Thursday, December 4, 2008

Les plus grands tubes de la bibliothèque

So I'm slacking working carefully, diligently and effervescently with one of my homies -- do the young people still use that word? -- when someone inquires, with a seriousness akin to bearing the soul-crushing weight of having to announce The Apocalypse® and thus ultimate terror and unavoidable doom and without any translation difficulties that I know all too well from my froggy travails as he appeared to be 100% Murkan, if he could borrow our ink eradicator.

After exchanging glances of bewilderment, my coworker, skillfully avoiding the dreaded burst of laughter, deduced that what the gentlemen was inquiring about was this:

Okay, perhaps a case of You Had To Be There. It's hard work making your own fun, I know that. At least I stayed on topic this time.

Nunquam pigmentum!


Frederick said...

I love free cell. My wife sez I'm a freak because I do.

Utah Savage said...

Looks like I'm not the only one have a bad day. Only mine is worse than your. Roscoe knocked the glass pipe off my typing table with his tail before I even got a hit. Motherfucker, I should just go back to bed and try to dream again.

anita said...

i need to go to the see my eye doctor.

i THOUGHT you wrote "my froggy ENTRAILS" ...

how icky poo of you.

but apparently not.

Randal Graves said...

frederick, minesweeper is good as well, but free cell works better at the job 'cause of no timer.

I hope your better half doesn't try to get you in a free cell 12-step.

utah, I wouldn't classify this as bad, just a weird piece of work. I've got a million of 'em and about 99% of those are about as thrilling as this.

You definitely win the Worst Day Contest. Congratulations!

anita, hmmm. Haruspicy to come up with blog posts. Ingenious. Thanks!

FranIAm said...

What are you talking about?

anita said...

franIam to the Rescue!!

susan said...

Thanks for the intro to 'clevelandlove'. She's a pretty cool character.

The guy asking for ink eradicator might have been my son. He'd find it amusing.

Tom Harper said...

My wife plays Free Cell a lot.

No, "homies" is no longer the in word. Hip new words include: Gay Blade, hophead, Daddio, and the cat's pajamas.

Seriously. Trust me.

La Belette Rouge said...

Ink eradicator is the funniest thing I have heard all day. Really, LOL. OMG, hee-hawlarious!!! Thanks for that laugh. Good stuff.

pissed off patricia said...

Thank goodness! I thought my husband was a nut case for playing those two games all the time. I guess now I know it's kind of a guy thing. I feel better.

You still have typewriters at your office? They still sell white out?

I guess your co-worker takes a typo very very seriously. Doom and gloom indeed.

Randal Graves said...

fran, if I tell you, then you'll tell your friends, and they'll tell their friends and so on and so on and so on.

anita, hey! You take that back!

susan, yeah, she's alright for a Jesushead. Shit, now she's gonna kick my ass.

All the weird patrons we've had over the years and we've never been asked that.

tom, hang on a sec, let me write these, daddio. Wow! I'm going to be keen!

LBR, glad at least some of you yokels enjoyed it.

POP, oh we have a secret handshake and worldwide rankings and everything.

There aren't any typewriters 'round these parts that I'm aware of, but one never knows when ink eradicator will come in handy.

Dean Wormer said...

Sounds like something Marvin the Martian would have if you didn't have one in stock.

Utah Savage said...

I had no idea that the slang of my puberty is coming back in style, neatoh.

Anonymous said...

For some reason, I though I had commented on this post. Quite frankly, it's just waaaaay too inky for me.