Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23282 – 1167
Here’s the haps:
I introduced the shiftless ne’er-do-well stereotypical mad scientist, Heinrich Von Googleheimer, on the Throw It Back Thursday of August 14, 2020, but he hasn’t been seen much since that time. His plot was defeated that time by reporter Gary Goodheart of the Daily Solar System and his editor, Barry Black (let’s face it, he was no Perry White.). But where has he been since then? Did he repent and turn good-guy like his siblings? Why was there only one story about him? Well, here’s another installment:
Heinrich had been interested in the processes of cloning and genetic manipulation for some time. Ever since they had cloned a sheep and “made” Dolly, he thought he could do better. As he studied the nature of sheep he realized that, like most animals, even though they were fairly docile there were instances when they could be very dangerous and had done great injury to humans and other animals. But he wasn’t going to merely clone a sheep.
At the expense of great personal injury (he almost got his eyes pecked out), he managed to steal the egg of a strong arctic seabird. Combining the two would be child’s play for a genius like himself. He wasn’t satisfied, however. This creation would require a strength and determination that only the mightiest of birds might show. He wanted an eagle but it would be impossible to obtain a healthy specimen. But wait! He had read in the newspaper, the Daily Solar System, about an eagle that had been tragically injured by an electrical power wind turbine. He would walk right into the bird sanctuary under the pretense of making a donation, gather a small, harmless, DNA specimen from the sickly eagle, and be ready to carry out his nefarious plot.
But, unbeknownst to Herr Professor Heinrich Von Googleheimer, he was being observed by that ill-tempered reporter for the Daily Solar System, Gary Goodheart who was trying to put two and two together. A diseased bird of prey, a female sheep, and a seabird? What could he possibly…then he realized. Oh, no! He hailed a nearby police officer, “We must stop that man!” “Why?” “He’s about to make an ill eagle-ewe-tern.”