Found, Oh Yippy-Yo

Forever is said to be a long time. I think it’s all time.

~ V. Shnodgrate, Renowned PL Poet

UntitledNow, this professor had never seen someone get poisoned before.

(It wasn’t the practice of the day, to poison people, when I fought on the fields of Troy, see.)

Fats Henry first turned a nice color of gray. But also green. It was green-gray. In fact, I think it was its own color.

“Oh yeah, chickit!” Schwarz Tauptinker was celebrating.

“High-five, bud!” Bud Parker replied. “Can’t believe it worked!”

But the celebrating came too early.

For, even though Henry was turning different colors and had collapsed, the poison seemed to only effect his lower half. Waist down, I mean.

His top half was fine.

And here’s the thing, a saying that should be remembered, never forgotten: “Always better to be the top half than the bottom half.”

The professor will take credit for it.

Anyways and some, because of that, Henry lunged forward and grabbed Schwarz around the ankles.

“Help!” Schwarz screamed as he hit the floor.

Parker grabbed his arms.

A pulling war ensued.

Sorta like this, see.

Sorta like this, see.

“You’re going to break my back, tell you what!” Schwarz screamed.

“I sure am!” Henry answered.

Now, this professor thought about his options.

(1) I could help. But I had been shot and I didn’t really want to wrestle.

(2) I could go and get my Jeweled Katana back.

The professor chose #2.

And off I was.

I left the dining hall.

Where to look?

Now, Henry’s castle has a huge staircase right in the entrance. I climbed the dadblame thing.

Like this, only the stairs go higher and higher...

Like this, only the stairs go higher and higher…

(Isn’t that red couch something? I wonder which side is the right side to sit on…)

The professor took the nearest turn–once I was done climbing the stairs–and walked down a long hallway.

Aha! The master bedroom.

It looked like it, at least.

That’s when there was a tremendous crash downstairs.

“Got you now!” Henry roared.

Poor things. Oh well. Oh dear. Oh nothing.

So, this professor searched the master bedroom.

Didn’t take much searching, once I decided to look at the bed.

The Jeweled Katana was laying there, sweet as a baby in sleep.  Now, it was scaboard-less. I think Prince Beef still had that. But I didn’t care.

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I snatched it up.

“What are you doing?”

It was the dadblame robots!

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111 Responses to “Found, Oh Yippy-Yo”


  1. 1 Sonya Solomonovich January 28, 2016 at 12:42

    Good picture of dogs there! I guess the golden retriever represents Fats Henry?

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2016 at 14:05

      Yes, isn’t he horridly overweight?

      • 3 Sonya Solomonovich January 28, 2016 at 14:13

        Fats Henry? I’ve never seen him, but I imagine he is!

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2016 at 13:58

        He’s a bit on the large side. Must do some pull-ups. Pull-ups are awful, now that you brought them up.

      • 5 Sonya Solomonovich January 29, 2016 at 16:39

        I think you brought them up, professor ;) I haven’t done a pull-up in ages, but I have been doing push ups, which are awesome.

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke January 30, 2016 at 20:55

        I hate pull-ups. Yucketh. I do lots now. *proud face* Nice! Don’t you hate them?

      • 7 Sonya Solomonovich January 31, 2016 at 17:36

        I am impressed, professor! I hate how pull-ups make me feel inadequate… I can only do one or two at a time :(

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke February 1, 2016 at 14:55

        Yeah, they do that, the buggers. It’s one of those things that builds up with time, see.

  2. 9 Simply Skeptical January 22, 2016 at 23:16

    Robots are not as complicated as thinking folks.

    • 10 Professor VJ Duke January 25, 2016 at 14:14

      But are you positive? I might be a robot, see.

      • 11 Simply Skeptical January 25, 2016 at 23:56

        Naww not you Professor. I know you are multi-faceted; but too sweet to be a robot you know. ;-)

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2016 at 13:30

        Too sweet? Why, I’m as dastardly as the midnight orange, I”ll have you know.

