Totally inspired by (meaning ripped off from) Shannon Young's "The Other Shannon" series, this is what happened when someone didn't administer the oath of office at the proper time.
Actually, I really did declare myself King when President Bush's term ran out and President Obama hadn't been sworn in yet. Bow before me, cattle!
About this creation
Time: 11:58 a.m. Date: January 20, 2009. The situation: President-elect Barick Omama of the UBA (United Bricks of America) has yet to take the oath of office and former president G. W. Shrub is prepared to flee the capital in shame. Somewhere deep within the offices of Doghouse Labs, Deathdog (as usual) avoids doing his job and watches the somewhat pompous ceremonial exchange of power.
11:59 a.m.“Is there anything better than training monkeys to sabotage our equipment so I can get paid for doing nothing? No, there isn’t. Jojo, make sure you tell me before you light that fuse. It took a month to grow back my eyebrows last time!”
11:59:06 a.m. “That’s a good boy. Hey, bring me back a cinnamon roll, ok? Man, it’s good to be the king . . . of monkeyboy, anyway.”
11:59:30 a.m. The tedious reading of the inaugural poem continues to drag on. “Good God, woman, what are you prattling on about? ‘A woman and her child wait for the bus’ – what utter dreck! I hope they’re not paying for this, but even nothing is way too much. Here’s a poem for you: Oh look, there’s two trucks. Your poem sucks! he, he, he!”
11:59:59 a.m. “Awesome! He hasn’t taken the oath yet because blabbermouth’s still on the stage! We don’t have a president . . ."
12:00 p.m. “In the absence of a duly elected and sworn in president, I declare myself King of the UBA. All hail Deathdog the First!”
12:01 p.m. (and also the end of this tedious timeline) “Not now, Jojo, Daddy’s going this place over in a bloodless coup. You amuse yourself with some weapons and ammo in the locker. That’s a good boy . . . now to turn on my royal microphone and announce the good news to the people.”
“Attention, attention! Citizens of the UBA – I have declared myself King. Cease all ceremonial proceedings for the now defunct office of president. Should you continue your little party, we will NOT be amused. That is all . . . for now.”
Attention: I am still the king. My chronicles will be continued before the close of the year. Right now the royal scribe is tied up with his "job" and those other stories he so foolishly started. We are, however, not amused. Jojo may have to pay him a visit.
As always, your royal majesty