Our blog post writings typically consists of one of us creating a shared Google doc and starting out on a topic idea. We then take turns writing back and forth on it until it is crowned complete. It is then handed off to one of our young, attractive, and unpaid interns who dictates it into a recording device and makes four copies of the recorded blog post, two of which are moved into two separate safety deposit boxes at two different banks found in two different cities. The intern then destroys one of the remaining recorded copies along with the computer they read the original Google doc off of. The last recorded copy is given to another intern who then transcribes the recorded copy back into a new Google doc. When the post is finally scheduled to be published a third intern copies the contents of the new Google doc into Blogger and publishes it. At that point the third intern is destroyed. I mean layed off.
But where was I? Oh yeah keeping track of ideas. We’re not good at it. For example this post. Today I looked into my shared Google folder and noticed an empty doc with the title “Down With the U.K. (again)!”
According to Google docs, Pat created and titled this document. I have a vague memory of discussing some ideas with him while we were at a local drinking establishment one evening long ago. I don’t recall all the details but I think it had something to do with the fact that after watching the opening or closing ceremonies of the Olympics I felt like England was trying to take credit for the Cosby Show. But again the details are hazy.
Pat, do you recall what this post was supposed to be about?
Pat: I’m not sure, exactly, but after the number of times you mentioned “Google” in the intro, I feel like it should be about the power of name recognition and underwriting in small-scale humor blogs (we ARE small scale, right?).
Yeah...it had something to do with the Olympics. You didn’t like the opening. Or the closing. Or the fact that other countries won medals. Or something like that.
Was Cosby in the ceremonies? I don’t remember that part. Was he on the flatbed truck with Madness? On the bus with Fatboy Slim? Dancing with Eric Idle?
Remember Lisa Bonet? I REALLY liked her in “Angel Heart”...much more so than in the Cosby Show.
What were we talking about?
Christian: She was great in “Angel Heart”! Or was it that she was naked in “Angel Heart”? It’s one of the two. Mickey Rourke was in that too right? He should have been a regular on the Cosby Show.
But yeah I’m pretty sure England tried to take credit for the Cosby Show during one of their Olympic ceremonies. I did an internet investigation into it and found that during the time of the Olympics someone did tweet this:
“WTF! The British think they came up with Cosby? I don’t think so. Siri, who created Bill Cosby? Damnit Siri I don't want any Jello. #twitter”
But upon further investigation it turns out it was me that tweeted that, so I’m really not that much closer to proving it.
One other question I have is why is there an “(again)” in the post title? I understand the whole “Down With the U.K.” part of it but do you remember why you added the “(again)”?
Pat: SO many questions! I get a little flustered, buddy. Can we do one at a time?
Lisa Bonet naked? Definitely! But I appreciated her for her acting abilities.
Mickey Rourke? Never on Cosby, to my knowledge. Probably best that way. Rudy was just so innocent...I don’t know what Mickey would have done to that precious little psyche. Wait...are we talking Mickey a’la Diner or Mickey a’la The Wrestler? Kinda’ makes a difference.
Cosby? Are you sure you didn’t mean “Crosby”? I only ask, because I frequently find myself forgetting which one of the CSN & Y fellas is British (and which one is Canadian is a whole other...oh, don’t get me started!), and I wonder if you got David mixed up with Graham, and if you did I BET that was darn near frustrating enough to cause you to tweet angrily. Think that might have been the case?
Again? Well, heck, that one’s easy. Have you forgotten about that revolutionary grudge you still carry around with you? Oh geez...I remember the last time you and I went out to eat, and you nearly Hulked the table when I thought of ordering bangers-and-mash! Who knew you had such a vehement hatred for the Brits? Not me, I tell ya’. But I learned my lesson, and from now on it’s nothing but Phó and Sauerkraut and the like when we sup together.
Christian: They were the ones that did that Revolutionary War thing!?!?!? Then down with them indeed! And now they think they can just steal The Cosby show along with one of the members of Crosby Stills Nash & Young! I don’t think so.
In fact I’m going to start a petition right now to get the Unites States to succeed from the United Kingdom. I don’t care if we have to go to war over it. This has to be done! Pronto!
When are we meeting for drinks again?
Pat: Umm...I think we already did succeed from the Brits. Just look at our dollar compared to their pound, or pense, or tuppence...or whatever the hell they use to buy things. Oh, and our teeth. Look at our teeth, too. Total success!
Christian: OK, I just had one of our young and highly attractive interns point out to me that I accidentally said “succeed” instead of “secede from the United Kingdom”. I’m sure this was a failure on Google doc’s spell checker or something. Needless to say the intern has been fired.