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Episode Forty - LOLA
WITH THE X-RAY EYES (Love Theme from The Invisible Guy)
Copyright © 2002 - 2006 Arthur Jarvinen
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Lola X came to
reside on the Inevitably Exploding Island quite by accident when her
boat was blown to bits by a mine just offshore while the family was on
an amateur marine photography outing. Her parents never knew what hit
but Lola made it to the beach relatively unscathed, if a little worse
wear. Mojo Stang, feeling just a tad guilty that she survived as an
instead of dying with her parents as she should have, took her in and
for her. She had carte blanche in the Outlet Store and could roam about
the island as she pleased – but of course, she could never leave.
|As a child Lola enjoyed
exploring and playing
around the Diabolical
Factory, but all those years of
Mojo Stang's nERD
gAS experiments took their toll. She is,
normal standards, blind as a bat,although
with special experimental eyewear she can
get around on her own. But the nerd gas
another, unforeseen, effect on her,
a sort of vision enhancement that
allows her to see things not apparent to
normally-sighted persons – human auras,
- The Invisible Guy, having
scuba gear, is on the beach, butt-naked, drying off his invisible thang
in the warm evening breeze. -
"Well… hellooooh. I didn't know we were expecting company."
"What the!!? [NO! Don't speak. Damn!! Just be quiet, and don't move!]"
"It's okay. Really. I like what I'm seeing."
Later that evening…
"I can't believe your favorite singer is Jose Feliciano. Mine too! That's so weird. I don't know anybody else who actually likes him – although of course everyone respects him. So, what's your favorite album?"
"Jose Feliciano Sings for Lovers."
"But – there's no such album."
Then they do it all again with Tu Inmenso Amor in repeat mode.
Claude, relaxing in a hammock on the deck nearby, enjoys a healthy swallow of spiced carrot juice before "palming" his eyes as described in The Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses, by William H. Bates, M.D.
(portrait of Lola X by Arthur Jarvinen)