The Continuing Saga of the Starship Hubbertise and the Hubnuggetries!
Ship's Log Supplemental: stardate 0319.2010 Security Chief Zsuzsy Bee recording
This week’s mission became an ordeal, which we almost did not survive with our dignities intact. It’s best if I commence at the very beginning, I’m told that that is usually a good place to start.
It all began when Commander Jason Menayan the head and neck of hubpages marketing department (as can be seen in the pic) went on much deserved R&R. When he did not return in the specified time, the computer-ing system at headquarters went haywire … red and blue flags, as a matter of fact, flags in every color of the rainbow sprouted up everywhere. (the board looked quite festive…okay, okay I know I’m off topic)
Commander Maddie Rudd (here seen, still wearing her pretty in pink Hub-cap) feared the worst. She called in the team and without further ado dispatched us to the outer galaxy quadrant for a rescue mission.
At this point let me tell you, we are trained professionals who have endured much at boot camp. Even the many, many missions we all have under our belts did not prepare us for the horrors we were to witness soon.
The co-ordinates, that headquarters had supplied us with took us far, far, much farther than we had ever gone before. It took us through the milky way, past the seventh moon of the sixth constellation, across from the fifth extra-solar planet near the fourth Nebulae in the third black hole of the second cluster of brown dwarfs (bodies too small to be stars yet too big to be planets) to the left which is the first and biggest planet called S--Murphystan . It was easy to figure out the name of the planet as the surrounding gaseous rings had the name printed on in blue flashing lights.
Science Officer PI 3.1417hub1417hub (Patti for short… not that she is short but the name can become a mouth-full) quickly scanned her new quad strength-tricorder (it’s the cutest thing not much bigger then a cell phone…ooops I’m doing it again). She was instantly, connected to Wikipedia.
This was the definition: ‘S--Murphystan is the largest planet in the Eddy
solar system. It can support human life. Warning: has pec*liar si*e
ef*ects on h***ns’ the definition abruptly stopped then continued on page two with
headline “S--Murphystan’s Philosophies” Smile…tomorrow will be worse. The
headline in the article was that according to “S--Murphystan’s laws “ Only two sizes exist,
large and too small. (there is no such thing as just right)
[judging by the pic that showed up the quartermaster ran out of ‘too small’ and to the horror of the Security Chief (that’s me) who also earns extra cash tailoring the crews uniforms under the table, everyone runs around in “too large”.]
It took no time what-so-ever for us to find out why it was called S--Murphystan.
The main law of S--Murphystan or the fourth law of thermodynamics is supposedly "Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way." (don’t ask me what it means, I flunked Thermodynamics in College)
Commander B.T. Evilpants and Ensign Hubnugget Hank located our missing commander and after thoroughly analyzed the situation, they tried to anticipate all problems prior to their occurrence, and having not just an answer… but a solution for all of these possible problems, so that we could move swiftly onto and off the planet .
Capt’n Anderson in her usual 'before-dangerous-mission-pep-talk' reminded us, as we were getting ready to beam down to the planet, that the prime objective of our mission was to dedicate all our efforts to extricate Commander Jason without any interaction with the natives of S--Murphystan as quickly as possible because we did not know what and how much of the Wikipedia definition was missing.
Redelf who was assigned to be our ‘Scottie’ on this mission stayed behind on the Starship Hubbertis along with Ripplemaker who had decided to come along on this mission.
If it would not have been for the level head of the Levelheadedness Manager and of her knowing that instead of forcing it to just use a bigger hammer, we would not have been able to make it off that planet and return to the ship without having had to suffer the same consequences as Commander Menayan.
A bonus of this mission was that we were able to replace the missing Wiki page, describing that too much sun or tanning in the Eddy S--Murphystan solar system causes humans to have a long term unwanted tan ‘a-la Smurfs’. It also causes severe irresistible thirst for Blue Curacao which along with the color eventually will wear off in a year or two or three. (Unanimously we neglected to give Commander Jason the time frame though, ....what he doesn’t know won’t hurt us)
However, at the debriefing
(de-briefing----not a word I care to define at this moment) both
B.T. and Hank admitted that what they neglected to acknowledge at the
that if you are up to your donkeybutt (ass) in alligators, you sometimes
that your initial objective was to drain the swamp. (heeehhhh????) (Those two are just so smart that its hard to understand them at times)
You ask, what was Commander Jason doing on S--Murphystan? Well, I can’t tell you... my lips are sealed, because that it classified and if you found out we would have to (no, not kill you, no, just whip you with some wet noodles)
But what I can tell you, of course the reason, our sole purpose, is and always will be for the good of the hubnuggets… We’re all here for the HubNuggets!
