Battle of the Bulge II: Fit to be Fat (14)
[At each of their houses respectively…]
“Good morning class. I trust you are all watching this video sometime today? Today’s lecture is on electricity. Now of course, you will already have that working if you are viewing this video and you probably know a little bit about electricity yourselves. Like for instance, you probably have tried the good old trick of sliding your hooves across a rug, then touching a metal object to get a brief shock. That’s static electricity. The movement of your hooves across the carpet creates static and when you touch something metal, the static you stored in your body jumps to the metal. There will be a quiz online next Monday that you’ll need to take by the end of the week just to see if you’ve been paying attention. Electricity also is powered in other things like airplanes and cars, neither of which we really have here at the moment but you’ll also find electricity in batteries, which you’ll use on various home equipment like the remote control for your TV. You can e-mail me your questions or problems through my e-mail address below this video. That’s all for today, see you tomorrow. *The video shuts off* [Later that afternoon…]
“You know, that lecture wasn’t all that bad. It reminded me that my band’s equipment also uses electricity, well most of it anyway,” remarked Melody.
“It showed me that we’ll need to not waste electricity to protect the environment,” added Bright Eyes.
“I got reminded about how dangerous it can be during a thunderstorm,” said Clover.
“Good heavens, what’s happened to you all?!” questioned Eduardo.
“It’s fine, Eduardo, we’re more overweight than before but we’ll be back to the more normal weight in a few weeks,” assured Bright Eyes.
“Who could’ve done this to you?” asked Eduardo.
“We kinda did this to ourselves. We forgot our own deal to keep our weight where it was before this,” explained Starlight.
“Well then I guess you’ll all need my help more than ever now,” said Eduardo.
“Stop right there!” shouted a voice.
“Huh?” questioned the others.
“You’re ponies are all in violation of the PPHB, the Ponyville Protocol for Healthy Bodies,” said Kelly a PPHB member.
“What are you talking about?” asked Eduardo.
“These photos indicate you are overweight, which is a direct violation of that protocol,” explained Brandon, leader of the PPHB.
“The protocol states that ponies overweight must be removed immediately but since you all were not, you’ll all face surgical removal of your excess weight and 2 years’ jail time,” added Aaron, PPHB’s third and final member.
“What? Are you all serious?” questioned Melody.
“Can’t we talk about this? You all need to know that we’re in the process of losing the excess weight, most of it anyway and besides, this town was built specifically for ponies that are happy being overweight, like us,” said Bright Eyes.
“Then this entire town must be demolished by rules of the protocol,” replied Kelly.
“You’re all to leave quietly now let’s go,” ordered Brandon. *The ponies sadly walk with PPHB members* [Later that night…]
“Folks, settle down. I’m sure there’s a logical reason for why your daughters are not here,” said Hackney.
“This is awful! Who knows who took them and what they may be doing,” quivered Clover’s mother.
“I have the answer. If those ponies are your daughters, they’ve been taken away by the PPHB or Ponyville Protocol for Healthy Bodies because of their excess weight. As your mayor, I propose we visit their headquarters and demand the release of those ponies!” explained Eduardo.
“We don’t even know where that is,” protested Melody’s mother. [In their submarine…]
“Mission accomplished,” said Mary.
“They’ll never get their way out of there with the way they want to see themselves,” added Stephanie.
“Checkmate, Pudgyville Porkers, we’ve beaten your stupid town for good!” laughed Stella.
TO BE CONTINUED...