Wednesday, January 17, 2007

...and we're back

Hello again, fans. Thanks for your patience as we muddled through our little hiatus.

Truth is, we were on an expedition in the jungles of Guatemala looking for the Lost Idol of Cacapoo. We were inches away from snatching it . . . but the authorities were tipped off and they had an "escort" waiting for us. We would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids and that dog of theirs.

We tried to explain that the idol belonged in a museum, in the US, where unsupervised kids could put their greasy little hands all over it while mom and dad fought over visitation schedules after the divorce became final. It was the idol's destiny. They weren't having it. Perhaps we went too far when we mumbled something about it becoming ours when "the good ol' U-S of A finally annexes your whole damn country". Apparently, mentioning Manifest Destiny is a faux pas in Guatemala. Suffice it to say, we were shown the door soon thereafter. Touchy people, those Guatemalans.

I mean, hey, in general, if looting the graves of fallen empires and robbing countries of their national treasures for our personal gain, especially when said governments don't have the resources to feed their own citizens, much less protect priceless artifacts which represent the very identity of their people, is wrong, then I don't want to be right.

So, until we can get our legal status cleared up, I guess it's back to the geek grind, no?

[Hello to Dean, who helped bring us out of hiding!]


He who holds the pickle said...

It's about time.

Dean said...


Anonymous said...

I smuggled and Idol out of a country one time. It was more comfortable that I am wiling to admit and it's much cleaner now with those little kids putting the greasy fingers all over it.