Journal Entry: More Olympics

Journal entry, 2/20/14: Justice Minotaur invited two friends over this evening to watch the Olympics with himself and Mr. Cornwall. Mr. Cornwall had not met these friends before. One of them introduced himself only by his first name, Prior. After being pressed for maybe an hour by Mr. Cornwall, this man finally stated that his last name was Relationship.

The other friend also seemed embarrassed about his name. He said his name was Calrissian. When interrogated at length, he revealed that his first name was Traitor. He was named after the character portrayed by actor Billy Dee Williams in two of the Star Wars films. He reported that his first name may be a scribal error. It is possible his parents intended to name him Trader but that the court clerk instead recorded the near-homophone. Calrissian then proceeded to talk for about an hour about the majesty of Williams’s performance as Gale Sayers in the 1971 made-for-TV movie Brian’s Song.

At this point it was about seven o’clock p.m. Minotaur went to his room and returned with the flag of Timor-Leste, which had become stained with platypus meat lasagna a few nights earlier, and with four of those flesh-colored undershirts that women figure skaters sometimes wear under their costumes. He insisted that anyone who wanted to watch the Olympics with him would be clad in the shirt. Each man took his turn to go to the privy and to don an undershirt under his other clothing. Inasmuch as three of the four men were wearing heavy winter overalls, the new undershirt was hardly noticeable on them. Meanwhile, for Relationship the undershirt did not go well with his lime-green mesh half-shirt.

Minotaur dominated the conversation the rest of the evening with his complaints about how Johan Goncalves, the sole athlete from Timor-Leste competing in these Games, had been “cheated out of his hard-earned treasure.” By the end of the night it had distilled upon Cornwall’s mind that Minotaur had conflated some facts about these Olympics with the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia and was probably upset that Peter O’Toole did not win an Oscar for his role.


It is not entirely clear at the moment, as a doctor has been called, but it appears Calrissian is dead on the sofa.


One thought on “Journal Entry: More Olympics

  1. You are hysterical. This was a good one. I hope to one day meet Prior. Seems I won’t have the same chance with Calrissian.

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