Monday, November 26, 2007

There's No Lead in this TOY! GORF: The Icon of The Green Movement - November, 2007 Update.

K O O P E R S M I T H i n’
GORF Werks Central ®
%: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Chicago - chicaGORF - Illinois USA

DateLine: Monday, November 26, 2007

Topics Entailed:
How One FUN-atical BabyBoomer
embraces her Favorite Toys in Shades of Green…

The Epitome of FUN. Advancing the Cause of The Frog.

“There’s No Lead in this TOY!” ©2007

Chicago, Illinois USA: Well, there you have it: Global Warming. At this critical Point in our Collective History and Conscience, it evidently cannot be denied. Even if you don’t really label The Phenomena as ‘Global Warming,’ the Earth hardly resembles what it was when I was GUK: Growing Up Koopersmith in Mendota, Illinois (a small Farming Community 100 miles southwest of Chicago in the Midwest’s renown ‘Heartland’) back in the 1950s and 1960s.

Having turned 55 on August 9TH, I’ve seen Plenty of Action1 happen within the last 19,810 Days (to date). Within that Spell:

I’ve downed 59,990+ Meals;

My Heart has beaten 2,295,640,080+ Times (thank Goodness!)

I’ve methodically blinked over 265,651,140 Times, without Interruption.

For this Period, my Sleeping Bank has booked: 6,947+ Hours or 992-3/7 Weeks which is 17-2/13 Years, comprising slightly 1/3 of my Total Age to date. No Statistics on Hibernation (the Time spent in a comatose state-of-mind) were available although many Species find this as an acceptable daily function.

Throughout this Kernel of Time, I have noticed and noted Issues pertaining to The Planet that show it is decaying away at breakneck speeds that The Guinness Book of World Records needs to register.

The Times are not stagnating; they are a’changin 2 radically and beyond our wildest Observations and Understanding.

To partially paraphrase Richey Cunningham: Those were “The Happier Days” when four (4) distinct Seasons abounded. We knew April Showers would bring May Flowers (and the Mayflower brought The Pilgrims, of course). The intolerable and sweltering Heat Index was non-existent and no brutally Cold Index would report Temperatures that felt Sub-Arctic on the open Flesh.


Nor did We experience such unpredictable Stormcasts consisting of terrifically forceful Winds or continual seismic Blasts of Tornados, Tsunamis and/or Hurricanes. Harrowing Episodes continue to occur somewhere on Planet Earth when nearly entire States either catch on Fire; are completely flooded destroying homes, livelihoods, wildlife and history or dreadfully dry up, becoming arid Wastelands. Modern Technology and Communications broadcast each unfolding Story that was virtually unheard of only 100 years ago. To coincide with this Statement:

On Monday, November 26, 2007, National News Reports stated that Natural Disasters have tripled the last Decade due to Global Warming. Never before has such an Impact been felt on Civilizations.

“These Damages affect the entire Economy of a Nation with a rippling Defect felt across The Planet in social, political and civic arenas. The Possibility of becoming Homeless has never been greater with the strong Arm of Mother Nature striking at any Moment, without too much (if any) prior Warning.”

Quote of: ASK
Thursday, November 22, 2007 – 4:49 AM

A CLIMACTIC TALE: My Family (minus my Brother, Joe who opted to ‘stay home alone’) hunkered down and rode out Hurricane Camille that struck the City of New Orleans on Sunday, August 17, 1969. To that point in Contemporary Weather Forecasting History, Hurricane Camille was the worst Hurricane to hit landfall. That Natural Phenomena clearly signaled (to me) the Frailty and Fragileness of Life. Since that fate-filled Day, I truly appreciate each Day for itself. No National Holiday with Parades, Department Store Early Bird or Night Owl Super-Discounts and Time-off-from-Work-with-Pay are necessary. Periods of Peace & Tranquility are measured by the Distance between Natural Catastrophes due to the Fact that We are at the Mercy of Nature no matter what our Financial Status is. This grateful Mindset (that I fortunately acquired at a Tender Age) later catapulted into The Backbone and Foundation of my originally-inspired Literary Creation called:

The Art of Event-Making
Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith’s Campaigns For Humanity ©1990

that houses more than 1,500 HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE ® which embarked on Wednesday, July 25, 1990 at 9:45 PM.


