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Monday, November 10, 2014 – Inbound – trainspottingChicago



Good morning. I’m on the 7:50AM into the City.

It’s a warm morning for early November, but the chills will come later this week. I’m in the rear quiet car. I found that I am tired of jostling with the morning scrum and fight for a seat near the front, just to race to the office. Good thing come to those who pace.

A younger, very handsome, Jeremy Irons with black hair sits across from me. He is a brooding, serious looking fellow in blue jeans a black long sleeved shirt and a black, down insulated ski vest that was haute-coulture fashion when the A-Team was a number one but on TV. The likeness to the venerated actor is uncanny. An illegitimate son? I want this guy’s autograph and a selfie.

A bald but goateed Taye Diggs is here. Our fellow is in his mid forties, dressed in black slacks, a nondescript jacket and a black attache case. He just put on a ski cap. The other awake patrons, mostly from the very very nice town train stop, are keeping an eye on him over their newspapers and iCrackerBots.

Also here are Eric Idle, Christopher Lee, Ellyn Burnstyn, Lata Mangeshkar and Mike Singletary. All are armed.

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting lately. As the year winds down, I will make more of an effort. I am finally caught up with work stuff that In was doing in lieu of people watching. This apology is to myself, but you get to read it.

Happy Monday. Safe travels.

Friday, January 17, 2014 – Inbound – #trainspotting#Chicago



Good morning. On the crowded 7:30AM into the City. The NFI is 3.

A Bouvier is here. A very pregnant Bouvier. This cousin of Jacqueline is glowing with pre-delivery beauty. I’ve always thought women looked radiant when they carried. All I can see of her is her expertly made-up face and the long silver dangling earrings that she got for Christmas from her loving husband, who probably looks like Clooney or Errol Flynn.

Jacques Cousteau is here. His well trimmed white beard and glasses show a man happy and content with his world. Though, given the right lighting, one could still see a twinkle of mirth as he dreams of being back under the sea looking at strange creatures deep in the Marianas Trench.

The fellow in front of me looks like the big guy from Mallrats that is staring at the pixilated art piece looking for the schooner. He has a back issue, recently out of surgery and therapy. It was difficult for him to sit down. Teri Polo had to step out of her seat to let Schooner through. I hope he has a comfy chair at the office.

Also here are Eric Idle, Zoe Saldana, Teri Polo, and Anil Kapoor. All are armed.

Happy Friday. Safe travels.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – Homeward Bound – #trainspotting#Chicago


Good afternoon. On the, Wheezy, 3:55PM out of the City.
End of Day Eight of the US Shutdown.

My conservative FB friends have been on the defensive about the actions of their party. Some have tried to diffuse the blame of the current crisis onto the President. “Why didn’t you define ACA when we asked you to the last 35 times! We had no choice but to shutdown the Government. This is your Shutdown, BHO!” Thing is, these same folks on the web are, by and large reasonable people and realize how silly they sound defending the current position. Especially the “Constitutionalist” folk! Wow, the blowback these poor GOPers get from those damned centrist Democrats using reason and legal precedent to smack down the, God-blessed, Founding Fathered position, is disheartening. I want to give my conservative friends all a silver star for effort, a lollypop and a silk handkerchief to wipe away the delusion from their eyes.

Anyway, two hipster types are discussing the closeout some five seats back. Both have well trimmed jaw-line beards. They are laughing around each other in metrosexual politeness. They look fashionably scruffy. Both are purposely bald or closely head shaven. By the way, when did skin-headedness become mainstream cool? When I was a young man, the skin heads were the ones that, as a group, went out purposely beat up brown people. Now, they are funding and attending world music concerts. Wild!

Eric Idle just sat down. The long, lanky, late-40’s traveling consultant just sat next to me in the jumpseat and has decided to tune in and tune out with his iClipBlazeNebula device. I know that he is a traveler because he is in an academic looking greenish-grey sweater over a white T-shirt, blue jeans, beige socks, and comfortable shoes. He is wearing a lanyard with an international airline logo, which has an ID clip hanging at the vertex of then parabola holding his consultant ID and his monthly pass. This Pythonesque doppelganger has an involuntary twitch in his right eye. Or, perhaps, I’m being punked right now on candid camera.

PJ O’Rourke is here. The conservative commentator is on his iClipBlazeNebula, banging away another op-ed about the Shutdown. He looks dejected. He knows the intent is not a righteous cause but, as his more-conservative commentators have made clear, an outright intent to sabotage the ACA because of HIM – the POTUS. He is trying to be a good booster, but because he is actually reasonable, sees the folly in the act. Like the minority Senators in the US Congress.

Also here are Kelsey Grammar, Harvey Keitel, Zachary Quinto, Caucasian Barack Obama, Mike Ditka and Sir Richard Harris. All are armed.

Happy Tuesday. Stay alert. Safe travels.