  3. 13 Jackie January 22, 2016 at 20:29

    YIKES!

    • 14 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 21:48

      Come now, Jackie, surely you seen the fun in it!

      • 15 Jackie January 22, 2016 at 22:06

        It’s sorta like watching a horror movie. It scares you but you like it and makes you say things like YIKES!

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke January 25, 2016 at 14:09

        *laughs* TPL is sorta like a horror movie, huh?

      • 17 Jackie January 25, 2016 at 14:18

        Sorta like a horror movie mixed with fantasy. But that’s not either. Truth be told, TPL is hard to describe. That’s what makes it so punchalicious!

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2016 at 13:23

        *laughs* The perfect word to describe it!

  4. 19 Debbie January 22, 2016 at 19:03

    Whoo-Hoo, Professor got the jeweled Katana!! Sounds like a victory to me. But looking at those two dogs tugging, the one on the right needs to be put on a diet…immediately!

    • 20 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 21:47

      He is a bit overweight isn’t he? Poor chap. That’s what makes me think he’ll win. Poor Schwarz. I”m thinking you should save him, if you can, and it’s not a problem.

  5. 21 L. Marie January 22, 2016 at 15:05

    Couldn’t you have found something on the table to thump Fats Henry on the head? At least hold on to the katana this time!

    Use the robots to recharge your cell phone. Surely they have USB ports.

    • 22 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 21:25

      *laughs* Yes, I won’t drop it now. It’s mine…mine!! But see, isn’t it a good thing that Henry is taking care of Parker and S? That way, I can get the katana.

      *laughing lots* Good idea! I’m going to try this.

  6. 23 John W. Howell January 21, 2016 at 22:39

    Think quick. Just say, “Oh nothing.” It will throw the robots off.

    • 24 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 15:00

      Then can I take a slice at them with the katana?

  7. 25 Heartafire January 21, 2016 at 20:23

    Go get your katana, take what is rightfully yours. Reek havoc. Meanwhile, I will sit on the red sofa somewhat like Scarlett O’Hara, I could also flee up the staircase crying “Tara, Tara” , not to steal the show when you are wounded and all that (so inconvenient) but we’re talking Scarlett here.

    • 26 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 15:00

      *laughing lots* I like this. Okay, I’ll grab the sword, and when I come down, you can have the getaway car, ready, if you like. But don’t be mean like Scarlett.

      • 27 Heartafire January 22, 2016 at 15:20

        laughing lots!!

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 21:41

        I’ll take that as an agreement! *nods*

      • 29 Heartafire January 22, 2016 at 23:51

        nods back, wink wink.

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke January 25, 2016 at 14:16

        Oh. A wink! That means something dastardly is up.

      • 31 Heartafire January 25, 2016 at 14:49

        It definitely means I am up to no good!

      • 32 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2016 at 13:25

        *laughs* Which is usual…

      • 33 Heartafire January 26, 2016 at 14:17

        laughs back as usual.:)

      • 34 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2016 at 21:43

        Haha.

      • 35 Heartafire January 27, 2016 at 01:00

        Was this a twofer?

      • 36 Professor VJ Duke January 27, 2016 at 13:29

        What’s a twofer?

      • 37 Heartafire January 27, 2016 at 14:45

        It looks like I replied twice here…a twofer.

      • 38 Professor VJ Duke January 27, 2016 at 20:36

        Ohhhhhhhhh…I love this new word!

      • 39 Heartafire January 27, 2016 at 20:41

        I hereby grant you ownership of this word. Don’t let anyone else have it.

      • 40 Professor VJ Duke January 27, 2016 at 20:44

        I’ll cut off their hands if they try to take it!

      • 41 Heartafire January 27, 2016 at 20:55

        Twofer one.

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2016 at 13:59

        *laughs* I, the sudden, get it.

