Happy New Year!
My motherboard exploded. But now thanks to my brilliant brother, I’m back online.
And yes: for those of you who were twelve when Ridley Scott’s Alien came out…and who read Alan Dean Foster’s novelization…
“10037” is indeed Ripley’s authorization code for accessing Mother.
And: so there, Mr. Witzke, I now pronounce myself the superior Alien fan. Also I have read Nostromo, that magnificent novel written by my good buddy Joseph Conrad, the implications of whose name you surely must know.
Oh God, it’s good to be back. What did you guys do for New Year’s?
I went to a flamenco show.
And I learned an important lesson, at this flamenco show.
I learned that New Year’s Eve flamenco shows are like flamenco shows all through the rest of the year: which are flamenco shows largely populated by women who have been dancers for at least nineteen years, and do not wish to give the practise up, and who are jovial, witty, well-read and playful women by and large.
Therefore to my good friend Mr. Witzke, I recommend the following: learn to play excellent flamenco guitar.
And grow a disgusting fingernail.
It is not just Sean, but all the rest of you I am so pleased to be back in touch with as well. Oh, goodness gracious; I thought I was going to be separated from you all ’til February. But I can’t do it, you see. I couldn’t bear it. I’m like a human Russia: you take my connections away from me and I don’t know who I am, or who I’m going to be.
I fully expect RAB to laugh at this — after all, he already makes a point of attending flamenco shows and playing guitar with a disgusting fingernail (line’s to the left, girls), and more importantly he has surely read the Alien novelization and still more importantly than that he surely can’t do without his online friendships…ah yes, but more importantly even than this, he’s like me:
He’s seen a lot of movies over the last couple of weeks, and cannot resist the urge to comment on them.
I have a sort of a meme idea.
Dare you all to guess what it is.
I’ve got a present.
God it’s good to see you guys again.