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El Jefe

Oh. Nice. Will he shuffle off his mortal coil, or merely cease to be? How do you shuffle in ASL, anyway? I can't remember.

Kevin Hayden

There's worse fates possible. For ex-primates, they'll usually provide a good pension and build them a library in Texas or California.


Well, I asked...



El Jefe

Yes, you did, and some of us in our own warped way are even grateful. He's not going to top "we don't Twitter bank robberies," though. That needs get in the lexicon, like the fridge and the shark, only in this case about the learned failure to take meatspace seriously.

Have you noticed that the recently departed's doc has a Van Dyck straight out of the Blago Barbershop? It's like a trial lawyer who wears a double-breasted suit to work -- just walk away. What would the pulp-writers make of that.

And as a measure of actual respect, Jermaine was unexpectedly and truly graceful. But then I'm a sucker for Chaplin anyway.

El Jefe

(Seem to have lost the first version of this. I'll come in again.)

Represent, librarians.

And Kevin,
I sympathize entirely with what you said. But to suggest Reagan and Nixon were ex-primates, even backhandedly, is an insult to thumbed beings everywhere.

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