A Minor Domestic Incident, As Related By Krissy

“Well, it all started when Athena wanted a piece of cheese. So I got the block of colby jack from the fridge, put it on the cheeseboard, and started slicing.”

“Then, as I was slicing myself a piece, it occured to me — hey, this isn’t my usual cheeseboard.”

“So I picked it up to look at the back –”

“Uh-oh.”

“This never would have happened with a Hugo.”

30 Comments on “A Minor Domestic Incident, As Related By Krissy”

  1. No, see, with the Hugo I think you take half an orange and twiddle it on the pointy end, then the juice runs down the fins and — oh, hell, what do I know…?

    Funny thing about one’s perspective: When I saw the word “incident” and the knife, I flashed on Krissy was about to lose a fingertip. That’s cause I don’t have good luck with knives. Or saws. Or X-Actos. [sigh]

  2. Athena’s face in shot number two is priceless. What with that and the infamous Cthulu video, I think she’s destined for cinematic greatness…she certainly knocks the hell out of most British television actors for range of expression.

    Which, I’ll grant you, isn’t saying much…

    …congratulations, by the way. The tiara was most fetching.

  3. Clearly this has been staged for camera, as that kind of knife can’t possibly slice Colby. This proves that this blog, and all of its readers, hate America.

  4. John Joseph Adams – John Joseph Adams is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, a science fiction and fantasy imprint from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as the bestselling editor of more than thirty anthologies, including Wastelands and The Living Dead. Recent books include Cosmic Powers, What the #@&% Is That?, Operation Arcana, Press Start to Play, Loosed Upon the World, and The Apocalypse Triptych. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been a finalist twelve times) and an eight-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare, and is a producer for WIRED’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. He also served as a judge for the 2015 National Book Award. Find him online at johnjosephadams.com and @johnjosephadams.
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    What I don’t understand is how the shiny front part of the award got all scratched up when she was clearly using the back side as a cutting board.

    Great to see you at Worldcon, BTW. I’m working on that non-fiction book, I swear.

  5. What I don’t understand is how the shiny front part of the award got all scratched up when she was clearly using the back side as a cutting board.

    This is known in the movie industry as a “blooper.” ;-)

  6. It’s not scratched up! It’s supposed to look that way! Honest!

    Funny, it doesn’t look that way in the entry “Look What I Got.” ;-)

  7. Alas, one mystery remains unsolved!? Where’s the cutting board? Hmmmm, bet it’s hanging in the Den on the wall!! LOL, silly mistake anyone could have made it..

  8. Athena’s face in shot number two is priceless. What with that and the infamous Cthulu video, I think she’s destined for cinematic greatness…she certainly knocks the hell out of most British television actors for range of expression.

    My boyfriend and I both think Athena’s got mighty fine acting chops. I showed him Athena’s first day at school, and he was terribly impressed.

  9. That’s some funny sight gaggin’ that is. That you got Chrissy in on it is awesome, too.

    I showed my daughter (who is the same age as Athena) the Chtulu and 1st day of school videos. I then said, “Do you think you’d like to make funny movies like that?” Her face lit up like I’d said, “Here’s $3,000. Let’s go to Toys R Us.”

    You’ve been warned.

  10. You should have photoshop-ed the tea-towel out, John. It was a dead giveaway. Reminds me of reading the “Three old guys discuss how they want to die” joke as I was reading my K. Briggs “Mythology and Faire Tales” and stumbled across it. I knew the ending, couldn’t believe I was going there, but just had to keep reading because you just can’t take your eyes off it.

    Next thing you know you’ll be going to the local Denny’s wearing the diadem expecting the waiters to taste your food before you dig in. :)

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