LUG nuttery

OK, so it’s not exactly a Monty Python reunion, but Charles Pelkey and I are getting the band back together to provide live updates of the Tour de France starting Saturday.

Yes, that’s right, Live Update Guy rides again! There will be snark, limericks, cheap shots, haiku, bad manners, references to obscure skits from The Firesign Theatre and the aforementioned Pythons, ad hominem attacks that fall just millimeters short of actual libel, cameo appearances by The Fat Guy singing his hit single “It’s Over,” heavily moderated comments from our heavily medicated audience, and occasional bits about the actual bike race.

Counselor Pelkey will get the ball rolling at stupid-thirty every morning, and I’ll pop around 7-ish to get things wrong, make fart noises and otherwise contribute to lowering his intellectual property values.

If they allow you computer access in your particular state-run institution of license-plate manufacture and/or Edison-medicine application, surf on by and say howdy. How bad could it be?

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15 Responses to “LUG nuttery”

  1. Steve O Says:

    No offense, but I’m sitting this one out. As much as the non race related mumbo jumbo cracks me up, I still need a bit of a mental palate cleanser after the whole implosion of that wanker from Texas and his cohorts and consorts.

    Count me in for 2015, though. In lieu of hitting the tip jar, I’m going to try to add a LUGbot iPhone app to my project list (right after I get the Snarkbot 2.0 up and running … a project that’s moving like Nebraska pond water right now, or peanut butter in January, or a congressman without a dollar or lobbyist in sight.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      No offense taken, m’man. One of the reasons I don’t draw editorial cartoons for Velo anymore is that I got tired of making the same old gags about cheaters, inept governance, ridiculous event management, etc., et al., and so on and so forth.

      If I only have to do it a few times a year I can pull off something semi-fresh, but any more than that and it boils down to perpetually restating the obvious, like hollering about the sky being blue, the sun setting in the west, or Dick Cheney being a killer robot.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Dick Cheney editorial cartoons from the Mad Dog? Man, I would love to see one of those.
        We will watch the first two stages because they go through the Yorkshire Dales, and we follow a blog from a lady there. She has a post or two about her village’s preparations for the tour. Her village in on the route of stage one.

        After that, I just can’t get enthused this year.

  2. bromasi Says:

    sounds ok but no foul langauge ahhhhhh fuck it go ahead. will put my dues in the bucket

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Thank you, sir. We’ll try to keep the fuckin’ language fuckin’ pristine an’ shit.

    • Steve O Says:

      I had a company commander who kept a curse jar on the desk of the conference room. 25¢ per violation. One day he found a $10 bill in there with a note saying, go fuck yourself. The jar was gone the next day

  3. Dale Says:

    I’ll be back for the reunion. Turn it up to eleven, this tour could be a snoozer.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I don’t have the foggiest idea what to expect. Though I agree with Mister Fab that there’s likely to be chaos going into the stage-5 pavé. GC guys and cobblestones are like whisky and firearms, a recipe for disaster.

  4. Jon Paulos Says:

    I’ve already warned my coworkers not to disturb me in the morning, as I have a very important project that will take about, say, three weeks.

  5. Ryan Says:


    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Huzzah, hip hip, booyah, etc. Our old comrade Andrew Hood tweets that there should be “no shortage of drama,” and if anyone should know, it’s Hoody. He’s covered 15 or so Tours.

  6. Debby, south of Longtucky Says:

    Yay! I was wondering. Looking forward to following along and maybe even commenting every now and then, if I can think of anything post-worthy to say. 🙂

  7. khal spencer Says:

    I wonder if the laboratory will try to block your site. You recall that old video about not buying things made during October?

    Maybe that’s what happened to that WIPP drum….

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