Robert Hagen

Part I : The Past

Tino cleared his throat, and glanced over at young Kenworth, seated beside him. Kenny caught his glance - do not mess with this guy. Captain villa's phone rang again. He picked up, saying "Make it fast, I'm very busy.....oh, shots fired?'re sure of the information? were there?....At this point Tino began squirming visibly, and Captain Villa moved a little part of his cheek in his direction. Captain Villa was listening and then he glanced at young Kenworth. To Augustino Escudero it was obvious that the Captain was receiving a report about how he pulled his pistol at a soccer match. Tino was sure because Captain Villa glanced toward Kenny, who had missed a penalty kick. Tino's philosophy was a little different than Captain Villa's, and Tino had been warned not to do that by Captain Villa himself. The way Tino looked at it, better to cut the potential mob off as soon as possible, and if the mob is ignited, and you have a pistol, unholster earlier rather than later. Captain Villa took a different view. The Argentine Navy Captain hung up the phone very lightly, and said to Tino "You've done it again." Tino spread his arms out and replied "But for God's sake, the arbitrator denied him a penalty kick. The ball was far in, it just ricocheted out fast, and the bastard used that as an excuse. The referees are bought and sold. Additionally there are gamblers and assorted- "Be quiet." whispered Captain Villa. He mused for a duration, and said, as nonchalantly as you please "I've instructed you to not unholster your weapon without due reason previously, have I not?" Tino said nothing. "And yet you persist in doing so, and in my opinion it is on a whim, that is when you don't have money on the match, which concerns me, and if I should find that you are abusing your authority for material gain, you'll face a firing squad." "My Captain, the penalty kick went in. The abuse of authority is strictly with the referee." Captain Villa turned to Kenny, and said in heavily accented English "Penalty kick. In, or out?" Tino made sure not to try and influence Kenny, who responded "For sure part of the ball got across. For sure." 'That's my boy.' thought Tino Escudero. "Part is not all," replied Captain Villa. "Yeah, that's for sure." said Kenny Clifton. "Well, since this is a disputed penalty kick, you live another day, Detective Escudero." said Captain Villa, looking Tino in the eye. The Theme of 'Time Machine' 'The signal' Juanes Unplugged. Google it.
— June 30, 2012 5:39 p.m.

Part I : The Past

Right on. You made my day, R. Thank you kindly. Off we go. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Captain Villa examined Tino and young Kenworth Clifton, while tapping a pencil on his desk lightly. Tino cringed visibly. Captain Villa was just a regular soccer watching citizen, but when he started thinking, something would happen......... (Beck - Hotwax - lyrics w/bonusvideo) It takes a backwash man to sing a backwash soul Like a frying pan when the fire's gone Driving my pig while the band's taking pictures in the grass And my radio's smashed And I like pianos in the evening sun Dragging my heals 'til my day is done Saturday night in the Captain's clothes Tender horns blowing when my jewelry froze Yo soy un disco quebrado Yo tengo chicle en mi cerebro I can't believe my way back when My Cadillac pants going much too fast Karaoke weekend at the suicide shack Community service and I'm still the mack Shocked my finger spicing my hand I been spreading disease all across the land Beautiful air-conditioned sitting in the kitchen Wishing I was living like a hit man Face down in the guarantees Jaundiced honchos getting busy with me Because I get down I get down I get down all the way Yo soy un disco quebrado Yo tengo chicle en mi cerebro Sawdust songs of the plaid bartenders Western Unions of the country westerns Silver foxes looking for romance In the chain smoke Kansas flashdance ass pants And you got the hotwax residues You never lose in your razor blade shoes Stealing pesos out of my brain Hazard signs down the Alamo lanes Radar systems piercing the souls You never get caught with the wax so rotten All my days I got the grizzly words Hijacked flavors that I'm flipping like birds Yo soy un disco quebrado Yo tengo chicle en mi cerebro Who are you? I'm the enchanting wizard of rhythm Why did you come here? [Girl:] "Who are you?" [Man:] "I'm the enchanting wizard of rhythm." [Girl:] "Why did you come here?" [Man:] "I came here to tell you about the rhythms of the universe"
— June 30, 2012 11:53 a.m.

Getting ready to go

"Thirty seconds, maggots. Up for thirty seconds. This is the interval." said Evan Will, and as he saw the youngsters struggling to keep their legs up he glided ever so gently toward Bingo, pulled out Dilbert's cell phone, and checked to see what he was texting. Bingo was looking. JOHNNY TOLD ANN THAT THE NAVY IS A WHITE MAN'S OUTFIT. ANN, WHO IS AFRICAN AMERICAN, THREW A HIGH KICK AT HIS HEAD, WHICH HE NARROWLY DODGED. JOHNNY GRABBED ONE OF ANN'S ARMS, AND WENT TO WRAP HER UP. ANN LANDED A LIGHT SHOT WITH HER LEFT ELBOW TO JOHNNY'S HEAD, PARTIALLY AVOIDED. WHEN JOHNNY DUCKED< HE PICKED UP ANN AS HE WENT IN.... Evan looked at Bingo- I may owe this kid an apology. It wouldn't be the first time. Bingo whispered "Ann and Johnny may have a thing for each other." Evan looked at them, and sure enough, that's the way it it was. Evan looked at Dilbert, struggling to keep his legs up. He went over to him, kneeled down in front of his legs, pushed down on them lightly. Dilbert struggled on. Evan checked his watch. "Ten seconds left." he said, and pushed down on Dilbert's legs lightly, making it more difficult for him, but also giving him some of Evan Will's own energy. Dilbert made it, barely. "Down!" cried Evan Will. Ann and Johnny were huffing and puffing, and turned to each other. It was almost as if they had finished an outstanding bout of love making. It was glaringly obvious. What a scandal. Evan hooked Dilbert's right arm and pulled him up off the ground, and smacked his stomach with the back of his hand. He said "Dilbert, the next time you pull a knife on me, you be willing to fight.""
— June 19, 2012 11:09 a.m.

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