ADALAI FOULE: I’m still concerned, Alex. Phil’s been missing for a week and a half. I don’t think I ever should have let him go off with the alcoholic paperclip.
ALEX: They’ll be fine.
ADALAI FOULE: It was folly for me to believe that he could keep up with a sentient piece of office equipment.
ALEX: Adalai, Phil initially created Binky because he and the other programmers were playing a coding drinking game. Back then anyone who broke the build had to shotgun a beer. I think he’s going to be OK.
ADALAI FOULE: “Drinky” doesn’t even have a liver to poison!
ALEX: At this point I’m pretty sure Phil doesn’t either.