Friday, May 24, 2013

Radix malorum est cupids

The Riddled Tabletop Cherubim Theatre goes from strength to strength. Our earlier cupid-only staging of Motel Hell drew sell-out crowds of the usual no-hopers at the Old Entomologist -- despite the mockery from scofflaws (or possibly vice versa) who swore that wild cupids lack the intelligence or temperament to be trained in these complex tasks. In fact they respond well to a combination of kindness, patience and electric shocks* so we are VINDICATED and TAKE THAT SCOFFLAWS and Mr McGravitas need not expect a free ticket to the new production...

... which, continuing the cult horror-movie theme, is an adaptation of Phantasm.
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Come to think of it, it is downright uncanny how well the cupids take to horror movie roles, like a Myotis lucifugus to lead a duck to water. Creepy little feckers.

* Updated with BONUS Frederik Pohl, who taught us everything we need to know about training animals.

9 comments:

mikey said...

The farming of heads is something that I can't help but find fascinating.

Could it be a loverly bunch of coconuts?

Or just something that allows for high-traffic meta-data like "Good Heads Dirty"?

Let me know how it's all working out for you...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Scoffing from mocklaws?
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Remind me to make other plans when you stage The Cupid Centipede.

tigris said...

Salted love-apples now available in the gift shop!

El Manquécito said...

If you sow dragon's teeth to grow warriors what kind of teeth sows yon wee bairn?

Another Kiwi said...

WTF is going to happen when your flight deck has a dog and a seal on it? As intelligent as these animals are, when your are all "Warp factor seven Mr. Snuggles" he will be "Wait I've got an ass itch" and Communications Officer Ms. Sammmy will just press any old buttons to see what happens.
Mind you, the wages bill will be pretty small.
Also I do not rate for the wild cherubin after the Air Conditioning incident.

Substance McGravitas said...

and Mr McGravitas need not expect a free ticket

You underestimate the amount of tickets you comp and the odds of finding one attached to the bottom of one's shoe. HA.

Once I drag this moustache on you will never know it's me heckling the cherub playing The Tall Man. Because PUH-LEEEZE.

tigris said...

Actually, the fluttering mustache is a bit of a give away.

M. Bouffant said...

I saw the original Motel Hell in a cinema, & paid money for the privilege.

I doubt if you have a cherub the acting equal of Rory Calhoun, but feel free to send a recording for comparison purposes.