This blog is still alive, just in semi-hibernation. When I want to write something longer than a tweet about something other than math or sci-fi, here is where I'll write it.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
They Wouldn't Believe Me™, Vol. 5
The return of the surprised woman with the pixie haircut means it's time for another installment of They Wouldn't Believe Me™, wherein I use as yet uninvented technology to send a message back to 1967 to let them know about the amazing future that awaits them, filling them with wonder, awe and a vague feeling that they are being bullshitted. No, my friends from the past. Guaranteed no bullshit! Here's a quick list of things to expect, believe it or not.
1. From 1969 to 1972, there will be six manned landings on the moon. That part shouldn’t surprise someone in 1967. From 1972 to 2007, there will be none, with no funded plans ever to return as of yet.
2. When you go out in public, many of the people you see will be talking on portable phones roughly the size of the communicators used on Star Trek. It is particularly common to see people on the phone while driving.
3. There will be a debate in this country about whether waterboarding, which has been practiced since The Inquisition at least, constitutes torture. The president and his attorney general will say that it does not, at least not if it's "done right".
4. After 1967, Sean Connery will only make one more “official” film as James Bond. Besides the six Connery films, there will be fifteen more made, with yet another planned for release in 2008. Yep, still making James Bond movies in the 21st Century. 22 movies, six different lead actors, pretty much one plot.
5. World Champion Boston Red Sox? Oh, yes, but don't hold your breath! World Champion Chicago Cubs? Not in my lifetime. World Champion San Francisco Giants? Still waiting for that one, too.