Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Stickiest Of Five

They say a picture paints a thousand words.

My best friend, the arch-genius Max Tunguska *, dropped in on Sunday afternoon for a cup of coffee and a cake. As ever, it was great to see him, and it got even better; as we sipped our EolistBlend (TM) espressos and nibbled on a brace of amaretto ├╝ber-eclairs, Yavin popped by.

[ * Max writes a terrifically loony blog. Click! This week? Scratch and sniff character cards, including the Squiddrel. Go check him out, he's daft.]

It's so rare to get a snap of these two together, and I didn't miss my chance.

Indigo Roth's Max and Yavin
Yes, the two brightest minds this side of the badger-built Ernest Borgnine Transatlantic Memorial Bridge. **

[ ** Top Secret. Tho worm futures are buoyant, so word may be leaking out. ]

The pair were consulted on the recent Higgs Boson discovery. Yavin's crew had dug the perfect circle of the Geneva CERN tunnel without instruments, and Max's groundbreaking work with Quantum Caramel Condensates made him a prime candidate for the hardware; he knocked it up in Shed Four (now the stickiest of five) in his back garden over a long weekend.

When the CERN team made the final breakthrough, with Dr. Tunguska still grumbling that he'd practically had to point their collective experimental noses at one, Yavin was so moved as to award Max the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a non-badger:

Indigo Roth's Order Of The BadgerThe Order Of The Clan.

Max is now an honorary badger.

And as a result, can get all the worms he can eat.

Remind me not to go over for homemade chili.


Indigo

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16 comments:

  1. Yavin and Max... such an interesting afternoon that must have been. =)

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    1. Hey Eolist! You know how it goes, silence meets shout. But man, we LOVE your new blend! And we take it short, naturally =) Roth x

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  2. Not going over for the chilli? You ARE serious about losing weight then matey. lol

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    1. Hey Alistair! I'm told worms are very low fat and high in fibre, but he's been taught by the badgers to serve them "al dente". *shivers* Roth

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  3. I have a South African friend who moved over to join Geneva CERN last year!

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    1. Hey Lass! It must be an amazing time to be working over there, a stark contrast to the gloomy low-level panic of the past two years. Please tell your friend I'm very jealous! Indigo x

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  4. And if I wasn't a vegetarian before that, I sure would be now at the thought of worm chili.

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    1. Hey Joshua! Do worms count? There's no meat on them and they're nowhere near as cute as a baaa-lamb. Max has put on several pounds in as many days. Indigo

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  5. I think I once earned a Girl Scout badge that looked like that.

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  6. Awwww.....how does a mere civilian like myself become an honorary badger? :)

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    1. Honey, you ARE an honourary badger x

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    2. Don't give Kato ideas Max! I'd remind you that she's a crazy blonde, but her hair is coloured.

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  7. I've had the badge stitched into my underpants.

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    1. And your underpants stitched onto your butt as an anti-wedgie precaution.

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