Posted by: distributorcap | December 11, 2007

The Viral Story is Complete

I decided that I KNOW how to end a story……

I woke up hungry. I pulled my bedroom curtain to the side and looked out on a hazy morning. I dragged myself into the kitchen, in search of something to eat. I reached for a jar of applesauce sitting next to the sink, and found it very cold to the touch. I opened the jar and realized it was frozen. (Splotchy)

“That’s strange,” I said out loud to no one in particular. My fingers slowly reached towards the jar again. My body experienced a wave of apprehension as weighted blanket covering me as I did so. The jar was completely frozen. I picked it up and stared at it, my fingers stung with little knives of chill. “What the…” again I spoke aloud. Then I realized what had happened with a shock. Suddenly the jar flew from my hand. It shattered creating a collage-like mixture of frozen applesauce and glass shards on my kitchen floor, the lid lazily rolling to a stop across the room. (FranIam)

She flicked the lid with her massive big toe. “So, I guess I’ll be having another Camel for breakfast and you’ll be having a breakfast date with the Electrolux.” She lit her Camel cigarette as she turned to open the closet door where we kept the vacuum. “In case you’re wondering how the applesauce got frozen, I seem to recall you insisting that I stick it in the freezer before we went to bed last night.” She pushed the Electrolux at me and it squooshed through the rapidly unfreezing applesauce and the glass shards. “This kind of crap happens all the time when we go drinking with the Brazilians.” (Dr. Monkey)

Suddenly, the front door erupted in an explosion of wood splinters. “Jesus in a bucket! They’ve found me!” I thought as I dove out the kitchen window. My experiments with frozen applesauce, Camel cigarettes and Electrolux vacuum cleaners were supposed to be a secret, but, apparently, they weren’t as secret as I had thought. What would happen if the formula fell into the wrong hands? All my work, for naught! Who had leaked the information? Was it her? Or possibly one of the Brazilians? “Now the damned Department of Homeland Security will ruin everything I’ve worked so hard to achieve!” was the last thing that went through my mind before I was surrounded. (Enriched Geranium)

Totally surrounded, I might add, by secret service agents. A childish gray-haired man stepped between them. He walked as if he were hiding an eight ball in his trousers. Stepping nearer I saw an actual eight ball, (pool table, not drugs) fall out his pant leg. Bruised, a little bloody and a lot confused, I still thought “some guys just can’t deal with their shortcomings”.

“Where’s Pickles?” short and arrogant demanded of me.

“Pickles?” First Brazilians, now pickles, Camel cigarettes and an electrolux? Sweet jesus on a popsicle stick help me make sense of this.

“I know yer shaggin’ Laura. She said you’re into the brazillian. I’d have ta be preznit for another eight years before I had brazillians and brazillians of dollars”. He looked sad. “I bet she tried her erotic applesauce trick on you.” Eeugh. She did try the erotic applesauce trick on me. But I didn’t know I was whispering sweet nothings into the ear of the First Lady. In the snowdrift outside the kitchen window he saw the Camel butts. “Camels! Ha! I knew she switched from Pall Malls for a reason. It’s you. Buddy, I have half a mind to punish you in ways you will never forget. (Jess Wundrun)

“Buddy, you have half a mind,” I responded dead-pan, surreptitiously checking my back pocket for my trusty old .45. It was still there. Warm, silent and deadly. Oh yeah, and unloaded. It’s rather dangerous to sleep with a loaded .45 in your back pocket, after all.

“Don’t even think about it,” one of the short guy’s henchmen barked. And I do mean, literally, “barked”. One of those kind of henchmen. “Toss it over here, you commie scum.”

I tossed at his feet, then did my best drop-and-roll, coming up with the short guy’s eight ball in my right hand. Pausing for a quick calculation of vastly improbable trajectories and velocities, I hurled the ball as hard as I could towards the edge of the countertop, from where it rebounded directly off barking-boy’s forehead and made a quick tour of the other agents, knocking them all out cold before coming to a rest at my feet. I stooped to retrieve it, then held it out to the short guy. “I believe this is yours, little man,” I said coolly.

“Whut? Naw, that ain’t mine. Why on earth would Ah put an eight ball in mah shorts?” He was obviously dazed—perhaps even bespelled—by my magical display of ball-tossing. What a poor, simple-minded little man. Completely helpless without his strings being pulled. Sighing, I made a decision. Perhaps it was being in the presence of the supposed Decider himself. Who knows. Anyway, I did it, and the doing of it was something that promised to change both our lives. “Well, let’s get going, sir. There’s someone I want you to meet.”

“Whut? It’s only 9:00! Ah don’t get mah spankin’ from Condee until elebbin!”

“No, not her. Someone else. Someone you don’t realize has secretly had a crush on you for years.”(Commander Other)

Turning to leave, I tossed the eight-ball into the air, where it landed on the couch. I took the President’s elbow and nudged him toward the door. But before we could step two feet out into the cold winter air, the eight-ball exploded. Shards of black and white splintered toward the ceiling and back down onto our heads.

Luckily for me I was wearing my “Applesauce Addiction 12-Step Program” hat, because those shards were burning! I ducked through the doorway and looked back: The President’s hair had slowly started sizzling. He stood with his usual doofus grin and stuttered, “But I thought I was gonna get to meet me a new filly! Where’d she go? Does she think burning hair is sexy?” (NotSoccer Mom)

As I stood there watching the imbecile’s hair smolder, I remembered I had a bag of marshmallows in the car.

