Did you hear? You're landlord just went bankrupt! Any comments?
A Smart Ass Reader
Dear Intelligent Donkey,
On the advice of counsel, the eminent (and disturbingly imminent) Dr. Hercule Love, I have decided to not issue an official comment on the subject of the laboratory, my research, or my relationship with The Good and Honest General Motor. He and I have been friends (I would say "comrades" but he would object) since The War, and as such, I do not think it right to kick upon him now that he lay down in the ditch and dying the cruel but just death that he so richly deserves.
And so I shall not. I shall say not one more word. Not another at all, for any reason. No more words will be uttered by me past this very sentence. The period has been put upon my comments regarding The General, his obsession with fluoride, among other things, and his associations, both past and present, with certain suspect individuals and Coureurs-de-Bois of the far Canadian north.
My comments are at an end.
But... because I am nothing if not fairminded, I cannot prevent my staff from having their say, and as such Mr. Leeks has asked if he may post for your perusal and consideration our annual budget, or rather selections thereof, which might clearly present our position in the matter and preemptively defenestrate any of our opponents, or should I say Wise and Good Friends, in the General's Cadre of assistants who might wish to pin the blame for this economic debacle partially or wholly upon my small, idiosyncratic scientific concern.
Selected Line Items from Architeuthis Enterprises LLC, budget, for the 2009 fiscal year:
As you can see, the financial collapse of Mr. General Motors' fine establishment was no fault of ours.
The Giant Squid
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