Jeremy: Why does our on tap beer taste funny?
Jeff: I was just wondering the same thing. Hey Jack, what’s going on with the kegs?
::Jack comes running into the green room::
Jack: Oh man, guys there’s a huge disaster out back! I think it even altered the lines to the tap, I think.
Jeremy: (spitting the beer out) What did you do this time?
Jack: I swear it wasn’t me! I don’t know who invited him here, but he’s ruining everything…
Jeff: (looks down sheepishly) Ummm is he kinda big, dressed like a bargain basement superhero, and ridiculously clumsy?
Jack: Yes, that sounds exactly like this guy.
Jeff: Jeremy, your guest is here all the way from Pacific Station, the superhero Massacre!*
Jeremy: (does a quick internet search) You mean the invincible meat head who is always destroying buildings and not actually catching the bad guys?
Jeff: Hey, we’re on a budget restriction! The Dark Lion’s appearance fee rivals that lady president wannabee’s. We can’t afford that kind of dinero; especially after you went out and hired a band.
Jeremy: The Epic Band! is a good investment. People love talk shows with their own in-house music group.
::The building to Two Dudes Studios shakes::
Jack: Guys, I’d like to point out that we opted out of superhero insurance.
Jeremy: This guy’s not a hero, he’s a &^%*! menace!
::A guy dressed in a dark red and black uniform stumbles into the green room::
Massacre: (slurring his words) That bwew is pwetty fweakin’ good… ::burp::
Jeremy: Not only did you bring in a lousy guest, but he’s a drunk lousy guest!
Jeff: Remember, the budget! By the way, I’m going to have to say no to the lava lamp you put on the requisition list this week.
Jeremy: ^%&* (kicks out and hits Massacre in the leg) Ahhh, I think my foot is broken! (drops to the ground, rolling in agony)
Massacre: Have no ::hic:: fear, citizen. I am The Dawk ::his:: Lion’s top lieutenant.
Jeff: It’s cool, Massacre. We have the emergency services on speed dial, after the whole zapping microphone incident.
::as Jeremy continues to roll around in pain, the drunk ‘superhero’ passes out and falls to the ground, creating a giant hole::
Jack: I’m glad Jeremy’s in too much pain to see that.
Jeff: Once Massacre wakes up, just try and cover it with a rug. Who knows, the chances of the host falling into a hole during the production meeting might increase ratings a bit.
Jack: I’m on it.
Jeff: Well since he’s in pain… play us out Epic Band!
*Massacre is from the hit novel The Negative Man: City of Chaos. Hey, you can read that for free right here in this blog. Or you can head on over to Jeremy’s author page and grab it there to – Jeremy’s Author Page
**Don’t worry folks, the quality of our programming won’t go down any further due to budget cuts. I mean honestly, I doubt it could! Hey, on that note, come back next week as I have even more awesome stuff lined up for you, but probably not Jeremy. Have a good one everybody! – Jeff, production manager