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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.

8 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

    ...and so did I.

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