This is a Post to say The Post Will Be Delayed

I know, how meta.  BUT I have to be at the other house for workmen.  (The first one to make the Good Omens joke gets hit.)

I’ll be back in two or three hours, and then there will be post.

84 thoughts on “This is a Post to say The Post Will Be Delayed

    1. This is a reply to a comment to indicate that my normal facetious, punny, or sarcastic reply to a comment will be delayed.

            1. The spell checker was delayed while she was trying to cross the ice; a thug in a gorilla suit body checked her.

                  1. I thought that was being replaced with National Lion Suit Day to show solidarity with Cecil?

                    Unless you’ve got a dentist appointment, of course.

                    1. To show solidarity with Cecil you must wear a sock puppet.

                      Or is it be a sock puppet? I’ve never quite grasped the principle …

                  2. Some years ago I saw a guy in a gorilla suit riding a motorcycle down I-67. He had the gorilla-foot shoes and everything.

                    Well, I *thought* it was a guy in a gorilla suit. With my luck it might have been a real gorilla.

        1. I have (and have read) most of Kipling’s stuff. Which poem was this? I must go back and read it again.

          1. Probably “The Gods of the Copybook Headings.” It usually is. Besides,
            “They never altered their pace,
            Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,”

  1. That would make this post a prepost, and this comment a precomment?

    Has today’s post been laid in the wrong place, requiring its delayment?

    Soooo many questions awaiting answering … don’t mind me; I’ll just sit over here and quietly read.

      1. Silliness tore a hamstring and is currently using a pogo stick to simulate bounding. Didn’t you get the NOTAM? 😁

    1. I think if today’s post had been in the wrong place it would have been relayed rather than delayed. Unless the appropriate place had not yet been prepared?

        1. “I am the ghost of Christmas Future Perfect Subjunctive: I will show you what would have happened were you not to have changed your ways!”

      1. It is always carp because we are very well supplied with carp on account of all the goldfish people buy for their children. People toss the goldfish into local ponds and streams when the children don’t want them anymore, or the goldfish grows larger.

      2. Because the target would prefer “carp” to “crap”? [Very Big Evil Grin]

      3. What I don’t understand is why it must always be carp.

        Because the alternative is just silly.

  2. Ah, so. As I have yet to read Good Omens and therefore cannot reference it. May I quote Leonard Rossiter as Reginald Perrin as Martin Wellbourne:

    Seventeen minutes late, water seeping through the cables at Effingham Junction – there was a lot of Effingham and a good deal of Blindingham!”

    1. Something to get you started, then:

      “So what I want to know is, where did all the fish come from?” asked the sergeant.

      “I told you. They fell from the sky. One minute I’m driving along at sixty, next second, whap! a twelve-pound salmon smashes through the windscreen. So I pulls the wheel over, and I skidded on that, ” he pointed to the remains of a hammerhead shark under the lorry, “and ran into that.” That was a thirty-foot-high heap of fish, of different shapes and sizes.

      “Have you been drinking, sir?” asked the sergeant, less than hopefully.

      “Course I haven’t been drinking, you great wazzock. You can see the fish, can’t you?”

      On the top of the pile a rather large octopus waved a languid tentacle at them. The sergeant resisted the temptation to wave back.

  3. MOST EFFUSIVE GREETINGS and rhythmic writhings of tentacles I have honor being First Hatching Egg Nine of Supreme Galactic Overlord recently deposed in rebel fightings. To my claws was trusted Vast Treasure needing secretion in unlikely backwater planet YOURS OF SAME for allowing of this needed hiding half of VAST TREASURE to be yours. To be sending of planetary coordinates and genetic codings to allow of transfer of VAST TREASURE hurry hurry offer ends soon rebels breaking in door now.

        1. I used to know a Transcendental Meditationist who enjoyed contemplating putting OMelets past his teeth.

    1. Awesome wonder at the newest take. Consider why in each variation it is always VAST TREASURE. Ponder the strange gullibility of people.


      1. You know, if we ever speak to aliens, I’m sure we’ll be getting a lot of stuff like this.

        1. Whether or not we get it, I’m sure we’ll be sending it.

          Hmm. The alien and the scam artist. Could it be funnier than Michael Z. Williamson and the scam artist? (Wasn’t it Michael Z. Williamson? I think it was. Too lazy too look up. And one of all y’all will remember anyway.)

          1. Don’t know who did it, but one individual went “Lovecraft Mythos” on the scammer. [Very Big Evil Grin]

  4. BUT I have to be at the other house for workmen.

    It all makes work for the working man to do.

  5. Belated comment on delayed post, with mild apology for belatedness. Non-subtle hint about updating roster for changing Fluffy’s bedding and litter. Stern reminder not to mess with the coffee machine controls. *waves at Fed the Fred*

  6. Sarah, I think you can just get home and put your feet up. It’s obvious this gang can trundle along on their own (and the results might be interesting, if somewhat disturbing).

  7. Since I already have a PUFF tag from Larry Correia’s first challenge coin kickstarter, do you think I should get a provisional PUFF tag from his current coin campaign for my alternate incarnation to wear?

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