Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lame Excuses...and a Whip

It's now Thursday afternoon and I don't have a prayer of getting a #fridayflash story together for tomorrow. Let me make some lame excuse cite the reasons behind this. This work week has been hellish. The summer months are traditionally the busiest in the construction industry and we are now feeling the effects of this. There is much 'whip cracking'. I could show you my scars but this is a family blog (Pfffhtt!) and I don't want to frighten the widows and small children amongst you.

That reminds me...I own two whips and should post photos of me using them in the garden one day. And I know what you all are thinking right about now... I won't say, but evil thoughts nonetheless. There's a funny story behind getting the whips back into Canada after travelling abroad for 4 months. Three plane flights equaled 3 dealings with security/customs people equals 3 very different reactions to the discovery of said whips in my suitcase. Perhaps I shall write about this one day...

Anyhow...tonight is also Bad Movie Night. Those of you who have followed this blog for a few weeks may recall the last time that I and some other juvenile educated men got together for an evening viewing Zombie Strippers. Tonight I will have supper and then mentally prepare myself for the Bad Movie yet to be named (i.e. I will buy a six-pack of beer). I know that you all will anxiously await my review of this tomorrow. BTW, for those of you interested in proper, serious, reviews of 'B-movies' I point you in the direction of Jameson T. Caine, aka 'Shadow' and his 'B-Movie' Graveyard at his blog Shadow Manor. And if that's not enough, you can link to some of his horror stories as well...

I shall, of course, make the obligatory plea for people working on their submissions to the Land's Edge flash fiction contest to move it along (crack the whip, as it were) and email their stories to me. I am pleased to announce that the grovelling from Sunday's post resulted in one submission. The stories have to be sent to me by the end of the day Sunday, June 20th. That's in about 82 hours, folks (doesn't sound like very long when I put it like that, does it?)

13 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

I love bad movies : ) As long as they're funny-bad. The other kind need to be destroyed, and buried in salted earth. I'm looking at you, Mega Shark v. Giant Octopus.

Cate Gardner said...

I can't get past the whips... Goodness.

DEZMOND said...

I'm not sure about the whip thing, but this Indy Jones hat looks good on you, maybe you should wear it always instead of your beloved fess??? :)

K.Hinny said...

Hey Alan! Look for my submission on Sunday, sorry for it to be last moment, but it was a last moment kind of story! I wasn't going to sub anything got a sudden burst of inspiration last night :D

That's super cool you have whips! Can't wait to hear to stories!!

Alright, I'm off, more blogs to read! Have a great day!!

Laura Eno said...

You could write a Fridayflash about whips in the garden...just sayin'

David Barber said...

Alan, my story is almost ready. I am wearing my gimp mask and whipping myself as I type this comment. :-)

Sue H said...

After a very hectic week (and an infinitelty more exciting weekend!) - I will do my best to 'come good' and produce a story!

Danielle Ferries said...

I agree with Natalie - only funny-bad movies are acceptable.

Linda said...

Here-here on that insanely busy work week stuff. I like this bad movie night idea. Peace...

Karen from Mentor said...

Do you own the indiana jones lego man or was this just a photo you pirated somewhere?

I love legos.

But I don't think a young single dude [above the age of 12] would do so well with a pick up line of "come see my legos" just can't see that working. But then again I never really understood the workability of "come see my etchings" either.... but I really shudder to think about what one would get with "come see my whips" .....

katey said...

Oh we really, really need the whip story, Alan. Come on, man!

Bukowski's Basement said...

Whips and bad movies?? What a combo!! And you say this is a family blog.... pfffft.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Nat- I shall suggest Megashark for our next evening. If the movie isn't bad enough, we try to ad-lib to make humourous. Or drink more beer.

Cate- Yep, the whips have a shocking story to them.

Dez- Are you implying that I look like the Lego-man in the post? I could only look like that if I shaved off my beard.

Kara- Sunday would be great! It will be nice to have you 'in the fray'. I'm glad you were inspired.

Laura- Thank you, kind lady, for the inspiration. Refer to today's #fridayflash...and nice photo, by the way.

David- Thanks for plugging along with the story. I've always thought we Scots had a wee bit of a masochistic streak.

Sue- Don't make me crack the whip again!

Danielle- We have several hundred at our disposal to choose from.

Linda- It's just a good idea for a few friends to get together and laugh at something that was probably meant to be serious.

Karen- It was pirated...ARRRR! I suppose it depends on how classy a joint one is hanging around in.

Katey- I shall post a blog about it...one day...

Anthony- But aren't we all one big, happy writing family? Wait until I post about the nudity in the bad movie...