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What Is A Jedi?


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Yeah, but Luke always did things his own way.

When Yoda told Luke to stay out of the fight, don’t face Vader, and maybe let his friends die, Luke basically said, “Jedi’s aren’t cowards. See ya!” And took off with R2D2 to do exactly what he wanted. And why? Because Obi Wan always told Luke to “Trust his feelings”.

Join us now as Luke’s X-Wing takes off, leaving behind a clearly perturbed Yoda, who  snarls,

“Why Sith that Lord of son! Think he is, who does?”

Obi Yawn materializes saying,
“… Ahh… Nope. I… I’m sorry, what?”

Yoda, shaking with rage,
“Think who does he is? Jedi Me Long Before his lineage was!”

“Oh… the curt dressing down he gave you. Yes, that was… hmm. That’s certainly him.”

“Too his father like! Much anger I sense!”

“I’d say more naive, overconfident, and a bit arrogant. Well, that’s what destroying a Death Star on your own will do to you.”

“No! NO! Much in him Anger Sensing! GRRR! ANGER!”

“Okay, Master Yoda. Although in fairness, you never took out a moon-size Death Star. Not so much as a tugboat”

“Hm! HM! Matters not!”

“Yes, well. Anyway, that boy is our last hope.”

“No, there is another.”

“Ho! You didn’t mangle that sentence, did you? But you can’t be talking about Leia.”

“Leia is.”

“One of these cold swamp stones has more human compassion than her. Leia saw her home planet blown to dust, billions of her people, their history, everything wiped out, and in minutes she was over it like that!”

Obi tries to snap his fingers.
“Like… that!”
several times, but fails.

Yoda sighs deeply.empire-yoda-obiwan “Ghost you are, remember? Physical not.”

“Oh, right.”

END


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My New Hope is that you’ll buy my book
PERPETUAL BULLET: A Science Fiction Collection?
It’s a veritable trove of previously published Science Fiction Horror Thriller tales – plus bonus stories
Featuring: Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem!
Now on sale for $9.00 in Trade Paperback and in eBook for $1.99 and available for your Android Tablet, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and every other “E”!
Find it at (AmazonBarnes & Noble, iTunes,
KoboBooksSmashwordsWHSmith, and more).
Buy the paperback at Amazon and the Kindle eBook is free!

There is Another,

Buy WILLOW BLUE. It’s my second collection of critically acclaimed Supernatural and Drama Thriller short stories with all of the Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem, you’ve come to expect (or should by now). Available in paperback for $8.00 or in Kindle for only $1.99. Buy the paperback at Amazon and the Kindle eBook is free! The tales will last you longer than latte!

Tear your wallet apart until you buy this!

Look for my story Cedo Looked Like People, in the anthology, FEAR THE REAPER, edited by Joe Mynhardt. Available from Crystal Lake Publishing and available in Print for $12.99 or eBook for $2.99.

I find your lack of reading material disturbing

Also available from Crystal Lake Publishing, the film making guidebook, HORROR 201: The Silver Scream. Reap the rewards of movie making experience from the likes of Myself, as well as  John Carpenter, Tom Holland, Jeffrey Reddick, George A. Romero, Keith Arem, Richard Gray, also the late  Ray Bradbury, Wes Craven, plus many more. $19.99 in Print or $3.99 in eBook.

Goodbye Mr. Franken?


Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Resign

There are so many ways that Al could have handled this successfully, and I’m sure that many of his supporters are also aware of them and remain dumbfounded that Al did not.

Al has spent the overwhelming majority of his adulthood as a professional comic. Overall, he hasn’t denied most of the claims against him and, in some cases admits to them. That is the overwhelming difference between him and people, like Trump and Moore, who claim their innocence.

To be clear: Nothing Franken is being accused of comes anywhere close to what Louis C.K.  has admitted to. One woman is upset that Al attempted to give her a kiss – a mere kiss attempt – after doing a radio show*.

Holy fucking crap! She’s scarred ten plus years later over an attempted kiss?

Do we really want to usher in such a cold and repressed era as that?

*Al denies this one.

Worse, not only does Franken not deny culpability in may of these accusations, but he’s having difficulty apologizing.

Why?

You can never say “I’m sorry,” for something you don’t remember, because it can never be sincere.

I have no recollection of that but I’m sorry I did it?

That’s worthless.

It’s not enough to apologize, you have to acknowledge the hurt you caused someone. And you have to know the difference between someone you genuinely hurt and someone who is pretending to be hurt (and there are plenty of those types as well).

If you apologize to both equally then you might as well go around saying you love and trust everyone.

Nobody loves and trusts everyone and saying that minimizes the value of your love and trust for those people in your life who have earned it.

