HubNnuggets III, The Search for Hank
Cue Star Trek Theme Music....
Captain's Log, Stardate 0507.2010
The unimaginable has happened. Commander PI-Sci has picked up a recorded distress signal from Ensign Hank, who disappeared on our last voyage in the Caribbean.
Unfortunately, Hank was in charge of keeping our storehouse of fresh HubNugget entries safe. It would seem that unsavory characters have kidnapped our drunken mascot and stolen the hubs, too! Do those who hold Hank and the nuggets intend to use our Wannabe offerings for evil purposes? We must assume so.
As yet, we do not know how some villainous scoundrels were able to find and capture our zany yet lovable Ensign. From the bridge, I stand and wonder, Is the signal we're receiving actually a warning of impending danger? The crew and I hope for the best but fear the worst as we prepare to provide rescue. Will there be any Wannabe lists to vote on this week?
"Commander Evilpants, patch me through to HubFleet Command, immediately! Tell them it's urgent!"
"Commander, stop being modest. You know very well that those antlers work as a super antenna. We can pick up signals from as far away as the HP Forum Nebula on those things."
"Oh. Well then, call for you on line two. And check that big screen in front of you, there should be a picture coming on there any second."
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Captain Shirley Alerts HP HQ
"Admiral Jason, I need to speak to you on a matter of the utmost importance! Ensign Hank has been abducted. We received a distress call a few minutes ago."
"Uh-huh but how are the nuggets? You've got them on board, right?"
"Welllll, not exactly. Hank was in charge of guarding the Wannabe lists while we were fighting off pirates in the Caribbean."
"This is no good! You must rescue those HubNugget entries, right away! Do whatever you must Captain but bring back those hubs in one piece. NOW! There's no time to lose, those things have a shelf life, you know."
"Oh, Captain Shirley?"
"Yes, Commander Maddie?"
"Umm, does anyone know how Hank is?"
*Captain Shirley and Admiral Jason answer in unison*
"You know, the missing Ensign whose life may be in danger?"
"He'll be in a lot more peril if those nuggets aren't returned safely, forthwith."
* Some throat cleaning and awkward silence*
"Well, okay then. Thanks for your help, Admiral. Hubertise out."
B.T. 'Radar' Evilpants
Warp Speed 7, Mr. Evilpants!
"Right away, Captain! By the way, which direction do you want me point the ship in?"
"Straight ahead, Commander Evilpants. Officer PI-Sci (or is it Sci-PI?) has tracked Ensign Hank's signal to the lower quadrant of the Hoochi-Koochi galaxy. Seems our platypus is trapped in a city of pubs, strip joints and games of chance. Those fiends that stole him obviously intend to keep him distracted from his duty as protector of the nuggets."
"Mr. Evilpants, are you drooling?"
Science Officer PI-Sci (or is it Sci-PI?)
Thank Heavens for Sensible Officer Sci-PI (or is it PI-Sci?)
"Good work on locating the source of Ensign Hank's signal, Commander Sci-PI! Time is of the essence in tracking down those nuggets he's been entrusted with."
"Thanks, Captain. As we get closer to Hoochie-Koochie, I should be able to get some better co-ordinates and maybe even pinpoint Hank's exact location."
"Marvelous! I'll inform the Admiral of our progress, I'm sure he'll be impressed with your skills, Sci-PI. You might just get a citation out of this calamity."
"Aw, shucks. That'd be great Captain but I think Commander Evilpants deserves a little recognition, too. It's not easy for him to contort his antlers like that."
"Maybe when he comes out of his daydream of being with his buddy, Hank."
Chief of Security, Zsuzsy Bee
Is It Klingon or Is It Memorex?
"Chief Security Officer Bee, I'd like you to study these messages that Commander Sci-PI has been picking up. They sound Klingon to me. We suspect the signals are coming from the area where Ensign Hank and the nuggets are being held."
"Right away, Captain! I'll be able to let you know in just a few minutes. Thank Heavens I took that Klingon language course on my vacation.
"Very good, Officer Bee. Let me know"
Chief Historian and Tactical Officer RedElf
Things Get Tense
"Captain, Officer Sci-Pi has pinpointed Ensign Hank's co-ordinates from the new signals coming in on Commander Evilpants' antlers. Officer Bee has determined that the strange language is indeed Klingon and we now know that Hank is being held on the Hoochie-Koochie strip. His location keeps moving but it stays within a four block radius."
"Full speed ahead, Officer RedElf. We must reach those nuggets in time for this week's hub!"
"Oh, I can do better than that, Captain. I'll blast the area with those new slime bombs we got in last week. Those villains won't be able move after getting hit with those babies."
"Fine, just don't hurt the nuggets."
Lt. Commander Ripplemaker
Captain's Log Supplemental
The HubNuggets team showed a valiant effort in their rescue attempt of our precious nugget cargo.
"What's that Commander Evilpants? Oh yes, and Ensign Hank."
Our officers determined that the signals we were receiving came from the watch that the Ensign traded for a keg of ale while on brief visit to Hoochie-Koochie. Apparently, while the rest of us were dodging pirate foils, Hank slipped away for a bit of fun.
Thankfully, every one of our nuggets is safe, sound, in tact and appear in our Wannabe listings below. What will happen to Ensign Hank as a result of his little AWOL adventure? HP HQ will handle that issue.
