My Uncle Harry swears they will find out that the alleged planet eclipse is really ghostbuster, Harry Houdini, returning to Queens, NY, after traveling the universe trying to find his way back. He is convinced that the red dot NASA saw in its telescope flickered Morse Code that spelled “Rosabelle.”
Of course, you can’t believe everything Harry says, especially after he drank a whole bottle of champagne anticipating getting Houdini’s first postmortem autograph.
“Imagine what it will sell for on eBay!” Harry bellowed.
“Harry, I don’t think champagne mixes well with your Viagra. The blood rush has gone to your head.” I said.
“Oh, shut up!” He responded, as he frantically Googled all the latest news on NASA.
“Look at this,” he said, “Some fool thinks that NASA will also make some announcement about one of Saturn’s moons. I got a moon right here.” He patted his butt with a smirk on his face.
“You’re both fools, if you ask me,” I said. “No way it’s Houdini either! It’s probably a hoax by NASA hoping that it gets more funding to find creatures like E.T.”
“Everybody knows E.T. isn’t real,” Harry said.
“Yes, and everybody also knows that Houdini has really been dead for 86 years and hasn’t phoned home. Not even once!”
“I can’t wait for tomorrow,” he said, while humming the subtitles from Houdini’s ‘The Man From Beyond.’
“Maybe Steven Spielberg should start funding NASA,” I said.
“I found it!” Harry jubilantly exclaimed.
“Found what?” I asked.
“NASA’s mysterious red dot.”
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