December 31, 2005

Just a minute

A Minute Passed
Monty Python

Hesitantly, reluctantly, Helen slipped out of a sling, tight-waisted waspy and stood naked in the moonlight before me. Somewhere a clock chimed three. An owl hooted in the nearby copse. No wind stirred the casement window. She stood in the pale, translucent light on the Persian carpet. A minute passed. Then another. Then, another minute. Then ... another minute passed. Then another minute passed. And another. A further minute passed quickly, followed by another minute, when suddenly, a different minute passed, followed by another different minute. And another. And yet another further different minute. A minute passed. I glanced at my watch. It was a minute past. This was it. A minute passed. After a moment, another minute passed. I waited a minute while a minute passed quickly past. And then, a minute which seemed to last an hour but was only a minute ... passed.

Announcer: That was "A Minute Passed", by John Finlissom. You can hear Episode Nine of "A Minute Passsed" tomorrow night at a minute past.

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And now for something completely different ...

I wish you peace and happiness in 2006. Every minute of 2006.

8 comments:

Karthik (who lurks here a lot) said...

Here's wishing you a great 2006 too.

km said...

That's a classic, Dilip. But the announcement "And Now For Something Completely Different" should ALWAYS be followed by a man saying "It!" :))

A very happy 2006 to you and to all your readers as well.

krishna

Atul Sabnis said...

A Very happy New Year to you Dilip!

k.r.a.k.t.i.k said...

Wishing a good year to come to you and dcubed- keep them posts coming!

Anand said...

A very happy 2006 to all of you here!

Suhail said...

Wish you a happy 2006!

Vasanth said...

Dilip,

Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year ahead.

kuffir said...

wish you the same.