Hello, Ripsters! Before you read tonight’s offering, count slowly to ten. I think I’m going to need to get a head start out of here:
Ferdinand Feghoot (longtime Sci-Fi fen will recognize the name) was traveling through time and space, as was his wont, when he landed on a planet inhabited by big, furry creatures. Using his Acme translator, he was able to communicate with these beings, who, it turned out, referred to themselves as “Furries.”
Naturally, our hero wanted to meet with the leader of the Furries, so he eloquently said, “Take me to your leader.” They proceeded to take him into the presence of a gigantic Furry, who had what looked for all the world to be a hypodermic needle on its head.
“THIS is your leader?” Ferdinand asked, incredulously.
“Yes, indeed,” he was told. “That’s the Furry with the syringe on top.”