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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ricky Gervais, and a Moment of Sheer Terror

"That's a pretty good one," you say to yourself.  "We see Ricky's face, he's making an interesting gesture…wait…OH MY GOD!"

Something is terribly wrong.  What at first glance looks like a perfectly respectable CelebriGum photo has…no gum.

Did it fall off the ledge?  Was it kidnapped by a crazed fan?  Is this the end of CelebriGum?  

"Should I cancel my broadband and bring my computer to one of those eco-friendly tech recycling centers?" you're now wondering, as your vision becomes blurred with tears.

Calm down, my friend.  I happened to be at a different window when Ricky arrived.  I was back in position when he left.

Sorry to have scared you, but I think it can be healthy to occasionally face our darkest fears, and contemplate the fragility of existence.

Though I was thinking I might stick a wad of gum on the other ledge, as a backup.  That's how you know your business model is working: franchises.


  1. A wad of gum on the second ledge would be at best George Lazenby to the first's Sean Connery. At worst, the Great Gazoo to Fred Flintstone.

  2. Celebrigum you owe me $160 for an hour's worth of grief therapy I needed to cope with what I thought was this loss. I'm still shaken and my eyes are gummed up from crying.

  3. Seth, I had to Google the Great Gazoo. You make a sobering point.

    Karl, the $160 is a small price to pay. The knowledge that I wield such immense power is priceless.

  4. The Toast in the MachineApril 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    For a moment, a felt like Jimmy Stewart in "Rear Window."

  5. That was so freakin mean...I may report you to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Gum. You could lose your rights as keeper of the gum.

  6. The Toast in the MachineApril 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    ...and so did I.