Thursday, October 30, 2008

End of a Tale

Today's Link
Country Girl on the Chesapeake Bay

Saying for the Day
To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult. ~Isaac Asimov

Picture of the Day
Betty's Grand Nephew -Here from Spain

Like it or not it is time to bring closure to the elf tale.
Poor Barney knew that President Small Tree was getting ready to annihilate every last bear on the planet. He would show no mercy. There were, of course, a few humans who had objected but they had been ignored. As long as he can be perceived as winning the vast majority of humans will stick with their leader no matter how stupid he is. If Barney didn’t act intelligent talking bears would exist only as historical foot notes.
But Barney didn’t know what to do. He could not bring himself to kill all the humans. He just couldn’t. He knew in his heart the Great Creator of all bears didn’t want him to for He made humans too.
He thought of using his one wish to cause humans to lose all their weapons and become forever pacifists. But he couldn’t trust his fellow bears. If the humans were defenseless the bears would get revenge for every bear killed . The slaughter would be horrible and huge. He could hear the rallying cry “ The only good human is a dead one.”
He could separate the planet with some kind of impenetrable barrier with the bears on one side and humans on the other. But humans that wanted to go to war were ingenious and would find some way over or under the barrier. And if they couldn’t ! what would the barrier do to the planet?
He could turn back time to before the Great Protocol wars and assassinate President Small Tree who obviously instigated the entire thing. But then the bears would be blamed for the assassination and the wars would happen anyway.
But time was running out. If he didn’t do something fast President Small Tree would send the troops for one last time and there would be no bears.
Barney called the greatest scientists among the bears to get some information. It seems that before the wars the bear scientists had done what no human could do. They had both bent and speeded up light. This allowed them to see into distant solar systems in a way humans never could. Barney wanted information on one planet in a mediocre solar system. It was a young planet where the dominant life form seemed to be huge carnivorous lizards. He wanted to know if it could support human life. They assured him it could but the humans would have no chance against the lizards.
So Barney decided to wish that every human on his planet would be instantly transported to the planet with the lizards. He knew that it wasn’t fair. He knew they would stand no chance. But still he made the wish.
Till his dying day he always felt it was better that the lizards become extinct than the bears.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal
There was real excitement over at Nancy’s this morning. It seems one of the ghost groupies declared that he had the right to stay beyond a half an hour and Nancy couldn’t make him leave. Suddenly he rose up into the air floated out to the street and fell into a puddle caused by the melting snow. He was a mess. It looks like Nancy’s poltergeist is taking things into its own whatever it has. One wonders if you can sue a poltergeist. After that everything went well but a little weird. Several ghost groupies started to enter only to end up walking backwards out of the shop and falling off the sidewalk.
Melli told Amanda that this has not been a great visit and she will be glad when the wedding is over and she can get home to Dennis. Besides she has some friendly crabs waiting for her there. Amanda told Melli that she shouldn’t judge Pigeon Falls by her experience thus far. Herman is not typical and thinks he’s a seer. The Ghost Groupies aren’t from town and the people who pushed her at the Happy Pigeon were from Iron River. Pigeon Falls people are much more polite. Give them a chance and they will grow on you.
Herman looked in the snow around the Masonic building this morning before it melted hoping to find cow tracks. But there weren’t any. And of course, there has been no cow on thew roof of the Masonic Building Herman’s vision not withstanding. In fact Herman is now being teased a lot. People are asking him if he has seen in any cows trying to jump over the moon.

Wrap Up
Another very good breathing day. In the morning I visited all my links and there arew lots of them. Pennie took Maggie to the Groomer. She picked her up and brought her home at noon. She smells so nice. Maggie hates it.In the afternoon it was back to the basement. We cleaned up around the work area and got a good start on the first of two tunnels. Betty now is going to draw the brick walls before we cement them all together. Then we put in a new control that controls all the lights , all the animations, and both street cars. Then came the fun part . We ran everything. Two streetcars, a host of animations, and two trains. Everything worked once we read the directions on the new control. Brought up an album with some pictures from 1986 . The album was falling apart so we began Operation Scan ( Isn't that impressive) . Scanned in the pictures. Put then in a box and threw the album away. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Russell said...

Barney certainly came up with a Solomon type decision! After reading this most creative and interesting story, I can almost hear the voice of Paul Harvey saying "And now you know .... the rest of the story!"

Some where, some place there is a planet where bears talk... I will think of them as I look up into the starry sky! And this morning here in Iowa the morning sky is filled with stars!

Take care and thanks for a great story. I enjoyed it very much.

3:24 AM  
Blogger ProclaimingSoftly (PSanafter-thought) said...

Priceless picture: That's the look a baby gives you after you stick him in the baby seat. He's saying, "Well, OK, I guess I have to put up with this, but I don't have to be happy about it."

5:56 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

'bout time the poltergeists took some action. Kivi & Maki need some tshirts that say "I was Ghostbusted-- who'ya gonna call?" ---- and set up a stand just outside of Nancy's door. You know, these people in Pigeon Falls need to take some Business 101 courses. While the rest of the country's economy is slowing down, these people have some real money makers there.

6:16 AM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Maybe Barney should have sent President Small Tree to this planet,

Another fun Elf Tale,

A Blessed Day is wished for you and Betty.

6:22 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

Awwwww... the little guy is HERE? How cool!

??? Ooooooooo... I don't think I like Barney's solution. I wanted to go back and re-read part one but it's not in the archives yet is it? That was a tough scenario though... I just don't know...

ROFL! Ahhhhhh well... I think I've probably enjoyed myself well enough! I did think it was hysterically funny with the poltergeist revenge and all...

6:31 AM  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

Good for the poltergeist!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

I love the look on the adorable babies face!! Seems to be saying - can we go now :)

Today's quote is wonderful - and so true.

8:52 AM  
Blogger juliana said...

ahh... i knew barney wuld come up with a solution!

(and to think the planet with the lizards was created by mice according to douglas adams)

10:36 AM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

My little Yorkies don't like to be groomed either. I do it myself so they are getting used to it. However if I happen to say the word 'bath' they hide. LOL

8:06 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I need to start doing an operation scan. My albums are falling apart. Now if only I can spare more time. Going to work full time is terrible.

Can I retire yet?

8:18 PM  

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