Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Magpie/ Prompt #4

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BACK IN STOCK!! YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT ANY LONGER... Here he is again..Obmud.... the Indian Elephant God, known and venerated for centuries as the lesser Ganesha, granter of simpler wishes.

When a humble elephant herder at the training center at Pathanamthitta had an early morning vision of Obmud making a phone call, he understood what he
had to do in order to uplift the poor folk of his village.  As is well known to the world by now, he immediately made a replica of the deity who presided at the temple.  He carved and polished some ivory-like plastic till it resembled the revered Obmud, fitted his cell phone to the underside...and so was born....
The Elephone !!

                                             
Before long, everyone was carving and fitting cell phones to the Little Elephant God, who is guaranteed to bring you peace, love and right numbers. And if you order today, you'll also receive the popular Elepages as a special bonus.  Wind the cord around Obmud's neck, it looks just like Allavattam!

Because of popular demand, the Elephone has been outsourced, and will now be shipped to you from China.  Order Today!!


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41 comments:

Lo said...

Oh, I want one of those....clicking on "order now" got me nowhere.......please let me know when they will be available.
Love 'ya, Lo

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I'll take two!!!!!

spacedlaw said...

Fun tale of success (appropriate seeing who the elephant god is patronizing).

A Cuban In London said...

This is a piece of astounding genius. I laughed and cried (from laughter). Many thanks, that was brilliant.

I'm off to get my elephone. :-)

Greetings from London.

Brian Miller said...

lol. that was a fun departure from the other magpies i have read...the elephone. ha. smiles.

Lyn said...

Hi Lo-
Guess the system is down..will take care of it!! Thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Mary Ann-
Thank you ..I'm shipping as fast as I can!!

Lyn said...

Hi spacedlaw-
Thanks..just what we need..lesser gods supporting commerce!

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Namaste'...I do feel this is one item we all need!!

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
A departure..yes, you can count on me to take the fork in the road!! Thank you!

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, tee hee! Love it. Ordering now...

Lyn said...

Hi Vicki Lane-
This is what happens when I'm off my meds! Thank you...

willow said...

Thanks for the giggles, Lyn! This was priceless.

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

I'll avoid the obvious jokes about making trunk calls! These could catch on. Do they come in a range of colours?

Such is your genius mind that I had to Google 'Obmud' (no success) and 'allavattam' (a peacock feather fan?) but I did at least see mention of a thick cord or rope round an elephants neck.

Catalyst said...

Laughter abounds! That was a fun one, Lyn!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Please keep the inspiration coming! Thank you

Peter Goulding said...

Will you later progress to ele-vision?
Groan-inducingly brilliant!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Hint: hold Obmud up to a mirror..
Allavattam, yes, a necklace..
TRUNK CALLS??? now you've got it too, there's no cure..thanks for humoring me...

Lyn said...

Hi Catalyst-
Thanks so much..trying to get serious..keep failing..

Lyn said...

Hi Peter Goulding-
A partner in crime, I see..just what I need!! Thank you...

Derrick said...

Well, I guess you could apply that name to me, huh Lyn??!! Obmud did come up in google but not in anything that I felt safe to click on. Now I know why!

The Muse said...

Obmud, who was a wee bit jealous of his cousin Dumbo...should now feel vindicated!...ah the elephant lords shall now be at peace :)
No more tug of trunks... :)

Totally unexpected twisty tale of invention and commerce! :)

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
I did try to publish your revelation, but it's gone its own way...it could show up anytime..now what's this about an insavory Obmud?

Lyn said...

Hi Muse-
Thank you...twisted, from moi??
Each symbol gets its due!!

Poetikat said...

Lyn, you're a riot! You need to get these on the shopping channel. I guess the skins for them are tough, are they?

Lyn said...

Hi Kat-
Thanks..shopping channel, huh..if you join me in selling them!!

christine said...

A clever twist and something I 'd love... put me on the waiting list for at least two!
Christine

Jennifer said...

haha! That's terrific. True creative thinking - associating with something beyond the obvious. Well Done Lyn.

Lyn said...

Hi christine-
Thank you...yes, it would be fun to have! You know, I could make some money on this!!

steviewren said...

Funny take on the Magpie prompt.

amy said...

Thank you for the chuckles, Lyn! What a great imagination you have =-)

Lyn said...

Hi steviewren-
Thank you..I did have fun!

Lyn said...

Hi amy-
Thank you, and my imagination thanks you!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jennnifer-
Thank you so much..I really like to play with words!

C.M. Jackson said...

didn't see this one coming!! very funny!

Lyn said...

Hi C.M.Jackson-
Thank you..guess I sort of like sneaking up on you!

Lyn said...
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rob kistner said...

Your work is bold your spirit is awesome, and you are courageous and free -- come visit me…

…rob
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Lyn said...

Hi Rob-
Thanks so much for visiting, and for your more than kind words!

Suz said...

A bit of humor is good for all
nice work...had me laughing

Lyn said...

Hi Suz-
Thank you..I'm with you..humor is #1 on my list!!

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