Are you ready to go dumpster diving in the giant trash bin behind Google headquarters? That’s what we do at The Nest every Wednesday when we search far and wide using our patented mystery formula to dredge up another thought provoking picture for Random Image Inspiration! Time to kickstart the Randomator and see where she lands…
40, 58, 88, 85
The 40th post in my Reader was wordless, which won’t do. So the next post was this one by Phenny.
The 58th word in that post is “lamp”
The 88th word in that post is “is”
Lots of times, the Randomator spits out something entirely unexpected based on the search words… but this time the image results were ALL pictures of lamps. But things still took a bit of a left turn at Albuquerque….
Putting “lamp is” into Google Images brought this up as the 85th result…
I may eventually use the magical genie idea for a regular episode of Shelf Critter Theatre (Lord knows I need them). Instead, I’m going to get a bit lazy for RII today and re-post a skit from Bashful’s six week stay at The Nest back in the Fall of 2016, which was where SCT spun off from in the first place. It stars a rock named Bashful, who Bacon’s mom (I miss her) used to loan out to bloggers back in the day. Rather than get to see the sights like he did in most places he traveled, I decided to make “live action” comedy skits of Bashful interacting with my assorted critters… many of who would go on to become SCT stars. One of them appears in this episode, and it was only her second appearance ever on my blog! Enjoy…
BASHFUL: Oh, look! A lamp! And like everything else around The Nest, it’s both outdated and dirty! Maybe I should just shine it up a bit here and I can take it to the pawn shop to hock for stripper money….
Bashful rubs the lamp and you’ll never guess what happened next…..
GEORGE: Greetings, Master!
BASHFUL: Wow! Who are you?
GEORGE: I am George the Genie! I was trapped inside of that lamp for over a million years and you have finally freed me!
BASHFUL: Hmmmm, is the lamp more valuable with a genie inside? Maybe I should stuff you back in there…
GEORGE: I am forever indebted to you for releasing me from my prison, and have the power to grant any three wishes your heart desires!
BASHFUL: What? Three wishes? Me!?!? Oh boy!!! Gee, what do I want? World peace? An end to poverty? Justin Bieber to take a long walk off a short pier? Nah…. hey Genie! I really wish I had some booze!
A small bottle of booze appears out of thin air…
BASHFUL: Oh wow! And hey, that bottle looks familiar. OH, wait! What have I done!?!? I just wasted a wish on a bottle of alcohol! If I’d have wished for a lot of money, I could’ve bought so much booze that someone could’ve wrung it out of me, and still had two wishes left!
GEORGE: I have to admit, Master, that was the lamest wish I have ever granted in all of my eons of genie-ing. Maybe you should think harder before deciding on your second wi….
BASHFUL: Money! That’s what I want! I wish I had one million dollars!!!
A penny emerges from nothing in front of Bashful…
BASHFUL: Ummmmmmmm……. where’s the rest of it?
GEORGE: Do you think I carry that kind of money on me, Master? Just because I spend most of my life cooped up inside of a lamp doesn’t mean I can’t get robbed!
BASHFUL: But you owe me $999,999.99!!!!
GEORGE: And you’ll get it….. one penny a day, without interest, for the next 99,999,999 days! That’s only about 274,000 years to collect your million…. heck, I’ve taken naps that long.
BASHFUL: I’m starting to see now why someone imprisoned you inside of a lamp…
GEORGE: So, how about it, Master? What would you like for your third and final wish?
BASHFUL: I wish I had a gorgeous chick to share this booze and…. ahem, fortune with. No tricks! I want a real knockout!
GEORGE: Of course, Master! I am here to serve you…
George disappears in a puff of smoke, and when the magical mist disappears….
BASHFUL: Hubba hubba….
MITZI: So, what do you think about your servant genie now, Master?
BASHFUL: Wait a min….. is that YOU!?!?
MITZI: LOL! Like, of course it is, Sugarbritches! This is my totally awesome other form, Mitzi the Bimbocorn! And I’m looking to party down with a real hunk of rock!
BASHFUL: Eh, who cares if you used to be a guy. It’s you and me tonight, Cutie pie!
BASHFUL: So….. any chance I might get a bonus request so I can wish for a harem?
MITZI: Don’t push it, Master, or I just might change back into George when you least expect it…..