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The Longest Now

An outlaw in Peru
Saturday November 22nd 2008, 10:43 pm
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I hadn’t seen this for years, and it took a few minutes of searching to pull it up. I repost it here for posterity.  It reminds me, too, that it is about time for a trombone-playing dinner party.

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru…  (more)

I have never been reverted.
I woo crowds with my explanations of recent changes,
And make professors swoon when I talk about knowledge production.
My classes make freshmen want to add references,
And vandals cower when they talk to me.
I organized your conference with one hand tied behind my back,
and took every board and staff member out for drinks afterwards,
and then I drank Jimmy Wales under the table.
I can merge three articles with a single edit,
and summarize nationalistic disputes with a single sentence.
I wrote sensuous book-length prose about Wikipedia,
but I am not yet an admin.

Comment by p. 12.06.08 @ 2:41 am

pretty amazing…I wish I had your skills

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