02/03/23 – Mutual Friend

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, February 3, 2023.




Sometimes a bunch of yeses can feel awfully good.


  1. Rikard

    Diller’s thought-process: “I’m not nodding, the cartilage which makes up my neck is injured due to the stress of being blown out into space, and your inertial dampeners on this tub are tuned too low for everyone but boneless jello-people, so my poor head is bouncing about all the time.”
    Overthinking this maybe.

  2. Pete Rogan

    A friend of mine once called me when she was unable to say anything but “Mm,” sometimes with inflection. Over the course of twenty minutes, with carefully worded questions, I learned she had had two wisdom teeth taken out that morning at the dentist and that the Novocain was wearing off. Also that she had no more wisdom teeth to extract, for which she was very grateful, and that aspirin really wasn’t helping, which was making her desperate. She was going to lie down until the swelling went away. Interesting chat.

    1. rws

      When the pain killers and Valium wear off after wisdom teeth extraction, it can be interesting.

      Fond memory – “Gee that hurts. I don’t care.”. Never had valium since, just as well.

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