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February 14, 2011 / theoldsilly

The Return of Adam Atom! – Planet X Revisited!

Some of you looooong time Free Spirit Readers will remember when I was doing a weekly feature with the galactical swashbuckler adventuring hero, Adam Atom. It was quite a hit, the series, and for a long time I had let it go … mostly because these posts require a lot of research, links to provide, and a molecularly-mighty, hyperspace-active muse.

Well, hang onto your hadrons, ‘cuz The Old Silly is bringing him back! This is actually a re-post of one of the most popular episodes, posted originally more than two years ago, so many of you will be reading this for the first time. Others who remember it will, I hope, enjoy the re-run.

Sooooo …

Buckle up your Buckeyballs and get a grip on your sub-atomic energy spins, gang. It’s time for another atomically smashing episode in the continuing solar saga of our swashbuckling hero-

Adam Atom!

Adam Atom

Shhh – keep it down, guys. I gotta whisper. I’m drifting about in the air in the command central office of  the diabolical serpent god, Anu, here on planet Nibiru. It’s been 3,597 years since Planet X has swung through our solar system and it’s due back in 2012. So Anu and his cronies are, as usual, planning some up-to-no-goodness for us and lots of goodness for them. Ever wonder why we have to dig for gold on our planet? That’s cuz he and his kind had almost all the surface gold on earth taken away to their planet to fuel their failing atmosphere’s purifying generators. The ancient Anu the Sumerian Sky GodSumerians wrote all about it in their sacred scrolls and hieroglyphs, the story (now considered by “learned” scholars to be pure myth) of how they genetically engineered our species to do the hard labor for them. Lazy jerks.

Ooops, quiet – Anu is getting ready to address his high Priest of Interplanetary Gouging (PIG) … I’ll translate the Nibling for you.

“Acktict etchk (cluck) fisiiiii (click) Encktat?” Anu says.

(Anu asked his high PIG if he had the latest reports from Earth – whether or not the Earthlings were still in a state of disbelief in the existence of a missing “Planet X” in their solar system – did they still dismiss the ancient writings of the Sumerian civilization as mere mumbo jumbo of no importance and relevance to the modern era and, further, were they – the Earthlings, as yet unconvinced that the Mayan culture had any brains at all and that their calendar which predicts the end of the exisitng world cycle in the same year as the one in which Nibiru returns to close proximity is nothing more than silly unfounded gibberish to be poo-poohed by anyone with a present day education? These conditions, he said again, would be his preference, giving the Niburians the element of surprise upon their return. He also reminded him that he had given him one simple order to carry out, to be well informed for this meeting and have a full report ready. Was he?)

The PIG shifts on his feet, looking a bit nervous, and says, “Iiii (click) espgrlbed (pop) (pop) insctch ubdubct (cluck) Enctact fpstgliiign lkjh ishtctlnooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee – (pop) disctsh id fuble – efchkgrble eenstcklak (pop pop pop) yt yots endstachk … ng.”

(He said, “No”)

Yikes! Anu is swelling in stature – already ten feet tall when calm, now he’s the height of the room, mebbe twenty feet or more. He’s boiling crimson red, glaring at his insubordinate PIG. He’s focusing his mental energy into a singular thought. I can feel the very sub-atomic fabric of the area coalescing into one uniform energy-


Wowza! The high PIG is gonzo! Nothing but a smoldering puddle of plasma bubbling and evaporating off the floor. And that was a close call for your ol’ buddy Adam, too. I nearly got caught up in that zap-thought-energy.

Look. I’m gonna stick around here for a while. Call me brave. That or a dang fool, but I’ve got to get the lowdown on what Anu has in mind. What’s that? I hear a rumbling outside, approaching the door. Marching sounds. Anu has apparently telepathically summoned a whole troupe of replacements for his inept and slaughtered PIG.

Tune in next week, guys – I’m gonna bond with a wall marble molecule and hang around for what’s gonna happen next. I’ll be here with all the news from Planet X next Monday. Wish me luck. Another thought energy of that intensity and I might get split. Then it’s, well – you know …


nuclear explosion

Blog in next Monday for the contuing adventures of …

Adam Atom!

Oh and by the way – I didn’t (not) forget that it’s Valentines Day. Alex Cavenaugh passed on this V-Day button over at his blog, and I’m passing it on to you all … from the heart of The Old Silly, with Love!

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  1. Elizabeth Spann Craig / Feb 14 2011 5:45 am

    I’ve missed Adam! I’m so glad you’ve brought him back, Marvin. Great episode!

    • theoldsilly / Feb 14 2011 7:07 pm

      Thanks, Liz – it was fun bringing ol’ Adam back. 😉

  2. Marcus Franks / Feb 14 2011 7:14 am

    Yeah dude! I missed the Adam Atom series – really cool you broiught him back! Loved this episode, the ‘Nibling’ dialog was hysterical, lol.

    • theoldsilly / Feb 14 2011 7:09 pm

      Gnibblng piiuha (pip) ict ghaiuhbd (pop) esckstat?

      (Do you speak Nibling?) 😉

  3. Alex J. Cavanaugh / Feb 14 2011 8:23 am

    Must find out what happens next!

    • theoldsilly / Feb 14 2011 7:10 pm

      Grab tight hold of your quarks, dude – it gets atomically hot!

  4. Cactus Annie / Feb 14 2011 8:35 am

    I remember the Adam Atom series and loved it! And this episode I don’t remember but just GOTTA see what happens next!

    • theoldsilly / Feb 14 2011 7:10 pm

      Cactus, you ain’t gonna believe it, GF! (wink)

  5. Jane Kennedy Sutton / Feb 14 2011 11:59 am

    I’m so glad Adam Atom is back! I’ll be looking forward to each adventure.

    • theoldsilly / Feb 14 2011 7:11 pm

      Thanks, Jane, we’ll have some fun for sure!

  6. Yvonne Lewis / Feb 14 2011 6:28 pm

    I am glad Adam is back, at the moment I am in Nashville at the hotel’s internet shop.
    Loved the read and hope this will again be a regular feature.

    I leave Wednesday and arrivw home Thursday morning.
    Hope you are well and books doing fine.


    • theoldsilly / Feb 14 2011 7:12 pm

      Yvonne – I hope you will do a post with a poem about your Nashville experience – that would be really cool. 🙂

  7. Helen Ginger / Feb 15 2011 12:49 pm

    I’ve missed Adam Atom. Now I miss PIG. Poor fellow.

  8. Stephen Tremp / Feb 15 2011 2:50 pm

    There’s been an Adam Atom sighting! ‘Bout time as I was wondering if he fell through a wormhole never to find his way back again. This could be a Flash friday regular series.

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