“Today, The Environment is radically changing all Aspects of Our Lives. To survive, We must adapt to its Ways or perish as a Species. Immortality does not exist. Work urgently needs to be undertaken to recycle, reuse, restore and salvage what We have in order to save those Creatures whose very Lives are threatened, including Ourselves. All other Activities must be put on-hold or suspended till this Issue is methodically resolved.”

Quote of: ASK
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 – 9:30 AM CST

Startling as it overtly appears in Words: “I would not be surprised to discover that Mankind himself is on the Endangered Species List. Weather Advisories dictate our Days. With the Torrents of Damages, Diseases, Ailments, Genocide and Terrorism (Man-against-Man) already occurring on our Planet that is the current and inferred Route. No Locale is spared this Wrath of Inhumanity as History has cyclically depicted.

“MY POA: PLAN OF ACTION: I’m not a Scientist. I’m not a Teacher. I’m not affiliated with a(ny) Major Corporation. Probably rating more as an ardent and dedicated Creative Idealist, what I do is ‘Natural Exercise’ by walking and/or biking around Chicago carrying a terrific Symbol that exemplifies The Global Warming Crisis. Armed with a 24.5” tall TOY FROG with an infectious 11” Smile who I have cleverly named:

(which is FROG back-words),

every Day since Friday, January 28, 2005, I proudly stroll around Chicago (now referred to as):

chicaGORF ®

with GORF in tow. People pass-by, look, stare and wonder. Others (who are curious) approach and stop to ask me about THE TOY.3 Since Human Attention Spans are as momentary and ephemeral as Time itself, at this Pivotal Point (since I have gained their undivided Attention and no Distractions persist), this Golden Opportunity allows me to gently remind these select Individuals about THE GREEN MOVEMENT. As a Species who has ‘LIVED GREEN’ for the last 217,000,000 years, THE FROG (now represented by GORF) is tantamount in assisting me in STP: SAVING THE PLANET: Our Only Home. Sometimes all it takes is an ‘Alert’ in order to go on to the next better Step, once given THE GREEN LIGHT to proceed.”

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 4:05 PM CST


No one yet has argued that Point. Most Folks (when engaged in a lively Conversation) make significant and/or interesting Comments about THE GREEN MOVEMENT. Many People admire GORF’s fetching Smile. Others say what an eye-catching TOY he assuredly is, oozing ample Amounts of Animal Magnetism. Crossing Racial Lines (as well as attracting Business Men, Mothers, Children, Homeless & Autistic People, Tourists, College Students, Teens and Grandparents), these Person(alities) have all remarked and expressed their Opinion about GORF – raising his Popularity in those TOY Polls to #1.

Furthermore, I am the only Person proudly walking The Planet with a TOY who has a Purpose instilling the Life or Death Message and Wake-Up Call relayed by THE GREEN MOVEMENT.4

TO MARKET: TO MARKET: Once We begin a Dialogue, these People suddenly get excited about my GORFIAN Marketing Strategies and see the Relevance and Merit in its Structure. Once Strangers, they now become Friends. Marketing Experts term this Concept as Guerrilla Marketing. At GORF Werks Central ®, it’s known as:

GORF-illa Marketing ®.

A Career in Politics may be awaiting GORF.

