Mr. Le Eric must have had some forewarning about Lucas Film being adopted by Mickey Mouse standards (maybe he broke into George Lucas’ bat cave or spaceship). How do I know this? Well, the man-with-the-polka-dot-pants-on-fire HIMSELF writes me an email explaining that he cannot participate in his weekly Sunday post/rapid-fire comment exchange and that maybe I could take over. Just for one week. And pro-bono obviously. And forgo my normal science teaching to save his ass.
The Clown’s reason for this website vacation? It all comes back to Star Wars.
Apparently, when he and Tiny Geek were walking down the street, a creature who called himself Yoda (the green, pointed elf ears gave it away too) claimed that the force was strong with that one.
By “that one,” he could have only meant Tiny Geek, and though it was Halloween, and perhaps the Yoda was a bit too teenage-looking to be the real thing, Le Clown had no choice but to take him seriously.
So, as Le Red-Nosed-Jester explained in his long-winded email, he began training his daughter in the art of the Jedi. She mostly just levitated plates in the air while saying her words with a syntactical freedom that Yoda would be proud of. Le Clown even sent me a picture to prove it, see?
It looks like the lightsaber skills that Le Clown is training with his protégé might make her the next Disney Princess. But, I digress. Lets get to what you all came for, The Haiku!
Here, have some candy.
Keep it stashed between your teeth
and taste the rainbow.
“It’s not radioactive
if you don’t bite down,”
he said, biting down
Eating gamma ray
pixie sticks on Halloween:
Don’t make them angry
Her midnight snack of
“superhero green” Sweet Tarts
gives her super strength
The comic panel
right before she gets so mad,
she “Hulk Smash-es” dad
And now, dear readers, I leave it to you to explain the game of “neon munching” taking place way past Le Clown’s bedtime. As always, count your syllables. And keep it PG-13 (there are children in the picture, and Tiny Geek as well). Unless, of course, you prefer to respond with the mouth of a sailer, in which case limericks are highly encouraged. I’ll catch you in the comments section!