Sunday February 12, 2012
Book 13: Random Access Memorabilia — Part II: Write


NARRATOR: 75,000 light-years away, in Sol system...

BRISTLECONE: SSTC has re-routed our approach, General.

GEN. TAGON: AGAIN?  How bad is it this time?

BRISTLECONE: We won't reach Earth-local traffic for another six days.  We'll arrive at Mall-One about half a day after that.

GEN. TAGON: I'll go break the bad news to our passengers.

BRISTLECONE: Would you like me to take care of that for you, General?

GEN. TAGON: No.  I've delivered worse news than this before.

BRISTLECONE: Indeed.  And you use the same "would-you-like-me-to-help-plan-the-funeral" tone for everything.

Let me put a good spin on this, sir.

GEN. TAGON: Fine.  I'm excited to see what you come up with.

NARRATOR: Four minutes later...

NICK: Cool!  Can we talk during the show?

BRISTLECONE: Ancient Earth documentaries suggest that talking during this sort of show is required.

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