No More Cannon Fodder

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Fandango’s FOWC is percolate, the Word of the Day Challenge is bovine, and Paula’s 3 Things Challenge words are: shortbread, cannon, guru

Mongo, the guru, rode into the mud streets of the Old West town on a Mount Olympus-sized bovine named Pete. The townsfolk had sent their best rider to find Mongo and plead with him to come and help them save their town. Finding him in the next town over, Bonita explained that Colonel Branscomb, who had chronic shell-shock, had his men drag the division’s cannon to the bluff overlooking the town, then dismissed them all. Branscomb had started taking pot-shots at the village with the cannon for no apparent reason. Anyone who attempted to climb the bluff and see what the beef was risked winging or worse. The town wanted Mongo to work his magic and stop the barrage by any means necessary.

Mongo agreed to come with the young lass if she would bake him 3 dozen shortbread cookies with green sprinkles on them. Bonita, who was known not only as the best rider in the territory but also the best baker in her family, agreed to make Mongo a shortbread he would never forget. Bonita hopped on her steed and raced back to tell the town leaders Mongo was on his way.

As Mongo rode Pete into town, he noticed cannonholes in several buildings. Following the trajectory, he saw sunlight glinting off of a pair of binoculars just to the left of Big Bertha, the Cannon. The binoculars flashed for a moment and were gone. The Colonel was walking to the back of the cannon. Mongo didn’t have time to let this one percolate. He turned Pete towards the bluff.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Fandango says:

    I loved “Blazing Saddles.” Great little tale you whipped up, Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Glad you liked it. Mel Brooks Rocks!

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  2. badfinger20 says:

    LOVE that movie.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      me too, and just about everything else Mel Brooks has done. Dang at first I put Mel Blanc and then couldn’t remember his last name.

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        He is such a original…I haven’t not liked anything he did

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Young Frankenstein is another one I truly adore by him.

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          1. badfinger20 says:

            Yes and The Producers….I like Young Frankenstein and have always loved Teri Garr

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Who is the other woman always in there, with the red hair I think? The one sings, “I’m Tired”

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              1. badfinger20 says:

                Oh Madeline Kahn… she was a great actress…died really young.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  Terri and she were both very funny actresses. So sorry Madeline Kahn passed on so young. Wasn’t Gilda Radner in one or two of them also?

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                  1. badfinger20 says:

                    I don’t think she was in a Mel Brooks movie….she was in Haunted Honeymoon and Lady in Red… She was so cool. She was called America’s Sweetheart…and she was.

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                    1. msjadeli says:

                      I’m heading off to watch “A Star is Born” which I borrowed from the library. Have a good night Max.

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                    2. badfinger20 says:

                      You have a good night also….

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                    3. msjadeli says:

                      I have to be the only person in America who wasn’t crazy about A Star is Born 😦 I wanted to like it going in, but….

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                    4. badfinger20 says:

                      I remember the Barbara S version…but I only saw it once back in the eighties…that is it…I haven’t seen the new one…

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                    5. msjadeli says:

                      Gaga is great, and Bradley Cooper is good through the first half. The plot is a tired formula and they go overboard on the sap in the second half. Bradley really plays and sings in this and is pretty good, but he tries to change his voice when he talks and it sounds so fake. It isn’t a terrible movie, just not all that.

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                    6. badfinger20 says:

                      I got ya… I probably won’t end up seeing it… thank you for the heads up

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