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ELEVENSES: THE DARING EXPLOITS OF SECRET AGENTS 1111 AND 711

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By G.S. Williams, author of No Man An Island

Apr 12, 2009: When I was young(er than I am now) I found myself a fan of the cartoons "Tiny Toons" and "The Animaniacs." They would constantly riff on popular movies, like "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," and even "Apocalypse Now" while doing inane jokes and insane pranks. As I got old(er than I was then) I still watched with my younger siblings, and started getting the adult references inside the jokes.

Well, "Elevenses" feels like an "Animaniacs" episode. Only, instead of Yakko, Wakko and Dot, you have spoofs of Agent 99 and Get Smart crossed with James Bond, acting zany in the midst of adventures that don’t make sense.

There’s Kentucky Solitaire, or "Tuck," who seems a lot like Harrison Ford, minus the sarcasm. There’s a strange chipmunk reminiscent of Yoda, but lacking any sense or the Force.

As a fan of random humour and parodies, I find myself really enjoying each chapter of "Elevenses," and it’s tongue-in-cheek tone. The story doesn’t make much sense yet, and I don’t think anyone should go into this story hoping for rich characterization or even much of a plot. It feels like the mysterious, unnamed authors are making this up as they go.

And I think that’s a recipe for tons of nonsensical fun.

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