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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Brotherhood, does it end at the stairwell?

Trying to establish a beachhead against the very secrets of life itself makes for a close group, like a  team that faces injury and adversity and overcomes and perseveres it forges tight, familial relationships that are stronger than steel, more flvexible than rubber, and more enduring than time itself.

Naturally it was with great joy that we here at life explained announce a new addition, a new productive member of our tight knit, clan like family.  It is a shiny new printer!  Not exactly new, it
What a machine, it is like a
was used, but it really cranks out the pages.  It is a beauty, and all of us are very happy, the whole family like organization.  Top to bottom, left, right, north, south, east, west it is a joyous occasion.

One of the features the whole family enjoys is a delightful mechanism that is buried deep inside.  An ingenious mechanism called a duplexer.  It takes a printed page, flips it over, somehow, and prints on the other side.  Those wizards at Hewlett Packard are working some powerful magic here, friends.

One of the things the whole team enjoys so much is the sound, it whizzes, and whirs, and then spits out the page with a satisfying thunk, a sound that screams finality, and a job well done.  It is a pleasure to walk over and pick up the page, and give the printer a smile and a little pat, and if nobody is looking, maybe a little hug.  Nothing creepy, a manly, macho hug between two hard working team members, fighting the good fight, facing extreme hardships, and still printing shiny, wonderful documents that resemble art.

It was a nice and new when it was used to
print the Warren Commission Report 
Yes, everybody in the whole company is thrilled with the new addition, well not everybody.  It was destined for the people upstairs, but our deep cover agents managed to intercept it in transit, and we put our giant, slow, old printer in the box, and that is what the poor saps got.  Take that, you elitist, salad eating desk jockeys, print on that dinosaur, and like it!