Monday, February 06, 2006


Runt was sniffing around the compound. Everyone seemed to avoid the creature as it roamed the halls. Runt smelled something familiar, and that something smelled pretty good. He started sniffing for the location. Out the door the boar sniffed, he was getting closer. There it was, in the courtyard, it was a lemon meringue pie, made with lemons from the competition, obviously.

Runt tore into the pie. The confection didn't stand a chance, but as the creature ate, the weight under the pie plate lessened, and a rope slipped out from underneath it.

The rope ran around a pulley, up ten feet and around another pulley. At the end of the rope was a weight. The weight dropped down and hit a seesaw, which tilted. The other end of the fulcrum flipped a switch.

The switch turned on a fan, the fan blades began oscillating and a toy sailboat began to travel across a tub of water. The bow of the boat hit a domino, which fell into another domino. Many dominos fell in a row, turned one way, then the other.

Up a staircase, the dominos fell. The final domino hit a weight balanced on a stiff metal wire. Gracefully, the weight spun on its axis and bumped another weight. That weight also spun and bumped a bowling ball.

The bowling ball rolled down a ramp and pushed a rope into a campfire. The fire snapped the line in two. The weigh suspended 20 feet in the air slammed towards the ground, the loop on the other end of the rope pulled closed around the boar's hind legs. With a yipe, Runt was hoisted into the air. He was caught, swinging to and fro from the snare.

Around the corner of the house, Sniffy smiled. If you listened carefully, you might also hear the dog laughing.


Blogger flu said...

uh... I hate to be persnickity, but... oh... nevermind.

Are we gonna be having pork ribs tonight?

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

poor runt

6:56 AM  
Blogger JawaJuice said...

Hey take it over to my room, I'll dig a big ol hole and fill it with burning embers. We'll drop the pig in, cover it up with banana leaves and in a few short hours we'll have our selves a Hawaiian pork luau.
Pring the Poi!

7:21 AM  
Blogger Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

I told you that dog was really kinda scary smart

9:51 AM  
Blogger Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

no eating pets, no matter how tasty they could be

2:17 PM  
Blogger Son Goku said...

Awwwww ! But i'm not in the competion can I eat him?

2:39 PM  
Blogger Noel of Neptonian said...

So that is what happened to my Lemon Meringue pie.

And nobody is eating Runt.... you have to go through me to get him.

11:43 PM  
Blogger flu said...

If runt wasn't meant to be eaten, then why is he made of ham and bacon and spare ribs and pork chops and roast and...

Oh, man, my mouth is watering.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Son Goku said...

A fight and a meal ? My 2 favorite things? quit teasing me!!!

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Noel !!

Ya bunch a Savages. Threatnin my little feller.

4:01 PM  
Blogger tiny lil jawa said...


2:42 PM  

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