Postcard from Steptoe

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Story Room consists of 3 individuals who don the geometric shapes sphere, tetrahedron and cube to mask their true identities. Sometimes lead singer Steptoe Butte is from Whitman County, Washington.

From the Uncyclopedia entry on Steptoe Butte:

“He was a striking-looking guy and he also bought weird records, which not everyone in the store did”, collaborator Pete StarBuck recalled. The two became friends and eventually decided to form a band.[1] StarBuck and Steptoe started writing music together;[2] at the time Steptoe also spent time in a local group named Raid.[3] The pair were soon joined by Bill Mills and Mike Berry and named themselves Murmur, a name Steptoe selected at random from the dictionary.[4]

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“Hucka D., clarify for me something. Wouldn’t Steptoe be the blue figure here?”

Hucka D.:

Sometimes.

bb:

Is he the yellow figure as well?

Hucka D.:

No.

bb:

The red figure is the boss.

Hucka D.:

That’s Story Room.

bb:

I’m confused. I thought the name of the band was, or is, Story Room.

Hucka D.:

It is. (pause)

bb:

Where does Tom’s Petty High fit in[ here]?

Hucka D.:

Yellow. Lemon yellow.

bb:

Each… sorry.

Hucka D.:

Each rule over their portions of The Shining that come before or after. So Tom’s Petty High rules the psychiatrist-Danny scene. What have you renamed that recently?

bb:

The Story Room. Oh, wait. That’s — I know what you’re talking about now — that’s the Bear Pillow Scene, with all the little blips and sparkles, at least a handful that seem to mean something.

Hucka D.:

Sorry as well: actually Story Room rules that scene. So that’s why you have the word “strange” highlighted spoken by the doctor, and then the Duck just afterwards. The duck is both the lemon colored VW that protagonist [sic?] Jack drives to the Overlook Hotel to start the movie, and also Duck, WV, then. The presence of The Duck demonstrates the rule of Story Room, see.

bb:

Let’s see.

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Hucka D.:

Story Room had a lot of fun with that room.

bb:

Isn’t Story Room, though, the room in the exact center of the Shining with all the rainbow colors, Hucka? Rainbow man Hallorann lies in the middle. Soon to shine. [no answer]

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January 13, 2014 · 10:38 am

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