What a difference 12 hours make

I have a friend named Michael, who I just talked to for the first time since The Great Firewall was thrown up in China.
We became friends due to our love for The Daily Show & The Colbert Report (see, “torrenting” can have a positive effect on the world). We started chatting about the show, and he owns the only autographed first edition, possibly the ONLY copy of  I AM AMERICA (AND SO CAN YOU).

He’s traveling through SE Asia, and now has the capability to chat with me and his other friends outside of China.
There’s only a 12 hour time difference.

Missed you, my friend.