Kirk was particularly dead that day; I remember because everyone was crying and the science woman kept all of her clothes on. As is my habit, I injected several of Khan’s more personal fluids (super-fluids, if you’ll pardon the medical terminology) into the tribble to see what would happen.
The tribble returned almost immediately to life. I remember because I thought to myself, “Ah, I seem to have conquered death. Tremendous,” at the time.
As a doctor, this made my job a great deal easier.
We used to get infestations of tiny ants in the kitchen fairly regularly. They abruptly ended when we remodeled our kitchen in October 2010 … but today they’re back. Just a few scouts, but surely more are coming. Now I have to imagine they’ve spent the last two and a half years probing our defenses. Waves of explorers are sent out by the queen, and they never come back, but more workers are recruited for the effort, for the good of the colony. Eventually nobody is even left who remembers what our kitchen was like, but the legends are passed down, from warrior to warrior, worker to worker, about the munificient Plateau of Crumbs, the bits of sugar, of grain, of cheese, just waiting to be hauled back to feed the queen and the young ones. Today — today is a day of great ant rejoicing. (Time to go get some boric acid, I guess.)
I assume we’re all going to be doing dramatic readings of this panel for the rest of the day
“I don’t really believe Josh has been doing standup in Baltimore,” you’ve been saying. “His face hasn’t been on a poster.” WHERE ARE YOUR EXCUSES NOW??? (Thursday, June 6, Federal Hill, you should come.) (My picture is at the bottom.) (It’s small, you have to squint.)
Just walked by the local homeless dude and the local PIRG clipboard kids w/out being hassled, HAVE I FINALLY MASTERED INVISIBILITY???
Fun fact: if you’re an admin of a Facebook fan page, there used to be a very useful section of your control panel that showed you the most recent few people who liked your page, and how long ago they liked it. Last week the ability to get that data vanished and it was replaced by this :(
The knitter sees the sweater as a significant Thing, having chosen the pattern and color carefully, and having invested hours of labor; the recipient sees the sweater as a thing that can be bought at the Gap for $35.
One of the things I love about Wikipedia is that you learn about things that are very, very important to fairly specific groups of people.