Mr. President? We Have Dave Cameron on the Line


Mr. President? We have Dave Cameron on the line.

“Mr. Cameron. How are we today?”

“Good morning, Mr. President. I’m fine, sir. Thanks for asking.”

“We’re about to land, so I don’t have much time. Can you give us a quick sitrep?”

“Well, sir, things don’t look very good at this point. I wouldn’t call it a dire situation, necessarily. There is still time for improvement, but things don’t look terribly promising right now.”

“Mr. Cameron, if you had to put a number on our chances for success, what would you say?”

“I’d have to turn to the models on this, Mr. President. And from the numbers I’m looking at, I see a chance at success between 0.7% and 4.5%.”

“Those are not promising figures.”

“No sir. They are not.”

“How did things get this bad, Mr. Cameron? Who’s to blame here?”

“To be honest sir, there’s no individual person to place blame on. In fact, many individuals have been performing admirably. I think it’s a deeper issue that, to be honest, starts at the top. Leadership has just not put together a very effective squad on the whole. Some are exceeding expectations, but it’s simply not enough.”

“Very well. Thank you for your time Mr. Cameron. We’ll be in contact again if things change.”

“Mr. President. I just want to be clear. We’re still talking about the White Sox, right?”


“Good. I just wanted to make sure there was no confusion and this whole thing turned into an episode of Frasier where everyone thinks they know what everyone else is talking about, but nobody actually knows.”

“Nah, we’re cool, Dave. You didn’t start a war or anything.”

“Not this time, at least. Ha ha.”

“That’s not funny.”

“No sir. Sorry sir.”

“Something wrong with your eyes, Cameron?”

“No sir. But thanks for your concern.”


David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.

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8 years ago

What was the blink count during this conversation?

8 years ago
Reply to  Yirmiyahu

That is actually a 10 second GIF.