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On the 12th Floor of the Acme Building...
June 14, 2010 |
Post to the Host:
Well, for years now, Guy Noir has been searching for the answers to life's persistent questions based out of his office on the 12th floor of the Acme Building. Everyone knows this. But for months now, there's been no mention of the fabled Acme Building.
Did Guy finally get evicted for non-payment of rent? Did he find a new office space and we weren't informed?
In short, what happened on the 12th floor of the Acme building? And who's looking into this?
Thanks for your time!
You have sharp ears, Basile, and I should've known I couldn't casually drop the "on the 12th floor of the Acme Building" line from the Guy intro without raising your hackles, but that's what happened. The show's been on tour Spokane last week, Santa Barbara the week before, Washington and New York before that and as you know, Guy is always involved in a case in the tour city. The Acme Building is in St. Paul, which is Guy's headquarters. If I mention the Acme, then I feel that I have to get Guy from St. Paul to Spokane: the phone has to ring, a gorgeous doll has to walk through the door in jeans so tight he can read the embroidery on her underwear ("Saturday"). I dropped the Acme reference so that Guy could simply say, "I was in Spokane" wham bam, no expository machinery required. I meant no harm. This week we're in Ohio and I will put Guy back into the Acme Building and try to calm your hackles. Maybe he won't even leave his office but just sit there with the fan blowing on him and the pigeons grumbling on the windowsill and the landlord Lou chewing him out for scraping his chair on the floor. And then, I suppose, people in Ohio will be miffed that Guy didn't come to Cuyahoga Falls and solve the Case of the Klepto Cappucino. You just can't win in this business.