Just because I think I know the answer doesn’t mean I stop asking the question.
And this goes for you, too, faithful commenters: we never know who might be reading what we write. We might be doing good that we’ll never see.
Rejoice, “Unknowable,” for you have won the comment contest! By posting Comment No. 25,000 on this blog, you have won an autographed copy of The Silver Trumpet.
What? What’s that? The confounded thing’s still at the printer’s? Well, that’s embarrassing!
Okay, look, tell you what I’ll do. You can either wait for The Silver Trumpet, which should’ve been ready by now, or you can choose one of the earlier books in the series. Can’t say fairer than that, can I? Let me know via email.
Has this ever happened to you?
I was just starting to type an answer to Phoebe’s interesting comment about AMF (“American Manufacturers of Fun!”) forcing its employees to play in an after-work bowling league when her comment utterly disappeared, lost forever. It seems either my cursor wasn’t where I thought it was, or else I wasn’t hitting the keys I thought it was, and the stupid computer interpreted that as a command to make the comment go away.
I have no idea at all why this happened. It’s happened before. Makes me wonder where the comment went. Heaven knows.
I was going to say, “It could be worse. You could’ve been working for a company that manufactured truncheons.”
Makes you think about the, er, wisdom of any scheme for hooking our brains up to a computer.
Here I am, running a comment contest, and I’ve got no comments. Not a peep out of anyone today. Wait’ll the World Happiness Council finds out about this!
Look, I’m just sayin’, before the day is out there’ll be another Oy, Rodney episode posted here and the WHC will be looking into you, if you miss it. We will also publish whatever else seems likely to provide entertainment and edification.
Fap! Are those WHC uniforms those guys are wearing, out in the parking lot? Those guys with the big mean-looking dogs.
Quick, somebody say something to make me happy–!