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He whistled the Family anthem. What was it called? The Isles of Langerhan? The Langerhans Are Coming....What was it he was trying to remember? Something in italics, but it all seemed so far away now and was that noise in his head? Anyway it was time for pudding soon. He did love pudding. Especially on Wednesdays. Wednesday was clotted cream and berries...the little sour berries as he recalled... what were their names.... He hoped the boy in the blue pants didn’t try to take a bite....

At this point they were dragging him back to his hovel. What was that salty smell...the berries...the berries...the boy...

Oh how he wished the boy were here...

Date Written: August 20, 2002
Author: Ewan Snow
Average Vote: 3

05/14/2004 Ewan Snow: I didn't write this one either. Jimson, maybe?
05/14/2004 Phony Millions: It's vaguely disturbing whoever wrote it.
05/14/2004 qualcomm: snow, i think this must be you. that whole "wish the boy were here" thing used to be our in-joke shorthand for making fun of "The Old Man & The Sea"
05/14/2004 Jimson S. Sorghum: This might be me, i remember making the boy joke in a short back in the pre-Acme days, but the italics thing seems a little more meta than is my wont.
05/14/2004 Ewan Snow: Well "something in italics" sounds like me. But "The Isles of Langerhan" sure doesn't. Yeah the boy thing could be mine, but still, I'm pretty sure it isn't...
05/14/2004 Mr. Pony: So wait--Is this an inside short?
05/14/2004 John Slocum: The Family anthem was called 'The Islets of Langerhans.'
02/21/2005 John Slocum: I wrote this short.
02/21/2005 John Slocum: I wrote this short.
02/22/2005 Jon Matza: So what? I selected the font.
02/22/2005 John Slocum: big deal, I designed all the periods and other punctuation.
02/22/2005 Jon Matza: Yes, but I put spaces in between all the letters of each word, then took them out again.
02/22/2005 qualcomm: kerning
02/22/2005 Mr. Pony (3): Or tracking, depending on what you're talking about. This short is weird, and it gets weirder every time I see it. Here's a vote, affecting little, meaning nothing; to get it away from me. Good-bye...!
02/23/2005 John Slocum (3): seconded.
02/24/2005 TheBuyer (3):
02/24/2005 John Slocum: Great, this one again.
02/24/2005 John Slocum: I wrote this short.
02/24/2005 ElTwisto (3): ElTwisto!
02/24/2005 Mr. Pony: Redacto?
02/24/2005 Jon Matza: Slocum may have written it, but it was based on berries I told him about.
02/24/2005 John Slocum: You're a dirty liar, Matza.
02/24/2005 Jon Matza: That's the thanks I get for lying to protect you?
02/24/2005 Ewan Snow: DISNEY!!!! Why the F did this one come up again? I'm not impressed. I am NOT impressed!
02/25/2005 John Slocum: Lying to protect me? Fuckin' jerk off.