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The Hubnuggets: Fly
Ship's Log supplemental star-date 08-06-2010 Security Chief Zsuzsy Bee recording
The Hubbertese has been docked over Hubpages headquarters all week; she is all refueled, a crew of droids has vacuumed her out and she’s ready to go, where no nuggets have gone before. Maybe later I’ll take her down to the carwash on twelfth and seventeenth corner and get her a nice wax job too.
Everyone had somewhere to go this week, but me… ahhhh ohhh woe is me… all alone on the ship Hubbertese. Oh boy, things are bad when I’m contemplating taking a spaceship to the carwash…
How nice to have the whole ship to myself… I’ll have time to catch up on all those fiddly projects, the ones that will make the security of the ship run smoother, better, faster and with no-one in the way, and best of all no-one complaining.
(Don’t tell them and please don’t get me wrong--- we have a super great crew and all--- but sometimes they can all become a bunch of whiners… they’re always beefing about something “Oh no, the mirror this, the mirror that…). Truth be told, that mirror is the best thing that has happened to us in a long time. The best adventures have come about, because of that silly old cracked up thing. On the other hand, maybe the adventures have been great in spite of where the mirror has spewed us over the past weeks.
Cap’n Shirley was asked to attend a summit meeting along with the senior members of the hub pages team including Admirals Maddie and Jason.
(Have you notice yet, that their ranks keep switching weekly?)
Simone was off on a weekend retreat with palates demonstrations etc. in upper Utah, no… maybe it was in Arizona, or somewhere thereabouts (who knows, I heard the location but then again didn’t hear it … you know what I mean... my mind had been on other things).
Correspondent Ripple maker went along with old Crack’d so they would have something new to report next week.
Red Elf, after her ‘hanging-on-for-dear-life’ ordeal on the Falls decided she needed to dry out, a few sessions with the cat whisperer and a manicure.
B.T. requested a few days away with Mrs. B.T., just to patch things up instead of divorce preparations. (The 3.6 dozen of little b.t.s are being looked after by Hank on the Disney Planet to which he supposedly had a whole book of free tickets… poor Hank that many little b.t.’s, what am I saying poor little b.t.s--better yet poor Disney planet--)
Sci-Pi is off teaching some new ‘kapow’ moves at the Bruce Lee Karate and Sushi emporium. (Don’t miss the dates for her classes this fall in Toronto’s China town, they will be published here soon).
Talking to myself (it's good for the soul) "Ahhhhh I’ve got the ship all to myself, what nice blissful peace and quiet. I think before I get on with my projects I’m off to watch an episode or two of Gilligan’s Island. I know it’s usually off limits... but who will know… I’ll watch it on the bridge on the ‘Bigga-Screen’ while sitting in the Cap’n big comfy chair." Rubbing my hands together with glee I continue my one sided conversation "On the way to the bridge, I’ll stop off and get a giant bucket of popcorn--- (air-popped of course to keep things nice and healthy) with a nice cold beer or two."
Me, myself and I are such great communicators "Now to make myself comfy… what a comfy chair... Man-oh-man this is the life. Hahahaha that Gilligan is such a card, he’s so funny hahah
ZZZ hrrrrrr ZZZ hrrrr ZZZ hrrr ZZZ hrrZZ snap snap ZZZ hrrrrrr ZZZ hrrrr ZZZ hrrr ZZZ hrrZZ snap………."
Supplemental recording by Hubbertese automatron ‘Otto’ for short
According to the instruments security Chief Zsuzsy Bee seems to have fallen into a deep sleep. Again according to the readings on the panel her elbow is holding the fresh-air-intake button open. The big red button that says in fluorescent red letters ‘Do not open’
Enter fly ‘bzzzzz’ correction ‘biiiig camou fly’
hrrrrrr ZZZ Shooo fly zzz shoo hrrrrrr ZZZ ZZZ hrrrrrr ZZZ hrrrr ZZZ
From the ‘bigga-screen’ set on the Retro Channel, the announcement of ‘Horror-Movie-Night-In-Space’ is heard. Tonight’s feature presentation THE FLY starring Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle the brilliant but eccentric scientist and Geena Davies as Veronica Quaife a magazine journalist.
ZZZ hrrrrrr ZZZ hrrrr ZZZ
Here I am standing in front of ‘Crack’d’ the mirror and there inside it stands the whole crew, every last one of them, waiting to come back on board of the Hubbertese.
Impatiently, full of angry disappointment at my quiet time being cut short I shout “Why are you all coming back on board early? You’re all still to stay away for 4 more days.”
