Tuesday, March 11, 2008

All my Names

Saying for the day:Seeing then that truth consisteth in the right ordering of names in our affirmations, a man that seeketh precise truth had need to remember what every name he uses stands for, and to place it accordingly, or else he will find himself entangled in words, as a bird in lime twigs, the more he struggles, the more belimed. Thomas Hobbes

Yesterday I did a meme that gave me twelve names. I thought it would be fun to use those names in a little story so here it is:
The Man With Many Names
The movie star that played Lin Jo in Star Wars VII “The Demise of Luke Skywalker” was in town ;last week. He talked on the local TV station about his life. He started out as a male stripper using the name “Old Spice Chocolate” and made enough money to go to college. He got a degree in TV journalism and got the job of TV weatherman under the name of Larmour Louisville. He was pretty popular in the Dallas area where his forecasts were right half the time. From that job he did a series of B movies or even B– movies. He played the gangster Cherry Loafer in “ Don’t Shoot my Shoes” and the native American Green Dog in “ Don’t Bite the Dog” . You can still see them on late , late night television.
His first big break came when he got to play the super hero Blue Cola in the three Cola movies, “Blue Hero”,”The Hero is Blue”. And “ How Blue is my Hero” This success , however, was followed by a real bomb , “Music Music, Maybe”. Where he played the aging rock star Hessa Montana.
After that he bought himself a race car and entered the Nascar circuit under his given name of John James.. He finished dead last in three races and gave up. Money can buy you a great car but it can’t make you a great driver.
Next he spent a year as Dr. James Ishpeming on the soap opera “ As the Stomach Turns”. He got to say “nurse nurse” a lot. During the same period he was the voice of Tangerine Nightshirt a really funny cartoon character.
But now with the popularity of his new Star Wars character he was back on top.
While he was on the show the announcer asked about the persistent rumor on the internet that he had done some spying for the government under the code name Easter Rose. He just laughed and said, “ Do I look like a spy?”
He was also asked about the other internet story that he had lived on a hippie commune under the name of Toast Maple and had fathered two children, Buttered and Unbuttered Toast. Again he laughed and said,” I’ve been a lot of things but toast isn’t one of them.
His future plans include star wars VIII and IX., “ Skywalker Returns” and “Goodbye Lin Jo.”.
We were so lucky to have him visit.

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. Some of the snowmobile people began arriving yesterday. The Fly Inn is now full. Some people take this whole race thing very seriously.
The FLYFAST snowmobile company has two teams here and six machines. If the FLYFAST snowmobile wins this race (one of the hardest) then the FLYFAST company can use that in the commercials for their machines. You have surely seen their commercials. The one that starts a FLYFAST snowmobile can almost fly. Then you see a picture of a flying snowmobile. Of course, its all done with special effect photography and the machine you buy won’t fly. But the commercials are impressive.
In any case they are here and they expect to win.
Teams from a couple of other brand name snowmobiles are here as well. It promises to be a thrilling weekend.
There is no love lost between the various company teams . Last night the Polaris people got into a shouting match with the FLYFAST people at the Fly Inn. There were even threats made by the various team members. One even said he would kill the head of the other team. The shouting turned to punching and there was a little riot until the bartender broke it up by threatening to call the police. They don’t know we don’t have any local police just Harry the constable and there is no way he is walking into a riot.
Tommy UK heard about the riot and said that it proves we could have a murder in the sauna. So we really need to close the sauna down before some crazy snowmobile person kills another one there. Eino says you can’t take anything people say when they are drunk seriously.
Is Tommy UK right? Will there be a murder in the sauna? Is winning really that important? Will the FLYFAST team win? And of course is Tommy UK really the undertaker’s kid?
*****

Today's link-Belizegial's blog- Another meme ( like reading somebody elses mail)
Another rough breathing day but my ever faithful little oxygen bottle went everywhere I went. In the morning I worked in the basement sorting G scale track. Betty went to Bible study. In the afternoon we both worked at cutting up cardboard boxes and tying the cardboard into stacks. Tomorrow is cardboard day for garbage collection. When we finished the basement looked bigger. Then I visited all my links. I also read the newsletter from the Synod where I used to be a Pastor and found that my old associate who has been without a call now has one. Praise God for that. Now I need a breathing treatment.
GBYA

9 Comments:

Anonymous quilly said...

First! Insomnia makes me a winner! Somebody tell the snowmobile racers not to sleep!

I loved your "names" story, Dr. John. You are very creative.

5:07 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

If there is a murder, certainly the snowmobilers will be suspect. But what about the characters in Tommy TW's story? How come Tommy UK isnt wondering about that?

5:41 AM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Wonderful story Dr John ~ Thank you for sharing. I love my visits here, you always have something interesting to say.

A Blessed Day is wished for you and Betty.

6:10 AM  
Blogger butterflies said...

Thanks for always making me laugh!

12:31 PM  
Blogger judie said...

Hey Mr. Twelve Names. Cute story! I always have a chuckle when I visit you. Hi to Betty! :)

3:37 PM  
Blogger dmarks said...

The trains are STILL running? I figure you must be out of kleenex by now.

5:06 PM  
Blogger The Crazy Object B. said...

Hey JRBK9 news! Hey if any of you have ghost stories our blog is the place to go.

TCOB

5:48 PM  
Blogger Worldman said...

Thank you for your comment on my post with the WFP statement. And thank you for the contribution. And please do not worry, it is most welcome, whether it is for the food or for the planes.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Casdok said...

Great story! :)

1:00 AM  

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