Story by Mark.
Merv was feeling pen, pen, pen something as he stood behind the bar, erectile and well dressed. Merv had been taking guitar lessons from Nigel Fargo Evans who apparently taught Jimi Smith and Stevie Ray Jones how to play however it wasn’t rubbing off so to speak.
“A is first followed by B then C” proclaimed Nigel. This was too much for Merv to comprehend so he decided guitar playing was not for him.
Merv was pen, pen, pens.., looked around the bar and noticed that the usual crowd
were in chatting away about quarks, astrophysics, shotguns and girls just like any Inner Cyberian pub would.
But Merv was worried about where all the money came from? “Ask Hon, she’ll tell ya” said Hung.
“From me purse Merv, eyes look in it an the money comes out” says Hon.
“Where’s that bloody priest, Sandy get Gordon here” roars Merv.
“Bless you my son, I now pronounce you man and wife, whose soul will thus goeth to hevanus” replies Father O’Way, from the church of St Generic Brand, just to get the word count up.
“Cut the crap Sandy, get him here” demands Merv.
So Sandy rings Gordon and asks him over. “Gordon,you better get here quick, we have a religious uprising”
[Sound of the Tardis, Sound of the Tardis, Sound of the Tardis, Sound of the Tardis]
“Hey, who are you, where’s Gordon” cries Merv.
“No. I am a replica of Gordon. I am a programmed cardboard cut out from the planet Aurora and am here to answer any questions about money here at the Pigs Arms. As a cardboard cut out I save the Pigs Arms lots of money in space travel time and I gotta say Emmjay is always telling us that the budget can’t afford these special effects.”
“Well, special effects my evacuation valve but I want to know about money at the Pigs Arms. I make thousands of dollars every night to a sui generis group of people” pushes Merv. Bloody heck, what does that mean? I always wondered about a group of people.
“Sorry, don’t recall, no, don’t remember, no I don’t recall that I can remember,
possibly,no, probably not, I wasn’t there, she told me she was sixteen, I can account for everything that I have done but sadly they are subject to FOI(Fuck Off Idiot) Laws” says the cardboard cut out.
“Well Hung gave me a twenty and I had to give him $250 change” goes Merv.
“Sorry, don’t recall, no, don’t remember, no I don’t recall that I can remember, possibly,no, probably not, I wasn’t there, she told me she was sixteen, The vehicle has low kilometres and service history. Finance can be arranged. Test drive sure can, here snort this” says the cardboard cut out.
“And mees and him had a bet on the foottee. I went the Newy Shitkickers and he went the Illawarra Underworld Figures, anyway where’s the bong?” pips in Gib W.
“Sorry, don’t recall, no, don’t remember, no I don’t recall that I can remember, possibly,no, probably not, I wasn’t there, she told me she was sixteen, look renovators dream, shag pile carpet and Elvis Presley wall paper, reduced, knock that wall out, rebuild the pergola, add an extra bedroom, new kitchen and bathroom, the roof, insulating and heating, hot water, driveway, garden, mate what are you waiting for…” says the cardboard cut out.
Does this feel familiar?