Sunday, January 11, 2009

Uncle Sal and the Wasted Washtub (Episode 75)

Uncle Sal browsed the tables of the BPOE (Brotherhood of Purple Onion Eaters) rummage sale. He came to the table manned by his pinochle partner Joe and saw a battered guitar right next to an Al Gore action figure.

"This was actually good enough to make the rummage sale?" Sal asked as he picked up the guitar.

"Sure, it's a little worn, but so is Willie Nelson's guitar and he still plays it. You restring this thing and it's good as new."

Uncle Sal brushed some dust from his Vancouver Grizzlies Bryant Reeves jersey and said, "I dunno. Plus, ten bucks seems like a lot for sump'n as beat up as this. This reminds me of a guy I knew, Cade Flappensraum. Played the gutbucket bass in this old-timey rockabilly band. The way he took care of that thing, you'd have thought it was made of platinum or sump'n. Anyway, one night he pulls his car, was a forty-seven Studebaker pickup truck, into the garage after a night of drinkin'. Well, he came in a little hotter than he wanted and he hit the brake a little too late. Next thing you know, he hears this loud crunch sound. He gets out of the truck and sees he's crushed that ol' gutbucket between the grill of the truck and the wall of the garage. This here guitar is nearly as jacked as that bass of Cade's."

This episode featured:
Seymour Beard as Joe
Homer Sapien as Uncle Sal
Jellybean Merengue as the Al Gore action figure.

Tune in next week when Uncle Sal says, "Your cousin's on Cops."

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