I Am A Serious Adult Don’t You Know
Posted on October 3, 2019 Posted by John Scalzi 21 Comments
Here’s me finishing up my keynote address yesterday, looking for all the world like I’m a politician at a town hall meeting. I am not a state senator, my friends. I am but a humble science fiction writer.
You clean up nice! Didn’t even think you owned a suit! :-)
“Photo by Cat Sparks” leads us to believe that you had your cat, Sparks, taking pictures.
With the state of our politics…
I’m pretty sure that is not the direction to look for serious.
I’m gonna hazard a guess that John didn’t fly to Australia, and this is just his Threep, but maybe it was the beauty rest on the plane that is throwing me for a loop.
Lookin good regardless.
“I am but a humble science fiction writer.”
Well, two out of three isn’t bad.
You clean up nice! Opening a convention is a big deal, even if the crowd is in shorts and t-shirts. Any chance the address will be online/ You Tube soon?
So did you learn anything shareable from the warfighters about their ideas for the future?
Have to sign any NDAs or be party to any “… but we’d have to kill you” disclosures?
So did you learn anything you can share about the subject of the meeting?
Or was it all “if we told you then we’d have to kill you” stuff?
If you really are in Australia, why aren’t you upside-down?
In any case, I look forward to your forthcoming Ted Talk “How I Won The War.”
@johntshea: He is. So am I. Here in Australia we have developed an advanced photographic technology to allow Northern-Hemisphereans to appreciate our images. We call it “turning the picture upside-down”.
I never thought the day would come when you joined the suits…
“Senator Scalzi” … has a nice ring to it. :)
But that’s not what really happened at all, is it, Scalzi?
What really happened was the John Scalzi from a dimension where you’re a mid-level marketing executive replaced you for the better part of day – and was very confused to find out he’s an Award-Winning, Bestselling SF Novelist!
“Now, if you vote for me, all your dreams will come true! No, really. All of them! Also, think of the children. They are the future, after all. No further questions.”
Do you plan to write something about the event? It sounds terribly interesting.
Lock Him Up! No, Lock Him In! No, More Lock In!. There that’s it.
Ever given any thought to running for public office? I mean, you’re intelligent and thoughtful, which means you’re better than 90% of our current office holders.
> I Am A Serious Adult Don’t You Know
I dunno, you look like you’re in a lot of trouble.
If you were running for senate I would move to your state and vote twice.
How humble, exactly?
Will your presentation be available on youtube?
I wasn’t thinking state senator. More like school board. Water commission. That sort of thing.
Why should John run for office? Unless he has a hankering to do so, he’s got a comfortable well paying gig right now, he’s good at it and seems to enjoy it. The political path is a dark one and leads to gallons of antacid.