Saturday, September 20, 2008

Raven's Wordzzle

Today's Link
Cheaper than Therapy

Saying for the Day
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. ~Bill Watterson

Picture of the day
(Archives-Pennie week)

It is Saturday and time for Raven's Wordzzle Challenge. The red words are from the ten word list. The green one's from the five.
Slamming the door agent 012 jumped back. He heard the huge horse crash into the door but it held. “Thank God”, he muttered, “ It was old and solid not like those modern innovations that pass as doors. This brought back to his mind the time he went through a door and found himself in a room full of gargantuan polar bears. That door hadn’t held. Just once he would like to go through a door and find a brass band on the other side. Of course now he carried polar bear knock out spray, even though it put him over budget, but it was in his missing shoes. As was his cell phone so he couldn’t call headquarters and get the latest news on the movement of his arch enemy, The Purple Rose of Cario. He was sure she was behind all that had just happened but why hadn’t she killed him? This was one problem that his vaunted insight just was not helping to solve. Without those shoes he couldn’t contact his outer space station and have them warn the Lilly of its impending doom. With no shoes he was deaf, blind, and mute.
That’s when he heard the purring of the big cats, lions to be exact, killer lions. His life flashed before his eyes , just as it had in the convalescent home when they tried to pour mercury down his throat. He thought his disguise and old man was perfect but she had seen through it. His shoes saved him that day. She had foiled so many of his investments of time and energy and over and over left him facing a death penalty. Now it was lions coming to rip him arm from arm.
This really wasn’t his day.

A Good Old Song Revisited

On top of Old Smokey,
Not in deep outer space
I lost my true lover
Where polar bears race.

For Brass bands play music
Though some horns are mute
But a shredded lover
Is not very cute.

Innovations will help you
To handle the news
But nothing could help him
Not medical crews.

With a gargantuan budget
Despite money to burn
The bears they did rip him
Each one in its turn

The Purple Rose of Cario.
sings with insight
Of what happened on Smokey
That terrible night.

On top of old Smokey
I’m going with a gun
Those dang polar bears
Had just better run.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.
Its time to look back over the week and share a few of the things that happened in Pigeon Falls that didn’t get reported before.
On Tuesday Old Mrs. Fowler fell and broke her hip. They took her to Iron Mountain by railroad ambulance. She had her hip replaced and is doing well but her children say that they think she should go into a convalescent home rather than back to her big house. In going through the big house to get some things for her they heard the cat purring. Now they have to find a new home for the cat . If they can’t and turn it over to the animal shelter it will end up being put to sleep. That’s like an automatic death penalty. Perhaps one of her neighbors will take it. It is a really nice cat.
On Thursday-Irvin Gaylord asked his wife if he could buy a new Mercury outboard for his row boat, now that it had an official name and all. He said that it would be one of the best investments they ever made. He could take her riding on Loon Lake every evening. She turned him down. Grace controls all the money in that family. She told him a Mercury outboard was too expensive and besides she wasn’t even sure that the boat would float.
On Friday– Petrovich announced he was working at translating another driblet that might apply to Pigeon Falls. That did not make people very happy since things were going so well and those driblets usually precede some kind of trouble.
Also on Friday– Eino contacted his friend on the FBI and asked him to try to find out if the government had some kind of secret science base near Pigeon Falls. That would explain the weird creatures and all.

Wrap Up



Blogger Janvangogh said...

Petrovich thinks this driblet MIGHT apply to Pigeon Falls? Does that mean he has been causing problems for another town that we are unaware of? Green Bay perhaps? Seems he goes there alot to attend "church". Did he not foresee the Favre fiasco?

5:45 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Love your challenge story.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling bad... and so happy that your lack of oxygen doesn't affect your creativity! I never realized Grace was such a MISER! She needs to loosen up a little bit! Gaylord worked HARD - he should enjoy retirement!

That certainly IS a DIFFERENT version of Old Smokey! Hmmmmm... hope it's not dribletesque... have there EVER been Polar Bears in Pigeon Falls?

What WILL become of Agent 012???

8:16 AM  
Blogger Bazza said...

Great version of Old Smokey, I found myself singing along.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

I was singing, too. Good song!

10:57 AM  
Blogger tsduff said...

No wrap up today. I am so sad that you are feeling badly.

I like On Top of Old Smokey - but I had to change the words to sing along :) (Something about a meatball and a lot of cheese...)

12:27 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Oh great! Now I have On top of old smokey singing in my head for the rest of the day.

A twisted version no less. Geez, thanks for that. I owe 'ya one.


2:43 PM  
Anonymous quilly said...

I loved the song! Too funny. But please don't shoot the polar bears, they are already in enough trouble what with their ice melting.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Jeff B said...

All three are winners, but the song was by far my favorite. Very cleaver sir.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Raven said...

Great wordzzling. I'll add your name to Mr. Linky. Jeff B. let me know that you had posted something. I'm sorry that you aren't feeling well.

7:52 AM  
Blogger William ~ The Old Fart said...

Fute song Dr John, hope you are feeling better soon.

9:49 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

"Saying for the Day
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~Bill Watterson

That's too sophist-icated for us mere humans

"The surest sign that intelligent life or advanced civilization doesn't exist elsewhere in the Universe, is that they have not tried to invade US - enslaved or destroyed us - yet."

5:30 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

But how can we ever be absolutely sure they haven't?
After watching V, I do have to wonder who controls the Whitehouse

and which race or alien species will inherit (or rule) the world in the future ...

Will it be the Chinese?
Will it be the Indians from India?
Will it be some alien race?

5:33 PM  

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