the dissident frogman

20 years and 7 months ago

The Presence of Absence ♠ La Présence de l'Absence

the dissident frogman

Necrothreading much?

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My recent London exile was in fact the result of a generous invitation and I had the unaltered pleasure to be hosted and introduced to a most excellent society¹ by these two fine people, who definitely know how to give a new meaning to the word hospitality.

And safety as well. A guy and a gun, a babe² and a bike, now you can figure out why I referred to them as my bodyguards.

Anyway, now that it's their turn to fly westbound, I wish them Godspeed and I have a special request for my most esteemed American audience, from New York to Los Angeles:

Please take good care of my friends.


1: you know who you are since you were there. My only regret is that the chili flavored Blogger Bash™ was too short, and my spoken English a bit too rusty after more than a decade of silent reading and writing since my last escape to the Anglosphere, to be a reasonably appreciable interlocutor.
Yes, it's just a matter of living full time in the right environment training, I guess.

²: I didn't really mean you're a babe Adriana. I swear. It's just a question of style of the sentence.

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Mon rÉcent exil londonien était en fait le résultat d'une généreuse invitation et j'ai eu le plaisir inaltéré d'être hébergé et introduit auprès d'une très excellente société¹ par ces deux personnes de qualité, qui savent sans conteste donner un nouveau sens au concept d'hospitalité.

Ainsi que celui de sécurité. Un mec avec un flingue, une moeuf² avec une bécane, vous pouvez désormais comprendre pourquoi je faisais référence à eux comme mes gardes du corps.

Quoi qu'il en soit, maintenant qu'ils se sont envolés à leur tour vers l'Ouest, je leur souhaite un agréable et fructueux voyage et j'ai une requête particulière pour ma très estimée audience américaine, de New York à Los Angeles :

Prenez grand soin de mes amis, je vous en prie.


1: vous savez qui vous êtes puisque vous y étiez. Mon seul regret est que la Bringue de Bloggers™ au goût de chili était trop courte et mon anglais parlé un peu trop rouillé après plus d'une décade de lecture et d'écriture silencieuse depuis ma dernière échappée dans l'Anglosphère, pour constituer un interlocuteur raisonnablement acceptable.
Oui, c'est juste le coup de vivre à plein temps dans le bon environnement s'entraîner, je pense.

²: Je ne voulais pas vraiment dire que tu es une moeuf, Adriana. Je le jure. C'est juste un question de style de la phrase.

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792 - Michael Jennings

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  • Michael Jennings

There is apparently another bash coming in November. Hopefully you can make that one too.

793 - Papertiger

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Was that a Che Frogman pillow ? Ha You need a shave

794 - the dissident frogman

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  • the dissident frogman France

Nice to see you around Michael. As for November, well, who knows? Papertiger: that was a regular Che cushion. At the risk of sitting on a mass murderer's face, at least sit on its official representation.
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795 - Joe

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But she IS a babe!

796 - the dissident frogman

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  • the dissident frogman France

Joe: never say that in her presence, unless you're tired with life. She's armed too, you know.
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