“The FROG is the perfect Species,” I will explain. “He has been on The Planet for the last 217,000,000 years, even outliving the Mighty Dinosaur, yet it is our Generation that is killing and driving him and many other Species into the Black Hole of Extinction. Extinction is final. We should be so ashamed of Ourselves with our frivolous, greedy and spendthrift Ways. The terrifying Part is that this is happening within our Lifetime and right now, even as this Text is being composed. We’re all Endangered Species and it’s High Time We reverse The Devastation...if We can. ‘Later’ is now and is knocking at Our Front Door. ‘Later’ can no longer be forestalled. Therefore: To generate more interest in ALL THINGS GREEN, GORF is the designated Mascot that heads all of my GREEN Pursuits as well as my 1,500 EVENTOLOGICAL HOLIDATES ®. There are invaluable Lessons to be learned from THE FROG. As GORF possesses an openly seductive Endearment that enhances all My Writings (by having him act as the Figurehead), no other TOY possesses this Quality of Showmanship.”

Because GORF is Humanity’s ‘Rallying Cry to GO GREEN,’ his Hierarchical Assemblage of Titles include:

‘Chicago’s First Green Mascot’
‘Illinois’ Foremost Goodwill Toy Ambassador’
‘America’s Greenest Mascot’ &
‘Mankind’s Most Beloved Toy’

Within ‘EVENTOLOGY ®’ (as a Literary Springwell), there are Thirteen (13) Eco-based HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE ® that can be used and developed for schools, social/civic/sports clubs, synagogues and church groups year-round.

With Sales topping $22 billion, the TOY Industry rocks The Planet. People of all Ages across the Globe create, manufacture, distribute, auction-off, play, save, trade, collect, sell, resell, buy, gift, regift and love TOYS. Early TOY Images (signifying their utmost Importance) were drawn on Neanderthal Limestone Walls and later depicted in Egyptian Hieroglyphics eons before portable Papyrus Products appeared upon The Scene. To keep astride of the Excitement perpetuated by Fine TOYS everywhere, because I was proclaimed as:

‘America’s Premier Eventologist’
by Insight Magazine (Washington, DC) in August, 1997


‘The Premier Eventologist in The History of The World’
by The Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL) in January, 2001

I ‘writefully’ decided that a multi-level and multi-faceted continuous HOLIDATE ® (ongoing in order to instill its Theme) needed to be created that addresses Global Warming completely. Due to this, I established:

2006-2016 as:


THE DYNAMICS @ WORK: My Explanation

“I should add also that this is merely a Grassroots’ Endeavor on My Part. Its Growth is fascinating and steadfast as the General Interest escalates and Demographics grow. I receive no Funding or Grants from any Arts’ Programs. I have no Sponsors. All Expenses are strictly out of my own Pocket. No Publisher has been secured for any of the diverse Publications, Posters or Literature (now over 1,800 Pages with 500+ Photographs, i.e.: photoGORFs) I have solely created and produced. To date, that numbers 13 Original Books about GORF since his Lift-Off on Friday, January 28, 2005. GORF’s latest Two Summer, 2007 Releases deal directly with Ecology and are called:

50 Ways to Leave Your Water
Like a Frog Takes to Water ©2007

GORF’s Toothbrush & Toothpaste Challenge: 2007
(which appertains to how We can save Water by brushing our Teeth, better, smarter and wiser). Dichotomies and Ironies often persist on the same Continents as Droughts are plaguing our Planet. Seas are drying up before our very Eyes. This is a conscientious Eco-Green Process in which every Man, Woman & Child (no matter where they reside) can actively and gladly participate in for ‘The Better of The Whole’ without further harming The Environment, your Pearly Whites or wasting a single, precious Drop of H2O.

Entering ASK’s ToyBox Jamboree ®

Another cuddly and irresistible TOY recently joined GORF on Thursday, October 18TH (2007) in turning Attention to helping The Environment. Her Name is PANZEE whose Dimensions are that of a life-size Baby Chimpanzee. PANZEE made her NBC-Chicago Channel 5 Appearance on Monday, November 5TH. Because 1/3 of all Primates are now on the Endangered Species List, I realize that TOYS immediately capture an Audience’s Attention and can easily IMPLANT A SEED OF CONSCIOUS GREENNESS ® into their Minds that can later be cultivated.

