You know that scene in Summer School where the one student suddenly shows up for the final exam after leaving to go to the bathroom on the first day? And his excuse is "my zipper got stuck"? Well, I'm sorry to say that my zipper is stuck, and I don't know how long it will be before I can return.
Beginning next week, a fairly radical career change will force me to suspend my blog (and commenting) indefinitely. I'll be back when I can, but I'm not sure when that will be. Thanks to everyone who has helped make giving this blog up such a difficult thing to do. I'm not worried about leaving DVD Panache unattended for so long, I just hired a nice married couple and their young boy to look after the place while I'm gone.
And since this is the last you'll get from me for a while, here are some last words:
-- I don't know what the riot act is, but given the opportunity, I would rather read it myself, thank you.
-- Finding out exactly how those World War I fighter planes could fire their machine guns without hitting the propeller was one of the greatest revelations in my life.
-- What would I like on my Tombstone? Cheese and pepperoni, yes. But also, black olives.
-- Explaining the combined plots of Terminator and Terminator 2 cannot be done in less than 6 minutes. For T3, figure in another 30 seconds.
-- They key to great Eggs Benedict is using more hollandaise sauce than you think you should. That's right, pour it on.
-- The key to a successful night of Trick-or-Treating is obnoxiousness. It also helps if it's Halloween.
-- There is no greater mystery to mankind than the motivation for someone to have their first name printed on a vanity license plate.
-- Notice to video game designers, you've had 25 years and I still don't have a Last Starfighter game. How much longer must I wait?
-- The most powerful demonstration of human emotion is slamming down a phone while yelling "goddammit!"
-- One of my foremost goals for the rest of my life is to try Baked Alaska. Where do you find it? Does anyone even make it any more?