ME: When was it you finally settled on the Napoleonic Wars as the subject as your next series of books? COAT HANGER: [says nothing, sways back and forth along with a gentle breeze from a nearby box fan] ME: Yes, put that way it seems inevitable.

PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK'S INSTALLMENT

ME: DAMN YOU, COAT HANGER! AND YOUR INSOLENCE! THOSE PEOPLE HAD FAMILIES! COAT HANGER: [remains an inanimate piece of bent wire]

ME: When was it you finally settled on the Napoleonic Wars as the subject as your next series of books?

COAT HANGER: [says nothing, sways back and forth along with a gentle breeze from a nearby box fan]

ME: Yes, put that way it seems inevitable.

PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK’S INSTALLMENT

ME: DAMN YOU, COAT HANGER! AND YOUR INSOLENCE! THOSE PEOPLE HAD FAMILIES!

COAT HANGER: [remains an inanimate piece of bent wire]

Chris Weagel

Chris Weagel writes about the intersection of technology and parenting for Wired Magazine. No he doesn't. He can't stand that shit.

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