The Missing Karl… and the SingStar Link General Nonsense | My Life 18 JAN 2010

I’m worried about Karl. I haven’t heard from the good Dr. Storbeck in ages now, haven’t seen any life of him (apart from newly tagged photos) on FaceBook and haven’t come across his name in any ground-breaking scientific journal releases as of late.

What has happened to this kind-hearted man that served me so faithfully as best man and ring-passer-on at my wedding?

Well I fear I might be at the root of his disappearance I’m afraid… :(

You see, the last time he and Trish visited with Chantelle and myself, I loaned to him (well to Trish would be more exact) our entire SingStar collection, mics and all and I’m afraid that this unleashing of the karoke beast that is Trish may have proved to be too much for him, finally pushing him over the edge. Either he is sitting on his couch right this very moment, gurgling with his thumb stuck in his mouth or he is perhaps curled up in the foetal position at the bottom of his bedroom’s cupboard, waiting for that non-stop singing to finally subside and thus allow him to escape outside.

Or perhaps the cricket withdrawal systems forced upon him by the loss of his TV to Trish may have been the straw that broke this goat’s back? (He has more of an affinity to goats than camels you see).

Anyway, I don’t know for sure, but these scenarios seem the most likely explanation for his sudden scarcity, and it worries me that I might have been the cause for his current plight.

So please, if anyone spots this man in the photo above in broad daylight, let me know. Just to put my mind at ease of course…

Screens like this could very well be behind the disappearance of Karl...

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Software developer, husband and dad to two little girls. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don't have time for myself any more.

  • I know that Doctor Karl is as far as I know currently sitting in the wonderful city of Bloemfontein and seeing its many splendours ie. its one traffic light. Of course I passed on his phone number to Newlande in the hopes that meeting up with a fellow science type person might cheer him up after the Singstar Debacle. ;)
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  • If this information is reputable, then that would mean that the SingStar situation at home drove him all the way to another province! Woe is me, woe is me, truly, what have I wrought!?! O.o

  • Ryan

    The information is reputable, I was with Mr brown when he was speaking to said female (or was it karl), passing on some information…i think, its all a blur now

  • Okay, so the clues are starting to come in now. Karl is in fact staring the single lamp post out in Bloemfontein up and down it would seem…

    (beats me why though O.o)

  • Trish

    Bwaaaahaaaahahahaha, that’s classic!

    Actually I’ve only played SingStar once since I borrowed it – Chantelle was right, it’s not as much fun playing it on your own, plus I just haven’t had time, or much opportunity what with all the cricket, and having spent four days in hermanus.

    And yes, Karl is currently in Bloem, though not staring at the lamp post, I believe he would have more of an affinity for the giraffes at the guest house/lodge where they’re staying.

  • Okay, guess that’s straight from the horse’s mouth then. Karl is in Bloem, and not missing after all. Still, I’m not sure why he keeps looking at the giraffe like that… O.o

  • Ryan

    He feels a certain affinity for creatures as tall as him I guess.

    Oh, and appologise to Trish for calling her a horse

  • Ha, Karl’s not as tall as a giraffe – more like the height of an Emu I’d say!

    (Oh and okay, straight from the Trish’s mouth then…)

  • Trish

    No he can’t be like an emu – they’re too round around the middle section.

  • Then we should feed him more pies! Everyone loves pies…

  • Karl

    LOL, its nice to see that you care!

    I’m back. Yes I was in Bloem and glad to be home…I’ll say no more :D

  • Of course I care, but I find it extremely suspicious you’ve have nothing more to say to us. We all want to know: Emu or Giraffe? O.o