Here's another rig of mine, made in Maya for my Animation 1 classes at Ex'pression College. I wanted to give the students an alternative to the Luxo Lamp rig they have used in the past for the inanimate object assignments.
It has the ability to rock back and forth on it's base, squash and stretch in the mid section, and an IK/FK switch for the straw. It's a fun character to animate with...kinda the 3d equivalent to the traditional flour sack idea. Enjoy!