Previously to PANZEE’s Arrival, AMBER, (who is a 2 foot long Tree Monkey with a 21” Arm Span), came home with me and received The Privilege to be Part of this illustrious TROUPE OF TOYS. Being extremely delicate in Movement and Structure, she possesses Silvery-Gray Body Fur and a Mink Brown Face, Hands and Feet. AMBER is named after The Mysterious and Mystical Glare in her sultry Golden Eyes, possessing a Look that Hollywood Makeup Artists would like to capture making her Appearance almost ghostly in a Human Manner. Quite recently, I discovered highly imperative Data claiming that her Strain of Monkey is also diminishing with only as many as 4,500-5,000 Individuals left.

“The Team of GORF, AMBER & PANZEE (a/k/a: GAP) have their Work cut-out for them filling in The GAP.”

Quote of: ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Friday, November 9, 2007 – 8:39 AM CST


Subscribe to GORF’s Green-Weekly Messages beginning on Wednesday, January 2, 2008. Each GORFISM ® is accompanied by a photoGORF of THE FROG-In-Action, who (by the way) is Part of an entire Family of 5 Plush TOY FROGS, namely:

GORF’s Body Double
Ming &

The Launch of GORF’s Green-Weekly Messages is especially meritorious as 2008 begins Year #3 of GORF’s 10 Year Eco-Campaign, a Brainstorm that coincides with his earlier GORFISM ® Quote Series.


“There is no better Time than ‘The Present.’ One of the best Presents you can give yourself and/or Family is the ‘Gift of Biking.’ Not being too athletic, Bicycling is the only Sport I thoroughly enjoy and actively participate in year-round no matter how hot, cold, wet, windy or icy my Surroundings may be. Coasting is a ‘breeze.’ Breaking for a lost Wallet, Camera, Purse or Cell-Phone will make you into an instant Hero or Shero. Although I biked extensively as a Child and across Campus in my Young Adult Years, it wasn’t until Tuesday, February 25, 1997 that I seriously began riding in order to:

- Exercise and get healthy(ier) on a daily bases
- Get to My Destination on Time or before
- Save Money on astronomical Bus, Train & Taxi Fares
- Bike into Neighborhoods that Public Transportation did not have direct access routes to
- Prove I could become Part of this ‘Elite’ devoted Mix that’s attracting more Followers every Hour


No matter what the Weather Conditions are, because of my Diligence and Tenacity, I have stoically taken 4 inches off my Hips in performing this regular Routine, which consists of Biking 1 Hour a Day, measured as only 4.5% of your complete Day. Furthermore, I ceased driving a Motor Vehicle when I moved to Chicago in May of 1974 equated as 60% of my Life-to-Date. By being one of ‘The First BabyBoomers for a Greener Earth,’ thereby keeping my Petroleum Usage to a near Zero Level and my Carbon Footprint extremely low for Decades, this chosen Action is not as complicated as many People mistakenly believe it to be.

Undoubtedly, the Top Benefit of Biking (that I did not realize before pursuing The Sport) is that I now have no Guilt whatsoever when I eat or snack. The persistent and conscientious Daily Exercise Biking affords its Aficionados keeps me slim, trim and as fit as a fiddle. This Positive leads to Peace of Mind, which, of course, leads to more creative, inventive and pioneering Visions for 3G: GORF GOING GREEN ®, a win-win Situation for every lively Pursuit and a Personal Challenge that is as much FUN as it is healthy for the PEC: Participant, Environment and Community ®.

GORF-O-METRICS ® is the 2-prong Term used for this particular Bicycling Process. The Word also doubles for one of GORF’s Book’s Titles and details the Affects of Bicycling (no matter what your Age) and Endurance Levels.

