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Hammy at 20,000 Feet

Hedge08112017Nice call back to William Shatner’s Twilight Zone episode.

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Audience I Am

We’re gettin’ all Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy/Star Wars/Twilight Zone up in this thing.  I guess I’m succumbing to the fact that our average reader is a 50-going-on-12 semi-geek who likes to imagine a parallel alternate universe where he can read/write minds, shoot flaming plasma death stars out his eyes and basically get all nerd-ninja on some Weeping Angel ass.

I have met the audience and it is me.

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Lord of the Damp

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I’m now aware, thanks to a comment on comics.com, that this week’s story line is similar to the Twilight Zone episode, “The Little People.”   An astronaut lands on a planet of tiny humans.  They think he’s a god.  He obliges and ends up going all Old Testament on their asses until he’s staked down a la Gulliver’s Travels by the other GIANT human inhabitants of the planet.  

Now I probably saw that episode a million years ago and maybe it’s buried down in my sub-conscious along my first date (7h grade dance, she abandoned me as soon as we arrived) and that 1980 Baylor vs. Texas football game where I mixed beer and chewing tobacco to spectacular reverse-ingestion projectile effect.   

And so what if I did see the episode?  This is how the sausage is made.  A little of this.  A little of that.  And a little of this and that from you’d rather not know where. 

The whole lording-over-the-diminutive-and-powerless isn’t even original to Rod Serling.  I mean Rod ripped off, well…   Continue reading

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