Mankind survives because of the collector gene. If you don’t believe me, think about the family next door to you. The ones who, due to the fact that your great-grandmother collected odd bits and pieces of everything that came into the stores (and junkyards) in the way of electric do-hickeys, … Continue Reading Of Politics, Pokemon, And Surviving The Collector Gene
Reading Trinity’s blog yesterday, something well worth doing, I discovered she is taking part in something called the A through Z challenge. And is up to X Which got me thinking. Always a dangerous situation. (No, that is not D) And since I have a (very) few minutes to write … Continue Reading ABCDEFGH…
Anyone else out there notice that since the animal rights people started to go against branding animals, we started “branding” people? You have, of course, the standards: 3 picture identification cards required for financial transactions, Masses of different forms of social media: “choose one word that describes you” who’s on, … Continue Reading My Hippie Name? Generation Pig-headed
When we bought our most recent car, which we had to, since our last was turned into a cube by a much bigger and more unfriendly vehicle, we decided that, since there are only a few, like at the most three, days of snow per year here, but the days … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Re-tirement, And Other Wheelie Important Topics
Yesterday we here in Gutenberg Land got hit by thirty degrees Celsius. That’s the high eighties, for those in Fahrenheit only countries. And although it’s not really unusual here- We’ve had high body temperature to raging fever range in July on occasion- the gist of the problem is: We’re one … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Spam, Spam, and Spam.
I was about six when I cooked my first meal. Scrambled eggs. I don’t really remember why I did it, except my father had cancer at the time, my mother was teaching and constantly exhausted, and we kids were up at all kinds of hours and constantly starving. All I … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Now You’re Cooking
It’s conference season here in Gutenberg Land. And since the U is out, but the foreign speakers, visiting scholars, and of course main plenary speakers are arriving, things are getting really hot. As in: for those who don’t know about Gutenberg U, one of the most interesting facts is the … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Enough With Schroedinger’s Cat Already
In this age of facebook, Pokemon, and Big Brother, with or without House, I am one of the probably few remaining friends of the great Elwood P Dowd. (Others please drop a note. We are a vanishing breed) See, For those of you who don’t know who that is, Elwood … Continue Reading What, More Pokemons? Where Is Harvey When We Need Him?
One of my relatives is Pokemon mad. Which I assume, from the little bit of reading I did on it, has something to do with Californian culture and Japanese cartoons. Nuff said. What I didn’t figure on, especially in these days of news programs filled with violence and killings, Brexit, … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Pokemon Go. Away.
Here in Gutenberg Land, we have now entered the phenomenon known as the month of Möbius: The time when everything that was inside suddenly turns on itself and becomes outside. Winter iceskating suddenly becomes in-line skating, racing in huge packs of fifty or more yelling loudly as they race through … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Welcome To The Month Of Möbius
This week all the hoopla started for the release of the new Tarzan film. With champagne dinner and gala premiere. I assume in white tie and loin cloth. And since it is school vacation here, the kids, privy to such info faster than we are, are sitting in the trees … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Of Tarzan, La Brea, And The New Mastadons.
First, let me start with the ubiquitous and absolutely required in polite society greeting: May the fourth be with you. (Ever since the Big Bang theory made it to number one in the tv ratings over here.) This morning I got a quick note from a friend, with a link … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Yes, Gutenberger Do Have A Fourth Of July
Today started out so totally normal. The usual clean, shop, wash, sleep-in Saturday routine known to generations of American pioneers crossing the desert on the wagon train version of Route 66, stopping at the general store, feeding the horses. Well, maybe more like the local version of Walmart, but still. … Continue Reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Day Of The Flying Banana