Posts Tagged ‘America’

Under The (Shopping) Gun


December 17th, 2011 Posted 8:44 am

“What are you doing?” says Spence.

“Making a list,” says Admin.

“Mind if I check it twice?”

Spence checks the list. “Look at all this. There’s no time.”

“We’re doomed,” Admin says. He crumples up the list. “How about a drink?”

“At this hour?” Spence says.

“Didn’t Gandalf say something about we can’t change the time, just have to use the time we’ve been handed?”

“Not sure he meant to greenlight drinking at all hours.”

“Don’t be priggish. This is America!”

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March 4th, 2011 Posted 9:00 am

“What’s this about a contest?” says Admin.

“It’s a kind of two-headed thing,” says Spence.

Uh-oh. That reminds me of a real scary movie me and Bernie watched part of once; way too scary to go all the way to the end.

“The contest itself can’t be started until the number of fans on the facebook page reaches 1000,” Spence goes on.

“Sounds kind of arbitrary,” Admin says.

“Well, the contest will only work with at least that kind of number,” says Spence.

“Will there be prizes?”

“Can’t give any details at this point.”

“Prizes,” says Admin, “are as American as apple pie.”

Now they have my full attention. Apple pie is one of those things I can smell from blocks away, especially when the crust is actually a bit burned, which is the way I like it best. Not a single apple pie is baking in the neighborhood at the moment. Whoa! Isn’t this an American neighborhood? Don’t tell me we’re living in another country.


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