21st october 2004
pass the salt, Walt

When I was standing in the moist night-air
When I was staring in perfect silence at the stars
There came up behind me the learn'd astronomer
Who poked me in the ribs and said
It always amazes me how they pay me to do this job.
And he stood a moment next to me and he looked too.
And as he turned to go told me, Be sure to look next Tuesday,
In the East, it's the maximum of the Leonids.
Then I went home to the can of leftover sardines
I remembered was waiting for me in the refrigerator.