Short Story: "Jo Whyte and the Seven Council Workers"
Before we begin our tale, let me introduce the 7 council workers:
There's Dodgy: "Hey man, can I borrow your mobile for second?-my batteries are flat..."
Lazy: "Is it knock-off time yet?"
Sleazy: "Hey sexy!"
Whiney: "Ohhh, I wish I had a real job..."
Grumpy: "What a waste of time; I just know Shannon's gonna lose..."
Oldy: "What?! Speak up ya hippie!"
Now that everyone is introduced, we can start. It was just another day for our seven plebeian heroes.
Sleazy was entertaining Grumpy and Dodgy with a detailed account of last weekend's debauchery: "-and then the redhead steped on the blonde's hair and-"
When Dr Jo Whyte, eminent neurosurgeon, was out on her lunchtime powerwalk.
Sleazy spots Jo out the corner of his eye, cuts his recount short (just before the really juicy bit) and jumps up, like a cheetah surprising a sexy elk...
He calls out to her: "Hey sexy nurse! Wanna play doctors and patients?!"
Outraged at being labelled a mere nurse, the brilliant surgeon starts to retort: "Why don't you kiss my a-" Suddenly she trips and faceplants the footpath, knocked out cold.
The seven workers are stunned momentarily,
before rushing over for a look.
Presently she starts to come around "Uhhhhnnn.."
At which point Sleazy offers his coup de gras: "He babe, I think I should check yer temperature!"
But quick as lightning, Dr Whyte's reflexes kick in. She jumps up and shoots a tazer into Sleazy's groin. Sleazy: "YEEEEAAAAARRGGHHH MOMMA!"
Several weeks later, our heroes are summouned to the somewhat isolated local courthouse for their trial. Dr Jo Whyte has filed a joint sexual harassment/public liabilty suit against them.
We join the trial at the judge's closing address:
Judge: "And so, given the heinous treatment of the young surgeon and also your combined neglect in providing a safe public footpath during your road maintenance duty, I find you all guilty."
Dodgy: "Pfft. I knew a judge like you once..."
Sleazy: "Damn! I never got a chance to feel her up when she was unconscious!"
Whiney: "Oh no-we're doomed!"
Grumpy: "HA! Figures!"
Oldy: "God dang it hippy speak up! And what's with that black dress?"
Stoney: "Dude, that's like so not cool."
Judge: "Order! Now, I'm a 'creative sentencing' judge, so you get to choose your punishment. You have a debt to society, which must be repaid. Now on the one hand, society always needs more rocks broken. That's right, you may choose to undertake one year's hard labour, you know chain-gang stuff-basically what your day job is. On the other hand, society seems to love reality television-God knows why. Thus your second punishment choice is to spend one year in a Big Brother style house: no TV, no stereos, no books: nothing but cameras watching your every move. So choose."
Dodgy: "The TV thing; I'm sure I could steal something there..."
Sleazy: "The house I guess"
Whiney: "Oh I can't decide-they're both so unimaginative!"
Grumpy: "Ah the bloody TV house thing's gotta be better than more work!"
Oldy: "Stupid hippies-hippies everywhere!"
Stoney: "Er, mister judge dude, uh, sir, will there be uh, munchies in this er, house, dealy, sir?"
Judge: "It is settled then. You shall all be incarcerated within the Big Brother house and be filmed for the mysterious amusement of the general public for a term of one year! *Bangs gavel*
Sleazy: "Do you reckon it's too late to change our mind?..."
Here's the link to Sven's entry, which I've just read and I absolutely love so check it out! Thanks for watching guys and may the best builder win!
Nice Moc Shannon,it was quite funny and the build looked pretty good to. I'm sorry about you not winning,it was a close macth,but great job anyway!
(I gonna skin you alive boy,now who am I gonna root for...Go Phipy go!)~LL
Oh, that TAZER scene brought back some fond memories... But I digress. THAT WAS HILARIOUS! It's time like this that make me wish I would have said I could over rule the judges. Sven's moc was, of course, an awesome entry but in my opinion, you should have edged him out. It was a very close contest and too bad we couldn't have worked towards "Ocean/Phipson Round 2" in the finals (yeah, like I'm gonna make it that far. Have you SEEN some of the stuff the players are putting out?). Like Brian said, sit back and enjoy the rest of the show. You deserve a break after throwing down like this! ~ Chris.
I like it
October 10, 2008
Shan... Great work but the story was too short and got interrupted by that doctor. Can you e-mail me the rest of it? I'd love to hear what happened with the blonde and the red-head...
"...like a cheetah surprising a sexy elk..." That line cracked me up. Then I thought about it. I don't think they have elk in Africa. We have elk here in my neck of the woods, and I guarantee you they (as well as I) would in fact be very surprised to see a cheetah!
OK Shan, I hate to do it, but I’m gonna have to vote against you AGAIN! Your builds, presentation, and story were all very well done, but Sven’s MOCs were just a bit more impressive. Also, his story, while perhaps not as well written from a technical standpoint, was just plain fun and really seemed zip right along. Your story was very funny, but it felt like it kind of petered out at the end, which hurt it a bit IMO. From my point of view, none of your MocOlympics entries were lacking…they just ended up running into some serious competition. Now go tip a Fosters and enjoy the rest of the show without the pressure of having to actually build anything…like me! ;-)
Nice job, Ocean! Let's get right to it...While Sven's got ya beat slightly on the complexity of the MOC's (those boats of his were GREAT!), I think you've got him on the story. And the building aspect was quite nice, anyway. It's not like Sven blew you out of the water (pun intended) with the building aspect of the competition. Your presentation puts you over the top, though, in my book. Clear pics, varied camera angles, even some effects thrown in there - all of which enhanced the story experience. So my vote goes to you on this one. Let's see how the others feel about it!