Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Fooled Ya!

Ha! I bet you thought this was going to be just a shameless plug for Silent Talkie… like I do every week. Well, you appear to be wrong. Sure, you’re only wrong because this week’s issue release will be a little late, but you’re wrong nonetheless and that means that I can gloat, which is one of my favourite activities.

Instead, I come to you with a request… send me money… gobs and gobs of money. I only have a short time left to make it to Turkey to see a Total Solar Eclipse, and I think that if all of you send me enough money to go, I can write about it when I get back and everyone wins… but more specifically, I win… and you owe that to me after simply assuming that this post would be your weekly reminder that Silent Talkie gets updated every wednesday. Did I already mention that this week’s issue would be just a tad late? You can incorporate it into your thursday morning web reading… for that time when you’re fighting to stay awake while producing cover sheets for your TPS reports. Now, where was I? Ah yes, eclipses…

I remember the first eclipse I saw. I was in high school at the time, and it was a wednesday (the day that Silent Talkie is traditionally updated) in spring. We all went outside with these dark plastic windows framed in cardboard so we could stare into the sun in defiance of convential wisdom and the warnings of our mothers. Although it wasn’t much of a fashion statement, it was pretty darn cool… unlike being a regular Silent Talkie contributor, which is both fashionable AND darn cool. Plus, you get paid oodles of … compliments, I guess. Not to mention the bragging rights of helping produce enough content to get a weekly magazine out on time. So there’s that.

So the moral of the story is that eclipses are awesome, and please wait patiently for this week’s issue of Silent Talkie… it’ll be worth it.

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