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Episode Thirty-Four -BONGO'S (A
Place For Bad Poetry And Worse Coffee)
Copyright © 2002 - 2006 Arthur Jarvinen
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Thanks to a few cryptic
syllables painfully and ineloquently articulated
in Steve McPellitt's dying breath The Invisible Guy has managed to
the Bohemioids from the Leisure Planet to Bongo's, where they have gone
for the gratis sangria provided at the monthly meeting of the Revolutionary
Poets Society. Tick, having
finally found his bongos, gets on stage
and sits in for an instrumental number with the house band.
Tick's polyrhythmic excursions are unusually hip even for this room,
Invisible Guy scrutinizes the bongo solo more closely, discerning that
it is in fact a message in code.
In spite of his bongo code decryption chops being a little rusty from infrequent use, the Invisible Guy ascertains from Tick's message the exact location of The Inevitably Exploding Island and Mojo Stang's Diabolical Factory and Outlet Store.
"Ha! I've got you now, Mojo Stang!"
disinterested, returns his attention to a staple-bound
photocopy, thoughtfully provided to him by a friend, of some selected
Somers and reluctantly sips again from a demitasse of
which is, unfortunately, an over-roasted house blend not even as good
endorsed by Suzanne Somers.
paper doll of a typical denizen of Bongo's,
with ubiquitous cup of java. (In fact, it is a paper doll of this
created in our student days at CalArts by artist Kyle Simms, whom I
have long since
lost track of.)
Kyle also made a paper doll of my friend Tim Wolf, whom I have also lost track of. Tim, if you're there, drop me a line.