Episode 23: Part 4 of “The Rad Flea Party”
(In our last exciting episode the moose was becoming testy, the fish was becoming sillier and the beaver? – – – well the beaver was becoming more laborious – – – as that is what beavers are known for – – – in both senses of the word.)
After a moment of silence the moose finally
answered Alex’s question of “More what?”
“More fleas, we need more fleas.”
“But” interrupted Alex, “more fleas mean
more misery for you
and the beaver.
Why do you
“No, no, no” answered the moose. “We want
more fleas that are radical. Radical fleas
don’t live on us; we live off them.
Radical fleas seek radical lives
and therefore don’t
“Hallelujah” yelled the beaver,
As he exited his laborious
state of mind.
“I still don’t get it” said Alex.
“Can you expand on
“Sure” responded the testy moose. “Radicals keep
the hoi-polloi stirred up. And the bourgeoisie
are so busy keeping an eye on the radicals,
they forget what we are doing to, uh,
I MEAN FOR, the country.”
“Tell me – – – what are you doing for the country?”
asked Alex incredulously. “Since when
did you start controlling
“We, the Radical Flea Party, are the
orientation team in every industry.
We forced our way in under threat
of law suits; animal rights activists
are fully behind us”
stated the moose.
“Rad Flea – – – – Rad Flea – – – – Rad Flea”
chanted the fish in garbled tones.
“You know what?” asked Alex
not waiting for an answer,
“I think you guys are nuts.
In fact I don’t even think
you are the original
moose and beaver.
I think you guys
So long and
Alex continued; “I’m going to find my new boss in Forging.”
As Alex walked out the door
he gave instructions
(in a loud voice)
over his shoulder.
“If Pfeffer comes
looking for me
tell it that I can
find my own
As Alex walked down the hallway he heard
the bubbly little voice of the fish demanding
to be put back in the bowl of water.
The moose and the beaver were