Z is for Zaphod Beeblebrox #atozchallenge

GOING OUT WITH A HUGE NERD BANG!  That would be the Vogon Constructor Fleet making way for the hyperspace bypass…  Never fear, we are equipped with  The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy. Grab your towel and let’s go!

In large friendly letters on the cover…

Zaphod Beeblebrox – the galaxy’s president
Happened to rescue Earth’s last resident
In The Heart of Gold
A ship that he stole
In an Improbablity Drive incident

Zaphod – “a really hoopy frood”

The Vogons destroyed the Earth
Not realizing its immeasurable worth
The question to ask
Needed a computer so vast
For the answer forty-two to bring forth

So have a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
The Infinity Drive will get us there faster
To a front row seat
At the universe’s last beat
We might as well get plastered…

The incomparable Douglas Adams

That’s it!  We’re finished with the A to Z Challenge.  Back to our regularly scheduled nonsense in the month of May.  It was fun, though, wasn’t it?  😀

Y is for Ypres #atozchallenge

In Flanders’ fields, the war was staged
The trench lines dug, the barbed wire caged
At Ypres each day
The Last Post is played
To honor the missing, at Menin Gate

Every evening since 1928 the Last Post has been played under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres at 8 o’clock sharp. Since then it has been played over 30,000 times.


My photo:  Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium


Below is Tyne Cot Cemetary, where 11,956 soldiers are buried, of which 8,369 are unnamed.


X is for Xavier #atozchallenge

A private school in New York State
Shelters mutants from those who hate
Harnessing their wrath
This powerful telepath
Trains them, their powers to concentrate

I love The X-men movies.  They have an underlying social message – a commentary on prejudice and xenophobia, which is a gut check to the automatic human reaction of fearing, isolating, and worst of all, destroying something they don’t understand.

Beyond that, there are some pretty awesome super powers on display.  If you had a choice, what would your superpower be?  I would love to be able to shape-shift like Mystique.  And I would assume the form of Aidan Turner’s girlfriend…  Seriously, you had to see that coming.


Aidan Turner/Sarah Greene Image courtesy celebsnow.co.uk