The Heroic Adventures of Rick Chipmunk, Space Adventurer!!1!

By Kyle McBlarghle, age 6

OK OK, this is the story of the amazing Captain Rick Chipmunk, Space Adventurer (da-da-da-DAAAAA!!) who travels around space saving good people from the evil Baron von Nuffenstuff!  First, our hero crash-lands on an alien planet in his Space Adventure Pod — NEEEAAAAWWWMMM!  CRASH!!!

OH NO!!!1!  Our hero is ambushed by the Interplanetary Space Army!!!  PTEW PTEW PTEW!!!  There’s too many of them, I surrender!!! says Rick!!  Hah hah we will take you to our leader and he will kill you, say the Army Guys!!!!

Oh please mister Army Leader don’t kill me because I am the famous Rick Chipmunk, Space Adventurer (da-da-da-DAAAAA!!) and I need more Power Seeds to fix my Space Adventure Pod!!!  Why didn’t you say so, I will send a scout to show you where are all the Power Seeds!!!1!

Um, why do you have to ride on my back??  Because I can see better and because it’s more funner, that’s why!!!  OK, here are the Power Seeds, gotta go, byeeeeeee!!!!!

Wow, he sure left in a hurry, I wonder … OH NOOOOO!!!  Baron von Nuffenstuff!!!!!  Yesss, you fell into my trap, Rick Chipmunk, Space Adventurer (da-da-da-DAAAAA!!) and now … YOU WILL DIE!!!!11!!!1!  BAH-HAH-HAAAAHH!!!!

Will our hero survive??  Will he get killed by Baron von Nuffenstuff and his deadly Laser Spear???  Will we ever run out of photos sender-innered by Arlette????  Don’t miss the next thrilling episode of Rick Chipmunk, Space Adventurer! (da-da-da-DAAAAA!!)

Space Cowboy, Freeze!, Specimen Found, Oh Noes!, What!?, originally uploaded by powerpig.   


  1. (whew, OK, it’s working now… have at it!)

  2. Dexter Fishmore says:

    Another brilliant epic from the pen of NTMTOM. Bravo, sir!

    (Love the Florida joke in the hovertext. Our judges would also have accepted “Ohio.”)

  3. By the way, that’s not a Pokeball, that’s a chipmunk Jedi trainer. Remember, close the blast shield on your helmet, trust your feelings, and say “Artoo, I choose you!”

    (right… it must be naptime)

  4. That was exactly what I needed today! I hope the adventures continue. I will be sooooo worried about Rick Chipmunk, Space Adventurer (da-da-da-DAAAAA!) until the next episode!!

  5. Transpogue says:

    Face in the last pic of McSquirrelsons = PRICELESS.

    And suuuuure that’s not a Pokeball, Theo…

  6. So did the small woodland denizen have to be
    relieved of his almondy joys for every take or is this one continuous stuffing?
    (And Im sure Baron Nuffenstuff will be back before this thread is done. Sense the dark side I do. Or maybe thats just some really cover-your-eyes jokes coming on…)

  7. Ah, the cheekiness of the last pic…I just wanna play smooshy face. Who’d have thunk a cheeky chippy would save the galaxy?

  8. lilpinksock says:

    i can’t wait fur the next episode!!1!

  9. Oh my god, this is just TOO MOSHE!

  10. Beth (in NC) says:

    HOW?? Tell me hoooooooooooooowwww…

  11. LMAO, gasping and LMAO some more.

  12. I LOVE IT!! In the last photo, the look on Rick’s face is priceless: his face has gone all slack-jawed in surprise! On the other hand, he also looks like he was caught with his hand in the cookie jar, so to speak. The almond cookie jar, I guess…

  13. That is a very tolerant chipmunk.

  14. binky-mama says:

    It appears we have reached a new level of REDONK.

  15. whatwhatwhat!!?? is this for reals???? i can’t believe it.

    too cute!



    I’m from Florida. I nearly died the first time I heard someone refer to us as Flor-idiots. It’s so appropriate….

  17. stephanie says:

    okay… this is just about the BEST. THING. EVER.

    what a brilliant way to start a sunday! ^_^

  18. Funner indeed! Every time I think “C.O. needs more chipmunks, damnit” they appear later that day. It’s getting creepy, guys. So knock it off.

