Mayor of the Moon is interested in development.
Mayor of the Moon was elected Mayor shortly after the moon became
the 51st state. The Mayor had been born on the moon and had lived
there his entire life, which accounts for his unusual development.
He did not mature physically. He looks like a twelve-year-old boy,
but if angered he will cuss you out like a sailor with eleven tongues.
might stare hard into a mirror
picks at his scab
as he addresses the Lunar Council
and explains the plan for agribusiness on the Moon:
from hog breeding,
|Half of the moon faces away from earth. This is the half where industrialization takes place. The chief export of the moon is hogs. Bred in gigantic low-gravity facilities, these genetically-engineered hogs weigh several tons. Exposed to Earth's gravity, they would collapse under their own weight.|
hog waste containment is a science that is still in its infancy.
one-tenth the earth's gravity,
deal with the problem, the Mayor's most recent plan involved filling
rockets with hog waste and firing them into the sun,although this
was widely protested on Earth. But a missile went awry and passed
too close to the Earth and burned up in the atmosphere over Washington
DC, scattering a rain of flaming hog shit up and down the east coast
for several days. The Washington monument needed to be repainted.
an irradiated prion the light
oozes across the microscope slide
smoothly scrolling in Moonlimo window
a reflection of earth
its blue oceans and green
results of the Mayor's physical examination spool out on a ticker
tape coiling onto the councilroom floor:
the councilroom there is squealing.
mayor is wearing a
He is rabid and foaming and bites the stenographer.
Moontroops in riotgear storm the councilroom with stunguns.
The Mayor is hogtied and forced into the back of a Moonbus.
is shackled in a crater and howls at the earth until the inside of
his helmet is flaked with spittle and foam.
Mayor screams in the silence of the crater,
On Earth it is announced:
Mayor of the Moon