Sunday, October 02, 2011

The downside of dreams and the realizations thereof

Rotundo, the elephant, after decades of hard work, anguish, and prayer, finally achieves his dream of flight only to notice upon landing how sore and weak his abused feet have become over the years.


Humano, the hairless biped, after millenia spent in dreams of flight, finally submits to a full body scan and being packed and shipped like freight to Mississippi in order to visit the family for the ritual thanksgiving dinner and religious fistfights.


Monsanto, the spirit of invention, having achieved major success in bio-engineering, becomes suddenly aware of unforeseen consequences of this work after being knocked unconscious by falling elephant dung.


Blogger Tess Kincaid said... fave is the first one...thanks for the giggles...

2:11 PM  
Blogger Jackie Jordan said...

Cute! I like it ...

6:32 PM  
Blogger Tumblewords: said...

High time for MonsantO! :) I'm laughing.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Jo Bryant said...

love it especially number 3

8:36 PM  
Blogger chiccoreal said...

Dear Lane: The definitions which did not define our dreams did invent our nightmares. Brilliance here!

7:21 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

How perfect!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Doctor FTSE said...

Like "Noo York, Noo York" So good Lane wrote it twice!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

A fine effort, part Sartre and
part Dr. Seuss. My favorite
section is #2, for old Humano
struggles on against an
indifferent universe. Rotundo
will persevere, because he
remembers life before flight.
Monsanto will learn to wear
a larger hat fitted with dung
nets. A terrific magpie, sir.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Dave King said...

I'm with Tess, though I think I should try later to read 2 and 3 only, that way I'll not still be laughing from having read 1.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Trellissimo said...

Rotundo wins in my book...

1:44 AM  
Blogger Roy Schulze said...

Very dry. I liked it. If you're curious. my Magpie 85 is Topsy.

4:37 PM  
Blogger Isabel Doyle said...

terrific Lane, not sure if I want to laugh or gnash my teeth (probably both)

4:25 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

I think there is a movie of the execution

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!!
I liked all three!!!!!
"Rotundo" is, perhaps, the one Meredith could best relate to: the "sore and weak ... abused feet" after walking around Amsterdam, Hamburg, Schwerin, Dresden, and Prague.
It was nice having her here!!!
Tschüß and Grüß,
Anonomann (+ LL)

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, again, Lane!!
I forgot to add one more place those feet were abused -- no less a place than the capitol of Deutschland: Berlin!!
Tschüß und Grüß no'ei'mal,

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
This blog was posted on 2 October; we are thirsting for more blogs from you (it is now 25 October!!). I however, will be from 31 Oct to 13 Nov in Turkey (as will also be the LL), so I will not be able to read any of your blogs during that period and the LL won't bbe able to send any e-mails to Meredith during that period. We both send our regards to you, Meredith, and Keth.

7:09 AM  

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