Drabblecast 114 - Arms and the Man

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Norm's most awesome song yet?

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Drabblecast 114 - Arms and the Man

Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri May 15, 2009 1:27 pm

Arms and the Man by Mary Turzillo

He seemed so shy. She helped him out of the little plastic jacket he wore–something like the wrapping on those freeze-dried Japanese snacks–and then he wrapped his arms around and around and around and around and around her...

Drabble - Happy Ending by Michael Young

Mary Turzillo

Hubble gets pimped

Music by Curt Siffert and Handel

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Well this episode clearly hit the mark of “Strange stories”.

Post by Gligstith(click)optok » Fri May 15, 2009 3:37 pm

I am a fan of Larry Niven’s work as you may have guessed from my user name. He coined the term "rishathra" for interspecies alien sex and delved into the topic in depth.

I think the realities when and if the time ever comes will be too weird to be considered. Any alien will be so "alien" that it will make sex with a Komodo dragon seem tame.

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Post by strawman » Fri May 15, 2009 4:20 pm

Is there a moral difference between squid sex and eating sushi?

It is because the world has neglected to address this question, and because you, the parents, are too embarrassed to have that "talk", that children must look to The Drabblecast for moral guidance.

And because we're talking Magnapinna, of course we speak of morality from the squid's point of view.

May I reintroduce evidence from a previous post by Cammo:

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This is clearly evidence that squid do not discriminate when it comes to extra-phylial sexual orientation.

Unhappily, The Drabblecast has chosen to side-step the issue of extra-phylial marriage, which was, apparently, one tentacle too far for Mr. Tweedy. But I, for one, would like to see our next tee-shirt design feature the union in marriage between Magnapinna, man, and woman, with the caption, "Really Big Love: Enough arms to satisfy everyone."
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Post by Goldenrat » Sat May 16, 2009 2:07 am

Drabble - Great.
Song - Crazy good. Awesome. Best ever. Great.
Main Story - OK.

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Post by tbaker2500 » Sat May 16, 2009 5:14 am

I played the song at work and got some good laughs.

The first half of the song was brilliant. The second half trailed off a bit, which means it got down to the level of standard radio rap.

I know you haven't put much thought into it Norm, but have you ever considered pursuing music? I hear you can make almost as much as doing a free podcast.
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Post by Chivalrybean » Sat May 16, 2009 7:43 am

The main story didn't really go anywhere that off the beaten track* (aside from squid relations). Girl means guy, guy proves to be unfaithful, girl eats guy for dinner, literally. The plot wasn't all that amazing. It was amusing though, and I was bummed that it ended as soon as it did. An enjoyable tail that suctioned my mind of my dull work for a few minutes. A plot can be 'ordinary' if the characters are interesting nad/or out of the ordinary, which they were. I give it a :)

*as far as Drabblecast stories go.

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Post by Kevin Anderson » Sat May 16, 2009 2:55 pm

Haven’t heard the episode yet, but listen to the song over at Facebook. It was more fly than three day old, maggot infested, road kill.

That means I liked it.

Which reminds me, is anyone interested in going in on another Bbartle? I have $11.47 in my paypal account doing nothing. I could put it towards my retirement, but let’s face it; we are all going to work until we drop, or until the aliens come to harvest us for food.

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Post by Richmazzer » Sat May 16, 2009 2:57 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:I played the song at work and got some good laughs.

The first half of the song was brilliant. The second half trailed off a bit, which means it got down to the level of standard radio rap.

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Ah man, I disagree, the whole taking Russia's older sister Debbie to Golden Corral and making her pay was hysterical to me.

Great Drabble, I always enjoy Michael's drabbles.
The main story was an entertaining little nugget, liked the last line a lot.

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Post by cammoblammo » Mon May 18, 2009 1:29 pm

Wow, dinner and a show.

I liked the story. It didn't break any records for depth, but it was different enough to keep me interested. I've decided I like absurdity. I couldn't help thinking of the Futurama episode 'Kif gets knocked up a notch' in which Kif finds himself pregnant by means less usual in the human race. Funnily enough, Kif also seems to be able to do good snoo-snoo in the regular way elsewhere. But I digress...

The bbardle was incredible---it busted rhymes so phat it has type two diabetes! Popping it in the middle of the Drabble News like that made mmy job at the time (shovelling dog poop) manageable. Well done. Best DC this week.
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Post by raysizemore3 » Tue May 19, 2009 3:25 pm

Haven't gotten to the story yet. Had to take a trip to the hospital for emergency chelation therapy, to treat dangerously high awesome saturation in my bloodstream after exposure to "Pimp My Satellite".

