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Drabblecast 167 - Snowman's Chance in Hell

Post by Kevin Anderson » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:44 pm

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Snowman's Chance in Hell
by Robert Jeschonek

If the snowman, whose name was Wink, had known that the meat man would invent such a rotten thing, he never would have built the man in the first place...

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Post by strawman » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:43 am

Our host in the Netherlands Natural Sciences museum...if I were a profiler working airport security, I'd pick this guy as the one most likely to be obsessed with homosexual necrophile rapist ducks. But sheesh, Norm, was it so interesting it deserved a second loop?
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Post by delfedd » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:22 pm

I really enjoyed this story, on an intellectual level as well as on a fun story level. It had the themes of the titans from greek myth, and also brought me back to my childhood when I made snowmen myself. Called into question the whole idea of snowmen for me. I really liked the image that was on the story. Very accessable story overall.

Did not like the idea of meatstorms.

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Re: Drabblecast 167- Snowman's Chance in Hell by Robert Jeschone

Post by dreamrock » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:31 pm

Mm, meatstorm. :D

Loved this one. Particularly happy that Jeschone didn't go with "Adam" as the first meat man's name. Not much more to say about it, but it was quite shiny.

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Post by delfedd » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:49 pm

I disagree. I think that Hurt was the perfect name for the first man.

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Post by dreamrock » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:57 pm

delfedd wrote:I disagree. I think that Hurt was the perfect name for the first man.
:lol: That's an agreement, not a disagreement. ;) I prefer the non-Adam name, and Hurt fit the psychopathic meat man quite well.
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Post by moonowl » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:44 pm

My husband's family is Dutch. I'm emailing the story to them all. Duck pervs.

I guessed the show's tagline again. LOL "that's what he said"

The story was epic. Perfect Drabblecast material. Too bad it wasn't in the slush (ha) pile at the right time to have released it during the east coast Snowmegedon.
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Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:07 am

The whole intro was awesome. The main story was good old-fashioned Drabblecast. Nice work!
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Post by Hatching Phoenix » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:07 pm

I quite liked this episode.
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I loved the story, though it didn't go as far as it could have. The idea of flesh storms is possibly the grossest thing since rib worms. But it's probably more satisfying that catching snowflakes on your tongue.
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Post by Goldenrat » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:58 am

Great episode. I was laughing like hell even before the main story. Ducks are just screwed up beasts, hard to image they have a bizarre, dark side when you see them floating around with their cute little ducklings.

Loved the human origins story. Amazing that that the original humans were created by snowmen after a meat storm. Loved how the snowmen also believed in a higher power that did not exist in squall. We're always good for a few snowmen every year, I think I'll arm next winter's snowmen with some extra long ice-sickles in hopes that the come alive and take out our neighbor's wandering feline.

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Re: Drabblecast 167- Snowman's Chance in Hell by Robert Jeschone

Post by Polecat » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:15 pm

Necrophiliac gay ducks? how very shocking. But I´m told that the swans are getting up to it as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMv2_CYUYh8

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The main story should be taken literally. And it won´t be too long now, mark my words. As Goldenrat illustrated, the Snowmen are already organizing, and in recent years, there have been sporadic reports of Snowman aggression towards us Meatmen:

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Post by alhilton » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:13 am

Dead. Duck. Day. :lol: I read about this duck five or six years ago, but I had no idea he had received his own holiday and continuing reenactment. Possibly the best drabble news segment ever.
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Post by Unblinking » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:05 pm

I'll comment on the story later, but the Drabble News compelled me to log on and put up a link to Green Porno, a series of short films in which Isabella Rosalini explains sexual behaviors of a variety of a variety of animals, doing so by dressing up as them and acting out scenes. There's one on ducks and their corkscrew penises, as well as lots of others including barnacles, bedbugs, praying mantises, and many others. It is bizarre, weird, and most are good for a laugh, partly because of the really bizarre costumes, and partly because Isabella really seems to get into the character of lusty insects a little bit too much to be strictly normal.

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Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:30 pm

I went back a listened to this one again, when I could pay more attention. The background music was EXCELLENT! Truly top-notch.
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Re: Drabblecast 167- Snowman's Chance in Hell by Robert Jeschone

Post by themorg » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:04 am

dreamrock wrote:Mm, meatstorm. :D
Loved this one.
Only a month and a half late to say i would hate to be in a "Meatstorm". It really put the normal creationist story on its side. I found it similar to that Ray Bradbury did in "The City" (Via the illustrated man) with a longterm contingency plan to take care of the warm meat bags. I loved this one also.
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Post by Unblinking » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:14 pm

Well it's only been five months since I said I would come back to comment on the story.

It was awesome! A really cool idea for the world to have snowmen be the natural creatures and the meatstorms and meatmen. Fantastic. This is the kind of story that the Drabblecast was made for!

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