Kids' most-asked questions about electricity

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Answers to Questions Kids Might Ask GE Mascot Reddy Kilowatt
During His Tour of American Elementary Schools.

Q: Is that light-bulb head supposed to be cute?

A: You'll have to ask my designers, but I believe it's supposed to be
indirectly educational.

Q: What, as if we never saw a light bulb before?

A: Not everyone has had your advantages.

Q: Why are your arms all crooked?

A: They're bolts of energy.

Q: Do you have a penis?

A: No.

Q: So, are you from outer space or what?

A: No, I'm just a drawing.

Q: Can I get a suit like yours?

A: You wouldn't be skinny or zigzag enough to wear it.

Q: I know fire isn't exactly electric, but what about flame throwers? Or
bazookas? How about bombs? Are they
electric? Or are you just to help Mom's blender make yogurt shakes for

A: All the things you mention have electric components.

Q: What about those giant robots that Godzilla fights? Are they alive?

A: As a form of brute nature, I'm unqualified to comment on the dramatic

Q: Is it satisfying to flow through the body of a condemned killer?

A: No, I'm emotionless. As lightning, I strike innocent forest rangers and
prairie housewives, too.

Q: What happens if you touch water? Do you die?

A: Electricity does not conceive of its own cessation.

Q: What about "sexual electricity"? Is it really electricity?

A: I'm answering children's questions only, sir.

Q: They always show atomic energy with big muscles. You must be jealous, huh?

A: I don't get a chance to look at other drawings.

Q: Why is it we get wax in our ears and snot in our nose? Why not snot in
the ears and wax in the nose? Why not the
same thing in both places?

A: That's a biological matter, to which I'm indifferent. I only seem to live.

Q: So if I waste electricity, like, by leaving the lights on all night, do
you go lie down somewhere and weep?

A: No. You're thinking of Christ.

Q: I don't think you're neat. I think you're queer.

A: That's not a question.

Q: Let me get this straight. Does it mean your nose and your stomach and
your gloves and all of you are made of
nothing but energy?

A: Believe it or not, kid, so are you.

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