WASTE NOT – WANT NOT: My Theory all boils down to:

“A Woman’s got to do what a Woman’s wants done correctly.”

Quote of: ASK
Friday, November 9, 2007 – 8:48 AM CST

Owning a Set of Jovial TOYS possessing such ‘Drawing Power’ combined with a non-stoppable Imagination that focuses on The Preservation and Survival of Humanity & all Earthly Creatures, it’s a Pleasure, Serivce and Distinction to GORF Day-in and Day-out. This is why GORF’s nickname:


fits him so well. Seeing a Smile like GORF’s automatically brightens One’s Day at first Glance and sets that Mood for Optimism into Motion.

“From his Campaigns to his Events or Holidates, to his Literature to his Slogans to his Images and Portfolio, GORF is a FUNctional Powerhouse – a Member in good Standing for all Mascots that command such a Presence in getting our Motors revved up and our Adrenalin pumped to GO GREEN.”

Quote of: ASK
Monday, November 12, 2007 – 11:43 AM

“YOU CAN BE RESOURCEFUL, TOO: Setting a Prime Example and Exemplary Habit in Greenhood ®.”
Quote of: ASK
Friday, November 9, 2007 – 1:09 PM CST

My self-imposed Job to SOS: SAVE OUR SURROUNDINGS ® by pinpointing Strangers ‘on the Street’ to help (in their own decisive Manner) is quite simple and elementary. I walk, stroll and/or bike around Chicago with GORF and my trusty Camera in tow. I have been performing this Action since I purchased THE TOY on Friday, January 28, 2005.

Simultaneously since then, I have penned 13 Books about GORF, who spearheads 11 enticing and worthy Humanitarian Campaigns that he conducts. Ecology, The Environment & Nature comprise his major Concerns. Exercising (via The Bike), Reading (to expand all Horizons) and Eye Care (so you don’t get Big Red Eyes like THE FROG) are 3 others.

The Riveting & Ribbiting Factors explored

Completely mesmerized by his ‘Captivating Look,’ this Character has attended major and minor Art, Cultural & Social Events/Festivals in ‘The Windy City’ and many Occasions out-of-state. His Mass Appeal automatically halts People in their Paths as they quizzically wonder why ‘a Grown Woman’ (as I am 55 now) is carrying a TOY.

“It’s safe to say: No other TOY in Recorded History ever had this Pull and Magnetic Charm.”

Quote of: ASK
Thursday, November 22, 2007 – 5:40 AM

A CHICAGO FIRST: Kevin Bacon’s 6 Degrees of Separation quickly slip further away as GORF becomes Someone they remember by Name when I cordially explain “GORF is FROG back-words.” These Folks light up and laugh. Curiosity peaks many People’s Interest in this Uncommon Sight. They will stop me. Others have even run after me to inquire. The Next Best Thing to being a Rock Star, no matter what their Intention is, I simply say that:

“I probably would not be talking to YOU if YOU had not stopped to ASK me about THE FROG.”

And, that (by far) is the honest-to-goodness Truth. At that time, their Mood lifts and shifts, a Smile and/or Laugh ensues. This One-Line Zinger breaks ‘The Ice’ and a meaningful Chat pursues for any Amount of Time that would not have occurred had I not been carrying THE FROG. In a cold, impersonal Cosmopolitan City where Indifference is The Norm, this Methodology, (you must admit), is ingenious and is breaking through on all Grounds.

GORF (as an Ice Breaker and Catalyst for Change) easily gains The Masses’ Attention and greatly assists me in promoting THE GREEN MOVEMENT to People who may not be ‘totally GREEN’ yet. After all, We all can assiduously make the Planet GREENER, safer and healthier. It’s our leading Responsibility.