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Post by Kevin Anderson » Wed May 20, 2009 4:06 pm

Liked the drabble. And if you do need help Michael, I hope you never get it. Personally I think you’re fine, but I write stories about post apocalyptic carnies who hunt for food with sledgehammers, so what the hell do I know.

The main story just proves that what my Great Grand Pappy Anderson used to say was a true in his day as it is today – “Never trust any creature with more than four limbs, with your heart, or naughty bits.” After disseminating his pearls of wisdom, he would pat me on the head with a tentacle, and then return to the void.

I loved the Bbartle, but SciFi High is still my favorite.
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Post by strawman » Wed May 20, 2009 5:14 pm

Sci-Fi High? That ain't hardcore!

My favorite is a close call. Zombiez has my favorite line: "No more moaning pointless vowels"
followed closely by Battle of the Band's "All the slaves in the city-state, get up and dance / Shake those shackles, clap those hands" and best name: MC Hammurabi. But sentimental favorite is Radioactive Runaways, since it so accurately captures the actual tone and plots of my favorite movies and dreams (nightmares) as a kid, stuff like King Kong vs. Godzilla. The Japanese news report in the background was chokingly hilarious. Plus the fact tyhat it was commissioned by the wife of a radio-biologist with a pet turtle and gecko gave it a weirdly romantic backstory, which won by a nose over the great classrooms-for-the-future backstory of Sci-Fi High.

75 Lines was an incredibly brilliant tour-de-force, but lost points because of its inside-jokeness.

The Government Bailed out Santa wins for ahead-of-the-curve timeliness and another memorable line "My stinky, doodoo assets are like your lump of coal".

In all, it's hard to choose. Norm is a good rapper, my least favorite category of music. I could see him doing a movie called "8 Inches", a biography of Opee (as in Eminemopee in the alphabet song).

I do believe when he gets noticed, we will look back one day and say we knew him back when he was doing it all by himself, just for fun.
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Post by bkempins » Wed May 20, 2009 9:46 pm

strawman wrote: Enough arms to satisfy everyone."
I was sure she was going to be squid lunch. Turned out the other way around. A fun and strange story. Great for DC.

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Post by poorturtle » Fri May 22, 2009 9:21 pm

just wanted to chime in here and say great episode.. one of my favorites. the song, the drabble, the story - just awesome.

discovered in the bidet, wrestling with a starfish.. hahahahaha!

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Post by Talia » Tue May 26, 2009 1:48 am

Fun story, but one word kept popping into my head.. 'Hentai'.

*shudder* :p

Rad song. I can just envision some gangbanger American scientist blasting it on Mir to the offense of his Russian co-residents, initiating an epic outer space astronaut turf war.

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Post by Beth Peters » Tue May 26, 2009 6:17 pm

Meh, this one didn't do much for me. In fairness, I had just listened to Clown Eggs though, and then the rap hit, which was awesome, so it was a tough act to follow.
It had moments, I like Cara Mia, Calamari, and I agree that the buildup to the last line was funny. I appreciated Handel's Water music being used in the backdrop because it mentions it in the story , but it felt out of place to me. I was expecting more 70's porn music. Whatever that is. :-)

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Post by FNH » Fri May 29, 2009 11:10 am

Well, that WAS weird...

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Post by wakela » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:20 am

Meh story. It was like hearing the same joke over and over again.

Every Normsong is the best song I've ever heard, and this is one of them. Interestingly, novelty songs are usually the same joke over and over again, which is why I despise them and those who sing them. But bardles actually develop, go places, and introduce knew stuff throughout. Though the Golden Corral bit went on a little, and seemed like it was maybe lifted from another song...

Still great stuff.

Hey, I wanted to link to the song on my facebook page. How do I do that? That is, unless Norm doesn't want me to.

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Post by normsherman » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:05 am

wakela wrote:Meh story. It was like hearing the same joke over and over again.

Every Normsong is the best song I've ever heard, and this is one of them. Interestingly, novelty songs are usually the same joke over and over again, which is why I despise them and those who sing them. But bardles actually develop, go places, and introduce knew stuff throughout. Though the Golden Corral bit went on a little, and seemed like it was maybe lifted from another song...

Still great stuff.

Hey, I wanted to link to the song on my facebook page. How do I do that? That is, unless Norm doesn't want me to.
Sorry, missed this. No lifting, I assure thee!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9QHp5AluMg
You can link to that on FB now, but Mr Tweedy is cooking up something way more funny in the "Bbardles" thread.
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Sequel?

Post by StalinSays » Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:31 pm

A live action sequel?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnYAKAQd9Zg

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