    Meanwhile, Theo, Artoo is all “you choo-choo-choose me!”

  19. Brilliant! And that IS a pokeball, believe me, I have two boys’ worth of experience!

    Not that pokeballs can’t be used for other things, mind you……

  20. NOM TOM, I take offense at the Florida jab.

    However, the chipmunk with a SW action figure on its back is cute, so I’ll let it slide…

    this time. >:3

  21. eikoleigh says:

    How did he get the action figure onto the back of that little chipmunk? Amazing. Those are some fantastic shots. LOVE THEM!

  22. NTMTOM – You have topped yourself again, sir! XD

    These are from the same flikr stream as the little monkker that was posted on 9.30
    Go back and look at -all- of them. Amazing cuteness all over the place.

  23. EaterofShades says:

    if there’s a place with pre-trained chipmunks

    -ME WANT!!!

    (may the force be with you young Rick Chipmunk, now and always…)

  24. no WAY! i did not just see that. did i?

  25. I’m surprised there haven’t been any PETA people commenting this one.. YAY!!

    miiwont nao!

  26. cellarmouse says:

    Excellent Adventure, Kyle, Arlette, and OM(NTM)!

  27. knightofmonarch says:

    The Baron Is about to get the von Nuff and Stuff kicked out of him . Have you ever seen a Chipmunk cornered ? They come out FIGHTING !!

  28. Wow… the look of :O on this chipmunkerson’s face in the last picture is fantastic!

  29. I want to favourite this post so bad, you have no idea.

  30. I have that AT-AT. But no chipmunk. My life is empty!

  31. joann from florida says:

    Very cute, but hey, lay off the Florida comments.Cheez

  32. Love everything about this. Great job again NTMTOM!

  33. Captain Rick Chipmunk will mistake the diminutive Baron von Nuffenstuff for an acorn and eat him (it?). The galaxy will be saved.

  34. (Love the Florida joke in the hovertext. Our judges would also have accepted “Ohio.”)
    Please – I volunteer Indiana.

  35. Who poured all that awesome into C.O.? NTMTOM DID!

  36. goodlookingelf says:

    Made my day. I agree, this is a new level of REDONK!

  37. The only thing missing is the Wilhelm Scream.

  38. VentureSister says:

    Full of win, sir. This is… staggeringly cute.

  39. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    @berthaservant: Ahhh-AAAAAAAAAAA-aaaugh!!

  40. Does anyone know where I can buy / adopt / wish into existence one of these adorable little pets? I want one! I want one! I have the means to make a 4 foot by 4 foot by 6 foot high cage for the little one!

  41. This made me the happiest I’ve been in days…

  42. fish eye no miko says:

    [gives NTMTOM a standing ovation]
    That was awesome!

  43. Check out this outtake:

    Love this adventure, look forward to seeing more 🙂

  44. I’m a “PETA person” and I think this is hilarious! That’s gotta be a pet chipmunk, right?

  45. girlnextdoortn says:

    Whooo! for the Florida jab!

    Wow! for the figure-astrid-wild-or-not-so-wild-animal picture!

    HA! for the slack-jawed chipmunk photo!

  46. warrior rabbit says:

    Aw, David, wouldn’t you rather just appreciate him running free, and possibly close-up when tempted by nuts?

    Skip, this Canadian powerpig dude (see flickr) has befriended the chipmunks in his yard. They aren’t pets.

    Awesome, NTMTOM!

  47. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    @skip: I don’t think it’s a pet, but from the notes in the Flickr photoset from which these photos came, it appears that the chipmunks have gotten used to being around humans, getting treats from them and having their pictures taken. The photographer just puts some almonds where he’d like the chipmunk to pose, then waits.

    Check out the whole set here:

  48. Sharon Wilson says:

    That shot of Rick cornered by the stormtroopers and the walker, now THAT’S where the John Williams music needs to be playing!

  49. You know that’s a GIRL chipmunk, don’t you?

    It’s not Rick.

    It’s Ricki.

