Sunday, November 28, 2004


The man looked at his wife. Then he glanced at the Sphinx looming large before the Great Pyramid. Together these magnificent stone monuments commemorated all the mystery of mankind. Untold secrets lay buried within their souls. Poets and philosophers throughout the ages had sensed this, been moved and inspired to great thoughts and deeds by the stony presences. He looked again at his wife and saw equal mystery, albeit of a younger age. Thoughts, not so much inspiring as they were puzzling gripped him, squeezed his mind as if it were a lemon. It happened every time she wore the Mickey Mouse t-shirt. What in the name of 10,000 years of humanity had made that cartoon figure so popular?

Story #92

5 comments:

Sk8RN said...

I love the concept of your blog page. And your execution of it. Very creative and entertaining!

Anonymous said...

I wonder ... In fact I had never asked myself such a phylosophical question! ;) M.P.

The Mushroom said...

I have only one answer: [i]people are stupid.[/i]

However, you will not hear a story in 3000 years about a man being stopped by Mickey Mouse with an offer -- answer a riddle correctly and pass, fail and die. You might however hear of 6 year olds being ostracized for not buying movie merchandize [i]two months before the movie actually comes out.[/i] Walt's in cryogenic storage, maybe he'll be there to see it.

Anonymous said...

Mickeymandius
with apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley's Ozymandius

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and faceless ears of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose smile,
And wide eyes, and grin of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Mickeymandius, king of kings:
Look on my words, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of profane Disneyland, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Indeterminacy said...

Mickeymandius. I haven't laughed so hard since the the abbreviation LOL was invented!