Sunday, September 20, 2009

Uncle Sal and the Nasty Namesake (Episode 111)

Uncle Sal entered the Turn Your Head and Coffee shop, and saw Joe there, tipping Irish whiskey from a Chief Wahoo flask into his coffee.

"Yer late," Joe said, prompting Uncle Sal to look at his Onionhead Otter watch. Uncle Sal shrugged as he called out his order to his favorite barista Natalie. "By the way, where were ya last night? Tried callin' ya because we got a poker game together on the spur of the moment."

"I went to see this musician, supposed to be the next coming of Hugh Beezus."

"Hugh Beezus? Who's that?"

"He was this one-man band. Ya shoulda seen him. With one foot, he worked a cymbal, with the other, he worked a bass drum. Then he had a drumstick in his strumming hand so he could play a snare while he played guitar. To top it all off, when he wasn't singin', he was playin' a kazoo or a harmonica. Anyway, this guy last night, he's even named after Beezus. Hughbeezus Tartuffery is the guy's name. Well, this clown gets on stage and ya can tell he's been hitting the sauce. As he takes his seat, he stumbles, puts his foot right through the bass drum. You'd think the show can only get better from there. It didn't. Guy was out of tune, he forgot words. He cursed at the audience. Finally, he got booed off the stage."

"So, you didn't find him to be the reincarnation?"

"Let's just say, they ain't making Hughs like Beezus anymore."

This episode featured:
"Cuppa" Joe Mudway as Uncle Sal
Gus Driver as Joe
Jellybean Merengue as the Chief Wahoo flask.

Tune in next week when Uncle Sal says, "I left barber college searchin' for knowledge."

Thanks to Kinky Friedman for inspiring the final line of this episode.

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