Dude and Dude: Pastor Tense



“I see OC got a letter from the pastor.”

“The pastor?

“He’s not in trouble or nothin’, if that’s what you’re worried about.”

“I ain’t worried, dude. Just curious.”

“‘Bout what?”

“I thought OC spent his time lookin’ down microscopes and stuff. When did he start studyin’ history?”

“He ain’t, dude. And you don’t do that with a pastor, anyways.”

“Whaddaya mean, you don’t, dude? I mean, what does this guy …”

“Or gal …”

“Don’t get your hopes up, dude. What does this guy get up in front of people and do on Sunday mornings, huh?”

“Reads from a book, mostly.”

“Uh huh. A graphic novel?”

“I don’t think so, dude. Try the Bible.”

“Right. The book, by some people. And when’s the last time anybody wrote anythin’ in the book?”

“Um, lessee … about two thousand years ago?”

“Right. Dude, if that’s not the past, then I’m a DeLorean. And who better to learn about the past from than a pastor? So I ask you again. When did OC start studyin’ history?”

“About the time that a dude of my acquaintance inspired him to study the origin and functions of the delete key, dude.”

“Oh … yeah … right …”

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0 Responses to Dude and Dude: Pastor Tense

  1. OH I love that — a past-or! I never saw it coming until the end LOL

  2. Thom says:

    LOL…the origins of the delete key. Oh the dudes…what would we do without ’em LOL Rabbit, rabbit

    • Amoeba says:

      It’d be a lot quieter around here without ’em, Thom … and this island is supposed to be a peaceful place.

  3. Doug says:

    Or the DSM-IV. Amoeba might want to see if there’s anything there about symmetric schizophrenia.

    • Amoeba says:

      “Hmpf. Dude thinks he’s so smart. Hey dude!”


      “Did you know that split personalities run in the family?”

      “What family?”

      “Which one do you think? The Cleavers, of course!”

  4. polona says:

    delete is the key which can make somebody tense?

  5. Melli says:

    ROFL!!! I love it! You know… this time the dudes make SENSE to me… now that’s scary! 🙂

  6. kcinnova says:

    I hope the pastor delights in word play! I’m trying to imagine the actual conversation between Amoeba and the “history dude” 😉

    • Amoeba says:

      Karen, I suspect that if the pastor were actually to find out about this little piece of fiction, he’d tend towards an ecclesiastical interpretation of a Dalek. “Ex-com-mun-i-cate …”

  7. Nessa says:

    I had no idea the delete key was a religious tool.