Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Where There's Smoke (FF)


 © Roger Bultot

"It was an unintended consequence of the legalization of marijuana,"said Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado, “but house fires are up over 50% in the state, and most of them go unreported because when a fire breaks out, no one seems to care."

"What can be done, Governor?" asked Reporter Doyle of the Chronicle.
"I’m proud to announce we've developed a new fire alarm system to fully address the problem.  As soon as the system detects smoke, it issues a special chemical into the environment."

"What does the chemical do?"

"In induces the feeling that philosophical questions about life are boring, you've a European Civilization final tomorrow, and who the hell wants to eat Oreos anyway!"

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Ironically I read that Governor Hickenlooper has come out against legalization of marijuana stating that he wished it had never passed. I'm not sure about that, but I do wish to come out against the name Governor Hickenlooper, because it makes me giggle.

To see what the other Friday Fictioneers feel about Governor Hickenlooper, the picture prompt above, Oreo Cookies, and more, please click here.

Damn, I forgot about that final!

35 comments:

  1. Now, Perry, it's obvious from the photo that the fire in the upstairs bedroom was caused by unprotected hot sex (not that either one of us have any experience with that).
    I do believe you misspelled the Governor's last name. It should read Smokenhooter. From what I hear, the guy never inhales. Pass me an Oreo, will ya?

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    1. You're right, Russell. I know so little about hot sex I think the name "Smokenhooter" is dirty. And don't Bogart those Oreos, my friend, pass them over to me.

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  2. Oh wow. I wish i could have finished reading your story. Started off a little smoky and then I thought smoky? So I did another doobie. When I got back to your story, I couldn't pronounce that Gov's name. I sat there for 20 minutes, laughing, man, trying to sound it out. Truly insane. Hey, how about a YouTube instead. I'm really not into, you know, reading and I got that test tomorrow in Eur Civ and some damn noise is going off from some damn detector in the damn ceiling. Where's that other joint?.

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    1. Randy, I hate to be the one to point this out, but your house burned down half an hour ago.

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  3. I think there would be a lot of teachers and parents who'd want to get their hands on some of that straighten-up-and-fly-right juice. :)

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    1. I be pleased to donate my share, no charge at all.

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  4. I hope they've patented that antidote. :) Keep 'em comin' Perry.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. I plan to get around to it in the next six months or so.

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  5. Russel has a point about the cause of the fire ! Am in for those Oreos too...

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    1. Yes, he has a point, but not with that many of this crew. And it's your turn to buy the next Family Size box of Oreos!

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    2. Perry, I want some Oreos too! Do you know they come with colored icing now - Pretty colors - WOW~ Good story and good dessert! Nan

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  6. Oops I wonder if the that will weed out the unintended fire..

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  7. Dear Perry,

    Is that really his name? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that your made up statistics (were they?) are going to come true. Lovely story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    1. Yes, I made up the statistics but I didn't make up Hickenboober. I mean, loober. No, its goober. Wait, it's ... The odd thing is I'm not even stoned!

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  8. Dear Perry,

    Wow, what a rush. Good shit.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. What do you say we finish this joint and get out of here? This inferno like heat is starting to bum me out.

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  9. just wondering what the governor was smoking... :)

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    1. I'm wondering what his ancestors were smoking when the family name was derived.

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  10. "most of them go unreported because when a fire breaks out, no one seems to care."
    That cracked me up!

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    1. Yes, but you stoned Friday Fictioneers will laugh at anything.

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  11. loved thatI And I like (to much!) Oreos, whether or not I have "inducement"

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    1. Sorry, we're out of Oreos and into Reese's Pieces now.

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  12. But I need Oreos, Perry. Life wouldn't be the same without them. So funny and clever. I needed this today. :)

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    1. All right, but you're not getting my double stuff!

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  13. "Dude ... What's happennnnning" Are you just making up the story about the final tomorrow? I'm hungry. Got anything to eat?

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    1. Have I got something to eat? Have I got something to eat? Hmm ... sorry, ate it all!

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  14. I think I just gained 5 pounds reading about all those Oreos, Perry. It's a good thing they legalized smoking weed there as those firemen are getting high just working on putting out the blaze. Has the governor paid a visit yet? :D

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    1. The Governor hasn't been able to get himself out of his mansion lately, but that's okay; he can issue his condemnations of marijuana directly from there.

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  15. You'd think by now those immigrants to America with names that are laughable in English - even the US version of English - would have changed their names by deep-poll.

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    1. Well, I changed my name to make it more palatable. My name was "Kirk Rogers," but I thought I'd be cooler as Perry Block. That ensured that people would call me Blockhead all through my life, which was exactly what I wanted!

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  16. Maybe the Governor should run for the White Castle..er the White House as it is now presently called. And probably write a book, 'The Audacity of Dope'.

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    1. You should be his Chief of Staff. Great suggestions!

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  17. Oye! I don't know what's funnier... the story or all the comments! Fun stuff!

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    1. Thanks, Dale! Glad you found them "delectable."

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