Sunday, September 09, 2012

Good Morning, [state-your-name]. This Is A Recording.

"Your mission...unh, Clem...should you choose to accept it, is to read this blog entry. By the time you read it, it will have already self-posted on The Internet; if you or any of your team are caught, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of what happened to the donuts, or why the coffee is inexplicably weak."

Tell you what, early comes darned early on the far side of 40. Also, you get watched by chickens; but that's the third semi-obscure reference already. Oh, it's all "Shoes for industry" when things are going well, and never a thought for the poor sods who have to mine them from the primordial ylem.

I'm at work now. I'm hoping to be at the range later, with firearms, camera and "I'm here because you broke something" T-shirt. Let 'em chew on that! --But only figuratively, please.


Dave H said...

I was with you until you got to the "watched by chickens" part. I guess my education has some gaps in it.

I need one of those T-shirts.

Turk Turon said...

Firesign Theater?

Ritchie said...

"I'm here because you broke something"
Must to have. I sometimes tell fellow laser miners "You touched it! You broke it!" Of course this mostly applies to customers, but we can't say that to them.

Anonymous said...

far side...chickens....

Wilson said...

During my days as a fixit geek the rule was "Last person to touch it takes the blame" I love the tee shirt slogan but alas my employer required white shirt, tie and a suit for it's CEs so it wouldn't have done me any good to have one.

Anonymous said...

"Shoes for the dead!"
"I think we're all bozos on this bus."
"Follow in your book, and repeat after me, as we learn three new words in Turkish - towel, delight, border..."
GREAT. Now all this stuff will be earworms (like it wasn't already!)


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

"Your software worked until COB last night but this morning it isn't working!"
"What did you change?"
"I didn't change anything!"
"Then it should work just like it did before, right?"

-- Typical software support dialog

Roberta X said...

Mission: Impossible, Firesign Theatre (thrice), and the works of Gary Larsen.

Never did get to the range: I'm fatigue-clumsy. Maybe another day.

Larry said...

want! that! shirt!