    And she WILL kick Baron von Nuffenstuff tiny butt to a galaxy far, far away…

  50. NTMTOM, you’ve outdone yourself.

  51. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Hey, I want to say thanks to all the peeps for their kind comments on this item. It was a lot of fun to write, and I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    I’d like to send out even BIGGER thanks to “Powerpig,” who had the brilliant idea to take these photos in the first place. The link to his Flickr photoset is a few posts above this one.

  52. Let the chipmunk live pls!

  53. NTMTOM, another fabulous vignette!

    and to Powerpig, you clearly possess the Almonds of Awesome!

  54. lucy's mommeh says:

    OhHhHH I am SOOO looking forward to sharing this with my co-worker who really has a problem with skittering critters…mice, vole, shrews & moles & chipmunks.
    His name is…wait for it…Rick…
    heeheehee (BEG)

  55. @MadameX: How do you know it’s “Ricki,” and not “Rick?” And why not “Ricquette” or “Rickqueline?”
    @NTMTOM: Where do you get these ideas?! Where do you get the time to put these things together?

  56. Why, I checked her Space Adventurer license, of course, mberkie0…


  57. Anna von Beaverplatz says:

    NTMTOM is secretly six, isn’t he… Must be why I like him so much.

    These are awesome, as is the story. I just wanna know how this guy got a chippie to sit still long enough to put a stormtrooper on his back! He must have the shutter finger of lightning.

  58. This is fabulous! I hope we’ll be seeing more of Captain Rick.

  59. MuppetFan says:

    Thank you for the Muppet reference! My son watched the Stars of Star Wars episode over and over (and over and over) and we never get tired of the “Who’s your tailor?” running joke…

    Now I’ve got chipmunks AND C3-P0 tap-dancing AND Miss Piggy dressed up as Princess Leia running through my mind. Yay!

  60. I continue to marvel at the creativity exhibited on this site. Just shows what a wonderful world this would be if all mankind turned their natural abilities to CUTE rather than EVIL! Congratulations and thanks to NTMTOM.

  61. *snerk* at MadameX

  62. This is truly grin-inspiring!
    I love the BEF! Those chippies are having a blast! They are nuts!

    You are nuts, NTMTOM, and in the best possible way!

    Brilliant! 😀

  63. ThreeCatNight says:

    Funn-NEE! Love Mr. Rick in picture 3:
    “No! Stop, you dastardly alien! You won’t chuck that spear at ME!!”

  64. cute critters and star wars = i have just died and gone to heaven <3

  65. His little mouf is wide open in the last one going WHA???

  66. cant wait for the next episode!!!

  67. Keep stuffin’ those cheeks Cap’n Rick (Ricki?). It’s gettin’ rough out there in the Galaxy. Just ask the rodents on Wall Street…

  68. Disclaimer: no animals or Army Guys were harmed in the making of this “film”. The Space Adventure Pod of course bit the dust… the Power Seeds were all eaten up… and poor poor Baron von Nuffenstuff… he didn’t make it. His stand-in had to… well… stand in for the promo shot above. (Fortunately, they wore the same sized helmet.) The official story is that the Baron lost his head in the ensuing battle, but reliable sources claim that Rick mis-took the helmet for a Power Seed, took a big bite out of it, and snapped the Baron’s head clean off. Rick was seen later gargling with mouthwash. Seems von Nuffenstuff’s have a nasty aftertaste.

  69. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t–unless you are NTMTOM. Thanks for another great

  70. Raemie L. says:

    Aww, it’s not a Saiyan space pod? (DBZ x Pokemon x Star Wars cross-over fancomic, anyone?) 😉

    Fun narrative, redonk photos!

  71. Elisha B. says:

    AAAAAA, so many stories, so little time……
    Great post!! Beautiful yard too!

    Can’t wait to see how this ends:)

  72. darkshines says:

    Can I just say that powerpig is a HOTTIE.

  73. I know the expression in the last panel comes from cheekpouches chock full of almonds. I know it. The logical part of my brain says so.

    But still even seeing it now, I still think he’s going “GASP!” or “SABOTAGE?!?!”

    Cute: logic need not apply.

  74. swing statement says:

    Watch it with the Ohio comments, Dexter.

  75. I’m from Ohio, and I say slag away.

  76. Gwen Harper says:

    How did you get the action figure to go on top of the chipmunk? Is that trick photography?