``Anything good in the newspaper?''
- [ Grunts. ]
``Growls and exclamations are not an answer. Try in a more civilized manner. Anything good in the newspaper?''
- ``A growl is a perfectly good answer when it's the most fitting response to the question.''
``And what state does the newspaper have to be in for a grunt to answer my question?''
- ``I did not grunt; I growled.''
``It's to the same effect.''
- ``It does not. A growl indicates a general dissatisfaction with the material being discussed. A grunt indicates that one cannot even work up the enthusiasm to be dissatisfied.''
``I heard a grunt.''
- ``I'm not accountable for what you hear.''( Collapse )
``Unbelievable. That's worth cancelling the paper for.''
- ``Thank you.''
Trivia: The parasol and shades for the Skylab repair mission were not loaded into the Skylab 2/1 command module until about 2 am the day of scheduled launch, 25 May 1973. Source: Deke!, Donald K Slayton, Michael Cassutt.
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