Chit-Chat Cafe

Your Intrepid Reporter was seen walking out of the most recent — that is, last night’s — meeting, at 6:03 pm to be precise, of the so-called Citizens Review Committee but should really be called The Flack-Catchers, after Thomas Wolfe’s immortal contribution to twentieth-century American literature, “Mau-mauing the Flack-Catchers”.

No.  The real action was later, at the Chit-Chat Cafe

 

So-called real Californians stand aside and watch while two rival Chinese clans battle for supremacy in pitched battle Weaverville, California 1854

So-called real Californians stand aside and watch while two rival Chinese clans battle for supremacy in pitched battle Weaverville, California 1854

Effort by the Viennese living 100 years ago to replicate the Chit-chat cafe of today

Effort by the Viennese living 100 years ago to replicate the Chit-chat cafe of today

7 pm

International Congress of the

Mongolian Peoples Party in exile is convened

your barista tonight is Taylor

(please ignore her habit of

washing dishes in a submissive posture while

you

hyperventilate at her cleavage)

— ! have I been arrested yet?

Not before the International Congress of

the Mongolian Peoples Party in exile

passes Thesis Number two

If there is a central thrust of civilizing force in the world, if

there is hope in the future,

it is in the constructive efforts of the industrious

overseas Chinese

who carry reciprocity, hatred of militarism, and love of the learning of history with them

(or would if they were my dream image, my Wunschtraum of them)

all over the world.

meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm on 1 June 2016

Update 2 June 2016:

7:17 pm at the Chit-chat cafe

Campaign manager submits resignation.

 

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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