JLA Watchtower RPG Fan Discussion
Fri, Mar. 24th, 2006, 08:40 pm
the_ambush_bug: Ambush Bug Presents :
The lights roll down onto a somber, almost Masterpiece-Theatre-like stage. Seated in a comfy-looking chair in the center is Ambush Bug, dressed like Hugh Hefner, perusing a copy of Who's Who in the DC Universe, and puffing on a bubble pipe. Pretending to have just noticed the camera, he sets the book aside and begins to speak.
"Mmah, guv edening.."
He pauses, taking the pipe from his lips, and taps it out in a nearby ashtray.
"Ahem. Ah, good evening. So glad you could join us. Come on in, sit a spell. Take your shoes off. Ya'll come back now, y'hear?"
He folds his hands on his lap. "I'm here, with the assistance of the good folks at the Pubic Broadcasting System.. eh?" He looks off-camera, exchanging whispered words with a stagehand. "Er, Public
Broadcasting System, yes." He inhales. "Anyways, we're here as a sort of informative forum, to catch you all up on news of the day, discuss topics of interest, and things like that."
"First, I'd like to point out, that in a recent discussion between messers Nightwing and the Flash.. Flash III, Nightwing 0, for those keeping score.. that it was revealed that Miss Jesse Quick and Miss Flamebird got bi-zay." He pauses for effect. "I'd just like to add - that's totally freakin' hot!" He adjusts the collar of the smoking jacket he wears. "But, one wonders - how'd they sort out their costumes after? It'd be like a sea of red and gold. Heck, if you threw Mary Marvel in the mix.." He just sort of trails off right there, staring off into space..
Soembody stage-whispers 'You're on the air, you moron!'
"Hm? Oh, right.. right. I just got that image in my head, and Shazam!"
A chorus of groans goes up from the studio audience.
"Anyway, this segues nicely into my next point. How the devil do people who work at Arkham Asylum get affordable insurance rates? I mean, really. And how do they convince interns to work there?"
He eases back into the chair. "I think we'll open up the phone lines now, and see if we have any callers. That's : 555-DC4U."
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
"Arkham gets interns from other institutions' rejects. Next question?"
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
"Why, do my ears deceive me? Is that Oracle on the line? I do declare!"
He leans forward, towards the camera. "My next question is this : President Luthor - better with red hair, or without?" He holds up side by side pictures of Luthor - one bald, one with the red curls and beard he briefly sported.
"Personally, I think he looks like an Irish Abraham Lincoln."
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
"I prefer him bald. Any resemblance to Abraham Lincoln is purely coincidental but should be avoided even so."
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
"Why is that term used for sex? Bi-zay?"
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC)
"And we're back, folks! That sultry siren on the other end of the line, Miss Starfire herself!"
He nods thoughtfully. "And it's a good question too. The term 'Bi-Zay' dates back to Ancient Philadelphia, to Benjamin Franklin. A great inventor, that man, it's a little-known fact that he was also the father of ebonics."
He leans forward, conspiratorially. "It came to pass one day that old Benjy was needed at the Continental Congress, but he was otherwise preoccupied, and shouted at the messenger boy outside his door, 'I'm Bi-zay!'"
The Bug nods sagely. "It's because of a little escapade of his while driving a horsedrawn carriage that we derive the phrase, 'Get your swerve on' as well."
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
There is a long silence.
"I do not think you are being honest with me."
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
"You have to be crazy to work at the nuthouse. Obviously."
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
"Goodness! And who better to answer my question, than the Question!"
He signals Cheeks for a drum-sting, that never comes.
"Been meaning to ask you, capital Q - which Question are you? "
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, longtime listener, first-time caller. Anyway, I just wanted to say that as a red-blooded male, I totally dig the girl-on-girl action and we should see more of that. Lots more! And threeways!
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
"And we're back. Yes, sir, I agree one hundred percent! And thank you for your support - remember to buy a totebag at the next telethon!"
He holds up a plain white totebag, emblazoned with the image of his last team-up with the Doom Patrol : him grinning at the camera, giving a thumbs-up, leaning on a shovel, in front of five tombstones.
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
"Uh, yeah... is Mary Marvel even legal?"
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
The Bug is given pause again. "Well, I think so, but those lightning-bolt body-changin' types are always hard to pin down.. I meant in a legal sense!"
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
He speaks in an aside, to someone off-camera. "After you lock down the peanut butter, get the legal team on the line."
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
His eyes bug out again. "Hey, hey, hey, do you wanna get the FCC on my butt? Somebody tell me we bleeped that.."
Sat, Mar. 25th, 2006 07:15 am (UTC)
Red and gold are just ridiculous colors to be wearing as a superhero, anyway. You might as well paint a bulls-eye on your back and run around naked, for all the good brightly colored spandex will do you.
Sun, Mar. 26th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
"Ladies and gentlemen, she's right. I'm predicting nudity will be 'in' this year as a superhero fashion. And personally, I can't wait. Owners of skyscrapers may want to reinforce their roofs against low-flying Power Girls, though."
The Bug gives a thumbs-up.
Sun, Mar. 26th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
Trust us. We speak from experience. We had a regrettable red and gold period.
Sun, Mar. 26th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
"Of course, I'm sure you've had one or two past lives as a fashion victim. Just be grateful you were never reincarnated as Disco-Hawkman!"
An artist's rendering is displaying on the screen, Hawkman with a white leisure suit, bellbottoms, and a huge gold 'hawk' medallion.
Sun, Mar. 26th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
"So you're the one who pre-empted a documentary on Memoirs of a Geisha
Sun, Mar. 26th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
"Well sure, honey, but quite frankly, I'm easier to merchandise! Action figures, playsets, underoos.."
He leans forward. "But if you're really concerned about Memoirs, let me spoil it for you. Girl becomes Geisha, Geisha falls in love, repressed Japanese morality plays havoc with their lives, somebody kills themself, the end."
Sun, Mar. 26th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
"Give me five good reasons why I shouldn't come to your studio right now and neuter you with a pair of garden shears."
Sun, Mar. 26th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
"Well, folks, that's all the time we have! Hopefully, we'll see you next week - same Ambush time, same Ambush channel! Play us out, Cheeks!"