A STORY IN FIVE SENTENCES

July 21, 2009

The Cane Mutiny Word passed through the field from row to row in a hush of excitement. The moon was high. It was time to go. When dawn broke, the workers approaching the field fell silent, stopped, their machetes, now useless, held in awkward pose. The sugar cane had vanished, leaving the field perfectly flat, […]

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OBSERVATION

July 20, 2009
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Tinsel without soul Las Vegas Soul without tinsel Puritan Soul with tinsel Little Richard

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HOMAGE TO NOEL COWARD

July 19, 2009

The Golden Hummingbird (Three pensive people in evening dress stand on a terrace. Through the doors behind them the low hum of a party and the fanciful musings of a piano can barely be discerned.) Lars: The night stretches out before us. Priscilla (sighing): Like a surgical glove without fingers. Alvin: Truth is laike that […]

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ANTHROPOLOGY

July 18, 2009
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Scoopy, the Broken Neanderthal Scoopy could not even begin to fathom the pain. To do so, he would have had to rent an extra fathomer. One minute, he’s darting in for a thrust at the woolly mammoth’s vulnerable underbelly, the next he’s laid out flat on the ground. The collision between swiftly rising woolly mammoth […]

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CARTOON FRIDAY 7

July 17, 2009

“What’s playing? “Gone with the Sound of Jaws Meeting Star Wars in a Close Encounter of the Third Kind with Batman on the Titanic.”

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PITCHING A POTENTIAL BLOCKBUSTER

July 16, 2009
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TUMBLING CARS EXPLODING WRITER:        We open with tumbling cars exploding along a highway in the desert at dawn. The girl is running across the dunes. The helicopter chasing her explodes and tumbles to crash behind her. The music … HONCHO:      This isn’t a musical, is it? No musicals. I hate musicals. Musicals suck. How many […]

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DICTIONARY FUN A LA WODEHOUSE 2

July 15, 2009
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ear pick – a device often of precious metal for removing wax or foreign bodies from the ear “Oh, Jeeves.” “Sir?” “Would you mind being so awfully good as to fetch my solid gold ear pick, the one with the ruby fleck inset? It seems Monsieur DuBois has somehow become lodged in my ear.” “Indeed, […]

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SURGERY

July 14, 2009
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medical student medical student medical student debris nurse patient nurse surgeon anesthesiologist debris coke machine bucket of buffalo wings  tapped keg  debris wiffle ball medical student passed out on floor waiting room worried relatives

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RECIPE

July 12, 2009
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A recipe rarely read through all the way to the end Goat Bread with Hooves 3 goats 1/2 cup salt 10 lbs barley flour chives (optional) Dice three goats to a fine paste, first removing and setting aside hooves.

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DOMESTIC DRAMA

July 11, 2009
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(A neat middle class living room. Spoon lazes in easy chair, engrossed in magazine. Dish sits on couch, knitting. Lamps, tables, bookcase, etc. Painting of ‘Cow over Moon’ above fireplace.) Dish (dreamy, sets knitting on lap): Remember when we ran away? Spoon: Hmm? Dish: I said, Remember when we ran away? Spoon (looking at her […]

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