Memorial Monday: In The Hall Of David Bowie. I Mean The Goblin King.

RIP Jareth. I mean David Bowie. (Post originally appeared in 2009.)

After escaping from the FBI dungeon with the help of my new friend, Hoggle the Gnome, I have found myself in a strange subterranean maze, the likes of which have not been seen since the Minotaur roamed the labyrinth of Knossos.  Although I am greatly relieved to be out of captivity, I find myself wondering if I have not traded one prison for another, vaster one, even more difficult to escape.

I have begun to wonder if my putative guide, Hoggle, actually knows his way around this confusing realm; we have spent several hours wandering through a vast hedge-maze and appear to be no closer to finding either Hoggle’s friend Sarah or our way out.


Eventually, even Hoggle is forced to admit that we are lost:


Fortunately, we eventually find our way out of the hall of the hideous eyeless white creature, only to be confronted by a new threat which Hoggle evidently finds even more terrifying.


At first, I don’t understand what Hoggle is afraid of; after all, the rest of the band is not present, so there is little danger that they will begin jamming.  However, I soon learn that the one whom I took for the lead singer of an 80s hair band is, in fact, the powerful and dreaded Goblin King.


The Goblin King does not deign to repeat himself, so I am forced to guess how to respond.  A wrong answer could well mean my death. Fortunately, I guess correctly.


Or did I?


I have evidently entered myself into the service of the Goblin King, charged to complete some deadly errand or quest that I didn’t even hear him explain.  But I have no doubt that, whatever it is, I will be able to carry it out; because I am Dennis the Vizsla, and I never give up.


10 thoughts on “Memorial Monday: In The Hall Of David Bowie. I Mean The Goblin King.

  1. dorysbackyard says:

    What a great blast from the past and lovely way to pay tribute to the Goblin King (and lead singer from Poison LOL). RIP Mr. Bowie


  2. Mee-you wee found out about Mistur David at 6 Pee Emm last nite an LadyMum went to peecess! Wee watched a lot of mews on TeeVee about him an then LadyMum watched thee Lazaurs video on Utube an that made her cry even more….
    Shee told mee thee ferst LP album ecord shee bott was “Bowie’s Pin-Ups”….shee must have been so young back then, mew mew mew…
    An shee sang mee “Monday I’ve Got Friday On My Mind” her fave covurr song that Mistur David sang…
    So wee held our own vigil for him here…
    An then wee herd Stinky kittygurl, mee Sisfur-In-Law went to Pure Land yesterday an LadyMum said Stinky wanted to go keep Mistur David companee 😉
    Stinky’ss bloggie iss
    **sighsss** this iss no way to start a Mew year Dennis!!!
    ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~


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