Friday, October 15, 2010

And you all thought I was joking when I called for an internets-wide celebratory gala of pomp and circumstance, participate or die.

The man, the legend, the swanky threads.

But, I must confess & beg His forgiveness. I have a motive with an ulterior mien.

*gasp!*

*horrors!*

This week with David Brinkley, I considered myself Lou Gehrig to be counted amongst those who received shiny new computing machines at work, complete with a widescreen monitor. Oh, you've never seen internets porn until, anyway, whilst reloading precious, precious files from a vast array of flash drives onto the fresh black box, lo & beholdest, one, one -- that loneliest of numbers -- out of hundreds of thousands, would not load.

Thou corrupt! & now I have to reconstruct a few pieces from their ancient origin deep in the recesses of the infamous 99-cent notebooks & if you've ever seen my handwriting, a blind man skilled only in a Finno-Ugric tongue would have a better chance deciphering a weathered Sanskrit text than I will my own doctorish gobbledygook.

Thus, let us pray.
























Amen.

27 comments:

Beach Bum said...

Throwing my vote behind Nelly Furtado. Sorry, her assets and talents work better for me.

sunshine said...

Perhaps the fact that it wouldn't load was only an illoooousion. (did ya like that???) ;p

I'm planning on watching this actually. I really want to know who is going to be doing the honor of inducting him.
I'll be wearing my overalls with the unicorn on the bib and NOT straightening my hair in honor of the man .. It's the least I can do. :P

((Hugs))
Laura
P.S. Good Luck with your translating.

Randal Graves said...

BB, the next time some enterprising Canuck necromancer casts his or her spell over Mr. Henning's bones, you are so fucked.

sunshine, it's on teevee? You've gotta drunk live blog the thing, I'm sure there will be much retrospecting.

Tom Harper said...

I didn't know Sarah Polley was Canadian.

Beach Bum said...

Shit happens and they better take a number because there is already a line.

Demeur said...

That's it Sunshine you're elected. Live streaming it is. How's that for hoisting some weight on your shoulders? Randal said he'd provide the Tequila.

Demeur said...

And Randal whilst your reading email on the uber wide display just don't open any from Favre. Not a pretty picture or so I hear.

susan said...

Damn. No tv in the US and no tv here either. Thank goodness I can count on you to tell me what's happening in Canada.

sunshine said...

Well, it's not on tonight live but, it should be on tv within the next couple of weeks.
Hopefully it will go onto the "YOUSGUYS Tube" and you'll be able to see it then. :P

I'll drunk blog when it comes on tv. ;p

((Hugs))
Laura

La Belette Rouge said...

When you invoke Doug you bring in some serious magic. I too have the kind of handwriting that makes people assume I am a M.D.

Chef Cthulhu said...

Always loved speed skating...and Clara Hughes is one phenomenal athlete.

S.W. Anderson said...

Randal, how many times must you be told? Don't ever stir your coffee with a flash drive.

sunshine said...

Update~ It is being televised Wednesday night. I've got the PVR all set up to record it!!!!

((Hugs))
Laura

Demeur said...

Randal must be out buying the Tequila. Or maybe he's having a snark gland transplant.

okjimm said...

what is happening in Clevelandistan???? gees.... almost a week between posts? Must be a Famous Ray virus....

susan said...

There are some of us out here in the racing game who miss seeing your colors at post position.

Ethan said...

WHERE YOU AT

S.W. Anderson said...

Randal, I'm beginning to worry about you being denied bail, or something.

Seriously, I hope this extended absence is just a matter of giving in to slacker tendencies or being busy with other things, and doesn't involve illness, injury, unemployment or some breach of domestic tranquility.

Demeur said...

I know he finally had to go back to his home planet.

Freida Bee, MD said...

I miss you.

La Belette Rouge said...

I miss you too. Hope all is well.

Freida Bee, MD said...

If you took one of your undeserved vacations off of librarianing, then you should be back Tuesday. If you're not, I'm calling the Coastguard. No one but you comments my lame posts, sweet man.

La Belette Rouge said...

Who is up for a charter flight to Cleveland? We'll start at the library and then circle around until we find him. Bring wine and madeleines.
p.s. Miss you and starting to worry.

okjimm said...

//Who is up for a charter flight to Cleveland?//

I'm not sure Clevelandistan has an airport. I suggest a mule-train or a camel caravan.

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

While I admit it has been a nice break not have the aural assault on a daily basis, I think you are milking the tragedy a bit much, old bean.

Am I correct in understanding that your dissertation was wiped out on the old hard drive, and you are now reconstructing it from scratchings on bar napkins and musings from old Famous Ray's menus?

Regardless, some of the natives are getting a bit restless and are threatening a mass Field Trip (and contacting parents to get their hall passes signed) to Clevelandistan, and I think you need to resurface to protect the innocent. Head them off at the pass, Graves, or you will only have yourself to blame!

Regards,

Tengrain

okjimm said...

ya, what Tengrain said.

MRMacrum said...

I checked the Cleveland area police logs for the last ten days. Since your name did not pop up, I assume whatever it is you are up to is legal and above board. And if it isn't, it would seem you are getting away with it.