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The Superball Mystery SOLVED! [Jan. 28th, 2009|08:37 pm]
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I've mentioned before that I've been receiving anonymous Superballs in the mail since last summer. It's always the same, no return address and postmarks from various places, mostly in the Northeast.

Today I returned home from work to find a package waiting for me from Amazon. Not having ordered anything from Amazon recently, my first though was that it might be an early birthday present from a friend. But when I opened it, I discovered it was The Wham-O Superball Operator Manual, complete with a Superball included.

But what the culprit didn't realize is that even if something is sent as a gift through Amazon, there's still a packing slip that displays the sender's name and address. That's right, bucko, you slipped up big time, and my suspicions are confirmed!

I'm looking at you, Robert A. Booth of Pawtucket, RI! The jig is up!

(Also, you paid more for shipping than for the book itself. So not worth it, Bob.)
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[User Picture]From: jsridler
2009-01-29 02:23 am (UTC)
Nice work, McCloud. Now who is this Robert A Booth?

JSR
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-01-29 02:40 am (UTC)
Bob Booth, the guy who started Necon.
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[User Picture]From: jsridler
2009-01-29 02:50 am (UTC)
MCCLOUD SOLVES THE CASE!
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From: madpoet7
2009-01-29 06:50 am (UTC)
Is the mystery really solved? Perhaps he is only the latest person to send you a superball. Trust no one, Nick...this may not be the end.
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-01-29 02:25 pm (UTC)
I think he is only one in a string of hoodlums!
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[User Picture]From: buymeaclue
2009-01-29 02:42 am (UTC)
That's right near the stable! You want me to punch him in the mouth?
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-01-29 02:53 am (UTC)
Nah, just have Tucker leave a special present on his doorstep, thanks.
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From: godofchickens
2009-01-29 12:14 pm (UTC)
Why would he do that?
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-01-29 02:26 pm (UTC)
You tell me, John.
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From: godofchickens
2009-01-29 05:00 pm (UTC)
Have you talked to Bob much, Nick? He's at every NECON, but he works so much that you don't see him much. He's a retiring guy, almost shy. And while you've praised NECON in youir blog, you haven't given any screen time to the man who puts it together.

And I didn't want to say this, but I feel that you've forced my hand. With each passing year, through publication, nomination, and now your new job crushing the dreams of aspiring writers, the warmth has left your eyes, Nick. It's been replaced by something cold, haughty, maybe even cruel. You've left the little people behind, and maybe that's what Bob was trying to call your attention to, in his own rubber-ball way.
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-01-30 02:58 am (UTC)
Yeah, but the chicks dig it.
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From: godofchickens
2009-01-30 03:03 am (UTC)
I think someone owes Bob a hug at the next NECON.
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-01-30 03:06 am (UTC)
I think someone's going to get pelted with Superballs, and it ain't gonna be me.
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[User Picture]From: barbarienne
2009-01-29 02:57 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure you've only caught one culprit, and for all you know, this is the first superball he's sent you.
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-01-29 03:29 pm (UTC)
I think you may be right!
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[User Picture]From: morbidmusings
2009-01-29 03:36 pm (UTC)
This stinks of a setup! Bob's been framed!

~Meg
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-01-30 02:58 am (UTC)
By a one-armed man!
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[User Picture]From: morbidmusings
2009-01-30 02:31 pm (UTC)
The fact that you used a Twin Peaks reference makes me heart you even more. :-)

~Meg
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-01-31 03:41 am (UTC)
Heh, actually I was thinking of The Fugitive. I hope that won't cost me any brownie points!
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[User Picture]From: morbidmusings
2009-02-03 03:26 pm (UTC)
Bah! I've actually never sat through the Fugitive. My bad!

~Meg
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-02-04 03:22 am (UTC)
There's so much to teach you!
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[User Picture]From: morbidmusings
2009-02-04 12:54 pm (UTC)
Takes a brave soul to educate the likes of me. :-)

~Meg
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[User Picture]From: lokilokust
2009-01-29 04:28 pm (UTC)
there's a conspiracy afoot!
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[User Picture]From: nick_kaufmann
2009-01-30 02:58 am (UTC)
With JFK and Area 51 at its center!
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[User Picture]From: lokilokust
2009-01-30 03:22 am (UTC)
dun dun DUN!
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