Once again, TGIF kittens! We’ve had a week off thanks to a salmon burger of sketchy antecedents, and are happy, relieved, and about five pounds lighter as we swing into the saddle once again. Let us begin with a story.
Long ago in the mists of time, when Jennifer Lopez was but a twinkle in In Living Color’s eye, your humble editor worked at a Starbucks in Vancouver. And into that Starbucks, every weekday morning, came William Gibson, regular as clockwork at 6:10 am, ordering a latte. And it did your humble editor’s cold and shrivelled heart good to see someone buying expensive and then-exotic espresso beverages with money he earned writing. Then, he vanished for a period of about four weeks. When he finally rematerialized, your editor asked him where he’d been. “We thought you were sick. Is everything all right?”
Gibson replied, “Oh yes, I was gone awhile because Details magazine sent me to Ireland to interview U2.”
Whereupon our humble editorial knees buckled and we weakly asked…”doyouneedanassistant?”
Sadly, he did not.
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