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Book Report: What I did on my Hypergalactic Interstellar Summer Vacation

Gentle Readers will remember that the Tohu Bohu Code of Ethics prevent my saying anything much about a book written by a personal friend other than to speculate about the chances that said book will make said friend Rich and Famous, enough to lend me money and not ask me to repay it.

You know, ethics.

Anyway, I doubt that What I did on my Hypergalactic Interstellar Summer Vacation will increase Adam Beechen’s fame and fortune much, particularly as he is now famous for being the head writer on Teen Titans. Also, if you Google for [“smash hit” hypergalactic] mostly you get splogs. Could be a Nickelodeon movie, but probably not a big screen dollarfest. Ah, well. My old school buddy has plenty of other irons in the fire, particularly becoming the head writer for Teen Titans and running from an angry mob.

In other news from the buddies-from-my-teenage-years front, Gentle Reader parodist and necktie-wearer Francis Heaney came in third at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, which undoubtedly will lead to exactly as much fame and fortune as you would expect. Actually, when you think about it, Francis has achieved remarkable success at just exactly those things that will never result in his having a ridiculous amount of money. I mean, yes, write a musical and get it produced off-off-Broadway. Write a very funny book and get it published. Make the finals of the Crossword Puzzle tournament. Win the big MIT Puzzle. I mean, yes, it makes Your Humble Blogger’s accomplishments look like crap, but what about cashing in? At least there’s a good chance that someday there will be a really bad movie made that will make Adam a bunch of money.

Well, I suppose that having lots of cool accomplishments might someday lead to Francis introducing me to some friend with lucrative selling-out in his future. Kind of a long shot, though.

Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,
-Vardibidian.

Comments

Ok, I promised myself not to pester V with any more comments, because, you know, welcomes can be worn out, and mine too frequently is.

But.

That Francis Heaney is a funny, funny person.

peace
Matt


But here's the point—I knew that before you did. I knew Francis when we were writing radio skits and recording them on boom-boxes. And he has actually turned the funnyosity (and intelligence) into success in various fields through (presumably) a combination of hard work, discipline, charm, sexual favors, petty crime, luck and oxford commas. And what do I have to show for all that stuff he did? Nothing! Even my possession of early cartoons (the oblique fairy tales series in particular) will be of interest only to people who like funny things, rather than to moronic collectors with too much money.

Oh, and you are welcome to pester with as many comments as you like. Your welcome is still fresh as a daisy.

Thanks,
-V.


Wait, you know where those old cartoons are? You need to scan those for me!


I know where they are; I can't get to them in a hurry. Do you know where the tapes are?

Thanks,
-V.


I do, in fact. (Well, roughly, at least. They're in one of several boxes of cassette tapes either on the things-that-don't-fit-on-CD-shelves part of the bookshelf or in the closet.) I can try MP3-izing them, though I don't know if I can bring myself to post them online. Maybe I'll type up a transcript of "What's Your Food?", though.


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