Sunday, September 7, 2008

Adrift and holed


Their boat is dead in the water, perceptibly sinking. Biden clanks a pair of rusty metal balls, nervously watching a thunderstruck Obama who fumbles with an astrolabe, wondering where to plug it in. Meanwhile, the pirates, reeling from a counterbarrage that shows no signs of abating, grab their tingling peglegs, double-down on their parrots, and wonder who stole the Jolly from their Jolly Rogering.

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