Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What's that noise?

I heard it late last night.

It was kinda like a coughing sound. Almost like someone was gagging. Choking perhaps.

Reminded me a bit of when a cat hucks up a furball. "Klllllew....haluck, haluck...achkkkkkkechhheh."

Reports of the noise were first noticed in Florida but it was QUICKLY heard in the Northeast. And it was LOUD. Very very loud. Haunting. Scary loud.

Growing up I never heard that noise. But now it's the 21st century and I hear it a lot. Usually in the fall....though this year I heard it in April and May. But it went away for the summer.

And now it's back. And life is good.

It's almost musical.

For the last 7 years or so I wait for the noise. I wait. And I wait. And I wait. And it always comes. And it's always a bit louder (though I doubt it will ever be as loud it as was in 2004)

Sounds like an old man on his death bed. The old man used to be a bully, but now he's just an old tired wannabee. A coughing , hacking, choking wannabee that'll never be.

Magic number is 3. The Yankees suck.

14 comments:

Lois Lane said...

Oh, It's only the Yankees.

Phew. For a minute there, I thought the squirrels were attacking. I hate it when that happens.

I Ain't No Oprah said...

Goddamn Yankee Squirrels! They suck also.

Anonymous said...

See you in the playoffs, chump.

-- Lamont "Everything Is Reset To Zero In A Week" Cranston

I Ain't No Oprah said...

The Yankees are in the playoffs?

I wasn't aware of that.

cake said...

Yankee squirrels all have rabies...pass it on...

Confused said...

Are Yankee Squirrels in the playoffs?

ghost of nelson de la rosa said...

I don't really have anything to say today. I just want you all to know that I'm doing gnawing exercises to prepare me for the impending play-offs when I will, as usual, bite the ankles of opposing team members in a scary, ghostly kinda way. I mostly chew on phantom rubber balls and stuff to stay in shape.

yankee squirrel said...

*foams at the mouth*

heavy helen said...

The ghost of Nelson de la Rosa is SOOOOO last week.

gagne said...

If the Yankees continue to choke, will I be forgiven??

angry, eternal ghost of nelson de la rosa said...

DUUUUDE! My ghost is ETERNAL. That's the perk of being a GHOST. DUH. Don't make me go for your ankles. You'll be in a whole world of spooky hurt.

(Hey! Halloween's coming! I'm going as the ghost of Billy Barty!)

heavy helen said...

Ghosts are sooooo last week.

cake said...

Dear God:

I understand Lois has been in touch with you today. Can I add a postscript to her note? I heard a few of the Yankees players saying you suck...I think you oughta smite them.

Love,
Cake

::waits hopefully::

god said...

Dear Cake:

Cake, Cake, Cake. These clever ruses are not necessary--I See All. And, as you might expect, I am on the side of your Boston Red Sox.

I have sent the spirit of Nelson de La Rosa down to take care of everything. Wait. What's that? Do I sense that stonesethes and aspersionseses are being casteth uponst mine Nelson?

That really pisses me off.

CRULLER PLAGUE! Stop laughing. Why are you all laughing? CHEESE PLAGUE!

Very sincerely yours,
The Lord