Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Afternoon at the Oasis


Steinmetz and Jurgen had trekked nearly 2,000 miles. Hopelessly lost and out of water and food, they despaired that they would ever see civilization again.

"There up ahead!" cried Jurgen. "There's greenery on that plateau! Could be an oasis! Could be an answer to our prayers!"  

Shedding their gear, the two raced toward the plateau, As they  rounded  the jutting rock before it, the gazed upon an incredible sight!

"Actor John Travolta!" exclaimed Steinmetz.  "What are you doing here?"

"After that performance at the Academy Awards," said Travolta, "I had to find some way to make money. Got me a refreshment stand here."

"What are you selling?" asked Jurgen.

"Snwo cenos, oht gods, and monleade," replied Travolta. 

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That's snow cones, hot dogs, and lemonade, to help Mr. Travolta out a bit. Remember when he was the hottest thing in show business (some of you)? Now his toupee gets more attention than he does.

Anyway, I thank John Travolta for his special appearance in my Friday Fictioneers offering this week. To see what guest stars and other excitements the other Fictioneers have in store for you, click here.

Hope you have a happy and healthy week, with no Saturday Night Fever. 

41 comments:

sorchiadubois said...

Hahahah! John's problems are our gain! Great post.

mezzojan said...

Great story! I'll have a glass of monleade, please :-)

Lewis Cave said...

I missed the Academy Awards but I sure thought this was funny. Was it that bad? I am one of those that remember him being the hottest thing in show biz. Wow, times change.

Adam Ickes said...

I'll have one of them there monleade thingies you're selling, but I'll be taking it rather than purchasing it. You can talk to the gentleman in my story if you've got a problem with that.

pattisjarrett said...

Wow! A star-studded blog post. Oops! Thought it was a star, guess it was just a mirage.

Sandra Crook said...

I don't watch the academy awards as a matter of principle, but it sounds like Travolta excelled himself this year. Wicked take on the prompt, and on his apparent performane. :)

nanclairefalkner said...

You know John Travolta? Wow - I'm impressed! Good story - you're funny. Nan

janet said...

Haha, Perry! Very timely. I really enjoyed this.

janet

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

This may just be my favorite "Block-buster" of all time. I can hardly type for laughing. All I can say is rstssea rtso!

mslhao,

Ochrelle

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

oops that should be rltslea

Atreyee said...

Ha!ha!Poor Travolta-hope they buy something from him-for old times sake at least;-)

Russell said...

For some reason I thought he'd be selling hand lotion and boxes of Kleenex. Oops, my bad. That's is the Perry Block road-side stand. Don't let Travolta cut in your business with his goofy fruits and urine flavored soft drinks.

elmowrites said...

I'm not sure whether that would be more or less disappointing than a mirage!

Perry Block said...

Thank you. Looks like I might have to take the poor slob under my wing!

Perry Block said...

Coming up. Hey, Travolta! Get the lady her drink, willya already?!!

Perry Block said...

Times sure do change. He was the break-away heart throb star of Welcome Back, Kotter (with terrific hair) and pretty soon he'll probably be doing reverse mortgage commercials. And shit, he's younger than I am!

Perry Block said...

John Travolta and I are not frightened of any Hitman! Isn't that right, John? John? What do you mean you're crased hitselss?!!

Perry Block said...

That's funny!

lingeringvisions said...

Lol...that was a good one Perry.

Perry Block said...

I didn't see the whole show, but I did see Travolta and it was an epic fail. How low the mighty have fallen!

Perry Block said...

Not only do I know him but he waived his usual $5,000,000 fee plus a percent of the blog profits for me! But if you want an autograph, it'll cost ya!

Perry Block said...

I know you didn't watch the Awards so I really appreciate your chiming in, Janet. Or did you "closet watch" them?

Perry Block said...

Thank you, Rochelle! I never could do the Daily Jumble. I'd least I got your name part!

Perry Block said...

Who doesn't like monleade?

Perry Block said...

My dance is a distance away at the oasis where all the unobtainable chicks are bathing sans vetements. Want an annual membership?

Perry Block said...

Disappointing I'm sure, especially if a mirage of Scarlett Johansson were in the running.

Perry Block said...

Thank you. Mr. Travolta will thank you too once he finishes cleaning the grill.

thecrookedtrident said...

Hahahahahaha, poor John!! Although considering he also starred in Battlefield Earth and managed to survive that debacle tells me that he's a little more resilient when it comes to publicly butchering someone's name. (Most confusing moment at the Oscars ever).

What's hilarious is I thought you were making a Scientology reference when you wrote the last line...thought John was speaking some alien-like language. (I don't know a darn thing about Scientology, but I do know it's a bit ET'ish).

amyreesewrites.com said...

Welcome, John Travolta! Yes, I remember. Now I need to see his Academy Awards performance. It sparked a whole Buzzfeed quiz, right? Funny, as always!

Björn said...

Ha. I realize I should have see the award ceremony to fully appreciate the subtle humour here.. haa I love it.

theeclecticeccentricshopaholic said...

htat saw ilhariuos, spgram! :)

Perry Block said...

The scary thing is, I understand that!

Perry Block said...

Yeah, Travolta's name mangling and Kim Novak's face got a lot of attention. But you have to feel sorry for Kim; Travolta should have made sure he knew the name of the person he was introducing!

Perry Block said...

Thank you. Well, watch next year and you'll get the jokes better!

Perry Block said...

Given Scientology's grip on reality,Travolta is probably mostly speaking in some alien-like language every day. He is resilient, but he is one weird dude!

Dawn Q. said...

Oh my! THAT is clever, Perry. Poor John will never live that night down. ;-)

bridgesareforburning said...

Mr. Block,
I 'll be representing Mr. Travolta in the upcoming slander suit against you. You should know that John's language problem is a result of a lengthy case of Saturday night fever. Ron

Perry Block said...

I don't know how he lives Scientology down either.

Perry Block said...

For libel or slander to exist, someone has to hear or read the remarks. That lets out any case against me.

P.S. Joshi said...

Well-written, funny take on the prompt. I think I read where Travolta wants to continue playing villains. If his career takes off again, he'll sadly have to give up his refreshment stand. That'll be a real loss to travelers.

Perry Block said...

I'm not too worried about the refreshment stand. Thanks for commenting!