Sorry, man. Catching me at kind of a sensitive time, let's say. I was just being grilled on where the June podcast (and its half-album of new material) is. Worst part of that whole thing is that, the person grilling me is not a person at all. It's Marvin (my personal robot assistant) ... sort of. I say "sort of" because the shaming tirade he just subjected me to was programmed into him by someone else. Who, exactly? Well ... apparently one of the few people who listen to our podcast, THIS IS BIG GREEN. So that narrows the possibilities a bit. Someone who has it in for me, big time.
Okay ... obviously I owe someone an explanation, even if I don't know who it is. So here are my top reasons for not having our podcast episode ready at this late date:
- Solar Obstruction - At this time of year, the sun is between us and our podcast. What does that mean? I don't know exactly. The Space Family Robinson used it as an excuse once for not going back to Earth (and ending the show), so I am commandeering it. (Now you're supposed to say, "But you can maneuver AROUND the sun!")
- Paper Clip shortage - As you probably know from reading the major newspapers, there is a nationwide shortage of paper clips. This is due to extreme weather caused by climate change - the entire Nevada paper clip crop was lost. Can't finish a podcast without paper clips. (Oh, you DON'T read the newspapers? Well ... that explains your ignorance around this vital topic.)
- Work is Hard - Personally, I don't think this one needs a lot of explanation, do you? Last I looked, work is still really, really hard. That's why occasionally you get paid for doing it. When work decides to stop being so hard, I'll start delivering the freaking podcast on time.
- Neighbor's Sousaphone - Kid next door just started playing the sousaphone. I'll let you know when she gets good at it. (My signal will be uploading the podcast.)