I “Channel” Charles Dickens (Also, Winston Churchill and Dr. Suess)

tom-5.jpg HELLO GENTLE READER—Got a new crystal. It’s a Yamaha model #24X857CC. It’s the lastest model on the market. It’s supposed to get really, really good reception. Shall we see? EENY-MEENY-CHILI-BEANY, the spirits are about to speak. Charlie? Charlie, are you there?…”It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”….Hey Chuck. How are you?…”We shall meet them in the air, we shall meet them on the beaches”….”We shall meet them in pairs, we shall meet them with our Sneetches.” Hey Winston! Hey Suess! How are you guys doing?…. “I’m having a spot of trouble with the Cratchetts’, old boy! Tiny Tim is having a sexual crisis.”….What trouble is that, Chuck?….”Well, the boy is not called “tiny” by happenstance, old bean.”….Chuck, let’s not get into that right now. This is a family blog!…”To be or not to be. That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous oppression, or to take arms and by opposing”….Sorry folks. Madame Zora’s  (Wi-Fi) “free-lunching” off my crystal….”I meant what I said, I said what I meant, an elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent.”….Hey Suess! What have you been up to?….”It doesn’t seem fair, it doesn’t seem right, the Whos down in Whoville making noises all night.”….Sorry you’re having trouble sleeping Doc!….”An “Iron Curtain” of oppression has decended upon Europe.”….Hi Winston!….”A jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou.” I’m so sorry folks. I’m going to have to get his crystal recalibrated. We’ll try again later, OK?   Tom Vickers