Admirals Maddie and Jason were trying to organize a semblance of order for the 450 or so crew people on the other side of the mirror. They looked a little odd, on second thought the whole crew looked odd, I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was different with them all. After all once you see the bulgy googgily eyes, the three hairy legs sticking out of each of their sides then you’ve seen it all. They also had developed fly-like twitches and tics.
“Line-up by the Telepods everyone” shouted Simone with her bullhorn,“no more than two at a time enter the pods and Teleport onto the Hubbertese.”
“No no,” I shouted back “you can only teleport one at a time. Sending two separate life-forms in the sending pod, will merge the two at the molecular-genetic level. You will have a 2 crew-member guacamole.” My voice just couldn’t over-trump U2 in the background. The cacophony of the sound track, the voices of the impatient crew and this incessant buzzing.
"Someone get me a fly swatter... pleeeaase. This buzzing is going to drive me up the wall." I shouted. Silly of me to be calling for any sort of equipment, as of yet there was only one person on board. "Must stop the teleporters from working" I mumbled to me and myself. "There is the solution, I have to cut the cables between the teleporters" I ran towards the old fashioned fire box. You know the one that is mounted on the wall beside the elevator doors, the one that holds the rolled up fire-hose and the 3 foot long ax behind glass. Hurrying to the other side of the bridge..."Must reach ax before those fools start their liquid crew-blend-a-cocktail." This is when the oddest thing happened... I saw one of me, (I'm not sure if it was me, myself or I) sitting in Capt'n Shirley's chair having a snooze. Glancing over the 'Crack'd' I realized that if I wanted to prevent disaster I had to act quickly... with my elbow I broke the glass, reached in for the ax and with one wide swing split the cable wedged between the two telepods. Buzzzzz buzzzz smash....
Weirder yet, the sound of the breaking glass woke one of us (me) up.
There I was all alone on deck of the Hubbertese, a broken glass on the floor beside my feet with the smashed-up guts of a 'camou-fly' spread in my palm...ooh gross.
Glancing over to the 'Bigga-screen' nothing made sense. "Maybe" I grumbled to myself "we would call this episode 'Nightmare on Minna street' instead."
Wide awake the shivers run up and down my back. How messed up could dreams be? And it still is unclear to me why I never get to have dreams with gorgeous Sam Elliot or Tom Selleck or Sir Sean Connery or yummy ...?
I better get back to work!
It is my turn to make sure the chosen hubs are delivered and presented to all of Hub-land. I just about messed up as I almost slept past the time that the nuggets needed to be brought out of the vault (that would have been bad) The next step is in your hands 'Hubbing public' all you have to do is read and vote.
This what its all about 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.
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!
If you want more detailed information, Shirley Anderson (our Team leader extraordinaire) has written a hub on the whole process.
You can find it at http://hubpages.com/hub/HubNuggets-How-To
The Home Nominees
- The Benefits of Gardening: Growing Blackberries with Blackberry Recipes
There’s a lot to be said about the word ‘dirt’ and much of it “ain’t pretty”. But, it depends on one’s perspective, doesn’t it? Because, when it comes to summer gardening, dirt is a holy...
- Veggies in paradise - Part 2 : And let there be plants.
In all things let there be knowledge. I do not claim to have total enlightenment or complete mastery of this subject. I only have my own observation to share. Little bits here, and little bits there. Many a...
- Fifties Retro Kitchens: Why I Love My Formica Dining Table
1956. It was the days of unlatched screen doors, doo-wop music,and Elvis crooning on the radio. The Salk vaccine was top news,Around the World in 80 days was the hit movie, and almost everyone I knew ate on a...
- How To Build A Reflecting Pond
My First Pond Most people will agree that water has a calming effect on the senses. Whether it's a reflecting pool or has a trickling waterfall, there is something very soothing and meditative about relaxing...
- Required Documents and Paperwork to Rent an Apartment in NYC
If you have rented in NYC before, you know that the "candidate screening" that landlords put their potential tenants through is a bit like a media hound's scan of a politician's life - they leave no stone...
Which one of this week's Home nominees is your favorite?
- 18% Summer Gardens
- 20% Veggies in paradise - Part 2 : And let there be plants.
- 35% Fifties Retro Kitchens: Why I Love Mine
- 16% HOW To Build A Pond
- 9% Renting an Apartment in New York City: Documents and Paperwork
- 2% Gardening: How to grow radishes from seed
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Sports and Recreation Nominees
- Prepare an Emergency Backpack Today and Survive Tomorrow
Survival supplies all laid out As my perhaps overly grim title suggests, its impossible to know when disaster is going to strike, and ideals aside, theres absolutely nothing you as an individual can...
