Our Long National Nightmare is Over

My new DSL modem has arrived and works just fine.

25 Comments on “Our Long National Nightmare is Over”

  1. And pictures of animals! Oh and since you had all of that time off is your next series done yet? Huh!!???

    (ducks for cover…)

  2. We’re glad you’re back. A lot has happened with bacon while you were gone.

  3. Welcome back, Esteemed Feeder of Ghlaghghee. Regardless of whether or not you’ve achieved anything professionally, I do hope you did something useful/enjoyable/worthwhile with your day offline, rather than just huddling in a corner shivering, hoping that the magical series of tubes will come back soon.

  4. I picture John coming back to the Internet like that scene in Star Trek when Odo walks back into the Great Link. It’s all emotional and sappy and we’re all rooting for him and stuff. But John’s not wearing a tuxedo like Odo, he’s wearing sweats and a stained Bigfoot T-shirt. And the Great Link isn’t all golden and serene like it was on Star Trek, it’s a viscous black mire of screaming trolls and n00bs whoring their Twitter feeds. For a second John thinks of leaving the Internets forever, but then a big oily arm yanks him back in (kinda like that TOS episode where Yarr dies). Btw, no knock on your wardrobe John, that’s just how I picture it. Welcome back.

  5. Jeff Hentosz @10: As someone who is both plain-dressed and a clogger of the ‘tubes, I can attest that the two are in no way mutually exclusive.

    I don’t have a Lincoln beard, though, and I don’t think any of my plain-dressed, ‘tubes-clogging friends do either, so I can’t speak to that. Except to say that I honestly cannot picture Scalzi with such a beard.

  6. Yay, Yay, the Bandwith’s Here
    Let’s pet the Cats
    and Drink more Beer
    Yay, Yay, the little light is Green

    Yay, Yay, the Courier
    Delivered parts
    to our Corner
    Yay, Yay, the little light is Green

    Yay, Yay, the ISP
    Say all is Well
    the link is Swell
    Yay, Yay, the little light is Green

    Hey, Hey, the light is Red
    Oh my god,
    the Spam’s downloaded
    Sigh, Sigh, the little light is Sad…

  7. So tell us John,
    did you spend the entire 7 hours near the Library hot-spot until your wife called to tell you that your daughter misses you, and oh, the DSL Modem arrived?