Gnarled Barkley and the Man

In memory of Roger Ebert, a Hollywood-type story.  Thanks, Scott V. for a sweet pic!


“I was in The Wizard of Oz, you know.”

“What?  AGAIN with the story …???”

“The director had me throw an apple a certain way.  I did and he said, ‘What are you doing?  A tree would NEVER throw an apple like that!’  And I said, to him, “Now just how in the hell would YOU know how a tree throws an apple?”

Throwing down my book, I looked at the gnarled tree and said,  “How would you like to be CHOPPED into the BOOK version of the Wizard of Oz?”  I sat down and continued reading.

The tree sighed.  “Humans …!”

%22I'm in Oz, Auntie Em!%22
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25 Responses to Gnarled Barkley and the Man

  1. very cute but..
    “Now just how in the hell would YOU know how a tree sighs, ‘Humans…!” 😉


  2. Sandra says:

    Nice one! 🙂

  3. My dear Q,
    This just might be your best. You’ve taken the tree POV to a new level. I give it two thumbs up!

  4. elappleby says:

    Fabulous! I love Gnarled Barkley!!! Has he been in anything else?

  5. wmqcolby says:

    Let’s see … One Tree Hill, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, The Tree Stooges, Forest Gump …
    uh, that’s about it.

  6. petrujviljoen says:

    Wow, a tree that gets around! Liked this.

  7. Cleaver, I’m still smiling. I enjoyed your entry the best. 🙂

  8. I also thought the picture looked like the tree from
    “Wizard of Oz.” I’m happy to see he’s still alive, and still every bit as annoying!

  9. Tom Poet says:

    This is my favorite from you so far. Spot on. Excellent work this week!

  10. This was a totally unexpected twist on the tree. How did you ever come up with tht idea?

  11. jwdwrites says:

    It worked for me. Very amusing, I loved the tree that wouldn’t stop talking. 🙂

  12. rgayer55 says:

    Poor tree. I suspect it’s a weeping willow. good one, Kent.

  13. Love it. My favorite story this week. Nice dedication to Roger Ebert.

  14. vb holmes says:

    Perhaps our hero of the week could also land a bit part in Lord of the Rings? Fun story.

  15. zookyworld says:

    A fun take on the photo! The dialogue rings true on what a gnarled tree would sound like.

  16. From title to last period; funny.

  17. kz says:

    haha hilarious ^^ and i love that movie, the old one and well of course the version with james franco, nice photo too haha

  18. I missed this one. Glad I checked it out. Quite funny! I love your dialogue, in this and other stories I’ve been catching up on.

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