“I will attempt another form of communication with this alien life being that does not comprehend humorous banter when offered.”
Quip cleared his throat, then returned his gaze toward Otto, as he deadpanned, “The governance plug code is ready for deployment to the supercomputers. ICABOD took the same approach that Jacob used when we defeated the ghost code. This code will lay dormant at the operating system level and only be invoked when certain behavioral actions from an application are detected. Keying off this deterministic behavior of an application means that no matter how the program is constructed, our GPC package will be able to intercept it and prevent it from executing. Basically, the code sleeps until someone or some event tries to run DAAFFY-MATH to forecast the future.”
Unflinchingly, Otto studied Quip intently, put on his dark sunglasses, and then responded,”Klaatu barada nikto! Gort bringa earthling!”
Quip doubled over laughing and finally, once he caught his breath, commented, “I love that movie, Otto! Har! Har!
“Okay, point taken, but can you raise the sunglasses and disintegrate something? You know, like in the cartoons?”
Otto and Quip continued to laugh at the nonsensical situation until Wolfgang became annoyed with the antics.
Wolfgang studied the situation dispassionately for a few seconds, and as the laughter subsided, he finally asked, “So, time for TEA then?”
Puzzled, Quip questioned, “Tea time, Wolfgang?”
Wolfgang replied with “TEA time. Theater Exchange of the Absurd! TEA time!”
This time they all howled with fresh laughter.
ICABOD interrupted and asked, “So old movie quotes and absurdity are considered mirthful as well, gentlemen?”
“In humor, timing is everything!” Quip smiled as he continued, “Too soon to deliver means the events or statement can’t be leveraged. Too far past the circumstances robs the delivery of the humorous impact. None of this will be funny two hours from now. Humor is the moment. Does that help
Click Follow to receive emails when this author adds content on Bublish