by J. Elk-Baptisté
'Charles, calling Earth.
'I know you're out there ... come in please.
'Vern! Vern! Do you hear me dude? Come back? Get back to me good buddy, Vern!
'Charles—stop with the swearing! Desist! Immediately young man!'
'This walkie-talkie of Vern's is crap—it won't send—it won't receive—it's dead!'
'That's no excuse!
'Get that homework done!'