Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #488

Boris, left: “Gentlemen, I have some tragic news to report.”

Henry, middle: “Our plan to steal the body of Walt Whitman has failed?”

Bela, right: “The Barbershop Quartet Selection Committee turned us down because we don’t have enough members?”

Boris: “Oh, I wasn’t aware that we were still working on either of those things. Maybe I shouldn’t drink so much before coming to our meetings. No, I’m sorry to say that I was unable to convince Madame Gruntlick to fund our efforts to build a wall between Dallas and Fort Worth.”

Henry: “But doesn’t she realize that we have to keep the races separated or it will be harder for us to scapegoat others for our own failures?”

Bela: “She must be one of them liberals who don’t understand that the Second Amendment in our country’s Constitution gives us the right to bear harms.”

Boris: “Well, I haven’t actually ever read that thing, but if you say it’s true, I completely believe you without fact-checking anything.”

Henry: “Who needs facts when we have unfounded opinions?”

Bela: “Let’s make America grave again!”

Unopened scholarly text on the table behind them: “This crap is only going to get worse when somebody invents the internet.”


Originally published in “Crusty Pie” on 01/13/17. No changes made. I was too busy contemplating the fact that this might be the scariest movie that Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi ever made…

Current NaNoWriMo count, for those interested: 31,211 


14 replies »

    • It’s truly a horror show, and none of us decent people should keep quiet about it. (Side note: I’m getting a message when I try to visit your site, saying that it is now private. Thought I should mention it. It’s very possible that you’re taking a hiatus for the moment, which I truly understand…)


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