      • 43 Heartafire January 28, 2016 at 15:03

        Laughs!

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2016 at 21:43

        No laughing back! It’s as bad as talking back!

      • 45 Heartafire January 27, 2016 at 01:00

        I would never talk back . Here I am talking back :)

      • 46 Professor VJ Duke January 27, 2016 at 13:28

        Haha. Hmm…no cherry suckers for you!

      • 47 Heartafire January 27, 2016 at 14:45

        There a lots of cherry suckers to be had! Ha!

      • 48 Professor VJ Duke January 27, 2016 at 20:36

        Really? I’ve been missing them. Searching hard, but not finding any.

      • 49 Heartafire January 27, 2016 at 20:40

        Try the candy store.

      • 50 Professor VJ Duke January 27, 2016 at 20:44

        They only have purple and blue ones, dadblameit.

      • 51 Heartafire January 27, 2016 at 20:46

        thats disgusting, purple and blue…sounds like bruise. Try ebay.

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2016 at 13:58

        *laughs* Ebay is never fair to me.

      • 53 Heartafire January 28, 2016 at 15:07

        That’s odd…me either.

      • 54 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2016 at 14:07

        I hate it, the sudden.

      • 55 Heartafire January 29, 2016 at 16:20

        We need to hate ebay…it’s wrong!

      • 56 Professor VJ Duke January 30, 2016 at 20:51

        And we must destroy it!

      • 57 Heartafire January 30, 2016 at 20:52

        Lets set up our own site, DuBuy…give them a run for their money! Ha…I love this!

      • 58 Professor VJ Duke January 30, 2016 at 21:07

        Yes, let’s do it! Imagine. They’d hate us then.

      • 59 Heartafire January 30, 2016 at 21:11

        We’ll be rich! Plus, they will hate us! a twofer!

      • 60 Professor VJ Duke February 1, 2016 at 14:37

        *laughing* I do love this new word.

      • 61 Heartafire February 1, 2016 at 14:53

        :-D

  8. 62 Nancy Loderick January 21, 2016 at 20:15

    I just had an idea after reading the first comment about you taking up coloring, I saw in my local Adult Ed catalogue, a class on zentangles. It’s a combination drawing and meditation class. Maybe you should take that up and get out the scary adventure mode. :)

    Nancy

    • 63 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 14:59

      But…but…but…what would I do with my warrior spirit, Nancy?

      • 64 Nancy Loderick January 26, 2016 at 19:44

        Well Professor,

        You just might have to put that warrior spirit on hold while you explore your inner artist. :)

        Nancy

      • 65 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2016 at 21:50

        *laughs* My inner artist…maybe he died?

  9. 66 Susan P January 21, 2016 at 17:39

    This becomes something like Bedlam. Or maybe worse. FF, you should take up coloring. It is very soothing. Let the men tear around like…men and get themselves killed. I earnestly to care for yourself.

    • 67 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 14:59

      But notice the professor, the gem of it all. The diamond in the rough. The jewel in the sand. The lion in the pig’s snout. Notice what I’m about. I steal away–before the fighting starts, mind you–and get the sword. Wily, madam, wily.

      • 68 Susan P January 23, 2016 at 15:15

        *throws VJ a snow man.

      • 69 Professor VJ Duke January 25, 2016 at 14:16

        *gets covered in snow* Why’d you do that?

  10. 70 The Story in the Frame January 21, 2016 at 17:26

    Such a cliff hanger! Can’t wait to hear what happens next!

    • 71 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 14:57

      Oh goody! Nice to meet you too. How are you?

  11. 72 walt walker January 21, 2016 at 16:18

    I couldn’t sit on that couch, though. The red one. The round red one. The one in the picture. I wouldn’t be able to share my armrest, you see.

    • 73 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 14:51

      *laughs* See, that’s the thing. I always fight hard for my armrests, too. We better never sit together, Mr. Walker.

