Agent 54 : Is a regular guy. He has a sense of humor and an active imagination. He works for the Nominal Secrets Apparatus (NSA) under the DORD (Department of Redundancy Department) as a Listener/Reader. His job is to read, view or listen to data collected by the NSA and determine if there is a risk to national security. He reports to his bosses, H. Cuffs and Max (Agent 86). He doesn’t take his job too seriously because he knows he’s spying on regular people most of the time.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Yabba Dabba Do!
Agent 54 here
again. You probably figured that the NSA
has most bars and taverns bugged and we do.
We watched and listened in on Archie Bunker's Place, a neighborhood
tavern in Astoria, Queens NY and found some interesting business was occurring
between T.V. Stars Fred Flintstone and Ed Norton from the old Honeymooners show
that ran in the 1950s. Check it out:
Ed Norton: Hey,
there he is, Fred Flintstone in the flesh. It’s a great honor to meet up wit
Ed Norton you’re just the man I want to see. Sit down, sit down. Can I buy ya a beer? Hey bartender, two Rolling Rocks on the
Ed: Why thank ya
there Freddy boy. So, what’s the
Fred: Well, ya
probably heard that Barney and me, well, we’re on the outs.
Fred: Yup, it’s
true, Barney wants to be on his own, the big star, the top banana, the cream
del a crop…
Ed: The cat’s
Fred: Exactly, he
says I’m holding him down.
Ed: Gee, that’s
too bad Fred, good second fiddles don’t grow on no trees ya know.
Fred: That’s why I
wanted to talk to you. You did such a
great job as Ralph’s sidekick. Why, it
seemed like just a natural fit. Whadda
ya say? Wanna be my second fiddle?
Ed: Gee, I dunno
there Freddy boy, I mean It’s been a long time since I done any fiddling around
ya know. Me and Ralphy boy were together
a lot a years. I gotta do some thinkin
on it before I make a decision with this kind of monumentalness to it.
Alf: (from a dark corner of the bar and slurring his
speech) Don’t do it Eddd (burp) Once
he’s got his hooks…..(burp)
(bartender to Alf) Hey why don’t
you just stifle yourself over
(to Fred and Ed) Here’s your
beers boys. Don’t pay no nevermind to
that furry drunk in the corner. He’s
just down cuz he can’t find no woik.
Fred: Thanks Arch,
Ed you’ll love Bedrock. I’ll get you a job in the quarry, oh you’ll
love workin in the quarry.
Ed: Yah, well coming
from the NYC sewer system the quarry would be a step up.
Fred: Hey, well go
bowlin every Saturday night and you'll join the Loyal Order of Water Buffalo
Lodge No. 26 and be my lodge brother, oh well have a gay ole time.
Ed: Well, ya make
it all sound rather inviting but, one thing, Betty, I mean how’s that gonna woik
Fred: Don’t worry
about a thing, I already talked to Betty and you’re in like Flynn. (winking)
Ed: Ya, ya sure,
wow! Boy it’ll be great to get back to woik.
I’ve been so bored I was about to go nutz.
Fred: It will be
great! We’ll go down as one of the great
comedy duets like Laurel & Hardy, Abbot and Costello….
Ed: (interrupting) Nixon & Agnew
Alf: Cagney &
(Angrily) Why don’t you shut up
you intergalactic drunken bum! (turning
to Ed) Ed, whadda ya say? Are we a team
or are we a team?
Ed: Whadda I say,
whadda I say, I say we are a team there Freddy boy, a team from now on!
(reaching out hands and shaking on it)
Fred and Ed walked out arms around each other like two
true buddies as Alf passes out on the floor.
Wow! We witnessed
comedy history. I can’t wait to watch
the new adventures of Fred & Ed.