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Monday, November 10, 2008

Starfish

Wen I was in Mexico, I woke up one morning to see that the tide, in going down, had left the beach littered for miles with thousands of starfish. I knew that these starfish would die if they were left out of the ocean for much longer so I quickly dressed and went down to the beach. (hmmm. It just now occurred to me that this story would be a lot more touching if I had substituted a little lame boy for myself as the protagonist. Maybe even a little lame orphan boy. Oh well, too late now!) As I was picking up these starfish and tossing them back into the life-giving ocean, an old man walked up to me.

"What are you doing?" he asked. "Can’t you see that you are wasting your time? There are thousands of starfish stranded here on the beach. Far more than you can ever save. You can’t make a difference here."

I looked into that old man’s eyes. I reached out, picked up the old man and threw him into the ocean.

36 comments:

Renae said...

Lynn Bodily

Brad Carter said...

Your story made me cry.

Eyepoke said...

Glad you cried!!!

What's Lynn got to do with it?

timpani76 said...

John--That was hilarious!

K- what you couldn't bring down the whole T-Mobile Corporation with the power of your sarcasm? That's it, I just don't believe in atheists anymore!

lizS said...

did you just call my good friend timpani a robot? them's fightin' words mister.

timpani76 said...

The Stepford Wives may have been robots, but they were cute robots with nice tushies ;)

lizS said...

true. good point.

Bruce said...

and who doesnt like a nice tushy

Andrea said...

Laughing....Still Laughing

pie-seas79 said...

Robot? I missed something. Where did whathisface's comments go?

Eyepoke said...

I sent him packing. You have to do these things sometimes when you have my level of animal magnetism. People can't keep away.

Dana Cheryl said...

Lovely story... It fits my mood of late perfectly. lol.

Renae said...

I can't help it, I've probably made the count on your profile views go WAY up. That melting face is killing me!

Renae said...

I can't help it! I keep clicking on your picture. I've probably made your count of profile views go WAY up. That melting face is killing me!

Renae said...

What! John is now pre approving comments?! I thought I just goofed up and didn't hit the right button. Now I have 2 comments that are practically the same. Wow, what did that netsunkissbuger say this time? I must have missed it. Well just cause I have to now, here you go:

Renae said...

APPROVE THIS!

Renae said...

AND THIS!

Renae said...

PENCIL EATER!

Renae said...

You know, I've had the extreme itch to pling a flying doogel off of a lurged bee.

Renae said...

To tie the Windsor Knot, select a tie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:

1) The wide end "W" should extend about 12 inches below the narrow end "N". Cross the wide end "W" over the narrow end "N".


2) Bring the wide end "W" up through the loop between the collar and your tie; then back down.

3) Pull the wide end "W" underneath the narrow end "N" and to the right, back through the loop and to the right again so that the wide end "W" is inside out.


) Bring the wide end "W" across the front from right to left.





5) Pull the wide end "W" up through the loop again.




6) Bring the wide end "W" down through the knot in front.



7) Using both hands, tighten the knot carefully and draw it up to the collar.

Renae said...

U-G-L-Y! You ain't got no alibi
You ugly, you ugly
What, what
You ugly!

Renae said...

Boobah fishfof!

Renae said...

Ink Blot!

Renae said...

Denied man rules a fish tank!

Renae said...

I sing the song of the dead!

Renae said...

Booga Eeka Ho Ho!

Renae said...

I ATE THE COOKIES!

Renae said...

Do you like EEEGGGGGG ALBUUUUMIN?

Renae said...

I don't give a tinker's hoot!

Renae said...

Call me crazy, but he DID say that you look like a smushed walrus.

Renae said...

...paper cuts and PARANOIA!!!!!

Renae said...

That's not a duffle bag, that's my daughter, but you can sit on her anyway.

Renae said...

I used a whip.

timpani76 said...

John, did you really approve all those comments?

Brad Carter said...

Someone needs to rush to Renae's house immediately for an intervention!

Eyepoke said...

Actually that should be:

"Thats no duffle bag thats my daughter. But you can sit on her just the same"