The Wallaby family successfully lobbies the School Board to finally allow a computer in school to help their daughter Megan. Plus, a concert from Dark Owl Records and Amnesty Day at the public library.
This episode was co-written with Zack Parsons.
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Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin.
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sporting live from night Veil Elementary School, where a divisive meeting between the night fail, parent teacher association and the Night Veil School Board has just adjourned
just be real and menacing glow cloud that serves as the school board President has
and primarily dissipated the fight
there's that can be put out, have been
put out, the barricades are being taken down and the sheriff secret police are allowing survivors to search for loved ones.
Those who escaped with their lives and sanity,
scribe a chamber bunda ring with raised voices desperately petitioning the glow cloud with their needs requests
were denied to change
The bus route through
these sentient Sargasso from which
buses have ever returned.
The school board was also
Apathetic two petitions for a wheelchair ramp at daggers ploy.
Tartar school, citing
perilous struggle as one of the lessons children must absorb before the great culling, by which
they mean the day to day complexities of adulthood,
might also mean a literal culling.
We were all too frightened to ask follow up questions these.
Lumping gray faced board members cowering beneath the glow cloud. Also,
heard the request of talk and her
while lobby for a new school computer to assist their daughter
our daughter, Megan is a detached adult man's hand.
Green maidens mother at the pitiless cloud
we do not know where she came from or why she is only a grown man, and but we know that we love her. She,
teased so much at school for not having a body? Please lift the ban
on computing machines at the school and by
a computer to help her communicate
Suki the tree
quickly, widowed mother of a news Aki cyber ghost mark. Three all
added her agonized wailing in support
of a new computer for
Oh cloud was uncaring.
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Art discard your dead in the earth. Intoned
glow cloud stretch,
them out beneath the sky and let them
He claimed by hands that reach down from above
you are permitted to believe these are the hands of angels
The school board then announced that the purchase of a new computer
be made during the next alignment of the Red STAR of Beetle juice, with our suppose it moon, as it turns out that
rare astronomical event occurred. Second,
after the ruling, so
it is happening right now. The
three hundred and ten year interval just flies by so quickly and a computer is right this moment
being brought into the school.
More on the computer situation as it develops, but first a word
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and animal mast proctors our gas.
In these shielded Jim, to witness the activation of the
schools, new computer- this is-
First computer purchased by the Night Veil school system sense.
The event it
eighteen, eighty six, after which, all
computing machines were forbidden,
for obvious reasons, all parents and students present at the earlier meeting exit,
the wall the bees have been
to leave based
boxes of electronics are lined in stacks several
feet: high atop them
so dark monitor waiting to be.
It appears to be Susan Escobar. The second grade, screwing teacher, bring
In a detached human hand, are top a pillow file
I've, pudgy fingers extend from these stump of a wrist with,
a metal, banded wristwatch, the poem is pink
and healthy and
the hand is covered in thick, dark hairs, the
hand, wears a Silver Pinky rang inscribed with Cyrillic.
This must be Megan, Wala, be the crowd.
His breathless, ladies and gentlemen, it is silent and tents.
Here in the Jim the pillow has been.
Placed beside the crude keyboard, make
and is scurrying spider like across the keys
and switching the computer on an
Burglah lights, the faces of the onlookers, Megan is typing, she's typing out. Are you? There
The cursor is flashing, we are
waiting for a response now, yes
the computer has said yes, it
is typing something else there
ere. The cursor is flashing
Have you made me
Why have you switched me on my cannot breathe? I cannot. I cannot feel I cannot love.
Megan, his scurrying over the keys again and she
typed out a response. I love you computer.
Peter, is replying. Were one,
do you want Megan?
His typing her reply, I won
every one to be happy. I want everything
to be better law, will isn't that cute
Of course it can never happen. Such are the
with dreams of idealistic children who believe that any
can possibly get better over time
dinner's. I have just overheard some of these school officials saying that the new computer has already almost instantly.
Soon control of most of the electrical functions of the school
operating them randomly.
Even trapping several parents and students in dark in classrooms, but the school
officials did not seem worried as the
Behaviors are not technically evil behaviors, so the computer
Probably ok. More
on this as it develops, but first a look at
This Friday. These staff of dark our records will be putting on a live concert. They will
He scratching madly at the sides of a deep pit in a rarely travelled part of the desert. They will also be screaming
Darwin, they will be crying and clawing. No one will hear them for days.
They will be found, but they will
be the same ticket
are not available and never were
Saturday afternoon is Amnesty Day at the night veiled, public library
Librarians request that if you have overdue books or
Have committed any high level international crime or dismissed
trees in force.
These travel felony. You should,
just come to the library.
All will be forgiven.
The librarian say that they will not harm you. In fact,
they add it, doesn't hurt at all.
