Monday, July 04, 2011

The Ballad of the Great Yukon Puke On, by noodleepoodlee

That’s right, the author of this “short story” is noodleepoodlee. noodleepoodlee runs a blog, a political [satire] American blog from what I gather. On it she (I think it’s a she, forgive me if I’m wrong) has posted this fictional account of an ousted Sarah Palin campaign worker. I was led to this story by a blogger friend, Ahab. I read his comments on the story and thought it would be an interesting read and an interesting addition to Short Story Monday. The title also has “Yukon” in it, so that was another reason I had to give it a try.

It was an entertaining story as Hobo Joe tells us about his fall from grace; his fall from the inner circle of Sarah Palin. It was definitely funny. Hobo Joe was so easily influenced by the people he met, he was bound to do something dumb eventually anyway. He does realize how he came to be in his present situation. Joe isn’t someone who wonders how these things happened to him. He knows how they happened. In all this craziness, I feel as though Joe also accepts responsibility for his past and present actions. If you want a fun story that makes fun of Sarah Palin and American politics, read The Ballad of the Great Yukon Puke On.

Thanks to John at the Book Mine Set for hosting Short Story Monday.


  1. I'll give it a shot! I normally love satire.

  2. The title is certainly intriguing!!!
    I've saved it for when I run of inspiration for short stories...

  3. Awesome! Thanks for the shout-out. I'm sure Noodleepoodlee appreciates your attention too.

  4. Hey! Thanks for the recommend. Hope your readers enjoy the silliness. And yeah, I'm a girl.

  5. "his fall from the inner circle of Sarah Palin" That should be very entertaining. I will have to read it as well.

    I reviewed "A Box To Hide In."

  6. Oh, this sounds like fun!!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. Anonymous29/7/11 11:15

    Hi Loni,
    Thought I'd let you know there's new developments in the Hobo Joe tale: A Hobo Joe Special Report: Don't Mess With Texas and Mitt vs Goodhair via Grizzly and the Brainstem.
    Thanks again for reviewing The Ballad of the Great Yukon Puke On.

    Oh, it seems I've led your friend Ahab down the garden path of fruit porn. Have you seen his tomato? Michelle Bachmann would have a fit.


  8. noodleepoodlee, I keep meaning to get to your new story, but I've been really busy since my second baby came into the world. I will get to Hobo Joe soon(ish).