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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Mike Penner -- Also An Idiot

I'm not even going to link to it. You'll just have to take my word for it.


  • I like Mike Penner--his coverage of the last World Cup was terrific in every respect--but I can't defend this, nor would I want to.

    How is such a comment possible from an otherwise sentient and supposedly intelligent being? There can only be one explanation...


    (Reporter STEVE HENSON [SH] is at his desk, on the phone and busily taking notes. Fellow reporter MIKE PENNER [MP] shuffles over, glassy eyed and with a distant, almost pleasant look on his face)

    MP: Steve?
    SH: (still busy but not wanting to be rude) Hey there, Mike.
    MP: Steve?
    SH: I said "hey", Mike.
    MP: Steve?
    SH: (noticing for the first time his colleague doesn't look himself. He puts down the phone) Jesus, Mike, you okay? You don't look good.
    MP: (leveling his eyes on his friend) I bought you a gift, Steve.
    SH: (a little wary) What are you talking about? What's going on?
    MP: (giving him what looks like a plant) Here it is, Steve.
    SH: Oh. Um, thanks.

    (long pause)

    SH: Mike, not to be ungrateful but, uh... what is this?
    MP: It's a pod, Steve. Bill and T.J. gave one to Tim, Tim gave one to me and now I'm giving the gift to you, Steve.
    SH: It's a pod?
    MP: It's a gift, Steve. Will you keep it on your desk? The guys say it grows best if you keep it on your desk.
    SH: Um, sure. Thanks. (pause)
    Look, Mike? Thanks for this, really, but I gotta get back on the phone. You sure your okay?
    MP: (while wallking away) Never better, Steve. Never better. Keep it on your desk, Steve. It grows best on your desk.


    (It's the following morning. SH shuffles to the desk of J.A. ADANDE [JA])

    SH: Josh?
    JA: Don't call me, Josh, Steve. We talked about that.
    SH: Josh?
    JA: (sigh) What?
    SH: I got you a gift, Josh.


    By Blogger Mr. Landon, at 4/21/2005 10:44:00 AM  

  • ROFL....oh Lord that's classic! very nice SB....rgds, will

    By Blogger walbers, at 4/21/2005 11:25:00 AM  

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