Back in New York there were developments in the negotiations
as Master Gator made another offer:
Perhaps you didn't receive my earlier email. I've considered your
demands very carefully and I'm prepared to give you an answer.
You can have my answer now if you like. My offer is this - nothing.
Not even the postage necessary to return the numbskull, which
I'd appreciate if you would put up personally.
Or even better, hand deliver it to me at the New England Red
Dress (NERD) Run next weekend. But register quickly. The max number
is close to being reached. We have over 60 registered and will
need to close registrations at 80. The registration page, in case
you don't have it memorized, is www.velvis.net/nerd There is a
link to email Shine On Harvard Moon for possible crash space.
Bring the Numbskull back to Boston! We miss her horribly.
Your demands were far too aggressive. We couldn't possibly meet
them. And even if we could, there's no way in hell we're giving
up the Irish girls. You can have a sheep if you want, I guess.
She's been around the block a few times, but she's got a little
life left in her. You can have the Jizz Mopper too. Now there's
an offer you can't refuse.
The tone was a little more concilliatory but after consultation
with the skull during a Hash in the woods he decided to take the
option of a flight to adventure in the southern hemisphere. An
unexpected smokescreen was provided at this stage when a confusionist
with no connection to the SLA posted pictures of a skull lookalike
in England, further masking the true identity of the kidnappers
of Numbskull 14.
"The numbskull looks quite happy, it's obviously being treated well...
I don't know why anyone here should be concerned...
"i would agree with you. i am certain that the numbskull is being treated much better and undoubtedly more respect than it would ever get if it were in boston. the skull is getting a european tour complete with color photos. were it here now, it would be at best lost in the back corner of some unknown hasher's closet gathering dust.
it is obviously very nice of those who are taking care of the numbskull to send back pictures of how well it is being treated.
let's just hope they don't send us a bill for the trip.