Words like silent raindrops fell

Last time I had issues with Gwendolyn’s Bose audio system, I might have been asking for them: the KLF is, let us say, not known for its kindness to loudspeakers, and the operative word here is “loud.”

We don’t know what caused the failure of the audio system in the Ford Fiesta Jack Baruth rented the other day in Los Angeles; it was like that when he got it. Not that the car-rental company believed him or anything:

I reported the stereo system’s failure to the young lady at the rental counter. She regarded me suspiciously. “What music were you playing when it happened?”

Cage’s four-thirty-three. Had it cranked.” Even in hijab she was remarkably attractive but there was no humor in the way she faithfully recorded the incident for the massive corporation whose logo stood higher than the American flags at the airport entrance.

Hear his words, that he might teach you.


  1. Tam »

    22 February 2013 · 7:20 am

    Is it wrong that I feel as smug as an NPR listener right now?

  2. McGehee »

    22 February 2013 · 7:25 am

    No Tam, I think we’re entitled to feel smug — as is the blogger from whom we learn such things.

    Not that he avails himself of such entitlement, but that only makes him even more of a hero.

  3. Mark Alger »

    22 February 2013 · 8:08 am

    You know, they say that humorlessness is a handicap. And, as you also know, it’s not nice to make fun of the handicapped.


  4. fillyjonk »

    22 February 2013 · 9:23 am

    Tam, I will admit to having chuckled and then done a bit of the old “I am so smart, I am so smart” dance in my chair.

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