Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Driver in ‘Beetlejuice’ costume accused of hit-and-run

Police are searching for a woman who appeared to be wearing a “Beetlejuice” costume when she damaged a car in a hit-and-run crash in southeast Atlanta. WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1jKtNeH) that surveillance video shows the suspect’s car nearly flipped …

In order to understand the ambiguities of both the writer and the humor in the excerpt, one must have some knowledge of Beetlejuice.

It is best seen this way:

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

Still missing the point?

It is the season; Halloween.

The obvious custom is of a ghost.

You can’t necessarily catch a ghost.

And . . . just kidding. Everyone knows Beetlejuice – if you were born after 1988. It was popular. On the other hand it could have been a woman in a wedding dress and she didn’t want to be late, you know.

It is Tuesday. Which means nothing except it follows Monday Night Football. I watched the entire game, for a change. Except for the commercials. I slept during the commercials.

Linda Geenen is a currently a writer/editor at several magazines. She has a blog I’ve read for several years. She also hosts Guest Posts on her personal blog now. She is setting out a set of mild rules for contributing writers. SEE MY SIDE BAR FOR TABLE TANGO and click through.

It would be impossible for me to over emphasize the folks she has helped, both on their way to becoming authors or simply helped – be it writing or personal. Although personal isn’t her thrust in life.

She’s navigated some hard times of her own and understand much more than she writes about.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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