He's Emmett, as in Brown. As in flux capacitor.
Emeril, I mean Emmett, plugged something (usb phone?) into his something else (I have NO idea) and his modem started smoking. He bought a new modem but so far Comcast/Adelphia hasn't been able to figure out what in the cat hair he's done.
Meanwhile, while Em's busy trying to hack into his neighbor's wireless network, he's asked me (comment #3) to hold down the fort over here. Humanitarian that I am, I agreed. So don't worry, Em. Your blog's in great hands . . .