J’onn Sinew Nu called me into his office.
“Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator, as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Talent Coordination for the Intergalactic Gladiator Entertainment (formerly the Intergalactic Gladiator Federation, thanks a lot you damn space hippies), there’s something that I’ve learned over the years.”
“Really?” I asked. I wonder what it could be. Usually Sinew Nu’s grand ideas involve me getting unfunny Monkeyboy sidekicks or something equally bad, but sometimes (OK, rarely) a good one sneaks in there.
“What was the highest rated reality show that ever aired here on planet Hacknor?”
“Why that would be Last Gladiator Standing, of course,” I answered.
“And what do you do when you make one of the greatest pieces of entertainment in the known multiverse? Where do you go from there?”
“Well, I guess you—”
“You do it again!” he screamed. “Last Gladiator Standing was great, but now Last Gladiator Standing will be even better!”
“It’ll be one better!” I yelled back enthusiastically.
“That’s right, son,” Sinew Nu beamed. “Now get to work on it right away.”
“I already have,” I swung my fist with even more enthusiasm. “I’ve already got contestants lined up and a list of challenges that’ll knock your socks off.”
“Great! I can’t wait to see who’s competing this time around!” Ever see one of those cartoons where dollar signs pop out of a guy’s eye? It's happening with Sinew Nu right now.
To compete in Last Gladiator Standing II, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.