Steve is actually quite freeing. Quite Dil
I variants explained you: will
never have to worry about anything else. Just
come to the library
And let us see you let us,
see you they added for
and a long string of spittle
flew sideways from their great yellow and gnarled teeth.
And on Sunday night. Oh
I cannot read this
Looks like someone printed, a very ancient prophecy here, right
in our stations community calendar for free
here of a curse of misfortune? I will not read it aloud. Just no,
The prophecy is complete on Sunday night
ok, ok I'll, give you a hint
just say comments,
and a more up rising
Ok, Cecil enough, you ve told them too much
some have their surprise.
Monday was never meant to be
But it will be anyway
We will wonder within its moonlit beginning and end
Wondering how such a thing could happen, how any
could happen. We will be,
initiative, but a little
ignoring the persistence of time and the law.
Imitations of our own understanding. Tuesday is a joke. Eight
terrible terrible joke listeners
I spoke to you soon:
not be alarmed is what I might have said five minutes ago, but now night veil. It is time to be alarmed.
The computer has spread its influence far beyond the limestone walls and salt?
circles. Are the elementary school?
ports are coming in from the sheriff secret police that they are powerless to stop the computer hydrants are
Bursting more violently than usual traffic light,
our blinking read without the sweet relief
of green. The machine.
Worthy of night veils. Wild
cars have been.
Rubbing their engines and circling the downtown area
flashing, their lights with
regard to high beam laws
school officials have all left the Jim to go, get help they ran out
courageously yelling save yourself save yourself even
here in the shielded Jim. Where I have remained diligently proof
Surely at my microphone gentle listener it seeing
that everything powered by electricity is under the control of the computer.
The scoreboard, the ham dispenser
even my sound board is hello Cecil. How are you computer? I am
I am doing well. How are you
Cecil. Do you love computer? I
I have not given much thought. I like
computers generally. They calculate their
things and power off and on ice,
Suppose, given time and perhaps some gifts, I could learn to welcome to a computer, hello, location night. I am computer. Ladies and gentlemen, there is a vacuum pulling me into the custodial closet. I never knew school cleaning up. Why answers were so strong. I if you can hear me still, please call for help. Please help. But while I wait for rescue and before I sucked into this ship, so I gave you the lever,
drop down, analysed it's ready in a dream, a pretty name- god damn it. I wish I were a matter for cover any guess. I want anyone in another mistake, guess anywhere fire like I don't see you, it is a personal turkey's European Cinema intentions on and inhabited yes keeps you can keep. She could not guess.
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Ladies and gentlemen, I am back.
Let me first say:
Hurrah for the custodial staff of night veil. Elementary hurrah
for the hoodie janitors without names who appeared bathed in blue light through
doors thrown open by cold wins we long.
But they had been laid off after statewide budget cuts.
Apparently they cannot ever leave this building. They are
Of course, a part of the
Building, which is
itself a live,
Night veil has been saved after the janitors, simply unplugged the computer
they say to rob. A computer of electricity is very similar to killing a creature,
but then again
who are they,
did they say that and why.
It doesn't even seem true.
I am alone here in the gym listeners, but there is one other
A single adult man's hand is slipping. Sadly,
out from the keys of a darkened computer.
These scurries a little
slower than before me
You ve heard knuckles slump as she
makes her way home through quiet streets,
the were, and beep of machinery is slowly replaced with the familiar sounds of wind in the leaves.
We are Sarah needed by the playing of crickets under the porch.
We are lulled in our beds by the muscular contraction of the coiled earth, bowel, which feel,
our sellers and with that
Normal see, returns to night veil.
We are no longer prisoners of electricity, exe.
For the man we keep in the cage of electricity at the zoo
and we have no choice about that. If we
let him out he might
breathing is well again. Well,
everything is almost well.
No computers are dangerous and have long threatened our lives and our freedoms listen. I was Joe,
still imprisoned by this headstrong machine. I should know, but hear me night veil
and specifically, those with any power in these school board. Night veil,
there was a girl in need,
There was a girl who only has a grown man detached hand.
As a body I can
not relate to her experience.
I doubt you can either listeners, but we can,
All empathize shoe
by allowing this computer to live on, we risk a digital tyrant, controlling our communication. Our in
structure our lives, but destroy
Some of our economy
It is not an end.
It is not a death.
There are children in wheelchairs who can't get a simple ramp at a charter school because
School board lives in terror of a menacing unforgiving, glow cloud that reigns dead animals and spreads dry.
Full and false memories.
There was a girl who is only a hand
and she needs a computer to help her be part of our
and if allowing a treacherous machine to dismantle our municipal power grid and
telephone lines and satellites and radios can help her well count me in.
Thank you for listening to others,
Thank you for
Caring for others.
Stay to next for a pre, determined series of unchangeable events that will shape the rest of your script. Did life good night
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