He couldn’t be bothered with the discipline required to learn the fiddle.
Since Stephen Hawking has left us, there’s no one to explain “strange attractors,” so let’s go with the first choice.
Okay, I’ll walk that back a bit. Surprisingly, I’m finding him to be a more sympathetic character than I had expected. Still, our parents warn us not to hang around with playmates who will lead us into trouble.
See also: “Not tonight, Marie,” by Tom Paxton
Gordon Sondland takes the stand. Another black eye for Oregon. We seem to only get known for bad stuff.
“Frisky? Now, dear, be reasonable. We are far past those sort of shenanigans. Aren’t we? Oof. Oh, um, ahem, perhaps I was a bit hasty in my judgement.”
Honey, you were there when I didn’t get that promotion. Honey, you were there when our house was washed away in the flood. Honey, you were there when I had that terrible, lingering illness. Honey, you’re just bad luck.
“And we remain faithful to our mates for life! You’ve seen the movie, right? Oh, its not out yet? Well, we do!”
“Nice knowing you, guys. Doc, will you write me a reference?”