Walked down through the blustery March winds of drizzly November to The Beanery to commence the writing day. After getting my drink, I looked over, and there sits Doctor Leornard Hofstadter.
I mean, it's not really him but a doppelganger. He has the same body shape, hair parted in a the middle, giving lift to wings on either side of a squared face beleaguered by a pensive squint behind his glasses. He rests his head to one side on a hand, legs crossed, as he reads a book.
"Leonard," I want to ask. "Where's Sheldon and the rest? Is Penny in the bathroom?"
As I think about this scenario, I suspect that Leonard and his gang woudn't approve of The Beanery. Leonard, being the accomodating and easy-going nice genuis, would say, "It's not bad. I don't see anything wrong with it." But Sheldon would be appalled by the general low state of repair and order. Sheldon likes order. Sheldon worries about germs. Besides that, Sheldon doesn't drink coffee (the one time he did was hilarious) and has a very set routine. He doesn't like deviation.
The Beanery wouldn't impress Raj or Howard, either, and none of the women folk - Penny, Amy Farrah Fowler, and Bernadette - would like it. It's a noisy place with rickety tables, lots of clutter, people going in and out to the roar of trucks, cars, and motorcyles passing a few feet away. They don't seem to be people who tolerate these things. Look at the sets.
Sets? You ask.
Yes, sets. Surely you realize I'm writing of television characters.
Leonard Hofstadter is a character on the CBS series, "The Big Bang Theory". I enjoy the Bang. Hofstadter is played by Johnny Galecki. I like his work, especially as Rusty in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and his work as the character David on "Roseanne".
Most Bang issues deal with genuises coping badly. They're nerds, into comic books, technology, and science fiction. They don't understand the real world, especially the feminine side of it.
That's okay with Sheldon, who firmly believes a Nobel Prize awaits his future self, but Leonard, Raj and Howard like women and want to be with women. The three of them have had success. In fact, Leonard and Penny the waitress/actress are lovers as well as neighbors. Howard, who lives with his mother (who we never see but we often hear, as she shouts out loud admonitions to her son in a gravelly booming voice), is now married to Doctor Bernadette Rostenkowski. Where they will live is a continuing problem.
Leornard has departed. He turned out to be taller than Bang's Leonard.
I didn't see any of the rest, except in my mind, although I thought I heard Sheldon say, "Bazinga."
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