  12. 74 desertdweller29 January 21, 2016 at 15:51

    Bringing up the old bullet wound again cheapens you, professor. It really does. *laughs viciously* I’d start stealing that robot armor if I were you, seeing how people like to shoot you. Plus, you’d look cool. …Now I wonder how they get that shiny clean? Car washes? Mr. Clean?

    • 75 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 14:50

      *mouth drops* But I was shot! Can’t I brag about it for a few months, please? I should take some armor. But I’d never be able to keep myself that clean. I’m filthy, you know.

  13. 76 PorterGirl January 21, 2016 at 15:23

    Aaarrgh! Roberts are always interfering when they are least wanted! They should go and get involved in the tugging and crashing downstairs, that should be much more their thing, I would have thought. Such a shame about Henry’s bottom half. The bottom half of a chap is always the half you should keep your eye on, my Mum says. I don’t know why she says that, mind you.

    • 77 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 14:48

      You would think they’d want to be down there, true. Well, tis okay. I’ll see how good the jeweled katana is. Time to use it for fun-ness, see. Haha. I got it back, can you believe!

      Well, she might say that, ’cause in Henry’s case, he might sit on you, I’m thinking.

      • 78 PorterGirl January 22, 2016 at 15:57

        I just realised I wrote ‘Roberts’ instead of Robots in the last comment. I am blaming auto correct. Pah. Just for the record, I have nothing against Roberts.

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 21:44

        Robert Plant would get cranky, I’m thinking. Roberts are usually cooler than Robots, too.

      • 80 PorterGirl January 22, 2016 at 22:27

        Nah, Rob would be cool, I know it.

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke January 25, 2016 at 14:09

        And wily, I bet.

      • 82 PorterGirl January 25, 2016 at 14:31

        Super wily.

      • 83 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2016 at 13:23

        Beastly wily.

  14. 84 FictionFan January 21, 2016 at 15:22

    *gasps* I hope the robots rip your head off and put it in the soup! You deserted my Schwarzy after he’d saved you?! Why, you’re not a sweetie pumpkin pie at all, you impostor – you’re just a great big pumpkin!!! I hope they lock you in the dungeon with the hungry rats and disguise you as a ratfood sandwich! (Always remember – better to be the top half than the bottom half.) I hope… I hope… they make you marry Clara!!! *stomps off to send some bandages (and several xxxx’s) to Schwarzy*

    • 85 FictionFan January 21, 2016 at 15:32

      And do stop whining about your little bullet wound. Honestly! Men make such a fuss! It’s not as if you’ve had your legs waxed! *stomps off again*

      *hesitates* I hope they wax your legs!!

      *stomps off again*

      • 86 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 14:49

        *laughs* That would just humble me, if that happened. Imagine! But now, I was shot! That’s significant…I thought. My whole side is sore, don’t you know.

    • 87 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2016 at 14:47

      Parker was helping him! Besides, the professor is heartless, just like he told you. Why, I would’ve deserted Clara, if it’d been her, don’t you know. *laughing* A pumpkin! I’m actually the great pumpkin, the sudden. Goodness. I say, I do think you just killed me three times in a few sentences… That’s a record, you know. But I’ve got the sword…which means…I won!

      • 88 FictionFan January 22, 2016 at 22:52

        You would have deserted a girl who was being brutally attacked??? I don’t believe that for one minute, sir! The great pumpkin – hmm! I wonder if you’re a later stage in Larry’s evolution…

        But the robots have got you, which means… they won!!

        Poor Prof! But just ‘cos you got shot doesn’t mean you can go about deserting Schwarzys…

      • 89 Professor VJ Duke January 25, 2016 at 14:11

        *laughs* A much later stage! I’ve actually got some eyes and ears, see. And a nose. Well, good point. I wouldn’t, I’d probably end up attacking the attacker, but still…

        Have faith in my fighting abilities with the katana, please!!

        But Schwarz can take care of himself!

