House of Doom(ba)

And What, Exactly, Might This Mean?| ©2014

This cannot be good.

In what seems like a foolhardy move to Hank, and one of no particular significance to Cap, certain Persons with Thumbs just brought home a Roomba. Which is to say, a robot. That cleans. Brought it home. To stay. Yes. A very zoomy, very clever little robot has been given free reign over the House of Hank. Which is a pretty sick thing to do, really, and Hank would just like to know what was so wrong with regular terrifying vacuum 1.0? 

Cap just wonders. Generally.

Ruh Roh | ©2014

By the pricking of my thumbs…Zoom!

Good Lord. | ©2014

Something Wicked this Way Comes.  Zoom!


Oh, I like the Scottish Play—please keep reading. Zoom!


Get thee behind me, Satan.  Zooooom!


Will it never stop?  ZOOM!


I’m sure robots are very nice. I’d like to meet one someday.  ZZoom!


If I just close my eyes and count to ten, it will go away. Please go away.  Zoom! Zoom! Zoom!

Hank suspects this terrible Doomba harbors shivs, or citronella spray, or some other diabolical weaponry of world domination.  The Thumbs think he’s being melodramatic. Despite Hank’s qualms, this wee, zippy bugger does a great job of tidying up, even in Hank’s two-Labrador, many-carpeted castle of endless obstacles. The Thumbs have christened the little bot Dennis-There’s-Some-Lovely-Filth-Down-Here and hope he lives a good, long life of autonomous collecting here at Hank’s commune.

Hank will accept your condolences in the usual manner.

Just don’t leave them on the floor.

XXOO Hank | ©2014

I can’t even talk about it right now.

Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.
—Haruki Murakami


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6 Responses to House of Doom(ba)

  1. Judy Patterson says:

    funny!! does the machine really work??

  2. Hank. says:

    OH MY. Jude, it’s amazing how much dirt and dust this thing gets up. Not to mention the Labrador hair. Oh, the Labrador hair. The best bit is that you’re meant to run it often – i.e. every day (or night – it’s programmable)- to keep it in top form. So Dennis is not terribly precious in that sense. Which is good, because “precious” and this house don’t get along very well. I just gave the house a good vaccuum pre-Dennis, and have been setting him out at night to do his thing and when he’s done he finds his way back to his recharger. BAM! Best use of technology in the House since, well, indoor plumbing.

  3. Jo Woolf says:

    Poor Hank! Look at his expression – priceless. He knows that a good night’s sleep is a thing of the past. Hank, the only solution is to find a nice cup of tea, precariously balanced, right on the edge of a table and… ooooops!…. cue minor explosion…. Oh dear, I’m so clumsy! Sorry Dennis!

  4. Hank. says:

    Ah, tea. A good suggestion for contemplating the robot situation. Hank’s favorite is Genmaicha, because it’s great fun to say and beautiful to look at. But if Hank’s Genmaicha went boomba, Dennis would likely call in his cousin, Scooba, who scrubs floors.

    Can you imagine?

    Hank would rather not, either. Cap says, “Huh?”

  5. Jo Woolf says:

    🙂 Poor Hank! Cap, I love your style!

  6. Hank. says:

    He’s kind of all that, isn’t he? And still so humble.

Woof! Talk to Hank

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