Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Batteries (and Hairballs) Not Included

Everybody in the library world has heard of librarian Nancy Pearl, formerly executive director of the Washington Center for the Book at Seattle Public Library.  Her best-selling Book Lust and Book Crush series, as well as her many public appearances, make her the preferred readers advisory source for her many fans.  What makes Nancy so incredibly cool, however, is her action figure.

Available Online (e.g.,

Nancy Pearl Action Figure (in Action)

With Amazing "Shushing Action"

The Real Deal
(Holding Her Action Figure)

Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and professions, and each deserves an action figure.  This obviously begs the question already forming on your lips: What about my action figure, Boss Lady?  After all, I work for a library, am way cool, and my adoring fans, like Nancy's, worship moi.  Who is more deserving of an action figure than moi?  Who puts the action in action?  (Okay, that was fairly lame.)

My minions have been slaving away at the drawing board:

Action Has a New Name

Dig this!  My action figure has fully articulated legs and tail.  Each ear turns independently in a 360 degree circle.  The claws are retractable.  The tongue is truly scratchy!  Check out my kung fu grip!  (In your face, G.I. Joe!)  That's my voice doing the purring and meowing (for the caterwauling, we had Stumpy stand in).  The ace reporter's hat is actual felt, with a real press card tucked in the rim band.  The supper dish has actual cat food.  All this for only $49.95, plus shipping and handling.

Well, that's what the advertising would say, if my action figure actually existed.  Sadly, no manufacturers have yet jumped at this marketing gold mine.  But it's only a matter of time.

Any budding entrepreneurs out there are welcome to contact me at  if you're interested in producing and distributing my action figure.  You'd pocket a bundle of profit, let there be no doubt about it.

Keeping the Lion's Share of Merchandising Percentages,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Action Figure News Beat

P.S.  Take a look at this G.I. Joe television commercial from 1974, which features the "kung fu grip."

P.P.S.  In case some readers are unfamiliar with caterwauling, here it is in all its glory.  Thanks, Regis and Rosie.


  1. Hi Cauli, we love your new action figure! Should be a real hit! Us kitties got a bit worried when we heard Regis and Rosie caterwauling!

  2. You definitely deserve your own action figure, Cauli! I mean, it's totally clear that you save the day at your library, EVERY day!

  3. Does the action figure's tail puff up when it caterwauls? I don't normally purchase action figures, but I'd be first in line to get yours, Cauli!

  4. "With push-button, full-tail puffing action!" I'll tell the designers. Thanks for the tip!

  5. So, Cauli, what kind of food is in your supper dish? I'm betting canned tuna in oil. Am I right?

  6. That would have been nice, but it's dry food. Probably Little Friskies. There's a larger photo of it on my posting at


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