Friday, January 8, 2010

Left 4 Dead

It was oddly silent
as I walked carefully
through the structure.
I listened carefully
to make sure
my ears were not at fault.
No sounds of continuous gun fire
or screaming zombies.
Sounds that had become
part of life in recent days.

The game was over.

Or perhaps...

...the kids had gone back to school.


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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Poor Ady Gil

Some of you may remember my tongue in cheek Friday Flash 55 about the Ady Gil, a high tech boat being used in the "War Against Whaling". If you don't click here for a refresher. If you do remember that post then you will be most disheartened to note the Ady Gil met her match on the high seas. For the full article click here. (Okay, I'm big into "click here" today, but it beats some sort of annoying footnote.)

So, here's the deal. The Ady Gil and her crew are off fighting the war against whaling in the Antarctic and confront a Japanese whaling ship. The usual method of "warring" is to throw ropes at the whalers propellers or stink bombs on their decks...real high school prank sorts of methods. I guess if these don't work they will stuff the Japanese ship into a locker or dunk them in flushed toilets. But what the Ady Gil's crew forgot was that steel is stronger than fiberglass.


No limping home for the Ady Gil. The hole is too big. Five million dollars of high tech boat, sinking into the briny sea. Fortunately no one was hurt. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.