Roland and DiMaggio present...



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Another look at life here in the closet by those two zanies (actually one zany and one fairly reasonable girl; you can guess whom.) Dedicated to the vigilance of service from the folks who keep this place running, aye? And dedicated to perhaps the only man I would ever want to marry, Danny Kaye.


Drea is curious about recent problems on the site. Kristy explains how things will work in yet another overhaul of the site…

Drea: The data will go through a server in Decatur, Georgia?

Kristy: That's right. The data in Decatur is processed by a server called Minerva. And we'll also be testing out new coding from a firm based in Kentucky.

Drea: The data from Decatur will be run by some coding from Kentucky?

Kristy: Yep, Coding from Kentucky. And we have to be careful. There's a new virus out that will dramatically affect the site.

Drea: What's it called?

Kristy: Osiris

Drea: Osiris?

Drea: Are you telling me that the data from Decatur could be spoiled?

Kristy: Yes. From a virus...

Drea: Called Osiris?

Kristy: Yes...

Drea: Will the site be able to prevent any problems?

Kristy: Of course. We've gotten some new protection... from a firm in Parma, Italy. It's called Armor.

Drea: The Armor from Parma?

Kristy: Yes.

Drea: Let me get this straight. You're saying that we're at risk because of a virus called Osiris?

Kristy: Yes.

Drea: And it could mess up the data from Decatur?

Kristy: (Kristy answers cell phone) Yes...what's that? Oh dear.

Drea: What?

Kristy: The Armor from Parma has some licensing issues; we won't be able to run it after all.

Drea: That's scary. So you pay for protection and you can't use it?

Kristy: The Armor from Parma...that's right.

Drea: How will you protect the data from Decatur?

Kristy: We have some backup virus protection provided by the server.

Drea: The server called Minerva?

Kristy: Yes. It's easy to remember. The data from Decatur is safe with the server called Minerva.

Drea: And the coding is from Parma?

Kristy: No...The coding is from Kentucky; the Armor is from Parma.

Drea: And the virus won't affect Osiris?

Kristy: No... The virus is Osiris. The data is from Decatur...

Drea: You've lost me.

Kristy: It's really simple. (another phone call) What? Oh no, the server is down; we'll have to go to another backup.

Drea: Another Server?

Kristy: Yes, from Vancouver, British Columbia

Drea: The server called Minerva?

Kristy: No…the server called Minerva is down. The data from Decatur will be handled by the server from Vancouver.

Drea: And the Armor from Parma will protect it?

Kristy: No...The Armor from Parma was lax in its license, so we'll be operating using protection from a firm in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Drea: The protection from Prince Rupert? What about the coding from Decatur?

Kristy: You seem confused. Okay...the data from Decatur is handled by the coding from Kentucky.

Drea: And the data from Decatur is protected by the Armor from Parma?

Kristy: No, No. The Armor from Parma was lax in its license but the protection from Prince Rupert will spot any spam.

Drea: Any spam?

Kristy: Any spam.

Drea: And will it protect the coding from Kentucky?

Kristy: Yes.

Drea: What about the server called Minerva?

Kristy: What about it.

Drea: Will it be protected from the virus called Osiris?

Kristy: No. The server called Minerva had problem with its power so the data from Decatur will be routed through the server from Vancouver.

Drea: It's all so confusing.

Kristy: Here... it's actually all so easy. The Armor from Parma was lax in its license but the protection from Prince Rupert has the license that is true.

Drea: Now I'm completely lost.

Kristy: Here. The coding from Kentucky is run through the server from Vancouver

Drea: Vancouver?

Kristy: Yes…The protection from Prince Rupert will keep the site safe.

Drea: From the Armor from Parma?

Kristy: No. The Armor from Parma was lax in its license so we can't use it to fight off the virus called Osiris.

Drea: Osiris?

Kristy: The virus...yes. Now you've got it.

Drea: Got what?

Kristy: The data from Decatur is run by the coding from Kentucky and the protection from Prince Rupert has the license that is true.

Drea: And what about the stories?

Kristy: The creations from the Closet?

Drea: Yes ... I think.

Kristy: The creations from the Closet are safe from the virus called Osiris.

Drea: And what about the coding from Decatur?

Kristy: No...The coding is from Kentucky; the data is from Decatur.

Drea: I think this is where I came in.

Kristy: The coding from Kentucky for the data from Decatur is safe from the virus called Osiris because the protection from Prince Rupert works best for the server from Vancouver

Drea: For the creations from the Closet?

Kristy: Yes.



Thank you to all the diligent folk who keep this place as a home for stories and a haven for us all!
This has been a Movin’Dirt Production. This is Bobbie C. speaking!


This is based on the classic “Pellet with the Poison” routine in The Court Jester, starring Danny Kaye and written by Norman Panama and Melvin Franck



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