Get Yourself Together Now, and Give me Something Tasty!

Julia Child stared into the camera and announced in her signature warbling voice, “The French Chef welcomes four new kitchen assistants to our set this afternoon!” She pointed her wooden spoon at the quartet of well-dressed young men gathered behind her counter and introduced them to her television audience: “Mr. John Lennon! Mr. Paul McCartney! [...]

Maxwell Wilbur’s Camera

“Max, Ninety-Nine, thank goodness you’re here!” said Chief. He stood up from his chair and reached his hand over his large, mahogany desk to greet the secret agents. “I really appreciate your trudging through the snow for this special assignment.” Ninety-Nine shook Chief’s hand, then took a seat in one of the chairs facing him. [...]

He Said, He Said

John Lennon pulled his cross-body bag off his shoulder and rested it on the floor of the dusty cavern beside his newly purchased camping lantern.  Then he took off his old jean jacket and spread it on the ground beside the lamp. He tried to remember the bartender’s words as he pulled his eight, carefully-selected, [...]

You only give me your Funny Paper

March 13, 2020 The collector stared longingly at his prized piece of Beatles memorabilia, lovingly encased in a Plexiglas display box. He’d bought the item on a lark back in 1980, but had grown inexplicably fond of it over the past forty years. It had come with a certificate of authenticity from Ken Townsend, the [...]

Rhyme Rah Raytist!

The security guard shone his flashlight into the open driver’s side window of the colorfully-painted, large van. “I’ll need to see some identification from each one of you,” he demanded. “Ree roo?” Scooby Doo called up from the back seat. “Don’t worry, Scooby,” said Velma. “You have a nametag on your collar.” Shaggy slapped at [...]

Baby, Take a Chance with Me!

“Hey, Aunt Peli, I’m home!” shouted John Lennohnaka. He scowled at the pit droids loitering in the shadow of the spacecraft parked in the repair dock, then approached his aunt. “How come that lot’s not helping you?” Peli tugged at her wrench, struggling to open the scorched panel that covered the ship’s secondary power unit. [...]

The Duke was Having Problems with a Message

“All right, boys, let’s take it from the top!” shouted John. He plucked out a guide note on his ukulele, then started singing, “This happened once before, as I came to your door – no reply-y-y-y.” Paul, George and Ringo joined in with their instruments as soon as John stressed the final syllable of the [...]

’Cause I’m the Fish, and You’re the Sea

Ringo held out his hand to help Jeremy Hilary Boob climb down the last rung of the ladder. “So this is a submarine?” Jeremy asked as he surveyed his surroundings. “It is a splendid thing to see. A wonder of machinery!” Paul nudged John and whispered in his ear. “Does he never stop with the [...]

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