(Author’s note: I’ve had to cut this writing down to every other week due to some new stuff I’m involved in. Plus, since I start work really early, I get very tired during the week. So I am going to try and do more, do better on getting things onto this blog. It just make take a little while longer. Otherwise, here’s today’s Fictioneers!)
Eye Of The Tiger
by Miles H. Rost
Washington D.C. saw it’s fair share of weird people. Congressfolk, G-men, you name it, they saw it.
A sitting congressman, riding on a tiger’s back. That was unusual.
Nebraska Representative Bob Langston was known for doing outrageous things to make a point. From dumping a half-ton of Alka-Seltzer tablets into Dupont Circle Fountain, to ziplining onto the Capitol steps, always with a reason for it.
He stopped at the foot of the steps and was immediately swarmed by reporters, asking why ride a tiger to the capitol.
“It’s appropriate work transportation for a guy who eats congresspeople for lunch.”
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Very clever.. Not one to follow politics, I am left wondering if any of it is true….
I’m in it for the bloodsports. Watching Question Time in the British House Of Commons is great, because you can learn about how to insult people in the nicest way possible (see Jacob Rees-Mogg).
Woah! Getting ideas above his station I think!
Some do it for color, some do it to make a point. Just don’t ask him about what he did with the lenses at the old Naval Observatory for the Vice President’s birthday. >_>
Alka Seltzer in the fountain. Brilliant 🙂
Had to bring in a dump truck for that one. Especially to get it all going in one set.
Creativity knows no bounds.
Easy to ride a tiger, difficult to get off. Good luck to senator.
Depends on the muzzle.