Saturday, January 15, 2011

Spies Like Us

President's Message


The first thing you should know is that the proceedings of Thursday's meeting are confidential. The conspiracy theorists among you should turn yourselves in. We will be monitoring you all for suspicious behavior and unpatriotic speech; we know where you live.

Thanks to Jim who spearheaded the operation as well as Trevor who provided a swanky venue worthy of Bond himself. Our discussion of The Train to Potevka touched on issues of morality as we grappled with the question of whether spy work is inherently out of harmony with moral principles since it involves so much deception. We concluded that spy work, albeit deceptive, is so for a higher purpose and is therefore ethically sound. We heard the strange tale of the high-security cemetery near Pt. Sal and wondered what the government could be hiding. We indulged in a little eschatalogical chit-chat expoudng wars and rumors of wars. Finally, we pounded some root beer floats, played a little ping-pong and gazed at the moonlit belly of the ocean. Not bad for a bunch of dudes on a Thurday night.

Of course we also saw stock in Leo's Audio Books fall dramatically as Rob unveiled his choice for next month, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, during the meeting-- (which is completely within Dude Squad rules and regulations). We will meet at Rob Chatterton's place next month. I should mention for the record all who attended: Don Zimmerman, John Larsen, Richard Norman, Jim Sparks, Leo Bunting, Scott Silva, Trevor Beck, Steve Hamilton, David Radmacher, Ivan Rootsky, and David Greenal. Also, Don Zimmerman requested a directory of everyones' name, cell phone and email, occupation, social security number, and bank account numbers. I think it is great idea. Send me your info and I'll put together an official Dude Squad directory.

Comrades, this message will self-destruct in five seconds.

Comrade Ivan Rootsky

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