Critical Supplies

At first, Sally and Dave were terrified when they saw the alien spaceship land. Even worse, the centauroid alien had a wolf-like head full of teeth.

Turned out he was quite friendly and settled in to enjoy picnicing with the humans. He thought Dave’s hatch chile sauce was brilliant on steaks.

As they ate, Sally noticed some of Yellowstone’s bears walking into the spaceship.

“Lookout!” warned Sally. “They’ll wreck your ship.”

“Oh it’s their ship,” said Broyk. “I just borrowed it for spin.”

“Bears are aliens?”

“Those are. They were visiting their lost tribe.”

“Lost tribe?”

“Crash landed on Earth 100,000 years ago. Decided they preferred the simple life, so they stayed. The advanced tribes check in on them occasionally.”

“Oh.”

“Yeah, they were just delivering critical supplies for living among humans.”

“Like what?” said Dave. “Cold fusion powerplants?”

“Nanotechnology medical supplies?” said Sally.

“Nah,” said Broyk. “Can openers.”
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Written for What Pegman Saw: https://whatpegmansaw.com/2018/03/24/yellowstone-national-park/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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25 Responses to Critical Supplies

  1. k rawson says:

    Hehe, you’d never guess those bears were hiding can openers in those woolly coats. They get beary upset without their beanie wienies.

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  2. James says:

    Are raccoons also aliens? I get the feeling they’d make better use of can openers.

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  3. What a sight this picnic would be. Now what’s going to happen to the centauroid alien? Another fun piece!

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  4. Oh man. A bear with a can opener is a dangerous thing. It’s like me with a credit card! Good stuff.

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  5. Dale says:

    You’d think they had figured out how to use those huge claws of theirs. Maybe they don’t like the feel of metal on them… you know, like some people can’t touch cornstarch?

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  6. Lyn C says:

    The bears had better not let Ranger Smith see them, he’ll confiscate their can opener 😀

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  7. lisarey1990 says:

    This was a fun tale. Loved it.

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  8. Dahlia says:

    Critical supplies…! 😀

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  9. Dear Eric,

    Once more my keyboard is safe from spewage, but not by much. Practical bear aliens, those. Without opposable thumbs, I imagine opening those cans without help is a challenge. Still shaking my head and laughing.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      Drat! Hehe. Bears are strong, but opening a can takes an odd mix of finesse, technique, and strength. Rather than risk injuring themselves, bears are better off with can openers, though perhaps not the former owners of the cans. 😉 Glad you got a laugh. Tack #2 is complete at least. 😉 Thanks Rochelle!

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  10. draliman says:

    Haha! Essential supplies indeed now that we encase our food in pesky metal.

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