Mr. Sensitive

July 7, 2011

Ewemokai Dreams

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 09:57

I will never top my father for absurd misspellings of my name in correspondence.  I have accepted this with difficulty.  There are two strikes against me: first, e-everything takes out a great deal of the volume of mail; second, the immediate, visceral, and mutual antipathy between me and almost every other member of my species means I don’t have too many potential pen-pals out there.  Nevertheless, sometimes fortune does favor me, and I am able to continue my father’s work:

The Pfaff-ness does add a nice twist.  I would definitely put Pfafftown up against Pulaski for absurdity, and I like my chances in that fight.

Justin likes to call my son Lord Brimbley of Ewemok, and this habit helped me to realize that Ewemok is almost certainly a place, as Justin implies.  Ewemok, not France, is our ancestral homeland, and we are certainly the Dukes thereof.  And by we, of course, I mean me.  I was thinking on this while trying to get Lord Brimbley to accept his morning nap, and I wonder what the people of Ewemok ought to be called.  Ewemokians?  No.  Ewemokers?  Also no, although I do like the Germanic feel of that one.  I decided to go with Ewemokai in the end, with Ewemokeen a close second.



  1. I’ve always been drawn to the Gire/Ewe part and never even noticed Plattown. And I like Ewemokai. It seems a little Ewok-y to me.

    Comment by Katie E. — July 7, 2011 @ 10:22 | Reply

    • Our motto could be ‘short help is better than no help at all.’ Or perhaps I’m confusing the two sides of Lord Brinbley’s family tree.

      Comment by lbej — July 7, 2011 @ 10:40 | Reply

    • And what is this Gire/Ewe part to which you are drawn? Perhaps I should dress so as to accentuate it.

      Comment by lbej — July 7, 2011 @ 10:42 | Reply

      • I just meant my eye was drawn to the name part of the address, and I didn’t notice the city spelling.

        Comment by Katie E. — July 7, 2011 @ 11:12

      • I know that. I was making a joke. My sense of humor, it seems, is not the part to which you are drawn.

        Comment by lbej — July 7, 2011 @ 11:18

  2. Well, yes, I am, because that made me laugh. It’s one of my (many, many, many) favorite things about you.

    Comment by Katie E. — July 7, 2011 @ 11:38 | Reply

  3. I’m writing a screenplay called “Dukes of Ewemok.” And I’m commissioning Zero to design an emblem/flag/crest for the Ewemokai.

    Comment by Justin — July 7, 2011 @ 13:00 | Reply

    • If you’re looking to cast yourself in the lead you can write me out of the picture like Duke Francis III of Lorraine. He could’ve held onto his not-inconsiderable duchy, but instead he married the future Empress Maria Theresa, got to be pretend-Holy Roman Emperor in his lifetime, and sire of the new Austrian Imperial line. Or you can kill me off, even though you’ve tried that before. I don’t know what you should do about Marcus. Fortunately, Charlotte’s a girl so she doesn’t count.

      Comment by lbej — July 7, 2011 @ 16:48 | Reply

  4. Figured it out! Ewemok has been making me think of this little wonder all along:

    Ookla the Mok! He could be our mascot.
    Thundarr was actually garbage, though. It really doesn’t hold up. The Herculoids, however, stands the test of time.

    Comment by Justin — July 8, 2011 @ 00:35 | Reply

    • Justin, I can’t believe I missed this comment of yours. Are you serious? Thundarr is fantastic. Will you see this comment? Do I have to write you? I will write you. You need to have the opening narration AND music in front of you, and then you need to consider that, regardless of the show’s quality, those two are enough for Pantheon status. That opening narration! Look:

      The year: 1994. From out of space comes a runaway planet, hurtling between the Earth and the Moon, unleashing cosmic destruction! Man’s civilization is cast in ruin! Two thousand years later, Earth is reborn… A strange new world rises from the old: a world of savagery, super science, and sorcery. But one man bursts his bonds to fight for justice! With his companions Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel, he pits his strength, his courage, and his fabulous Sunsword against the forces of evil.

      Everything about that is perfect. Just look at the adjectives, and you should be set. Also, think about how literally every phrase is the perfect title to a song or even album from a cyber-electronica and/or trip-hop group, either of which I am ready to start with the Eure brothers four. First album tracklist: “Out of Space,” “Runaway Planet,” “Unleashing Cosmic Destruction,” “Savagery, Super Science, and Sorcery.”

      Comment by Marcus — July 11, 2011 @ 22:47 | Reply

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