Al Franken is a writer! He should have succinctly drawn upon his decades of plying his trade as a professional comic and simply said,

‘I spent my life trying to make people laugh. During that time I tried everything I thought might work, almost all of it unscripted, spur of the moment. As with all people in my line of work, there were times when I made everyone happy and those moments where the joke fell flat and I humiliated myself. Comics live and die on the public stage of audience judgement, whether that audience is three people or millions, and I’ve lived through both and everything in between.

Not a single one of my constituents were unaware of my past life. It likely helped. Further, I feel my re-election is proof that the voters recognize how seriously I’ve embraced my new role as their representative.

Did I represent my people as the class clown of the Senate? Probably. There are more than a few clowns in the Senate, but at least I’m a professional. However, I never mocked my supporters, their lives, and their concerns.

Still, no one stops being who they are when they take this or any job.

As a comic, and exempting hecklers – who have it coming – I’ve always sought to make myself the butt of every joke. If I ever hurt anyone with a joke, that failure was entirely my own and never reflected on you.’

I think that’s all anyone needed to hear. All of the women who feel they were hurt, just need to know that Al Franken wasn’t intentionally demeaning them. He meant no harm. He’s an entertainer, a prankster, and a joker, but he isn’t the mean kid in high school who humiliates you in front of everyone.

When this story broke, Al first issued a purely defensive non-apology apology, before issuing a sincere one. The woman of the now infamous photograph accepted. I’m not mentioning her name because she’s been on the ugly receiving end of callous conspiracy rumor mongering blow back that she doesn’t deserve. Al has already owned up to it. That’s it.

Unfortunately we live in an ignorant era of oppressive/repressive scolds where anyone’s dismissive hair-brained feelings overcome reason; instant finger-snap morality equals rational intellect, outright lies are left unexamined because feelings, and this ideal has largely found its home among liberals. Many top stand up comics are refusing work for no other reason but that their humor will now be scrutinized under the harshest light, for the sole purpose of destroying the one who said it.

This is the house where Al Franken lives. Because he lives there, he’s adopted their standards – whether he agrees with them or not. Because he adopted their standards, he shied from being himself and chose to throw himself upon their mercy and forgiveness. These standards of intolerance have neither.

He is white, he is old, he is a man.

Because of this, he’s painted his fellow Democrats – who are fully cognizant that he’s no harassing Bill Clinton – into a corner they cannot escape unscathed. They live in the same house. In this case it’s not about betrayal for the sake of naked political ambition, it’s about check and balance scales of power already corroding the weight on the Democratic Party side.

There are many who don’t want Senator Al Franken to go, but they can’t reconcile their acceptance of him without damaging the ever growing intolerance commandments they nurture.

Where even so much as an unwanted kiss is a crime.

@senatoralfranken  @TeamAlFranken  @SenFranken

1968: NASA Chooses the First Men


Neil Armstrong

So back in the 1960s, the decision makers at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) looked at the top candidates, all of whom were the best on the planet to guide the lander to a safe place and make that first step, and found themselves stumped.

There was no one out of the 29 candidates who singularly possessed any particular skill set that the others couldn’t equally match with their own excellent skill set.

Finally Flight Director GENE KRANZ said, “I dunno. You want to draw straws?”
ROCKET SCIENTIST: “Please! We’re men of science.”
CRYPTOGRAPHER: “How about Cryptography on their names? You never know what you might come up with?”
NASA Administrator THOMAS O. PAINE: “Right. Why not numerology?”
CRYPTOGRAPHER: “Hey now!”
LINGUISTICS (holds pencil thoughtfully): “How about Semordnilap?”
ALL: “A what?”
LINGUISTICS: “Semordnilap.” (writes in the air) “You reverse a word or words to make new words. You want to try it on their names?”
ROCKET SCIENTIST: “Real clever. Linguistics! Why are you even part of this? Do we have a mission critical crossword puzzle to be – ”
WERNHER VON BRAUN: “I’d like to hear more about this, actually.”
LINGUISTICS (proudly): “Semordnilap has always been a part of secret coding.”
CRYPTOGRAPHER: “Well that’s true.”
LINGUISTICS (prouder-ly): “Semordnilap itself is a reverse of the word ‘palindromes’. You can intentionally hide entire sentences or coded words within another word. But often you find words already exist in a sentence, and sometimes even make sense, in the reverse of a sentence or a group of words, like a name.”
WERNHER VON BRAUN: “As someone whose country was significantly defeated by cryptographers, I’d like to try this.”

Cryptographer and Linguistics beam with pride at each other.

