December 31, 2009

This is the last post of 2009. Can you believe it? I can. I wanted to remind everyone that the Mystery Hour is scheduled for Friday, January 8th, not the 1st. We want people to actually come to the show. Our guests are pretty big time, with the actual 2009 International Magician of the Year, Kirby Van Burch, cooking with Chef Nicola Gilardi, and the music of Cornbelt Chorus, who I’ve wanted to have on the show forever.

I don’t think I’ll have time to write anything else, so here is an article I wrote that is appearing in today’s Fair City News. Check out Fair City, run by my friend Chad, there are stories posted everyday.

A giant postcard rests upon a destroyed home near Southern Hills lake  

Springfield, MO – Residents of southeast Springfield were greeted with calamitous surprise this morning. At approximately 7:25 a.m. a large quarter-mile sized postcard sliced through the Southern Hills neighborhood, crushing fourteen houses and damaging countless others. The massive postcard read, “Spring Has Sprung in Springfield Missouri,” accompanied by a picture of a flowering hillside. 

News of the catastrophe spread rapidly and a suspect was arrested quickly. The suspect is an enormous monster who goes by the name, Luke Wilson. Wilson had been arrested while standing in Missouri and Montana throwing postcards across the country with no regard for the human consequences. The only statement Wilson made was on his arrival up the courthouse steps. Wilson could be heard shouting, “I was only demonstrating the superior coverage of AT&T.” 

“I don’t give a damn what he was demonstrating,” said victim Charles Beaner. “That mammoth beast is responsible for making my two story home a split level. I’d like to rollover his minutes.” The postcard stretches from Sunset all the way to Eastmoor. It sliced through the first houses it hit and then damaged several others as it fell on its side, nearly missing the Verizon Wireless store on Battlefield. 

I could see the great beast in the sky throwing cards haphazardly and I thought to myself, “Is that the guy from The Royal Tenenbaums? He’s taller in person,” said Southern Hills resident, Maggie Germaine. “I figure he must be angry about his career opportunities.” 

Governor Jay Nixon plans on calling the scene a disaster area, but can’t get good enough reception to alert the proper authorities.


About jeffhoughton

I'm a sometimes writer, actor, comedian and an all the time adventurer.

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