“Sit down, and don’t move. I’ll be right back.”


I race to the car to retrieve the marshmallows, and just as I turn back ready to enjoy a nice snack, things, as they often do when Chimpy’s involved, completely fall apart.

Chimpy’s hair is an inferno, and the stupid shit continues to sit there, not moving a muscle.

“Wha’…huh…uh…eh…?,” he mutters, “Muh hair’s gone nuculur.”

I rush toward him, against my better judgment, to extinguish the flames.

“You’re a goddamned idiot, and if I could I’d let you burn, but until I get the answers I’m after, I need your sorry ass.”

I push him to the ground, but before I stomp out the flames, I pull a Camel from my pocket, and light up off the top of his head.

“I guess you’re good for something after all.”

Once the fire is extinguished, Chimpy starts rolling around on the drive grabbing at his charred skull, which now resembles a melted circus peanut with a bunch of gravel, and random strands of hair stuck to it.


“Damn dude, you’re fucked up. There’s no way in Hell you’re riding in my car like that. You’ll stick to the head rest like a piece of bubble gum, and I just cleaned the interior. I even vacuumed… wait…Eureka! I’ve got it.”

I race to the trunk, and there she is staring up at me like a long lost friend, my Electrolux. I quickly remove the bag, and hand it to the Chimpster.

“Here Chimpy, put this on over your head, and no matter what do not take it off or I’ll be forced to turn you over to the Brazillians.”

I throw Chimpy in the backseat, and I jump behind the wheel.

“Wha’, wha’, wha’ are yuh gonna do ta muh?”

“I’ll do whatever it takes to make you talk Chimpy, even if I have to shove that Electrolux up your ass, and turn you into a popsicle. But first we have to stop by Citgo. I’m out of Pickles and Applesauce.” (fairlane)

I pulled into the Citgo station. This was not the best part of town. The buildings on either side of the gas station had foreclosed signs nailed to the doors. The hot winds started kicking up, blowing tumbleweeds and brush all over the place. Across the street I saw a cop – relief. But wait, this cop was walking a dog that was wearing a tiara. I could hear him yelling “Judy, take a dump already!” I needed to fill this tank and get out here fast.

“Where was the attendant?” I had a moron in the backseat who was wearing an Electrolux on his head. I got out of the car to look for attendant. No where to be found. There was a newspaper on the ground which had the headline HALLIBURTON BUYS ELECTROLUX. Shit – I had to move fast, that vacuum was now a missing WMD — waterboard of mass doofusness.

Jumping back in the car, I turned the ignition but all heard was a grinding sound. Chimpy starting smirking knowing full well his luck was about to turn around. I knew if I did not get out of this station very soon I would be waterboarded or worse — forced to into the Chinese fingernail torture — having to put on Lee Press-on nails worn by not-Jenna.

Finally I could see a figure in the gas station office – I had to get to him and beg him to fix my car or use his phone. Chimpy was slowly getting that Electrolux off his head using a pretzel. I ran to the office “Hey Hey Help me!” When I got inside I saw a figure of a person with his feet over five apart – the widest stance I had ever seen. He turned around – and it was not a he — It was Harriet Miers wearing a sweater with an Enron logo.

Harriet said “I can help you — Chimpy hung me out to dry at the court and now it is time for me to exact my revenge. And no, Chimpy is not hung” Whew — Harriet was on my side. We went out to the car – Chimpy was almost free.Hurry Harriet Hurry!She opened the hood – and as she was taking off her sweater said “I am not Harriet Miers and this car cannot be fixed” “Why not” I said dumbfounded. not-Harriet looked up at me with a blank stare and horrified eyes and said “I am really Suzanne Pleshette and there is applesauce on the distributorcap.”



  1. Bob Newhart wants his ending back. 🙂 Just kidding, good job job dude.

  2. We’ve been Newharted!A nice wrap-up.

  3. Nice wrap up.

  4. That is awesome.

  5. Sweet.

  6. Hi, Bob!*drinks*

  7. Allen Ginsbergs got nuthin on you dude. And all I can do is make Kolaches.

  8. I laughed, I cried, it is the feel good ending of the year.Regards,Tengrain

  9. I’ll treasure that image forever – the moron with an Electrolux on his head!

  10. “Judy, take a dump already!”ahahahahaThat cracks me up!

  11. Perfect ending. Will there be reruns this spring? 🙂

  12. Oh my- you have totally done it. Where and how did that gorgeous and twisted brain of yours come up with this one?????????????????When you chose that name, so long ago, long before the days of blogger and so forth…Well who knew?Justice IS served.

  13. This one just got more and more strange. You’re all fucking nuts. I love it!

  14. bravo, bravo!well done, DistributorCap. thank you for putting this one to rest in such a fashionable manner.who’s Suzanne Pleshette? some sort of actress or something?

  15. Brilliant. Great job by all on this one.

  16. Perfect ending for a very bizarre story. For some reason, while jumping from blog to blog to read this story, the commercial with the egg frying in the pan and the voice-over, “This is your brain on drugs” kept coming to mind. I don’t know why…. Great wrap up, dcap. 😉

  17. Breathtaking.

  18. LOL, great ending!

  19. Until now, I actually thought you were normal.:)Good to see you join the rest of us.:)

  20. Cool, now I can not feel like a bitch for not doing this tag.

  21. I was “Just Wondering” how you came up with the shameless self-promotion ending?Ah well, better applesauce on your distributorcap than on your dipstick.Fantabulous story sir!

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