Happy Friday Spursland! Gentlemen, ladies, cats walking on their owner's keyboards: Today is the end of an era. Sure I have missed a few days here and there but just over two and a half years I have been writing your (and I do mean your) Hoddle of Coffee. But today is my last day ...
... until next week. What, did you think i was leaving? What are you insane? Young guys are my last tether to reality. For the next week my good pal Ed will be very graciously filling in in while I am off in America's deep south. And in all seriousness I started writing here during the absolute darkest time of my life (no the microwave was not involved) and you guys kept me going. I take the Hoddle very personally, though not seriously, so it is a bit weird letting it go for an extended period. This is my first and probably only extended absence And I will miss starting your mornings with fart jokes, snark, and general condescension. See you in a week.
Oh yeah, be nice to Ed.
And now the "news"
Is anyone else watching these negotiations and being reminded of that old Simpson's episode with the trillion dollar bill (best quality I could find)?
Now i have refused, and I mean REFUSED to link to the Mail for almost two years now, because they suck. They do, they are the worst. Many of you may have noticed the joy and glee Kevin has on those times when he fills in for me and links to the Mail. But ya know, I am going on vacation and this is just too awesome not to link to so screw it. Dan Levy is a troll.
This has got to be what it felt like to be a Russian during the early Cold War watching Stalin negotiate with the west. "Ah the Allies want the next big three meeting to be in the west but Stalin was like F that noise it's Tehran or nothing Ahahahaha."
And for his next act John Henry will totally beat that steam drill, and all he needs is his trust sledge hammer. Nobody? Nobody knows that tale?
Somewhere Ryan Roseblatt is nude and crying in the fetal position.
Confession time, and this is not nice. Whenever I saw Gervinho on my TV I would sing the underrated Bush song Alien. I will miss that.
See you next week everyone. Also before I go special thanks to Kevin the big boss man for picking me to do this over someone who would assuredly be less of a pain in the ass than I am.