Thursday, September 28, 2006
All work and no play
Have you ever seen "The Shining" with Jack Nicholson? You know that part where Jack is sits at his desk, typing the same words again and again? All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well...
Maybe somewhere there's a middle aged man - let's just call him Bobby - sitting in his mother's basement, surrounded by Star Wars memorabilia or something, working on this thing. And whatever you do, you don't want to give this guy an axe. Or a butterknife, for that matter. Maybe he had a pet as a child.
Maybe it was a dog, given to him by his concerned mother in order to make him more social. And maybe, one day, it disappeared and nobody knew where it went. But I bet Bobby knows.
I also bet that Bobby is unnaturally pale, since he spends his every waking moment in that basement, staring into the cold light of his computer screen. And his eyes are probably red and irritated for the same reason. But one day he might just get tired of his self-imposed confinement, and decide to come out into the world. So, if you come across a very pale person with redshot, bulging eyes, you might want to run. Just to be on the safe side.