Monday, January 12, 2009


It was Hats Off to the Mysterious Newcomer at 7th and Montana this morning for effortlessly defying my attempts to guess his true identity. Certainly, he was a Villain, with his Broad-Brimmed Black Hat, Dark Sunglasses, Black Attire and Cowboy Boots. But where had I seen him before? Was it Nightmare on Elm Street? The Matrix? Scooby Doo Meets Dracula? It wasn't until much later in the day, when I showed his photo to my colleague, Chuck, that it all became clear. "He's from The X-Files," said Chuck, "He's one of the Men in Black." "Of course," I replied, gratefully, "I knew it would be something like that!" According to the X-Files Rogue Gallery, the Men in Black are masters of deception, "adept at silencing witnesses" and distilling "their own version of the truth to those they visit." Thank God I kept my distance. Something tells me that otherwise, by the time this Evildoer was through with me, I'd be drinking my Apple Fritters through a straw ...!


Myra said...

Yet another character for the cast! Yikes, will it never end!!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Blender, only because you had to put your food in a blender :o)

Beth said...

Yikes, sounds like a narrow escape! You really don't want to mess with those guys. Note his clever use of the newspaper as a prop.

Hugs, Beth

garnett109 said...

Looks like McClaine going to L.A. to foil Terrorists at the Nakatomi building !
I can tell by the New York Times!

Saltydawg said...

I'm begging to worry about the cast at 7th and Montana. Who are the nutter? Is it the oddballs who come in, or Marty and his mates? The plot thickens ;-)