bṓzz•word: (n.) an industry buzzword that inspires InfoComm VP of Standards Joe Bocchiaro to wax poetic. Or if not a buzzword, some other notion that moves Joe to prose — er, verse.
Is this on? IS THIS ON?!
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation!
Can you hear me? Friends, Romans, and countrymen, lend me your ears!
Phooot! Phooot! Stella! STELLA!
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth!
Test. Test. Is this mic on?
Weeeee will, weeeee will ROCK you!
Hello? Hello? Oonce-tsst! Oonce-tsst! Oonce-tsst! Oonce-tsst!
To be, or not to be, that is the question!
Thump. Thump, thump! Thump, thump, thump!
I can’t hear myself!
Testing 1,2,3! Testing! Testing! Testing 1,2,3!
I am not a crook! I have earned every cent!
Tck! Tck! Tck! I love the smell of burning napalm in the morning. It smells like — victory!
Hello, hello, is there anybody in there? Ahhhhh, ahh, ahh, is there anyone at home?
Can you hear me now?
Testing, testing! Tha-ere is a balm in Gilead, that heals the sin-sick soul!
Day oh, dayayay oh! Daylight come, and me wann go home!
Okay we’re good. Next mic.
- Joe Bocchiaro, 9/21/13
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