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Old IM Conversation

Posted by evankessler on July 21, 2004

Today at work I was browsing through some of my old documents that I had saved in my personal folder. I came across some friend’s resumes, and some old IM conversations. Occasionally I save IM conversations that make me laugh. This saving of IM conversations was sort of the precursor to the Guerrilla interview, where the conversations were just odd or amusing enough that I saved them just in case I ever had a forum to display them. Well, now I do, it’s called a website, so I’m posting an old conversation.

Here’s a little background on the following interaction. This is a conversation I had with my good friend from SU, Terra Harper. Terra and I were in several TRF classes together at SU and one of my favorite nights of college was at her house on the night of the COW-TV “Best Years…” cast party. I drank single malt scotch for the first time, we played drinking games, as well as spin the bottle, and I ended up leaving at around 6am after realizing that four of us were left and we had been watching the Adventures of Milo and Otis for about an hour without saying a word. Terra lives in LA now, and I haven’t seen her since graduation but we’re still in touch. Isn’t that heartwarming?

Here’s a picture I found of Terra and I from the aforementioned party.
I didn’t haveit in digital form so I had to take a picture of it and as a result it don’t
look sogood, and by that I mean it’s grainy as all hell. I think if you stand back

far from the computer it looks better.

But I digress. This conversation took place on January 23, 2004, the day that both, Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) died and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez broke up. It was one of the more historic days in recent memory. So without further ado, here’s an old IM conversation between Terra Harper and myself. I hope you enjoy. If not, at least I think it’s funny.

Evan Kessler: Captain Kangaroo died

Terra Harper:
😦

TH:
😦

EK:
It’s a sad day for America, and children everywhere.

TH:
How are you holding up?

EK:
Not too well. Not too well

TH:
Poor Kangaroo is overshadowed by the demise of Bennifer

EK:
We should do something to honor his memory

EK:
We should all wear silly looking read suits

EK:
or red suits

TH:
Yes. All of us.

TH:
Who’s all of us?

EK:
All of us meaning everyone in America.

EK:
We could get all of the old ladies to sew them for us, just like they do in the movie Three Amigos.

TH:
EVERYONE

TH:
That’s awesome.

TH:
Great imagery.

EK:
Even Jen and Ben would have to wear one

TH:
But if I try to sew anything, there will be blood

EK:
That’s why all of the old ladies will do it

TH:
What qualifies as old?

EK:
82

EK:
Or we can just get the people of Santa Poco, the one thing they do really well is sew.

TH:
Great. You get on that.

TH:
I’ll take care of advertising…

EK:
Why do you get to take care of the advertising?

EK:
I’m the idea man.

TH:
I’m thinking Australia…we open with a long shot across the outback and then we see a heard of kangaroos fast approaching…and as the get closer the slowly transform into people all wearing kangaroo suits

EK:
Wow, you just blew my fucking mind.

TH:
AND THEN everyone falls down dead. And a slogan flashes: Be captain of your own journey. Remember the man. Remember Captain Kangaroo.”

TH:
I know.

TH: Who’s the idea person now?

EK: Getting off the topic for a second, if you ever wonder whether or not the FBI is watching your IM conversation, their agents screen name is FBIDUDE82

TH: Really?

TH: You’re lying.

TH: How would you know that?

EK: A little inside info, they’re not online now, they’re on my buddy list.

TH: Have you ever seen “them” on?

TH: Wait, I’ll be back.

EK: The Patriot Act is very constitutional 😉 (That’s supposed to be a wink)

FIN

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