Reg and Syd: The School Board

Reg (Reginald) and Syd (Sydney) are two (ahem) virtual gentlemen of means who currently live, work, and plot in a selection of choice locations in the American Pacific Northwest. Reg has thoroughly embraced his role as a 21st century captain of industry, and embodies the epigram made famous by the likes of Salvor Hardin and Warren Buffett: “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing the right thing” – or, at least, doing what he well pleases. Syd is a little less secure; he’s prepared to ask questions, but not to take actions, especially if they should risk his fortune or Reg’s disapproval.

Reg and Syd first quaffed fine wines in October 2009, and currently hold forth at the Dude and Dude website, along with TSA Jack, (forthcoming) Screwtape III, and, of course, the Dudes.

To read their latest, go to this page. Here’s an excerpt … note that this is a work of fiction, and any resemblance to real persons, places or situations is for satirical purposes, or is unintentional.

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“My word, Reg. The whole board?

“That’s correct, Syd. Petitioner is asking the state to remove our town’s entire school board.”

“The accusations are pretty serious, Reg. Wrongful dismissals, unverifiable credentials, influence peddling, intimidation tactics … aren’t you worried?”

“Not in the slightest.”

“I don’t know, Reg …”

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