I “crafted” Mr. Noogie out of clay 30+ years ago as a tribute to my inability to draw and to celebrate the joy of having children. A “noogie” is a playful sign of affection: putting someone in a headlock and gently rubbing the top of their head with your knuckles. I thought it was a Polish custom growing up since I had an older cousin who gave me noogies on a regular basis. Duza noogie!
Mr. Noogie, who still fits into his tux, now resides in the garage.