“In the early 1990s, I founded Cartoonists Against Crime ©1991 after I was assaulted, robbed and left-for-dead in the Lobby of my Apartment Building. That Artistic Movement later segued into Cartoonists Against Terrorism ©2001 after Terrorism hit American Shores. Now, my primary Concern is the unsparing Natural Disasters wreaked by what Global Warming is capable of generating on us and Future Generations whether We are categorized as Terrorists or Saints; Flora or Fauna.”

This, then, begs the Question of: If there is to be Future Generations, We all must act now.


“GORF ® is an endearing, timeless and everlasting Concept that will grow larger and more endearing as He is viewed and accepted as a Global Pop Culture Icon during the designated Period known as THE DECADE OF THE FROG with GORF officiating. Golden Opportunities & Green Lights are relevant in My Day as they should be paramount in yours.”


In other Words:

“ASK not what your Planet can do for YOU, ASK what YOU can do for your Planet.”

To interview me about any of the following Topics:

1. THE GORFenomena ®

2. GORF’s 11 Green Pledges

3. GORF’s GREEN Poster Series with Photos - Limited Edition
($300.00 that includes P&H throughout the Continental USA)
(The Size of the 6 Posters measures as: 11” X 11”)

4. Koopersmith’s PROP-arazzi Room ® and The PROP-a-Torium ® where GORF’s Dynasty unfolds

5. “There’s No Lead in this Toy!” ©2007 is THE BEST OF GORF comprised of PhotoGORFs of THE GRIN REAPER ® since January, 2005. Release Date: Spring, 2008. Order your Copy today. Limited Edition of 10,000 (only): $40 includes P&H in the USA.

6. Any of my 1,500 HOLIDATES TO CELEBRATE ® that fall into 35 precise Categories with GORF as ‘The Mascot’.

7. Making GORF into a TV Segment or GREEN Commercial for your TV/Radio Station and/or Column for your Publication and/or Website emphasizing GREEN and any of his other Humanitarian Concerns and Crusades.

8. ASK’s 2007 Year-End-In-Review will be available after Saturday, December 15, 2007 for all 2008 Editorial Calendars.


email me directly at:

to set up a mutually convenient Time to chat.

Please feel free to write to me at:

Studio 1437
GORF Werks Central
1437 West Rosemont - lW
Chicago, Illinois 60660-1319 USA

All eMails are answered within 12 Hours. Snail Mail Correspondence is answered and returned within a 3-day Period after Receipt.

PS: The Top Three (3) Details you should know about me, ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith are:

1. I have never littered in all my 55 Years (or Rotations) on Planet E.

2. My Carbon Footprint is ½ of that of the Average Chicagoan. It measures out as:


3. For a rather complete Listing of my Literary Endeavors, check out:

My latest Blog Creation named:


launched on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 4:11 AM is found at:

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2008: Your latest Promotions can be launched, further advertised and mentioned here on the Pages of KOOPERSMITHIN’ ®. Inquire for variable Rate Packages. This Promotion guarantees your Visibility to grow and move up through Google.

1 I’ve seen a lot of Action.
Statistics are derived from:
The Happy Birthday Book. A Book for Each Day of The Year. James Victor, Art Director. Natalis Press, Inc. ©1993. New York City.

2 “…they are a’changin.” Words accredited to Songwriter, Bob Dylan.

3 and ask me about THE TOY. The Words: “Him or He” (in this eMedia Release) collectively applies to all Five (5) GORF FROG TOYS.

4 Furthermore, I’m the only Person proudly walking The Planet with a TOY instilling THE GREEN MOVEMENT.

Besides becoming a Photographer (i.e.: photoGORFer) capturing GORF’s Special Moments, I have also become a TOY Stylist, outfitting GORF in a boldly wild Array of Costumes and appropo GORF-Wear ® that will enhance his various ABC: Activities, Books and Campaigns. TOY Styling and Costuming separate GORF from ‘The Pack’ and secure him Plenty of Room in The Forefront of 21ST Pop(ular) Culture and as ‘The Epitome of FUN ®.’

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