The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Czar d’Oz Episode III: TOTO

by Smitty Announcement Synopsis: In the year 2112, the characters retreated to a basement shelter to weather a monster tornado. Making an early trip to the local seat of government, they uncovered information pertaining to an experimental time machine located in Seattle. “He could…” [Murdoch’s office. Murdoch is fat, balding, opulently dressed, and seated facing […]

Czar d’Oz Episode II: Wreckage

by Smitty Announcement Synopsis: In the year 2112, the characters retreated to a basement shelter to weather a monster tornado. “…and it explains…” [A dark stage. Martin’s limbs randomly spasm, causing a loud metallic clamor. Zeda turns on a dim light, and the characters begin to stir. Zeda lights the room dimly.] Zeda: It’s time […]

Czar d’Oz Episode I: Incoming

by Smitty Start with the Czar d’Oz Announcement I. Incoming “This is not a test. The Obama Weather Service…” Julius “Scare” Crowe: [Addressing a lecture hall] American history can be viewed in three stages: pre-Progressive, Progressive, and Modern Obama. The pre-Progressive phase was the worst. The tyranny of an English autocrat was rejected, triggering a […]

Announcement: Czar d’Oz

by Smitty Awash, after the fashion of a country wrecked by a tsunami, in the reviews of the previous efforts of Porch Manqué Productions, we called a meeting. Stacy flopped down on the dilapidated couch, expelling a cloud of dust, through which cover at least two cats made their escape. “OediPOTUS Wrecks and Waiting for […]

Waiting For O-Dough: Act II

by Smitty Waiting for O-Dough: Announcement Synopsis of Act I: Stacy met Smitty on the Porch, and they awaited O-Dough. Bob Belvedere and Lucky came by, Bob ate lunch, and departed. (Smitty sits on the couch. Enter Stacy at right.) Smitty: Good morning. Once again you neglect the shelter of the porch. Stacy: Well, I […]

Waiting For O-Dough: Act I

by Smitty Waiting for O-Dough: Announcement (Smitty sits on the couch, trying to get his boot off. Enter Stacy at right.) Smitty: (Giving up on the boot again) I got nothin‘. Stacy: Yeah, me too. Smitty: I reckon we’re morally equivalent, then. Stacy: Yep. Smitty: So, where’d you hang your hat last night? Stacy: A ditch. […]

Announcement: Waiting For O-Dough

by Smitty Flush, in the manner of a defective toilet, with the success of OediPOTUS Wrecks, Porch Manqué Productions and its publisher, The Other McCain, were poised to move forward with equally ambitious, dramatic, culturally significant work. But the budget just wasn’t there. So, like any shameless contemporary American outfit, they sought a bailout. When […]

OediPOTUS Wrecks: Finale

by Smitty Announcement Synopsis: In the Prologue, a Rose Garden press conference announces a connection between the tanked economy to a monstrous evil pertaining to the death of the 42nd POTUS. Scene I brings in a prophetess with a palindromic name and a chip on her shoulder. Verbal sparring ensues, ending in an accusation. Scene […]

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