MARK THIS DAY April 28, 2007 kim lien Many Posts 0 Paco returns. Posted by Tim B. on 04/27/2007 at 09:48 PM And “coincidentally”, Rosie just left The View. Hmmm… Posted by Dave S. on 2007 04 27 at 09:53 PM • permalink Welcom back Paco. Your talents for chastising moonbats were missed. Uh…“Hot Lips” Hattie? Posted by Michael Lonie on 2007 04 27 at 09:55 PM • permalink About freaking time. This is the most awaited comeback since that guy with the beard, who promised us eternal life. We hard typing proles are sick to death of hearing “Paco this, Paco that”. And for crying out loud, is there a product that PACO Industries doesn’t have it’s finger in? Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 04 27 at 10:05 PM • permalink Guten tag mein freund. Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 27 at 10:07 PM • permalink 3) A joy buzzer Never go anywhere without your joy buzzer. . . Welcome back, oh weary figure. Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 04 27 at 10:18 PM • permalink 6) A lavender garter belt bearing the name “Hot Legs Hattie”, stitched in silver thread Paco, was her name Hattie or did she just like wearing hats? Welcome back. Posted by Col. Milquetoast on 2007 04 27 at 10:28 PM • permalink We do expect SOME sort of report, Paco. You know that, don’t you. Posted by kae on 2007 04 27 at 11:22 PM • permalink Thank you one and all. Good to be home. And just in the nick of time, too. The creative urge blew up like a beer can in a hot garage last week. I’m a member of a task force at work (several, in fact; at our agency, task forces proliferate like a mushroom popping spores. I don’t know that they’ve all been counted, but I suspect there are more task forces than there are employees). Now, where was I? Oh, yes. Anyhow, I wrote a report – mundane business stuff, of no interest to you all, and of precious little interest to me. Would normally have been the kind of thing that I’d have put into the garden variety parlance of bureaucracy. But something just kind of snapped, and I worked in analogies featuring sheep, goats, woodpeckers, phrenology and aromatherapy. Got some pretty odd looks from the recipients of the report whenever I passed them in the hall. As to my absence: I’m afraid it will have to be the stuff of mystery for now. I not only am not in a position to explain it, I can’t even explain why I can’t explain it. The little I could say would only be confusing (er, sort of like this). The family is fine. Paco, Jr. is still in training, #1 Son has progressed from being a perpetual college junior to being a perpetual college senior, and Mrs. Paco is sound as a bell. I haven’t even visited this place since I bugged out, so I’ll be reading Tim’s posts and the comments to get up to speed. Posted by paco on 2007 04 27 at 11:29 PM • permalink Strewth, Paco, you gotta LOT of catching up to do! Posted by kae on 2007 04 27 at 11:39 PM • permalink I not only am not in a position to explain it, I can’t even explain why I can’t explain it. Oh, easily explained by the words “gag order”, I suspect. “Corporate malfeasance trial of the century”, I think they’re calling it. Posted by rinardman on 2007 04 28 at 12:16 AM • permalink “This is the most awaited comeback since that guy with the beard, who promised us eternal life.” Osama Bin Laden? Posted by Kaboom on 2007 04 28 at 12:20 AM • permalink Nice list of items, Paco. But you forgot the yo-yo and the packet of jelly babies. This two-timing dame says Welcome Back to Detective Paco! Posted by Tungsten Monk on 2007 04 28 at 12:20 AM • permalink #11 No, the other one. Posted by kae on 2007 04 28 at 12:24 AM • permalink The Return of Paco is a glorious event that must be celebrated. Break out the mead and fruit juice! Posted by Ash_ on 2007 04 28 at 12:37 AM • permalink Welcome Back Paco! Posted by Ash_ on 2007 04 28 at 12:39 AM • permalink Huzzah! Oh, wait – that’s Lileks…. I’ll bet that report was a doozy. ;-p Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2007 04 28 at 12:44 AM • permalink I advise caution. Are we certain this is the real Paco? I don’t remember any beard and why the white cloak? Sure there’s the fedora with the bullet hole but who among us hasn’t got at least one of those? Posted by geoff on 2007 04 28 at 02:35 AM • permalink Oh gee whiz. I was gone 23 years in the Tardis and nobody said jack when I returned. Ok paco, you might be a celebrity with some people here, but you’re just an ordinary double 0 deep cover secret agent to me. We have dozens of them, ok, not dozens. Just a few. But you all still hae to comply with regulations. Turn your Porsche back in. Same for your weaponry, except for the Walther PPK, you can keep that. AND BRING ME BACK THAT TARDIS ! I need your After Action Report by tomorrow. Intriplicate. On the prescribed paper, in the prescribed format. Not on a roll of toilet paper like last time. Q Branch does not have a sense of humor. And oh yes, Karl wants to see you. He said “at your earliest convenience”. (eye twitches) Posted by wronwright on 2007 04 28 at 02:41 AM • permalink #13 Welcome back PACO! I feared you had absquatulated and we would not see you, your noirratives or your like again! Andy Canuck filled in manfully for you but somehow it wasn’t the same. Posted by carpefraise on 2007 04 28 at 03:00 AM • permalink Geoff… I’ve got one in straw and felt, but they’re both accounted for… Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 28 at 03:08 AM • permalink About freaking time. This is the most awaited comeback since that guy with the beard, who promised us eternal life. We hard typing proles are sick to death of hearing “Paco this, Paco that”. Well, I don’t know about you, but I needed the head start… Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 28 at 03:42 AM • permalink mundane business stuff, of no interest to you all, and of precious little interest to me Oh, boy. A couple of covert ops and suddenly we’re Mr Nonchalance himself. Good to have you back, paco. And: with the winter season coming on down here, I’d like to offer this important health message. Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 04 28 at 04:26 AM • permalink Oh frabjous joy, calloo callay. It is time again for the Case of the Maltese Cow. Posted by Simon Darkshade on 2007 04 28 at 04:33 AM • permalink Wronwrights less than stellar performance for those years was captured on film. Serves him right for “sampling” multiole bottles of that “date wine”. A sad story. Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 04 28 at 05:06 AM • permalink Paco … I know where you went. Now who got there first, was it Hillary or Tenzing? Posted by Stevo on 2007 04 28 at 08:08 AM • permalink Welcome back Paco – Happy to hear Mrs P and the boys are well – I’m sure you’ll enjoy catching up on things around here! Posted by LaoHuLi on 2007 04 28 at 09:12 AM • permalink PACO!! *Squeals, runs, jumps on Paco and squeezes his neck!* Welcome back, we missed you, did you bring me a present? Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 04 28 at 09:30 AM • permalink Gee, Paco, I think RebeccaH may have missed you. Just an inkling feeling. Posted by Ash_ on 2007 04 28 at 11:49 AM • permalink wb Paco, and Tim is gay, I’m dating Paco Junior now! Posted by 1.618 on 2007 04 28 at 08:54 PM • permalink Tim, Tim, Tim! You’ve really missed out big time here. The man who sold me this photo at the Subi Markets asssured me that this is 1.618. The Great Mystery has been solved! Hear the Blairite males howl! Jeebus Greist, Tim, how could you not respond to the lustvibe coming off a figure like that? Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 04 28 at 11:04 PM • permalink Swinish, that was a gratuitous red herring, and very nice too. That skirt hovering at c level …. Posted by blogstrop on 2007 04 29 at 12:27 AM • permalink Welcome back! What phase of boot camp is Paco jr. in? Also, to what battalion was he assigned? He went to Parris Island, not San Diego, correct? Posted by Blue Hen on 2007 04 30 at 09:14 AM • permalink Page 1 of 1 pages Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.