Saturday, October 29, 2005

Who Slew Jack O'Lantern? (part 1/4)

"From ghoulies to ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!" -Anonymous

"It was a dark and gloomy night.." - Snoopy
Here begins a story of a gruesome crime. If you are squeamish and fear things that go bump in the night, you may not wish to read any more. If it is blood curdling suspense you crave, surf no further. A tale so horrifying it could only be called....

The Microsoft Crash

I was working on my blog late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight,
For my monitor on the desk begin to flash
And suddenly my PC began to crash;
....(It did the crash.) It was the Microsoft crash.
....(It did the crash.) It was a grave hard smash.
....(It did the crash.) It shutdown in a flash.
....(It did the crash.) It did the Microsoft crash.

From my blogatory in the castle west
To the plaster rooms where everyone slept,
The gals all came from their humble blanket
To see if I would hit the PC or if I'd spank it.

The techies were having fun,
The system crash had begun;
Outside it was storming,
The servors went down with no warning!

The scene was rocking hearing the friggin sounds
Of all my yelling backed by our barking hounds:
The wall bangers were mad and they said
"Enough with the vocals, get up - go to bed!"

Above all my coughin' the PC began to worsen
Seems it was troubled by just one person.
It then opened a window and said to click restart
I stretched and yawned, loosed a belch and a fart.

Now everything's cool, Pointmeister's back on line
And my Microsoft Crash is gone till another time.
For you, the sleeping , this blog was meant too
When you get to my blog, tell them Boris sent you.

Now, where was I? Oh yes, I was about to start a Halloween story. But since this post was so scary, I'll leave the title and make this Part I. Fair enough? Tune in at another Point time, to the same Point blog to find out "Who Slew Jack O. " Whoa, not that Jack O! This Jack O! Jack O'Lantern!

Now a word from that celebrity ghoul, the Grim Reaper himself.

"Did you remember to turn your clock back tonight? You wouldn't want to give me an extra hour in your closet, would you?



Duke_of_Earle said...


Except now that stupid "Monster Mash" tune is going to be in my head all day.

Oh -- on a whim I took your advice and emailed the World Series poem to the Houston Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and my local Victoria paper. All three are unanimous in totally ignoring the submission.

Just like publishers with my novel. Story of my life, I guess.


schnoodlepooh said...

Boo! We love Haloween. It's fun! And your song is perfect. I will be singing it all day! Trick or Treat!

Cheri said...

Another great post to keep a smile on my face! I actually just dug up an old cassette with Monster Mash on it..the kids are loving it!

aka_monty said...

Great, now THAT song will be in my head all day... ;)

But it's much better than the Freedent Gum commercial that was already playing. ;)

Funny, funny, funny!

gary j. introne said...

Hey. Cool. ope you keep writing AND reading. Thanks for the note, and as is said : Harpy Harloween to you too.
Gary Introne

Rilla said...

Oooooooooo, how scary!!!!! Happy Halloween

Rilla said...

Ooops I was so scared I wrote it wrong. Now I could just scream

Rilla said...

Darn thing won't work. Any way it went something like this....EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Now did that scare you?