Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Signalling in Plain Site

Namesake, Uncle James "Spitball" Boudreaux of the 1920s Chicago Cubs, was often accused of doctoring the balls he pitched (especially to the NY Yankees). However, recently declassified FBI documents prove what Aunt Tarilla knew all along - he was signalling his FBI handler behind home plate. [this particular signal: don't order the pepperoni pizza from Luigi's on 4th] * Future pictures will focus on the exotic methods of signalling embedded in advertisements, sports maneuvers and disco dancing! #AgentBoudreaux #spy #thriller

Agent Boudreaux's Cousin and the NUTS...

winner of the "Clever Award" 1947, Praque
a successful application of a crazy idea: Cousin Alexander's "Navigationally Universal Transmission Service" or NUTS proved quite useful to the Cold War western alliances attempting to eavesdrop on their Soviet counterparts - at first. Unfortunately, it was difficult (no, actually impossible) to approach a suspected spy den without invoking espionage-stopping laughter from said Soviets. Thus, the award. He did a great service for the cause through comedic distraction.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

another inventive relative...

another inventive relative...

* great-great-grandfather Horris, having lost all 10 toes while attempting to summit Strawberry Hill in the dead of winter refused to live the remaining eighty years of his life as an invalid. His "roller coasters" easily propelled him from one circus venue to another but also generated enough electricity to power the encrypted radio transmitter hidden just under his stylish hat. He was subsequently awarded the good Queen's Medal of Awesomeness.
#AgentBoudreaux #spy #thriller

new tech

Always willing to help the war effort, distant cousin Jamila, convinced she could receive enemy radio transmissions telepathically volunteered for a Top Secret experiment to determine when enemy aircraft were approaching. Weeks later with the invention of RADAR, Jamila was discreetly returned to her hobbit cave south of London with a polite thank you note, 100 pounds Sterling and a strict admonishment to never speak of this embarrassing test. #AgentBoudreaux #spy #thriller

more on Agent Boudreaux's relatives...

more on Agent Boudreaux's relatives...
distant cousin Horatio, intent on avoiding a life of espionage, sought a career with the Iowa Circus Circuit, bought his very own hippopotamus named Fred and started touring the Midwest fairs. Unfortunately, one hot summer evening near Lake Ontario, Fred decide he needed to cool off. Horatio, adamant to the end that his star hippo would behave on cue soon discovered that the harness and cart attached to the behemoth was a disadvantage at 100 feet below the surface of the unforgiving lake. James Boudreaux, only a young lad at the time decided the circus life was not for him.

seeking inspiration

seeking inspiration...
Uncle Thibodeaux, an aspiring writer, used every trick he could to find "the words" he needed to create his Nobel Prize winning military fiction masterpiece. Dressing in uniform always helped, but so did the Nitrous Oxide gas mask AND the mild electrical shocks from the "Inspiration Helmet" he had invented himself. Agent Boudreaux's mother strictly forbade him to have anything to do with Thibodeaux, reminding him constantly of the "the words" his Uncle lived by: "bat-shit crazy".

#AgentBoudreaux #spy #thriller

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Agent Boudreaux's Cousin, Elmer...

Agent Boudreaux's cousin, Elmer Udd, had an innate feeling about the potential of radio energy to tap into the hidden languages of animals.  Initially, his co-workers dismissed the unintelligible noise as "static" but he knew better.  His reliable and ever-faithful lab assistant, Nipper (who would go on to RCA Records fame) never complained.  In fact, on that fateful Thursday evening, after many double-vodkas, Nipper pretended with all his heart and soul to actually hear the subtle chanting of Labradors from Mars that Elmer swore was self evident.  Such a kind canine has never existed since.

* Nipper would go on to fame and fortune as the curious dog of RCA Records, his well deserved reward for having infinite patience.
* Elmer ended his days in the Happy Valley Convalescent Home, having never blinked again.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Who is the "Slovakian"?

" * I dance in God's footsteps,

ooh, how well my feet fit.

* I dance with the Devil,

ooh, what rhythm we have!"

- the Slovakian (singing while... dancing)

[book 3]

Agent Boudreaux

the learning curve was steep... Agent Boudreaux's ancestors discover
Espionage had been an exciting idea, at first. However, being recruited by a British intel guy who was actually an Analyst and not a Field Operative proved slightly...disastrous. Agent Boudreaux's aunt and uncle soon discovered that this Analyst had no earthly idea how short a fuse on a 10 megaton device could actually be. (*coming Fall 2018)

Agent Boudreaux back story - the grand parents meet

grandparents of Agent Boudreaux meet.
She: taking a short cut through a well-lit alley

He: sending signals to a contact: one foot up, one finger pointing down, one arm up

She: are you OK?

He: Fine, just talking with the Queen

She: wishing she had chosen a different route

He: nice day for tea and biscuits

She: just ate, thank you.

He: really, the Queen insists (handing her the phone)

She: 'ello Ma'am

Voice: please humor him, he's pretending I'm the Queen again

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

bad guys begat bad guys...

prior to their unintentioned procreation with two fan-girls working the casino that night, these two thugs had little more going for them than an intimidating look for the police camera. Their "socialist" criminal organization could be depended to take care of them, as long as loyalty was never questioned. Two generations later, both of their grandsons had secure jobs with a "capitalist" despot on a private Hawaiian island. Oh, how the times do change.

Agent Boudreaux - the series. (coming Fall 2018)