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im - 6/22/2006 11:50:00 AM

This is a picture of Sovern in a bunny suit, floating in Surly's Anomoly Containment Unit. See, Sov was sitting at his desk this morning when I got here, talking to a customer on the phone, and I accidently pushed the wrong button on the Surly Central Processing Command Center computer masterboard. I thought it was the hot chocolate dispensing button. There was a quick, bright flash, the smell of burning hair, and the next thing I knew Sov was about 10% of his original size and inexplicably dressed in a bunny costume. At first I didn't know where he'd gone, but he jumped off his now-enormous chair, stomped over to my desk in a miniature rage, and kicked me in the big toe. His voice is now high and squeaky, and he is super pissed off about it, as later this afternoon he has to --and I am not making this up-- call a watermelon seed spitting contest (maybe it has something to do with playing the banjo, I don't know. I do not dwell long enough to educate myself on his myriad perversions). Unsure what to do, I grabbed him and threw him in the ACU chamber, where we keep all the weird crap produced by the CPCC computer, like the fixed gear derailleur, bullhorn handlebars, and Brauer, until such time as the anomoly du jour can be stabilized and refined into an actual product or absorbed back into the shitstem...er, system. Turns out the button is the Random Idea Modifier (we have one of those?). I never did get my hot chocolate. -----
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About Chest Rockwell

When not writing some of the words that Surly uses to convey information about their products and life position, Chest enjoys a stunning array of adventurous and rewarding endeavors. He is an internationally known entrepreneur and businessman, an award-winning architect, and has trekked the perimeter of China, unsupported, overland on bicycle, on foot, and on skis. He fluently speaks eight languages, including Icelandic, which is considered to be one of the world's most difficult languages to master. He is an avid skydiver. He designs spacecraft for NASA. He has been in no less than twenty-one feature films and is considered the world's leading authority on the healing properties of snake venom. He has built a popular reputation as a funnyman, appearing in cameo roles on various popular television shows primarily in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and is the author of sixteen books about achieving one's potential. He is a motivational speaker drawing on his experiences in combat, for which he was awarded two purple hearts, and is a personal life coach to celebrities and notable figures worldwide. In his spare time he enjoys music, bicycles, writing, and spending time with his family. In other words, he's totally perfect, so don’t worry about it.

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