mit Larry Roachburn
Ya...aah, some. But this time it's for real. I got a whole new outlook, Tom... Completed the full twenty-seven step program, and they tell me the ninth time's a charm.
Well, as you may know, Tom... A.I.M. failed to process some of my paperwork, and I found myself without an organization to represent me, so I joined M.E.R.C., the More Economical Recruitment Center. It's a new, ah...start up company run by Speck T. Kline and Biff Apscott. I'm working with all new guys, well...except for Biff, who still does some field work when he has the time.
It's a new high-tech thingy, Tom. I don't know much about it, other than it looks like a really small suitcase.
I don't know what mission I'll be signing on for, Tom. But if you're talking about that wacko broad down in Arulco, it's definitely looking like a hotspot. Could blow up really good anytime, man... ah, sir, ah...Tom.
Ya...ah, Static's still with A.I.M., but I try to avoid hanging out with him. He's like a really bad influence. There's also a new guy named Steriod, I'm trying to avoid, too. I'm doing my best, Tom, but it ain't easy, you know. AIM's probably got about twenty veterans that your readers may know, but ah... I'm the only Roachburn still doing this line of work.
Actually, Tom, he's dead. Died in grease fire this past Christmas eve. There was nothing left of his trailer, man, except a small jar of burger sauce. Never had a chance.
Ya, I'm okay... Just been a rough year, Tom. You know, we didn't quite see eye to eye, me and the old man. So, he went and left everything in his will to Pamela Sue Anderson. Don't ask me why...
Ya, there's a whole bunch of new stuff, Tom. Lucky for me, they all pretty much work by pulling the trigger, so I don't feel like I missed too much while I was away becoming a better person.
You know, Tom... I've seen it all. On a couple of occasions, I've seen more than anyone else who was in the room with me. So, ah...to answer your question... No, Tom.
You'll have to tell me, Tom. I bowled with Gus just last night and he was very much alive. Beat me by three points. He's working for A.I.M. now, Tom.
You, too, Tom.