A deal

1. “Break open the bubbly, Miss Zweig!” the mayor exclaims to his secretary. 2. He sweeps her off her feet. “We got $500,000 dollars for the property on industrial way, one million for road repair… and donations toward my re-election!” 3. “And all I had to do was sell this town to an alien scientist,” […]

A proposal

1. “So you want to build a state-of-the-art research lab in Terminal Moraine?” the mayor asks the alien. “Correct, Earthling Mayor!” 2. “And there are dollars in this project for my cooperation?” “Indeed! But first…” 3. “…I must evaluate your town’s infrastructure.” “I hear that flushing sound again,” thinks the mayor.

Meet the mayor

1. The mayor mopes in his dingy office. “My political career is in the toilet,” he thinks. 2. “Might as well sit back and enjoy the downhill ride,” he thinks, reaching for a martini. BZZZ, the phone rings. 3. “Mr. Mayor,” his secretary calls, “an alien scientist is here to see you.” “Crap,” he thinks, […]