Bring out your dead

That’ll be ninepence. And a happy Halloween to you.

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16 Responses to “Bring out your dead”

  1. JD Dallager Says:

    PO’G: You look like a lean, mean, fightin’ machine…..and to all a Happy, safe Halloween!

    PS: 6 inches of snow here in the Bibleburg environs. Looks like an inside resistance trainer day for this kid.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Thanks, JD. It’s a rarity that the audience sees three of the voices in my head at once. Hearing them is bad enough.

      Six inches of snow? Yow. We’ve got rain and a bit of a chill.

      When the trick-and-treaters are all bundled up it’s hard to appreciate the costumes. But the winter garb probably protects them from the boiling oil, cows and chickens we pour from the battlements upon the sons of a silly person.

      I’m not sure what to do for exercise today. I have some indoor chores this morning, but a bit of running might be on the docket for later. Unless one of the cyclocross bikes starts sniveling. (“Oh, you’re no fun anymore.”)

  2. khal spencer Says:

    Far from dead, comrade…

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      We’ve been watching entirely too much Monty Python around here lately. Can you tell?

      Meanwhile, yesterday, I threw all the rascals out. One of the folks working our friendly neighborhood polling place said the turnout was unlike anything she’d ever seen, and she’d been working elections for years. People seemed extraordinarily motivated for some reason, she added.

      Now, we have a lot of pocketbook issues on the ballot this time around, so that could be the motivation. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s (wait for it) something completely different.

  3. Libby Says:

    Halloween Gallows humor! I hope The Brain doesn’t die!! You should be narrating documentaries or an entire series for PBS, HBO, Discovery or the History Channel. Don’t waste those pipes! There are lots of filmmakers out there who can’t afford Peter Coyote, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep or Bill Kurtis. You could also be in front of the the camera, certainly, fundraising on PBS.
    Your pitches for LUG were pithy and seasoned. Plus, you can vamp! Intelligent, articulate, witty, able to banter! You are a partially hidden polished, cut diamond or another gemstone, if you prefer. I didn’t say you had to wear the diamond.
    Does it sound …too much like work?
    I suggest because you remind us Herself has her savvy suggestions for you.

  4. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    I read somewhere that our congresscritter and white-nationalist Steve “Cantaloupes” King was running dead-even in polls with his challenger!!! I would be so great to check online from Italy and see this a-hole had been ousted! Less than a week to go now.

  5. Herb from Michigan Says:

    I saw guys like the picture once pretending to work on a bike. It was a sunny day but they wouldn’t set foot out from the dimly lit garage. But they were devouring bike parts every time you turned your back. One of them had a cantilever brake adjustment screw trapped between his teeth like spinach does. The other one had telltale chainring marks on his face. The 3rd one? He didn’t say much but kept eerily smiling while stroking a pedal wrench. I escaped the garage but can no longer sleep most nights. What if those 3 zombies go after my fleet of two wheelers!

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Was I there when the zombies were working on that bike. I was hoping they didn’t notice me while I was sorting through the parts boxes looking for something, anything, to lift and take home.

      • Herb from Michigan Says:

        You WERE there Pat. How can you forget all those motionless bikes hung by their necks? Like Frankenstein, some had parts from other bikes crudely affixed to them. You could tell some had been beaten into submission and rarely cleaned and lubed. An intervention is in order. I’ll take the poor cross bikes whilst I know you could find refuge for the Soma Sisters. We need to move fast, winter is coming!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      That lot were all wound up in audio cables the past few days. If you think they’re eejits in the bike shop, you should see them in the control room. Make the Three Stooges look look like “All Things Considered,” they do.

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