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05 July 2006 @ 05:17 pm
This week, Rob says:

Recently a team of a thousand workers spent a week scraping off 600,000 wads of chewing gum that had become bonded to the surface of Beijing's Tiananmen Square. If you choose to accept it, Gemini, your assignment in the coming week is to carry out a procedure comparable to China's massive, intricate effort to wipe the slate clean. It may be time-consuming and a bit excruciating--the equivalent of shuffling around for hours on your hands and knees--but in retrospect I think you'll be very glad you did it. Its surprisingly cathartic effect will make you smarter and wilder and kinder and trickier.

Good to know. I'll watch for something like that.
Krissyrightkindofme on July 6th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
I know a slate you can wipe clean.
Noahangelbob on July 6th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
Trying, love. I really am.

Completely unrelatedly: I received another letter from you... Now all I'm missing is -- pages 4 and 5 :-(

Also, you got something from a credentialing board, forwarded through two previous addresses.
Krissyrightkindofme on July 6th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
*snuggle* I know honey.

Damn the postal service!!!

Alrighty then. I guess I'll see it when I get home.
Cool-Mantg2k on July 6th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC)
Two words: Goo Gone. ;-)
r_transpose_pr_transpose_p on July 6th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
That was the funniest Brezny in a while.
mithramuse on July 7th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
Hmm... I was just in Tiananmen Square, and didn't notice any improvement in the bubblegum on the ground quotient. But you never know, I suppose. I expect it is a process that will be oft-repeated up to (if not during) the 2008 Olympics.

What is kind of amusing is that there is one *very* clean space in the square... it is all roped off, even guarded by the army. That's the area where all the pictures are taken when foreign dignitaries come to visit; no one else is allowed in there. For the people, indeed....