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Old 05-06-2007, 02:45 AM
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It's Cinco de Mayo, and you know what that brings to my mind: why the hell did I just hear fireworks go off? This is Canada. Victoria Day isn't for another two weeks.

Seriously though, I'd be remiss if I let 5/5 go by without updating FiveMinute.net. And while my current busy streak won't be over for a few more days, I did recently take a little time to finish a fiver I started years ago. Allow me to explain. You all know Catalina Marina (or if you don't, you should); she's notable as the author of multiple fivers and a longstanding community member. In particular, she's just about the only OC fan around here besides me. Now, I promised Cat a fiver for her birthday a while back (as alluded to in Voyagers 7), so when I realized that the OC's second-season premiere mentioned a place called Catalina, I had the perfect target.

After my usual fashion, I took forever; Cat has celebrated three birthdays since then. But like a goldfish, I never forget. (Or is that elephants? I forget.) And so here, at long last, is Five-Minute "The Distance".

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Old 05-06-2007, 10:03 PM
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I can honestly say that I tried to read it. I really did.



Ah well, Zeke. Nobody is perfect, not even you.
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Three years behind? Is that a record?
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:38 AM
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It's definitely a record for this fiver.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:28 AM
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I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.

(Nowadays, instead of "Is that clever?", we say "I see what you did there.")
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You might consider moving to Sweden, where there is folly galore.
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Being clever is fun. I've found that there are just some people that you'll never gain the approval of, so you may as well toss off a quip and their expense. Why not?
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Good fiver, Zeke. It almost makes me wish I watched the OC.

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I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.
We have.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:11 PM
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For those who didn't catch it (or look it up), Nate's post and my reply were quotes from The Importance of Being Earnest.
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Your reply was an Earnest quote? I'm sad to say that most of my exposure is through the excellent Colin Firth movie. I have read the actual play, but not very often and not very recently.
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Haven't seen it. But Spidey 2 has been playing a lot on FX lately.
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It should be noted that those of you who don't read this fiver (or who stop halfway through) are missing the huge in-joke in the final scene.
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I had seriously forgotten all about this, but I remember that I remembered last year. Something about not getting a fiver for last named birthday.


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I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.
*closes eyes*

Ah, the ineluctable modality of the risible.

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A man of genius also classifies his mistakes as security features and gets the heck out of Dodge. Half Dilbert, half me.
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