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    Shuckin' 'n' jivin'


    Can anybody explain to me what the bold text means?

    I am now old, and there is an infinitude more to recollect and savor of links between Bradbury and Ellison. Truly, it should suffice for even the most marrow-sucking obsessive fan that Ray and I have known each other close on forever.

    Ray contends that in very short order he and I will be sitting down together cutting up touches with Dickens and Dorothy Parker, shuckin' 'n' jivin' with Aesop and Melville.

    Weariness by Harlan Ellison, 2012

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    Re: Shuckin' 'n' jivin'

    in very short order = in a short time, not very long from now
    cutting up touches =pick pocketing
    shuckin' 'n' jivin = slang terms for joking around and acting evasive

    In other words, before long the author will be dead and then up to no good in the afterlife with these other deceased authors.

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