Happy Friday!

Perhaps I’m alone, but I am very thankful that Abraham Lincoln’s seminal speech at Gettysburg did not have to be delivered remotely:


BEGIN TRANSCRIPT:

[HONEST_ABE_1809]: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth . . .

[GUEST005]: DOG BARK, DOG BARK, DOG BARK, DOG BARK!!!!!

[HONEST_ABE_1809]: Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation . . .

{CLICK}

[DA_GENERAL]: Abe, we lost you buddy.

[SECRETARY_HAY]: I can’t hear anything.

[GUEST018]: You’re muted.

[GUEST003]: We can’t hear you.

[UNION_MAN_1863]: Are you using a headset?

[GUEST006]: {DEEP SIGH}

{CLICK}

[HONEST_ABE_1809]: . . .in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow, this ground. . .

[GUEST006]: {Loud yawn that sounds like he/she swallowed the microphone}

[HONEST_ABE_1809]: It is rather for us, the living, we here be dedicated to the great task. . .

[GUEST005]: DOG BARK, DOG BARK, DOG BARK, DOG BARK Down girl! You’re naughty, yes you are, Yes. You. ARE!

[GUEST006] (Barely audible): I think we’re almost done here. I’ll be down in a minute. . .yeah I think he’s wrapping up, who knows.

[HONEST_ABE_1809]:. . .we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion . . .

{CLICK}

[GUEST006]: I can’t hear anything.

[SECRETARY_HAY]: Is someone else taking notes? I can’t hear him.

[DA_GENERAL]: We lost you again, sir.

[GUEST023]: You’re muted again.

{CLICK}

[HONEST_ABE_1809]: So, can you guys not see my screen?

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