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Everyone’s Greg For Halloween (A New Age Acrostic)

Posted in Chasing Concordia, The Birthday Saga on July 15, 2008 by mbingo

He spent his days writing page after page
And his nights re-enacting on the gilded stage
People flocked to see his praiseworthy plays
Packs of critics raised thumbs without delay

Yet no one knew of his second life
Baby-saving, villain-thwarting after midnight
If you tried to cause a ruckus under twilight
Rather silly of you, because he’d strip you of your eyesight

The only villain of whom he hadn’t disposed
His name was Vomitkill the Mystic and he wore purple clothes
Dusk approached, one Tuesday night
And he prepared to put him away with one final fight

You don’t need the gory details
Greatest fight I’ve ever seen
Rocky ain’t got nothing on him
Everyone’s Greg for Halloween

Greg, you’d make an excellent superhero.



Posted in The Birthday Saga, Two Minutes Less a Third on June 20, 2008 by jeereg

In The Delta, in the heart of Undertown, a discussion is happening. The new kid in town, Edwin (or is it Max?), is stirring up stories.

“I heard he put the crack in the Wall,” says Shook.

Quick says, “They say he knows every Word.”

“When he yawns, we get typhoons in the deep,” says Red Pete.

“He’s so dreamy,” sighs Heart.

“He beat me in an arm wrestle!” Grath shouts.

There’s a series of murmurs, gasps, whispers. The point is: this kid is kind of a big deal.

“Yeah,” mutters Greg. “And he beat my time on Luigi Circuit.”

Case in point.

Posted in The Birthday Saga on June 20, 2008 by jeereg

See, this is what I mean. You’re the only person I know who would make such a thoughtful offer. Yes, my birthday is indeed July 15, but you don’t have to do that.

No, really. It’s fine.

…oh, alright. You’re the best.

What a swell guy.

Posted in The Birthday Saga on June 20, 2008 by mbingo

Gosh, Greg, you’re just great. You really are. In fact, you’re so great, I think I’m going to write a song about how great you are. Say for next Friday.

That is my solemn vow, and never will I turn from it.

Also, Happy Birthday to me.

Edit: Maybe I’ll just write you a song for your birthday. It’s only a couple of weeks away, right? July 15?

The Birthday Gift

Posted in The Birthday Saga on June 20, 2008 by jeereg

Max, in observation of your birthday, I’ll allow you to post today’s song tomorrow.

You’re a great guy. Easily one of the best. And don’t ever let me deny that I said that.