The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2496315
Posted By: Rapparee
17-Nov-08 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well, you never know until you try. Red Rogers said that the other night up at the Hovel. He was trying to drink Boozy Hawkes under the table, had twenty bucks riding on it. And Red did it, too. In fact, them was Red's last words: "You never know until you try." Boozy passed out and Red passed on. Now they can't keep any Three Roses whiskey in the Hovel; it was Red's favorite and every bottle they have turns up empty. Folks are pretty sure Red's still hanging around, still drinking, not knowing that he won the bet. Boozy is still passed out, a big smile on his face and a bigger puddle around his midsection.

They're talking about getting Padre Sky Pilot (he's Shoshone and that's his real name) to talk to Red, ask him to move on if you will. Thing is, Padre himself is sort of uncorporeal, since HE croaked about sixty years back and ever since has just sat at one of the tables playing solitaire. Padre never liked booze, just solitaire, so saving the Three Roses supply won't be a big thing with him. Also, folks have noticed that his solitaire game has very recently turned into double solitaire.

Me, I dunno. I try to avoid the Hovel, but it's not easy.