Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers, Cavanaugh Blog Fest




Two amazing things here....

The first is that I'm actually posting not one, not two...but three entries in a one month period. My past record hasn't been all that sterling, I'm afraid.

The second, and more important, is that this post is in celebration of an awesome author....The Ninja Captain, himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh!

I've only been following Alex's blog for a little bit but, in that time, I've come to find him as being one of the most giving, kind, and supportive authors out there. While Alex is, indeed, all these words I've used to describe him, he's also a bit of a mystery.

No one has seen a picture of this man. Heck, that can't even be said for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. That's just how mysterious he is.

My job, in this post, is to do the following:


  • In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?
 That guy from Mythbusters....maybe it's the hat?





  • In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead)
That guy from Mythbusters....maybe it's the goatee?




  • In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?


A mixture of Hemingway and Santa Claus. He likes to write (drunk?) and is very giving....wearing a red suit.




  • In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:
    • Cavanaugh
    • Ninja
    • IWSG
    • Cosbolt
    • Guitar
I had just stepped out of Cavanaugh's, the fresh air a welcome relief to the stale smell of the bar. It was then that I saw the Night Ninja for the first time. As a member of the International Wrestler's Sentry Group...or IWSG, as we like to call it, I ducked into the alleyway, ready to don my Lucha mask and piledrive the notorious criminal into the asphalt.

As I prepared to leap up, I saw what looked to be a street musician swing his very new looking Cosbolt guitar up and aim it at the rudo*. He gave the strings a hard strum and energy, shaped like cleft and treble notes, shot from the neck of the guitar and blasted the ninja off his swingline and into a smoking pile of unconscious crook, thudding on the street.

I stood there, giving the man a nod and marveling at how one never knew just who had the talent.

"Wow, great suit!" he said, giving me a salute.

"Thanks", I grinned, "hey, anyone ever tell you that you look like that guy from Mythbusters?"

"I get that all the time", he grinned as he disappeared into the night.


*Editor's note: Rudo is the term used to describe 'bad guy' wrestlers in Lucha Libre wrestling.

(Yeah, I know it's over 100 words, but it's my blog....so sue me :P )

So, here's to Alex J. Cavanaugh....man of mystery and all around swell guy.

I wish you much happiness, success, and prosperity and thanks for all that you do.




30 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The guy from Mythbusters!! Well, I sort of have a goatee.
Thank you, Mark! Very glad we met in the blogging world.

Mark Means said...

Thanks Alex and same here. Enjoy your blog filled day :)

Sherry Ellis said...

I've seen a few votes for Santa Claus. Cute pic!

Mark Means said...

Heh, amazing what you can find on the Internet, huh? :)

Ella said...

I love how you added the mystery of Mythbusters!
Fun post

Kirsten said...

This had me laughing all the way through! Great stuff, especially about the International Wrestler's Sentry Group. Thanks for brightening my day. :)

And let's not forget, Cheers to the Blogging Ninja himself, Alex Cavanaugh!

Jeff Hargett said...

Well, Mark, you're one of the few who successfully elicited a self-description from the mystery man. A "sort of goatee" he says. hmmm He also wore a mullet in bygone days.

"International Wrestler's Sentry Group" - Nice ;-)

Mark Means said...

Thanks Ella, glad you enjoyed :)

Mark Means said...

Kirsten, thank you very much! I just might have to use the International Wrestler's Sentry Group again.

I'm glad my lil ole' blog could bring some rays of sunshine to your day. I appreciate the kind words :)

Mark Means said...

Oh...hey Jeff, you're right. I did manage to pry some descriptive (sort of) words from the Ninja himself...hehe.

Thanks much for you comment, I appreciate it.

sydneyaaliyah said...

Hope you don't get points off for cheating. HAHA. Great story. And, I get the myth guy as Alex, too. That was a good one.

Mark Means said...

Haha, yes, I hope points were deducted for that :) Thank you!

Stephen Tremp said...

I have to laugh at the Santa pic. but I'm not sure Alex drinks and blogs. I know I do though.

Mark Means said...

LOL....well, Stephen, as long as you're editing sober, you should be alright :)

michelle said...

Goatee? Well, well... surprise, surprise... though it somehow just doesn't seem to fit in with the image... I think Alex is trying to mislead us...
Popping in from the Alexfest.

Morgan said...

LOL! Hey, Mark--new follower here... Totally laughing at how you incorporated the Myth Busters guy into your flash. Too awesome. Huge props to you---loved it. :D

Mark Means said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for dropping by :)

Yes, the Ninja Captain can be quite cagey...we'll have to keep an eye on the situation.

Mark Means said...

Hey there Morgan, thanks for those kind words and for following. I hope I can give you a few laughs along the way :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Does Alex have a goatee? Nobody told me. Darn. I would have found a pic of Christian Bale with a goatee if somebody had mentioned the goatee. I'm always the last to know!

JJ said...

Alex Fest - Cheers!

Mark Means said...

-Totally- speculation, at this point, Joylene :D

Mark Means said...

Aloha, JJ! :)

Mark Koopmans said...

oMGOSH, I love that you chose Jamie (?) from Mythbusters... that is HILARIOUS :)

Thanks for doing ALEXFEST - and the follow - and right back at you:)

Mark Means said...

Thank you, Mark, much appreciated :)

David P. King said...

If Alex is great at anything beside writing and guitar strumming, it's laying writing myths to rest. Love that hat. Thank you for participating! :)

Mark Means said...

Haha, thanks David, it was my pleasure :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That Mythbusters guy - LOL! Funny story.

Mark Means said...

Thank you :)

Lexa Cain said...

♥ Merry Christmas! ♥

Mark Means said...

Thank you Lexa and a Merry Christmas to you and yours :)

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