LB here. Dad’s outside beating on the satellite dish with a couple of wrenches and saying words I can’t find in any standard text, so I’d better work fast. I think I hear ripping sounds.

He feels bad about the lack of content lately, I know he does because he only gets this profane when wracked with guilt and existential angst. But he really has been working, and I think this new book might be something you’ll enjoy if he sticks with it. He’s got a working title now, and while the computer’s free I’ve mocked up another cover for him. What do you think? Personally I’m not in favor: It’s got a Kaczynski feel to it I think he’d do better to avoid. But he doesn’t often listen to my opinions on topics more complex than walkies.
I probably shouldn’t do that, because the lazy bum (ahem) I mean my beloved lord and master will just go with this instead of finding someone who can make a proper cover. But all that’s in the future. I’m going to keep nosing him in the asscrack to make sure he stays at it, but I’m afraid a side effect of Dad actually working is that Dad becomes rather a dull boy who doesn’t produce a lot of blog fodder with his usual fumblings, y’know?

Oops, I think I hear him coming back. Time to start with the moronic panting again. I’d roll my eyes, but who’d see? The things I do for the furtherance of western civilization, I swear…

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12 Responses to Hi.

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    Title is really cute, but too long, Joel. The rest of the cover looks good. :) Can’t wait to read this.

  2. Claire says:

    I like the title. But move those two definitions to an inside page where they can serve as an epigraph. Congrats on getting back online, even if it still involves a lot of cussing.

    And good job, LB, on typing so well with those giant paws!

  3. Ian says:

    Great title! I think it’s perfect. Do agree with Claire about moving the below-photo text to an inside page though.

  4. PJ says:

    My neighbor had allowed me to locate my internet dish on his property since he was on top of a small hill. One day I had no internet. I carefully looked over the equipment, followed the cable to make sure a flood down the creek hadn’t taken it out, followed it up the hill, carefully examined the dish including the little boxes on it. Then as I looked up to see if it was still properly aimed at the mountain with all the cell phone (etc.) stuff on it, I ended up gazing at my neighbor’s travel trailer sitting there. I just laughed and walked back down the hill.

  5. Benjamin says:

    That’s great! Hopefully this link will post, if not I’ll email you: https://i.imgur.com/joa2h2e.jpg. Needs lots of work and I’ve got a couple other ideas kicking around in my head too. Rusty at this stuff.

  6. Joel says:

    (Applause) I like it!

  7. Tennessee Budd says:

    Joel, I think Benjamin just did your cover. I like it!

  8. Benjamin says:

    Oops, typo and some color changes: https://i.imgur.com/gLW9EjO.png. I’ll try to work up a couple others tomorrow.

  9. Joel says:

    Ho ho! You’re stuck with the job now!

    That definition needs to be the back cover.

  10. Benjamin says:

    For all the hours I’ve spent here at TUAK it’s nice to be able to give something back. If you want it in a certain style or anything just let me know or link some images. Also note that I’m about as colorblind as LB, so don’t hesitate to let me know if something doesn’t look right.

  11. Joel says:

    I love the concept but there are details we need to discuss. Send me an email @ johndwitt2003@yahoo.com and I’ll get back to you.

To the stake with the heretic!