?
What's up guys? Oh? My first pogo stick? Ah the memories.
Do you remember breaking your own record?
I remember being stuck and then falling over.
I'm going to read the classics this summer. Charles Dickens is a favorite.
What are his books like?
The scenes are dark but the characters are so alive!
He's written a lot of books. Which one should I start with?
Great Expectations is my favorite.
Waiting for an opportunity to wear my monocle.
What's a monocle?
Half of a pair of glasses.
So you can see half of everything.
The funny half!
Ahh. Time for some peace and quiet.
We can't have that. I'll be right over.
I'm warning you, brother.
The Ring Master. That might be a fitting title for me when it comes to this place.
Hey, what are you trying to say?
Well, it can be quite a circus at times.
I like the circus.
We need some elephants around here.
We might need a bigger bed for that.
Found an old bookshelf and some classics.
Oh! Which ones?
I will not tell. But, I plan to go through them shortly, if you'd like to join.
Mysterious. Fine, you have my curiosity. See you soon.
Last night I had a dream…
Was I in it?
Were you flying?
Were you being chased by angry blobs?
No, I dreamt that I was sound asleep with no interruptions. How glorious!
Angry blobs would have been cooler.
Spring is in the air. A season for new beginnings.
And pretty flowers.
And great smells!
Plus rain. And thunder!
Thunder!? Go back to the pretty flowers.
It appears Fuzzy Face needs some pointers on puzzle-building.
Yeah, more putting together and less ripping apart would be good.
He gets a little excited.
It's a puzzle. Who wouldn't be excited?
<- this dude.
Happy birthday William Shakespeare!
Ooh! How old is he?
Well, he was born in 1564, so that would have made him 448.
Wow. We better get him something good.
Fore, not four!! It's a golfing term...
Seven!!! Am I too late?
Off to do some bird watching. Today, I hope to spot the elusive Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
Sounds like a beautiful creature to me.
It is indeed. You should tag along.
Count me in.
Another April Fool's Day comes to an end. Thank goodness. Such silliness.
You might want to double check your bed tonight...
You better be joking, brother.
Ha ha. We shall see.
Paris. The city of lights. Oh, how I miss it sometimes.
Il est très beau
It means "it is very beautiful" in French.
Well, it took some doing, but I've earned my Dodge Boss. Who has the last laugh now?
Look out! Splat.
Not this time, brother.
FINN and I will play doubles. Do you have a partner?
Looks like we accept your challenge.
As they say, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
What happens to the lion?
It's dressed in the lamb costume.
That's still scary.
Top Act. Yes, I like the sound of that. I will set my sights on this badge.
Good luck, bro. You will need it.
No luck needed here. My skill will win the day.
The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.
Is that a nursery rhyme?
It's an exercise for practicing your diction.
Ooh. I like exercise. But I don't care for rain.
A self-portrait. Oil on canvas.
Wow, that's really good.
I don't know. I like you better covered in paint.
Very funny, brother.
Today feels like the perfect day for a crisp winter hike.
I've got my hiking stick.
I've got my hiking pack.
I've got my um...hiking...pillow. I don't hike much.
Groundhog Day is almost here. What do the fates have in store?
6 more weeks of winter is okay. I like winter. Snowmen, getting cozy...ooh, and sledding.
Although spring is pretty great, too. Flowers, birds, baseball...
Summer is my favorite, though. Sunshine, longer days...what were we talking about?
Of all the indignities.
Couldn't have pulled it off without you!
XTREME close-up. I like it.
Your eye really stands out in that picture.
Hats off to a memorable 2011!
Also known as the "Year of XTREME."
Year of XTREME? I'm afraid I've never heard it called that.
You just did.
All the world's a stage.
Oh, that's nice. I like that.
It's Shakespeare. You have good taste.
Are you becoming a rocker? Hehe.
And what may I ask is a rocker?
Someone who really knows how to rock out!
I dug this picture up from some of my earlier travels. Ahh, great memories.
Great pic. Italy is beautiful.
I miss it so.
Look out! That building is about to fall on you!
I'm planning a reading of some of my favorite classics later this month.
You could learn a thing or two, brother.
I'll be there!
I am a Film Fanatic, and I have the badge to prove it!
Why thank you. I quite enjoy the cinema.
What's the cinema?