Which one of this week's Sports and Recreation nominees is your favorite?
- 3% Catching Fish On the Cheap
- 8% Martial Arts Fitness Training
- 15% Prepare an Emergency Backpack Today and Survive Tomorrow
- 2% Learn to Scuba Dive to Receive your Open Water Certification
- 62% Women's defense: Learning martial arts
- 11% How I Accidentally Became A Mountain Climber
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Games, Toys, and Hobbies Nominees
- Top 10 Best Upcoming MMORPGs - Best PC and PS3 Online RPGs.
Guild Wars 2 - Guildwars2.com It's been a long time since a quality MMORPG has been released on the PC and if ever on consoles. Luckily, our time of wait is almost over with big hitters that should push the...
- How to Create a PDF Word Search or Crossword Activity Sheet for Free
Word search puzzles and crossword are a popular pass time for people of many ages. These steps will show you how to create your own word search and crossword activity sheets in Adobe Acrobat PDF format using...
- The Civil War Sword
Though it has been almost 150 years since the last war on American soil, the American Civil War still holds much mystique in the minds of history buffs, war re-enactors, and collectors of antique civil war...
- The Best Eco Friendly Toys for Children
It is never too early to teach our children about our responsibility to treat our planet gently and with honor. Our children should grow up with a sense of wonder at the Earth’s splendor, a sense of...
- To Buy or Not to Buy? - New Slim Line Xbox 360!
If you've not heard, there is a NEW Slim-line Xbox 360 Console! The cost? Just £200. You may think this seems a little hefty as you can purchase a Premium Xbox 360 Console for only £119.99, but there are...
- Introduction to Amazing Hobby of Rock Collecting
An intriguing leisure pursuit for both children and grownups is Rock Collection. Despite the fact that stones and rocks are found ubiquitously and are inexpensive, one can find multiplicity of rocks. ...
Which one of this week's Games, Toys, and Hobbies nominees is your favorite?
- 3% Top 10 Best Upcoming MMORPGs - Best PC and PS3 Online RPGs.
- 17% How to Create a PDF Word Search or Crossword Activity Sheet for Free
- 4% The Civil War Sword
- 54% The Best Eco Friendly Toys for Children
- 1% To Buy or Not to Buy? - New Slim Line Xbox 360!
- 20% Introduction to Amazing Hobby of Rock Collecting
This poll is now closed to voting.
THE WINNER WITHOUT FURTHER ADO ARE:
Home (55 total votes)
Fifties Retro Kitchens: Why I Love Mine (19 votes, 35%)
Veggies in paradise - Part 2 : And let there be plants. (11 votes, 20%)
Summer Gardens (10 votes, 18%)
Sports and Recreation (65 total votes)
Women's defense: Learning martial arts (40 votes, 62%)
Prepare an Emergency Backpack Today and Survive Tomorrow (10 votes, 15%)
How I Accidentally Became A Mountain Climber (7 votes, 11%)
Games, Toys, and Hobbies (70 total votes)
The Best Eco Friendly Toys for Children (38 votes, 54%)
Introduction to Amazing Hobby of Rock Collecting (14 votes, 20%)
How to Create a PDF Word Search or Crossword Activity Sheet for Free (12 votes, 17%)
Hurrah for HubNuggets!
You already know the Hubnugget team, the ones who leave Hubland fearlessly and go where no hubbers have gone before…
Top row left to right
Capt'n Shirley, Admiral (or maybe it's Commodore) Jason, RedElf Chief Historian and Tactical Officer
middle row left to right
Commander B.T. Evilpants, our newest in the head-office member Simone, SciPi Patti
bottom row left to right
Correspondent Ripplemaker, yours truly Chief of Security Zsuzsy Bee, (last but not least) Admiral?General?Commodore? (your choice) Maddie
missing from Pic... (well someone had to take the picture) Ensign Hubnugget Hank the Platypus.
A few how to write great HubNuggets Tips
- Write your Hub on an interesting topic filled with original content
- Write from your
experience or point of view
- About 750-1000 words or so is a
- Give it an attention grabbing title
- Check your spelling and grammar
- Emphasize the content with some photos and or a relevant video
- Give photo/video source
- Add links and RSS feeds
Cap'n Shirley explains...
- HubNuggets How-To, Q
Have you always wondered what a HubNugget is and how to get in on the HubNugget action? Well, wonder no more! All you have to do is read this hub and all will be revealed.