Duel! We meant duel!
For a while now, the members of Ubar Grotto have been engaging in friendly banter with the “dudes” at Cinema Grotto in Hollywood, CA (actually, they meet in Newhall, CA, but we like to label them as Hollywood so that they seem like an overly pretentious villain in comparison to the scrappy, but lovable underdog of Ubar. See the artist’s rendition to the right.) The communication has been great and the Propehts have enjoyed sharing ideas and interests across the breadth of our great country. It was during this sharing of ideas that a flash of brilliance (or a flash in the pan) occurred to the Monarch of Ubar Grotto, Pro. Seth Anthony.
Pro. Anthony decided to challenge the Monarch of Cinema Grotto to a membership contest. He proposed that Ubar Grotto would induct more new members than Cinema Grotto from January 1 to March 31, 2012. He set the terms – the losing Monarch would purchase the winning Monarch an Enchanted Lantern and a case of frosty cold adult libations. At first, this was agreeable but then, in what can only be described as a swaggering show of flamboyant bravado, the Monarch of Cinema upped the ante. He added that the losing Monarch would physically visit the winning Grotto – on the other side of the Country!
Having faith in his members and the attraction of the program Ubar Grotto has developed, Pro. Anthony accepted these terms and began preparing an all out membership blitz for the new year. He also purchased a small bag of sand and a surf board to spruce up the room that Cinema’s losing Monarch will stay in. Why? We’re in Pennsylvania, folks – our concept of California is beaches, surfers, loose fitting and ill designed shirts, and everyone owning a Prius. Yay for stereotyping!
So, to officially start the contest, the Monarch has issued the following letter to the Prophets of Cinema Grotto, stating the terms and laying down the gauntlet. Let those blonde beach boys quake in fear of fired up Central Pennsylvanians! Now, we just have to arrange for a horse and buggy to pick up Cinema’s Monarch from the airport…