29 November 2005
Yearning for the Sixteenth Minute
We heard voices in our heads, which was kind of cool, but the voices mumbled, which was kind of not cool. We transcribed the words as best we could. There were a lot of them and we accumulated thousands of pages of material. We contacted linguists and grammarians who pored over the pages, looking for meaning. A small but robust cottage industry developed in which self proclaimed experts interpreted the transcriptions. This went on for years, making us minor celebrities. The T-shirts and mugs were nice for a while. Then we just wanted our lives to go back to normal.