ROCKET SCIENTIST (sotto voce): “Don’t puff up. You were just flattered by a NAZI.”
GENE KRANZ: “Hey, watch it, you!”
ROCKET SCIENTIST: “Sorry.”
WERNHER VON BRAUN: “I’m used to it.”
THOMAS O. PAINE: “Well ol Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin has to be one of them.”
LINGUISTICS: “What? Why?”
THOMAS O. PAINE: “His Mother’s maiden name was Marion *Moon*.”
LINGUISTICS: “No way!”
ROCKET SCIENTIST: “You of all people didn’t know?”
LINGUISTICS: (challenging glare) “You really want to mix it up, don’t you? Well I’m game!”
GENE KRANZ: “Ahem ! And with a nickname like Buzz?”
THOMAS O. PAINE: “Well that’s just too much cool not to have him there. But don’t ever let him know I said that. Okay, let’s try this Snerdlap and -”
LINGUISTICS: “Semordnilap.”
THOMAS O. PAINE: “Right, and see if we can find the other guy.”
CRYPTOGRAPHER: “I’m working through this already. Check it out. ‘Gnorts Mr. Alien’.”
WERNHER VON BRAUN: “Vas?”
CRYPTOGRAPHER: “Neil Armstrong, spelled backwards.”
WERNHER VON BRAUN: “Mr. Alien… Ha! Vunderbar! I like that.”
GENE KRANZ: “Me too. The first two earth men on the Moon are Buzz Moon and Mr. Alien. That’s great!”
LINGUISTICS: “But what’s Gnorts?”
ROCKET SCIENTIST: “Your Mother.”
LINGUISTICS (slams pencil): THAT’S IT! IT’S GO TIME!”

THE END


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PERPETUAL BULLET: A Science Fiction Collection?
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Featuring: Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem!
Now on sale for $9.00 in Trade Paperback and in eBook for $1.99 and available for your Android Tablet, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and every other “E”!
Find it at (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Diesel, !ndigo, iTunes, KoboBooks, Smashwords, WHSmith, and more).
Buy the paperback at Amazon and the Kindle eBook is free!

Want more?

Buy WILLOW BLUE. It’s my second collection of critically acclaimed Supernatural and Drama Thriller short stories with all of the Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem, you’ve come to expect (or should by now). Available in paperback for $8.00 or in Kindle for only $1.99. Buy the paperback at Amazon and the Kindle eBook is free! The tales will last you longer than latte!

Is Your Hunger Insatiable?

Look for my story Cedo Looked Like People, in the anthology, FEAR THE REAPER, edited by Joe Mynhardt. Available from Crystal Lake Publishing and available in Print for $12.99 or eBook for $2.99.

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Also available from Crystal Lake Publishing, the film making guidebook, HORROR 201: The Silver Scream. Reap the rewards of movie making experience from the likes of Myself, as well as  John Carpenter, Tom Holland, Jeffrey Reddick, George A. Romero, Keith Arem, Richard Gray, also the late  Ray Bradbury, Wes Craven, plus many more. $19.99 in Print or $3.99 in eBook.

 

CALL FROM NEW YORK


I'll be your Bartender today

I got a call from New York.

On the message they left I could make out my somewhat enunciated name and the number I should call back. The rest of the message was the worst mangling of the English language I’d ever heard in my life!

It was like someone with a mouthful of marbles trying to speak to me while gargling: Fully unintelligible.

Minutes later they called back a second time, sounded like the same person, again enunciating my name and the phone number I should call, and obliterating everything else.

I can’t even guess at the accent: Anything from German to Pakistani.

It’s actually angered me so much that I blocked their freaking number.

Gargling at me with a mouthful of marbles? How DARE you speak to me that way?

END


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It’s my second collection of critically acclaimed short stories with all of the Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem, you’ve come to expect (or should by now). Available in paperback for $8.00 or in Kindle for only $1.99. Buy the paperback at Amazon and the Kindle eBook is free! The tales will last you longer than latte!

Own it and want more? Buy
PERPETUAL BULLET: A Science Fiction Collection.
It’s a veritable trove of previously published Science Fiction Horror Thriller tales – plus bonus stories
Featuring: Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem!
Now on sale for $9.00 in Trade Paperback and in eBook for $1.99 and available for your Android Tablet, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and every other “E”!
Find it at (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Diesel, !ndigo, iTunes, KoboBooks, Smashwords, WHSmith, and more).
Buy the paperback at Amazon and the Kindle eBook is free!

Have you become a fan?

Look for my story Cedo Looked Like People, in the anthology, FEAR THE REAPER, edited by Joe Mynhardt. Available from Crystal Lake Publishing and available in Print for $12.99 or eBook for $2.99.

Also available from Crystal Lake Publishing, the film making guidebook, HORROR 201: The Silver Scream. Reap the rewards of movie making experience from the likes of Myself, as well as  John Carpenter, Tom Holland, Jeffrey Reddick, George A. Romero, Keith Arem, Richard Gray, also the late  Ray Bradbury, Wes Craven, plus many more. $19.99 in Print or $3.99 in eBook.