      • 90 FictionFan January 25, 2016 at 18:24

        A pumpkin with ears! I’m getting scared now! Well, I should hope you would, even if it was the awful Clara being attacked. But that doesn’t mean you’d have to… like her, or anything…

        *gasps* Is that a spoiler??

        True! Very true! He’s such a hero, isn’t he? You’re so lucky to know him… you should feel very hono(u)red…

      • 91 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2016 at 13:28

        *laughs* I’m a Hallowed decoration now. You’d want me to save Clara? *thoroughly confused* Dadblamery!

        Well…kinda? Done look what you made me do!!

        He is. And he bo(u)nces right back from all sorts of deadly things. He shall be fine, madam.

      • 92 FictionFan January 26, 2016 at 15:34

        *shakes head sadly* You really don’t understand women, do you? *turns away so the Prof can’t hear the giggling*

        Me?!? I get the blame for everything!!! But what if the robots have katana-repelling shields…?

        *laughs lots* I want to see him bonce! Better than fine… *dreamy face*

      • 93 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2016 at 21:48

        Haha. I’m afraid not. Can you explain it all to me? Please?

        You do! I think it’s only fair. Oh, good point. Well…I’ll die, then!!

        *laughs and shakes head* You would, too. This is awfully wicked of you.

      • 94 FictionFan January 27, 2016 at 01:14

        Nah, we like to keep the menfolk befuddled…

        Huh! But I’m so sweet! Ohhh, I’m not totally sure that I want you to die… maybe you should dissble them by cunningly short-circuiting their… er… circuits. Or something…

      • 95 Professor VJ Duke January 27, 2016 at 13:31

        Well, I win, since I’ve been befuddled my whole life. No change there, see.

        *laughs* Maybe a bit, really. Can you do it for me?

      • 96 FictionFan January 27, 2016 at 16:53

        *nods* And will doubtless stay that way – it’s the manly thing to do!

        Ah! You didn’t need anybody’s help, my hero! Which is just as well, really, given my techie skills…

      • 97 Professor VJ Duke January 27, 2016 at 20:40

        Haha. What an awful ripping! I’ll rebel.

        Hmm, you’re tech skills have impressed me on numerous occasions…

      • 98 FictionFan January 28, 2016 at 00:04

        Also very manly… *chuckles*

        *laughs* I think ‘patchy’ would be the word that descibes them best!

      • 99 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2016 at 14:04

        Of course I’m manly!

        *laughs* Effie Patch…

      • 100 FictionFan January 28, 2016 at 20:40

        And the sweet thing is you’re happy about it! *chuckles*

        I sound like a pirate now! Cool!

      • 101 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2016 at 14:13

        Haha. Yes, I must admit I am…

        You are! A fearsome one, too.

      • 102 FictionFan January 29, 2016 at 17:42

        *waves cutlass proudly*

      • 103 Professor VJ Duke January 30, 2016 at 21:04

        Now I know you can’t have one of those. So suppressed.

      • 104 FictionFan January 31, 2016 at 15:18

        Suppressed??!!!!! *hits Prof over the head with a slipper* There! Did that feel suppressed to you?? Huh??

      • 105 Professor VJ Duke February 1, 2016 at 14:54

        *laughs* If it was a short sword, then no! But…

      • 106 FictionFan February 1, 2016 at 17:47

        *laughs too much* I admit it! You won that one by miles!

      • 107 Professor VJ Duke February 2, 2016 at 14:20

        *waits for his medal*

      • 108 FictionFan February 2, 2016 at 19:02

        *wanders off*

      • 109 Professor VJ Duke February 3, 2016 at 13:53

        *grabs FEF* No wandering!!

      • 110 FictionFan February 3, 2016 at 18:04

        Not even my mind?

      • 111 Professor VJ Duke February 3, 2016 at 21:26

        Well, I’m not sure what to do about that, but no, not even your mind!


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