Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Earl vs. the Gorn
"Are you Earl J. Woods?" the Gorn asked, the universal translator turning its sibilant hisses into AI-accented English.
"Why, yes I am," I said, regaining my composure.
"We of the Gorn Confederacy have heard that you work in politics," hissed the Gorn.
"Well, technically I work for the Alberta taxpayers," I explained. "As an employee of the Official Opposition, I provide non-partisan assistance to Members of the Legisla-"
"Perturb me not with your foolish human niceties," said the Gorn. "We of the Gorn Confederacy have heard that you are also a shameless purveyor of puns."
I hesitated. "Some might say that's true, but I don't see what one has to do with the other."
"Bah! See here - this large wooden pole I'm holding in my hand," said the Gorn.
"Yes, I see," I said, uncomprehending.
"This pole is hollow," the Gorn said. "It's an example of the feeding tubes the Excalbians use to slurp lava for sustenance."
"Okay..." I said.
"With your political background, surely you can see where this is heading!" hissed the Gorn.
I thought for a moment, my eyes rolling toward the ceiling in thought.
"It's a straw pole," said the Gorn, shaking the pole. "Get it?"
I shrugged my shoulders and turned toward my blog audience, breaking the fourth wall into smithereens as I offered an apologetic grin.
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c) evidence that posting once a day for over a month is taking its toll