Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Butterscotch Boys

Kicked off the morning with breakfast and "The Mean Machines," from the second season of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Batgirl is far from the only teen super hero to be a tech wizard. Shredder has stolen part of a gem that allows him to access a computer with artificial intelligence. The computer is advanced enough to make every machine in Manhattan go haywire. Donatello tries to figure out how to fix them while the group dodges rampaging electronics.

Spent the rest of the morning writing. We're now on Mos Eisley, the main city in the Tatoonie Islands. Jenkins' Casino dominates the beachfront with its hodge-podge of styles and architecture. Cedric and Rusty have passed themselves off as a translator and a waiter. Leia's also undercover as a can-can dancer in Jenkins' decadent private club. She heard Henry's locked up somewhere, but has no idea where. Jenkins' boys are about to bring the night's main entertainment upstairs...

Broke around 1 for lunch and to make Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies from a Hershey's cookie cookbook Lauren sent me a few years ago. Ran The Three Stooges Meet Hercules while I worked. The Stooges are working in a drug store next-door to a nerdy inventor who is working on a time machine. To everyone's surprise, the machine works...and sends them back to ancient Greece. When the boys end up on the galley (twice), they build the inventor's muscles up so much that they can pass him off as the mighty Hercules and make a ton of money. The real Hercules is less-than amused. His boss, the evil Emperor Odious, is even less happy. He's hoping to marry the pretty young lass who works with the Stooges at the drug store. Now the boys have to get history back on course, before they wind up being history.

Saturday matinee spoof of the sword-and-sandal movies popular in the mid-60's has some decent routines, especially in the opening and the boys' attempt to fight a two-headed cyclops. Fun for fans of the later Stooges.

I left for work literally as soon as the cookies were out of the oven. Work got a little busy at rush hour. Otherwise, it wasn't that bad. I spent the first half of my shift cleaning the bathrooms and doing returns and the second half outside with the carts. While the sun I saw earlier had vanished by early evening and it was a bit chilly, it was still an improvement over rain (or the extreme heat we're supposed to get next week).

Went straight home and in the shower. When I got out, I played some Lego Star Wars: Clone Wars. Jedi Kit Fisto and his padawan (student) and a couple of clones infiltrate General Grevious' lair, hoping to capture the nasty part-cyborg. This part was fairly smooth sailing until we actually got to General Greivous. He and his men moved far too fast for Kit and his student to throw things at them. We finally wore the guards down, but Grevious was trickier. You had to take out his arms, then get him down off the ceiling. It took quite a while.

Next time, I'll probably return to Ventress and see what she's up to at Ryloth, home planet of Hera Syllendula in the later Rebels cartoon.

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