In breaking news, we are sad to report that the Stick Man has died. Police have not yet issued a formal statement but our sources tell us that he was the victim of a hit and run accident. The perpetrator has yet to be identified.
The Stick Man has been such a familiar figure throughout human history that you would be hard pressed to find anyone on the planet unacquainted with his image. From his earliest appearances in prehistoric cave paintings to his ubiquitous presence in a variety of our public signs, he has provided a consistent means of communication that bridges all of our language differences. He has guided our behavior, provided us with information and warned us of danger. He will be sorely missed.
The United Nations has convened a special session to discuss the impact of the Stick Man’s demise. Sources inside the U.N. tell us that no contingency planning for his absence was ever done; most delegates firmly believed he was immortal and indestructible. Though his image remains on signs and other communications tools across the globe, communication between nations may be severely hindered going forward.
We will keep you updated as more details become available and this story develops. Stay with us for ongoing updates.
Once again: the Stick Man, age ancient, has died.
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