Barbarians Fear No Ragnarok

For the last couple of days, Albuquerque has suffered usually low temperatures. New Mexico is woefully unprepared for weather that may require long underwear. Luckily, our governor has declared a state of emergency for weather most states consider as a mild winter. Due to the extreme lack of long underwear in New Mexico, Ragnarok has begun. Luckily enough, New Mexico made a quality decision with their choice in governor to lead us through such a desperate time! That choice of course is She-Ra, the immortal image of bravery from an eighties cartoon.

Think about Susanna Martinez for a moment. She is not really a gay fearing politician with backward policies that will set back human rights by twenty years. Her blind eye to the overwhelming consensus of scientists behind the fact that carbon in the atmosphere is dangerous (and short term storms usually don’t relate to over all climate conditions), is really only a cover. When New Mexico is in crisis, she transforms by holding her sword high and yelling “For the Honor of Grayskull… I am She-Ra!”

Like any Barbarian from the eighties (Conan, Red Sonja, Alan Thicke), the only real viable solution to any problem is wildly charge into the situation with swords a fury. Her first order of business would be to take care of this “global warming conspiracy.” However, scientists lock themselves up like wizards in ivory towers (usually with some sort of clone-mirror-beast trap). Why bother taking the time to figure out the science (breaking the mirrors will make the beast weaker), when you can burn the entire tower down? Burning those lousy scientists will help warm the state during the bitter cold.

Barbarian hack and slash tactics don’t have to stop with evil wizards and their towers. She-Ra can fight the undead armies with a well placed attack on genetic research. Cloning, stem cells, and genetic research are really necromancers raising the dead for a nefarious strike on the population. While kidney disease patients wait for fifteen years for a organ transplant, the necromancers use sorcery to clone replacements to raise all those that died on the waiting list. They cast their genetic witchcraft to “cure” disorders like Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and various others by turning the patient into undead. Stem cells are not donated willingly by volunteer mothers after birth with tissue that is usually discarded but removed by dark ritual magic. Not to worry, She-Ra can summon Sarah Fury agent of T.E.A. P.A.R.T.Y. to fight off the hoards.

Domestic Partnerships Acts have plenty of misconceptions. Most are alleged to stop treating a group of people, whom really only want the same rights as any other American, like they are second class citizens because of sexual preference. She-Ra knows the real story. Domestic Partnership are acts designed to conscript those that made the choice to be gay (although, I can’t really think of the time when I chose to be straight). After they are conscripted, they are given Mongolian battle gear and spend their time pillaging good town-folk. The leader of this invasion force is naturally the villain from MST3K’s Cave Dwellers (seriously, he is wearing eye liner).

With the forces of light, truth, good, and overly dramatic voice-over, She-Ra will fight the hordes of Mongolian looking peasant slaying machines. The true test of any legendary Barbarian hero is fighting Mongolian looking extras. All the greats (Conan, Red Sonja, The Beastmaster, and of course Ator) passed the test of battling the Mongolian hordes before the rise to true heroism. She-Ra is only missing her plucky rogue sidekick and mysterious wizard friend. Luckily Joe Jonas and Donald Rumsfeld, have double lives too.

Published by aaronfrale

Aaron Frale has been writing comedy for years. He won "Best Writer" as co-writer for a feature film called Hamlet: The Vampire Slayer at the B-Movie Film Fest in New York. You can check out an in depth review of Hamlet from the film critic Obscurus Lupa. Various plays, sketches, and films written by Aaron have been lurking about the Albuquerque scene. In May 2010 he received a Masters of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from the University of New Mexico. Music is another one of his past times. His rock band, Spiral, was rated 9 out of 10 by the DPRP for their 2011 release The Capital in Ruins. He currently resides with his wife, Felicia, and a small black dog that thinks he is a giant black dog.. Check out his personal humor blog at: and his rock band:

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