Del is short for “Delirium,” and Ron is short for “Neuron.” If you look at either one of them for too long, you’re likely to get delirious, which can make you lose a few neurons.
One feature you’ll immediately notice is that they are not balloons–so no more weekly trips to the gift shop for a shot of healing helium. Our new mascots also turn out to have close connections with medicine and psychiatry. Del is actually a Zombie Virus and central nervous infections can actually make the brain go way haywire from encephalitis–which makes me wonder why Ron the neuron would want to share the limelight with Del as co-mascot of the psychiatry consult service.
Imagine the acceptance of both of these guys for each other.
Ron: Don’t touch me.
Bernie: Corrupt; totally corrupt.
The Don: I am going to build a wall around guys like Del to keep them out of the central nervous system. It’ll be stronger than the blood-brain barrier and furthermore Del and his buddies are going to pay for it!
The Don: If I said “bleep” the media would be all over me. I never say “bleep” and you can’t blame me for just repeating what some other bleeping dope said, which was “bleep, bleep, bleep,” and also “blankety-blank!”