Tuesday October 18, 2005
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part II: Schlocktoberfest 2005
Note: The observant reader will no doubt wonder why the Lt. Cmdr. hasn't deployed his gloves. After all, just because your powered fullerene suit provides you with the upper-body strength to bend bars doesn't mean your naked, pink hands will have the grip strength to front the operation.

In John's case, his naked, pink hands DO have the grip strength. He may not look like much, but he's not a guy you want to play "handshake" with.


Narrator: Lieutenant Commander John Der Trihs may be brain-damaged, but he's not a complete idiot.
Narrator: His uniform is a suit of low-profile, powered-fullerene body armor, and he knows how to use it.
Narrator: Escaping from behind a set of bars poses no difficulty at all.
Massey: Der Trihs! I've posted your bail. Are you ready to get out of here?
Narrator: He's not a complete idiot, but sometimes he comes close.