Old Men & Coffee Shops—Codger’s Corner Edition—Yonder comes the Piranha!

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Editor’s Notes: In the Real World of Saint Paul, the current temperature is a seasonal 52ºF and the sky is clear. In the“Pruett’s Pig Powders” Thermometer Image© Cyber world, as always, it is a computer-controlled 72ºF, it is partly cloudy, and the humidity a comfortable 50%. So let’s go there for today’s installment.

 

DISCLAIMER: This is a work of pure fiction & fantasy. The characters presented here are not based on any real person, any resemblance to any real person is coincidental, NOT INTENTIONAL.

 

Downtown Codger’s Corners Strip Image©

 

 Molly had just cleared our breakfast dishes from our table, you know, the one in front by the plate glass window, and I was placing my (porcelain, not China, but made in China) January Edition Codger Collectible™ Mug down after a sip of the organically & shade-grown, Fair Trade, Guatemalan Roast coffee, that helps what remaining brain synapses synapting, when I heard a bit of a commotion at the front door of our little cyber-café.

Good morning gents!” loudly announced a rather strange looking fellow dressed in a top hat, black frock coat, striped trousers, and sporting the most magnificent handlebar moustache, “My name is Piranha, Ira M. Piranha, and this is my brother Ignatz Rudolph! We just opened our little shop at the end of the block.”

Brothers Piranha Image©“Ummm, good morning Ira,” Carl said, turning a bit in his chair to face Piranha, and his similarly dressed brother, “didn’t you own that used car lot across town?”

“Still do!” Ira replied, “providing low cost, reliable transportation for the common folk!”

“That’s not what I’ve heard,” muttered Boomer, not loud enough for Piranha to hear.

“So, what kinda business are you in now?” Medford asked, stirring his cream & sugar pollutants into his otherwise fine coffee.”

“Why we’re providing the cyber-dream of home ownership,” bragged Ignatz, “to hard-working citizens here in Codger’s Corner, who just have minor little problems and have been turned away by that old fuddy-duddy, Guudlender.”

“Ignatz is an appraiser and home inspector,” Ira said, “and I am a licensed mortgage broker. We’re about to change the way business is done around here!”

“Home ownership is now no longer limited to the aristocracy!” Ignatz chimed in, and with a flourish they left.

“I think we got trouble,” Fred announced, putting down his ever-present morning edition of the Cyber Press.

“I think you’re right, Fred,” Boomer concluded, “Maybe you should talk to Guudlender about this.”

“What does he mean—aristocracy?”Equal Comment Opportunity Post Logo Image

TO BE CONTINUED... 

 

 

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Rainer
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Denise: Sequels, we hope!

TMBRA: Welcome to the ‘Rain! (…and we thought WE had a shtick) We’ll pay you a visit.

Jay
Apr 25, 2007 06:30 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Neal Bloom
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HA!

Got ya to show me.....which one is you Jay?

Thanks!

Apr 25, 2007 06:31 AM #12
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Chris Griffith
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<~~ I didn't see the bench over there.  :/
Apr 25, 2007 06:32 AM #13
Rainer
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Neal: The OLD one on the right, pre-beard.

Chris: ;-) 

Jay 

Apr 25, 2007 06:35 AM #14
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Linda Davis
RE/MAX Realty Group - Gales Ferry, CT

Why am I hearing the lyrics from Music Man??   "Ya got trouble, folks, right here in River City."   (hmmm, Carnac is working on his May 1st post, I'll have to advise him.)

P.S.  Looks like you are getting some new visitors to your blog.  Good deal.

Apr 25, 2007 06:41 AM #15
Rainer
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Linda: Yeah! Spread the word!

Jay

Apr 25, 2007 07:01 AM #16
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Sarah Cooper
Real Estate Shows - Hurricane, WV

I'm late to the party this morning!  Lysa, Daisy and Pepper as heroes made me smile!  Jay, you can be sure Little One and Tall One would love anything that has to do with the pups! 

Your bus wrap cracked me up!  It was the first thing that caught my eye.  Teresa's really ramping up the advertising lately!

Nice to see you guys for real!  Glad Neal asked for that.  Off to make my coffee, Codger mug awaits ...

Apr 25, 2007 07:08 AM #17
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Ann Cummings
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Good Morning Gents!  Love the picture you shared!

Got my ice cold Diet Coke in hand, and I'm thinking that those used car fellas might be a heap o' trouble in Codger Cyberrrrrr-Controlled Country....Piranha sounds just about right, I suspect.

Ann

Apr 25, 2007 08:01 AM #18
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Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Now that would be so cool Jay! The two pups on a bike! Perhaps one with a side car, like my buddy Moose rides around in (The german shepard) He even wears a leather Bandana and his name is painted on the back of the side car.

 

Apr 25, 2007 11:15 AM #19
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Thesa Chambers
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HI I am new to this wonderful cyber world - how fun is this, reading back issues and catching up, look forward to passing some boring floor time - thanks for the diversion

Apr 25, 2007 11:17 AM #20
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Sarah Cooper
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Lysa, Moose is COOOOL!!! 
Apr 25, 2007 12:12 PM #21
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Bryant Tutas
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 Jay, This is going to excellent! The cyber town is really looking good. I think the Piranha brothers may be heading towards a cyber whoop a... kicking!!! UCBB
Apr 25, 2007 02:13 PM #22
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Lysa Napolitano
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Sarah, I have another friend Cloe that rides on the tank of her daddys bike, she's a papillon :) I have a pic of her with her daddy, but her daddy's "friend" jumped on the bike just before I snapped it, so I need to take a new one.
Apr 25, 2007 03:06 PM #23
Rainer
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Ines: Indeed!

TLW: I felt an odd pull to the southeast—now I know why—you activated the “Cyber-Express when you fired off a round from that signal-cannon Civil War revolver! Be very careful with that—it ain’t no varmint gun! Glad your PC is again operational!

Sarah: That photo was published on our blog some months ago, so this was not the first time it appeared. I’m not sure yet how to work the pups in to the story-line—but…

Ann: Yeah, but as with good old fashioned stories, they gotta bring the good guys to the brink of ruination.

Lysa: Nice photos, thanks.

Thesa: Welcome to our world! If you’ve read back issues, you may be disappointed to learn the Cyber-World is a fairly recent invention of our ancient, addled, brains—but fun.

UCBB: Yeeeah! But like I replied to Ann, we have to get deep in the hole before we dig out.

Jay
Apr 25, 2007 07:01 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
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OH .....I can't wait to read what's next!!  Those Piranha brother's look like BAD NEWS!  (BTW, Teresa's sign on the bus came out quite nice)
Apr 25, 2007 08:24 PM #25
Rainer
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Ines: Me either, now all I gotta do is figure out what to write next!

Jay 

Apr 25, 2007 09:07 PM #26
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George Souto
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Jay, there are Piranha's in every town (they are big family you know, lots of cousins) and I guess not even a cyber world is safe from them :)

Apr 25, 2007 09:26 PM #27
Rainer
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George: Yes, and they make fine fodder for a melodrama.

Jay 

Apr 26, 2007 04:03 AM #28
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Maggie Dokic
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How did I miss this?  This is great!  And the comment thread too.  Those Piranha brothers sure are flashy things aren't they?  I love your graphic Jay!  That's a lot of work!  I noticed Teresa on the bus right away and loved it.  Very, very cool.

I'm going to go press Lysa for some info about Moose.  he he

May 04, 2007 05:45 AM #29
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Maggie: We sorta wondered where you were>

Jay $ Med

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