You already know the Hubnugget team, the ones who leave Hubland fearlessly and go where no hubbers have gone before…
(how trekky-ish can I get?)
Commander Maddie Rudd
(Community Manager) bottom row, right
Commander Jason Menayan (Marketing
Manager) top row center
Capt’n Shirley Anderson (Keep-everything-under-control
Manager) top row left
Science Officer PI 3.1417hub1417hub
(Patti Inglish) (Knowledge-ness Manager) center row right
Commander B.T. Evilpants (Keep-em-guessing Manager) center row left
Hubnugget Hank (Keep-em-guessing Assistant Manager) missing from picture as someone had to take the picture
Chief Historian and Tactical Officer (Levelheadedness Manager) top row right
Commander Ripplemaker is the ship's counselor (New hubber encouragement
Manager) bottom row left
Chief Zsuzsy Bee (that’s me) (I’m still working on my manager stripes…) bottom row center
(brings to mind too many Managers and not enough managees???)
It was my turn to make sure the chosen hubs were delivered and presented to all of Hubland. The next step is in your hands. Hubbing public all you have to do is read and vote.
Every week you will be able to read and vote for your favorite from 18 hubs/ 6 from 3 categories. This fabulous new format lets you vote for three hubs, that’s right three not just one, one from each of the weekly featured categories. To be selected and voted to be a Hubnugget is very encouraging to a new Hubber.
Hubbers, Friends of Hubbers, Readers, Martians, S--Murphystanians, any other Gallaxians you're all invited to come by, read and vote every week.
The how's, the who's , the why's, the what's to be eligible.
To be eligible for HubNugget consideration, you must have joined hubpages within the last 60 days, and have an author score of 75 or above. Your hub must have been published within the last 7 days, and have a hub score of 55 or above. That's it!
Now you may be asking how you can achieve all of that when you're still just a Hub-nuggeteer learning your way around here.
This is how: Build a hub with well written, original content. Next, add a few relevant photosvideo. Add a news feed if you like. Move your capsules around to create an attractive layout, and preview your handy work. Check for spelling and grammar booboos. Now all that's left to do is hit that "publish" button, and watch your score rise. Your friends at Hub-Central will do the rest! and/or a
If you want more detailed information, Shirley Anderson (our Team leader extraordinaire) has written a hub on the whole process. You can find it here. or here http://hubpages.com/hub/HubNuggets-How-To
Without further ado… let’s roll out the red carpet for the new hubs and hubbers in these three categories:
Which one of this week's Travel & Places nominees is your favorite?
- 4% What the Locals like to do in Las Vegas.
- 5% The Adirondacks ~ Americas Forgotten Park
- 3% Visit San Antonio for Fiesta
- 6% Swimming with Orcas: Enjoying the Northern Lights On A Weekend Trip From London
- 69% The coast Amalfi, Italy
- 13% budapest in a flash
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Travel & Places Nominees
- The coast Amalfi, Italy
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- budapest in a flash
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Which one of this week's Food nominees is your favorite?
- 10% The Mississippi Mud Cake Massacre
- 19% Bread Machines, they don't just make bread!
- 7% beef blackpepper noodles
- 5% Pepper Turkey Breast Recipe
- 39% Let Them Eat Hummus: 5 Healthy Recipes
- 20% Eating Down the Fridge
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Food Nominees
- Eating Down the Fridge
If you are like me you have on more then one occasion come home from work and been bombarded with the queries of "What is for dinner dad? We're hungry!". Your food stores are running low and you don't have...
Which one of this week's Sports & Recreation nominees is your favorite?
- 19% The 10 Rodeos Every Rodeo Fan Should Visit
- 3% Ireland's Greatest Sports Stars
- 11% 13 Unnecessary Camping Supplies
- 6% The Allure of the Curl
- 18% Bamboo bicycles
- 44% Climbing Mount Teide
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Sports & Recreation Nominees
- The 10 Rodeos Every Rodeo Fan Should Visit
Are you a rodeo fan looking to plan a vacation? Why not pick one of these 10 places and visit during their rodeo? You'll find rodeo information below about ten rodeos you should see. These are big rodeos...
- Ireland's Greatest Sports Stars
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- Climbing Mount Teide
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Here are this weeks winners!
The winners have been determined!
Travel & Places (184 total votes)
Food (59 total votes)
Sports & Recreation (80 total votes)
Congrats to all of you hubnuggeteers. Keep the good stuff coming.
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