They glided down the primrose path of perdition together into the omnium-gatherum of devils who swirled like phosphenes, waiting for the omega time.
"And so we come full circle," the speaker concluded, "ending where we started as a society which homologates the vital value of hard work after briefly embracing a self-destructive hedonism in the land of the lotus-eaters, two ways of life our odyssey teaches us do not commix."
Gazing wistfully over the cornstalks at the full moon, Billy Jo became somewhat rory-eyed as she dreamed of transforming herself from a rube into her antitype, a glittering starlet turning heads as she slinked down the red carpet in a designer dress by Alex Perry to receive accolades for her brilliant breakthrough performance in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
"Con Amore!" 'Rube the rube' and his girlfriend burst into song from his kraal in the hills, as they surveyed the sweep of lights from the conurbation below.
In a story recalling The Beverly Hillbillies, a clan of rubes struck it rich when Clem, Jr., while searching for hand-dyed Easter eggs hidden sporadically around his granny's chicken coop, instead chanced upon a diamond, emerald, and ruby encrusted Faberge Egg--the last of its kind--mysteriously buried there by persons unknown, maugre their efforts at safekeeping in an unlikely spot.
Congress has become a mulligan of gormless buffoons always ten members short of a minyan when it comes to passing important legislation, incapable of stitching disparate political views together along a commissure of compromise and common sense.
Bert, the most adipose member of the archeological dig, and unquestionably the slowest, abandoned his carefully collected pottery shards in a panic, and subjoined himself to the hind end of the harried archeologists as they fled the spears and arrows of the incensed natives.
Undergirded by psychiatric treatment, Perry's mental health improved markedly, and the early signs of a diathesis to paranoid hallucinations of sprite-like peris and fanged biddies gradually disappeared.
Without an undergirding of psychiatric treatment, Perry's mind degenerated from diathesis to fully developed paranoia characterized by hallucinations of sprite-like peris, and feathered biddies with fangs.
"He must be joshing!" Melissa thought when she read the Personals ad in Hi-Tech magazine: "Rumpty SF male systems analyst seeks pulchritudinous (not rectitudinous) female partner for noontime tryst; signal 'roger' if interested."
"Preliminary data confirms our hypothesis," the professor of onomastics boasted, waiving his hand vaguely at a set of chalky numbers on the blackboard, "that given a choice, couples with a more traditional, serious, and rectitudinous (drawing out the TUDE syllable) character prefer to name their child 'Roger,' while those with a more liberal, humorous, and rumpty character prefer 'Josh.'"
"Well Rumpty Dumpty, mate," the sailor joshed the rectitudinous, Bible-thumper sitting next to him at the bar, "and roger on that."
"Of all the dreck masquerading as 'enlightenment' in Hollywood," said Shannon, "the cult comprised of celebrities in mufti who worship a xoanon of El Mon Bubbard has got to be the most ridiculous."
The Earth's dreck disposal problems were finally solved in the Twenty-first century when garbage from around the globe was consolidated en bloc into a noisome mass of considerable enormity, then hauled into space with tractor beams where it was de-materialized (Poof!) faster than you can say "Isaac Asimov."
During his novitiate as a junior meteorologist, to amuse themselves the older weathermen enjoyed filling Morton's ears with outlandish dreck: "So you see, unless the storm mitigates soon, the turlough will flood the surrounding countryside doing incalculable damage."
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