“Mutantism on the March” : Chapter 114: The Montreal 1976 Olympics Start

On Earth Montenez was in a lonely state as some of his closest friends and his brother Squid had left for Zortixia several weeks ago in their mission to bring down Redbeard the evil ruler of Zorollia. His sagging spirits were boosted after being contacted by Squid who informed him of the downfall of Redbeard and the election of Ergot as the President of Zorollia and that Garth Reseudo had been appointed Zorollian ambassador to Zortixia.

The 1976 Montreal Olympics were to start today. Bertie Foonbean had done his best to organize mutant protests against the Montreal Olympics but lacked the energy and drive of Squid. The mutants had published mountains of pamphlets in 12 different languages and had been distributed at Dorval International Airport and many hotels in the Montreal area. Several artistic mutants had created an art exhibition on the grounds of McSwill University patiently explaining the meaning of their art to curious onlookers. Most of the pieces were uncomplimentary of the lavish Olympic expenditures whilst mases of humanity were living and dying in the gutters in poverty. Many pieces criticized the mayor of Montreal Jean Droolpoop and his expensive and grandiose plans. Droolpoop, never one to appreciate attacks on his imperialness called the art exhibit an act of “civil disobedience”. Droolpoop was the city and to criticize him was interpreted as a slap in the face of all inhabitants of his fiefdom. This disgraceful exhibition must be squashed and complete moral obedience restored.

Droolpoop’s slum clearance, rather relocation of the impoverished to distant suburbs, had progressed on time and on budget. Droolpoop’s estimation of the cost to the city of Montreal of the Olympic Games had only been off by several hundred million dollars. Montreal would look so much prettier in all the camera lenses of the tourists. The tension of holding the Olympic Games was taking its toll on Droolpoop and the mutants were driving him over the edge. Why were the groups such as the mutants attacking him now? Why didn’t these narrow-minded fools see the benefits to Montreal from the Olympics? There was a call throughout even the established media outlets to establish an investigative committee to determine why the Olympics were massively over budget. Some of these media outlets were calling him an incompetent administrator and some were brazened enough to call him a liar. His contractor friends were becoming so concerned they even replaced the tainted horsemeat used for burgers at Olympic venues with untainted Mustang horse meat that otherwise would have been converted into dogfood. If this criticism continued what would those rich tourists who could afford such a touristic trip think of the city? The Olympic games would make Montreal a truly international city so what was a little overspend of millions of dollars! The world would enjoy a non-stop party. All the citizens of Montreal, except those relocated during the slum clearance project, would financially and morally benefit from the Olympic games. What would happen to international peace if the Olympic games did not take place! These Marxist mutants were easy targets in comparison to powerful and established media outlets. There was only one logical alternative!

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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