Which one of this week's Sports & Recreation nominees is your favorite?
- 15% 10 Tips To Survive A Bear Attack
- 64% How Reggie Miller Saved Indianapolis
- 5% 10 Paintball Games You Have To Play
- 7% Interior Features to Look for in an RV
- 0% Outdoor Clothing
- 8% Traveling Cheap in Bocas Del Toro, Panama: It's Better Than Tahiti!
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Sports & Recreation Nominees
- 10 Tips To Survive A Bear Attack
Most of us love getting outdoors and soaking up some nature, but sometimes we cross paths with certain critters, like bears... and find ourselves in a bit of a pickle. If you run into a bear, certain factors...
- How Reggie Miller Saved Indianapolis
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- 10 Paintball Games You Have To Play
Many new people who start playing paintball may find that they get bored playing the same old elimination games. Playing the same old game can get very boring, but luckily several people made up some new...
- Interior Features to Look for in an RV
There are certain features in an RV that are really nice to have. Whether you are buying new or used, or looking to update your RV. Choosing the right RV is a big decision but really boils down to your...
- Outdoor Clothing
When going for a hike, there are many small outdoor gear and outdoor equipment that easily get forgotten but that are very essential in your hike. Therefore, after packing all your outdoor...
- Traveling Cheap in Bocas Del Toro, Panama: It's Better Than Tahiti!
Everyone has heard of Tahiti. If you have ever seen the gorgeous photos of crystal clear water, pearl white sand, and a charming bungalow on stilts over the water and wondered how many years of work and hours...
Which one of this week's Travel & Places nominees is your favorite?
- 11% Fishing on the Piers of the OBX aka Outer Banks of NC the basics
- 42% Hidden London landmarks you've probably never visited
- 4% The Scottish Malt Whisky Trail
- 2% Habitat for Humanity trip to Malawi, April 9-22, 2010
- 31% American Dialects: I Speak American, How About You?
- 9% Discover Canada one Adventure at a Time
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Travel & Places Nominees
- Fishing on the Piers of the OBX aka Outer Banks of NC the basics
John Denver never wrote about the shore; if he had it would have been about the OBX of North Carolina. Sun, sea, sand and surf are of course there but also the shore is in a more natural state where dunes,...
- Hidden London landmarks you've probably never visited
The exterior of St Bartholomew the Great The church of Saint Bartholomew the Great is hidden behind a gatehouse, just off Smithfields market. Its peaceful surroundings and striking Norman interior make it...
- The Scottish Malt Whisky Trail
One of the many tourist attractions in Scotland is the Malt Whisky Trail around Speyside. You'll see how traditional malt whisky is made from the fields of barley grown in the North-east of Scotland, through...
- Habitat for Humanity trip to Malawi, April 9-22, 2010
My name is Molly Bell, and I work for Habitat for Humanity. I am co-leading a Global Village trip to Malawi with my colleague Yamiko Samu. We will arrive on Sunday, April 11, 2010, and depart Wednesday, April...
- American Dialects: I Speak American, How About You?
To speak American English is to speak a dialect. Regionalisms that exist in the United States add to the variety and richness of the American language. Some people express prejudices towards others based on...
- Discover Canada one Adventure at a Time
The great Canadian outdoors holds many wonders and adventures for travellers. The allure of an unspoiled paradise gets people off of the main road and into the back-country. An outdoor Canadian adventure is a...
Which one of this week's Games, Toys, & Hobbies nominees is your favorite?
- 23% An Introduction to Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game: Monsters
- 15% Answer to Jane: My Favourite Antique is.......
- 8% Architectural Antique Salvage
- 15% The Making of Teddy Bears
- 19% US Postage Stamps: 1933
- 19% 1956 Topps Baseball Cards
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Games, Toys, & Hobbies Nominees
- An Introduction to Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game: Monsters
Monster cards are the forefront of the game of Yu-Gi-Oh! in my opinion, because for all intents and purposes, they make up the majority of any player's deck. Choosing the right monsters for the right deck...
- Answer to Jane: My Favourite Antique is.......
My favourite antique is a Victorian silver tea-spoon made in London, assayed in 1862, with a beautiful knotted rope design which was registered in January 1862, stamped with the makers mark for George Adams of Chawner & Co., an eminent London silvers
- Architectural Antique Salvage
There are a number of different architectural antiques that you can buy if you know where to look. Going around to some of the better antique stores in your area will yield quite a few pieces for you to...
- The Making of Teddy Bears
Teddy bears have relatively aged historical past ahead, with it initial invested a decade ago. The earliest teddy bears to be distribute was designed by Steiff in the course of the 12 months in 1903.A fresh...
- US Postage Stamps: 1933
I wanted to do a “non-commercial” hub and wanted to do one that was fairly original. I decided to do it on the Byrd Arctic Expedition stamp. I collected stamps when I was younger (I still have my...
- 1956 Topps Baseball Cards
This was the first set Topps issued after buying its main competitor, the Bowman Gum Company. With that rival gone, Topps was able to release its largest set since 1952. Without exclusive contracts to...
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Hope you enjoyed spending a little time with the HubNuggets crew. Join us next week, when Commander B.T. Evilpants will take us on another exciting space adventure aboard the HSS Hubertise.
Captain Shirley out.
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