October 27, 2008
#494: Secretary: Part 1
Spring 2009- The new president faces a crisis…
[[Man is talking to an unseen Mr. President, who is sitting behind a desk.]]
Man: Mr. President, the bloggers are restless
Mr. President: What are they a-twitter about now?
Man: It’s the tubes sir. They’re clogged. We put too much stuff on them.
Mr. President: How bad is it?
Man: The internet could be inoperative within days.
Man: We can’t let a crucial resource go unshepherded.
Mr. President: Go on.
Man: I recommend you appoint a Secretary of the Internet. Someone to impose some orders on this mess.
Mr. President: Ordering bloggers around? Doesn’t sound easy.
Man: No; it’s like herding lolcats.
Mr. President: What?
Mr. President: Do you have someone in mind for the post?
Man: I know just the guy.
[[Man-with-hat looks away from his computer at the ringing phone]]