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December 26, 2007 |
Post to the Host:
I miss Larry in the basement. Also I miss your misinterpretations of the French chef.
Larry was a recluse who lived under the Fitzgerald stage at the bottom of a dimly lit staircase and the sketches always started with me flicking the light switch and saying, "Darn, the bulb is burned out." He lived in the dark and liked to go online where he found a whole community of basement recluses. He had a cat and he had a big heap of resentments of me. It's hard to figure out how to develop a reclusive misanthrope but perhaps the light bulb will come on. As for Maurice at the Cafe Boeuf, the joke was about me trying to speak French and my simple phrasebook French being mistaken for English words. It was a small joke, not worth sustaining, but I suppose one could go back and repeat it someday.