I worked in a school where people's sammiches were getting stolen out of the staff room fridge and the guy who did it would leave a folded picture of a sorrowful looking Humphrey Bogart in the empty sammich bag with a caption that said 'Bogey is sorry he ate your sandwhich.'
I never got the reference but for six months it was almost an honor to be 'Bogied'. It affected how you made your sammiches because you almost wanted the attention, that is how sick it became.
He had been at the school so long that he regarded the staff fridge in the same way as his home fridge. It was sad but kinda funny. He was a weird sweet old bachelor science teacher and it just never seemed to sink that he had become a raccoon. I mean he got free coffee all day long so why not free food? He never left you with nothing - he was very democratic in his thievery.
Coincidentally the school had discontinued it's cafeteria program that year so everyone had to bring a lunch to school and the Bogie picture was his way of saying he didn't approve of the new school policy without being too aggressive about his opinion.
For nearly thirty years he never had to make a lunch it was just there for him. He was shocked it took so long to figure it all out. I remember thinking that he was disappointed in our lack of detection skills because all the clues did point to him.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.