Tuesday, August 22, 2006

In space, no one can hear you meme...

We were flying through hyperspace and everything seemed fine. Professor Xavier was in the copilots seat looking out at space bend and fold around us. He sat there expressionless, but allowed myself a chuckle. The Professor looked over at me and raised an eyebrow.


“That psionic wedgie.” I chuckled. “Man, I’m still laughing.”

“Yes, well of course I don’t find it very civilized to cause harm onto another being,” said the Professor. “Though upon occasion, I will begrudgingly make an exception.”

We still had another day or so until we reached the sector of space that leviathan was occupying. I stretched a bit and yawned. Despite what Hollywood may tell you, space travel isn’t always very exciting.

With little else to do, I queued up my InterN.E.T messages. Oh, looks like Private Hudson sent me a meme. Surprise surprise.

1. Grab the nearest book: So here’s my dilemma. Do I open up a really good book such as Tales of the Unexpected and post that even though I am not actually reading that book right now? Or should I actually post text from a book that I actually am reading. Actually. What about copyright issues? I’d hate to be sued for infringement. Anyway, I’ll just ignore that threat for the moment and since we are on the cusp of (American) football season, I want to post a quote from Walter Payton’s book Never Die Easy.
2. Open the book to page 123 (I don’t actually think it’s this page, bear with me)
3. Find the fifth sentence. (I don’t think it’s actually the fifth sentence either)
4. Post the text of it and the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
“I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.”
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag three people. Any suckers, er, takers?

A small jolt nudged me back to what I was doing.

“That was disconcerting,” Professor Xavier said. “Your ship here isn’t going to break up in hyperspace is it?”

“No no,” I replied while checking the readout. “Just a little hyperspace turbulence, it’s nothing to be worried about. Statistically speaking, flying through hyperspace is the safest way to travel.”

“I do believe that I’ve heard that before,” Xavier replied. “Though I believe it was without the ‘hyperspace’ part.”

“Traveling through hyperspace isn’t like dusting crops, Professor.”

“Oh now I see that you’re just trying to get to me,” the leader of the X-Men answered. “How would you like a psionic wedgie?

“Mmm, I think I’ll pass,” I answered. Our chuckling was interrupted by a crashing noise in the hold. “What was that?”

“I don’t know,” he replied. “Perhaps the turbulence knocked some of that equipment around.”

“You’re probably right,” I told the Professor. “Nonetheless, why don’t you stay here, I’ll go check it out.”

I moved to the back of the space plane, there I saw a small pile of metal boxes on the deck. From behind one of the boxes a shadow shifted.

I drew one of my blasters from its holster.

“Who’s there?” I demanded. “Come on out.”

The figure stood up. I couldn’t believe my eyes.


“How you doin’ my best fwend foh evuh and evuh?”


flu said...

So, did he just blow off the goldfish assignment?

Send him to the showers and turn out the lights, cause this dog can't hunt. He's outta there.

A Army Of (Cl)One said...

Please let Mojo be sucked into a intake vent or at the very least give hime a Redshirt.

But what ever you do, don't let him put his mojo moves on you, cuz it will just get freaky later.

Dark Jedi Kriss said...

Thank you for your sweet commnent on my blog, Jon. A great big hug for you!

Professor Xavier said...

So, um, this thing basically flies itself, right? What does that flashing red light mean? Usually those aren't good things.

Jedi Katt said...

Flying is fun. Well you should ask for Kriss's help to sense people hiding *grin*

Vegeta said...

Hmm I think Mojo Is looking to take Hudson's job. Maybe the two of them should fight it out? You'll probably be rid of one of them at least.

Wedge Antillies said...

Hey, Vegeta has a pretty good idea there. The thought of the three of you couped up in a ship for that amount of time is just too horrific to comprehend.

Jaina Solo said...

So would you rather have Smeggy or Mojo Jon?