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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

Angular Pegheads Sound Good to Me

Is Ted Koppel counting down the Sunny days on Nightline yet? Is there a sign next to the eyewash station that reads:

It Has Been at Least 1 Day Since the Last Sunny Accident

I’m just warming up, really. I’ve outlasted the entire Internet before, you know. I hear the mechanized hum of another, Sunny-er world. Where the sun is shining, but no red lights flashing. Here in this darkness, I know what I’ve done. I know all at once who I am. I am the guy that’s making Sunny into the Official Cover Song of the Twenty-Teens.

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  1. Sipp, you got any kin in New Mexico? I made the, ah, acquaintance of one guy that reminded me of you in your present "come-from".

    I was out running errands, standing in the line at Walmart for meds. Behind me comes this guy, looked like he was on a Polack bowling team.
    Mid-forties, wouldn't know matching colors if they bit him in the butt.
    "Whassatcha got?" He asks, pointing to the cafe curtain rod I'm holding.
    I spoke not a word, showed him.
    "Oh" he sez, "thought it was one a them canes. My buddy has one with four feet".
    "Yes, when we get older we lose equilibrium." I said (my mistake).
    "Oh" he sez, "I lost my equilibrium when I had that aneurism, back in '97."
    "You're lucky to be alive" sez I.
    "I dunno, I'm waiting for them to come get me. Y'know, go up into space".
    "I'm five foot ten." I said with finality, "you won't need any money up there."
    He nodded sagely and I saw behind his eyes he'll be chewing on that for a while.
    The art of conversation, one of my strong suits.

    Maybe there is something short of electro-shock therapy you can latch hold of. Oh, BTW Winter is over. If you can see the ground outside your door it's time to shed those Wintertime blues.

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