Summer thingies: As was previously noted in the post that I forgot to submit to Facebook, I have absolutely lost my bearings on what day of the week it is. Luckily, I realized that Tuesday had come along, and using my amazing writing skills, threw together this lovely blog post on… well… I don’t actually know what I’m going to talk about yet, but I’ll come up with something before I start the next paragraph.
Just give me the names of two celebrities, a travel destination, and a common cause of death, then we’ll be good.
When I walk along on my own, as is the case with most people, my mind tends to wander aimlessly about. One thought hit me the other day, and I figured I’d share it.
Being in a media program is quite different from most programs because people attempt to teach us to predict the future and stay ahead of the curve. In these instances, I look back on the poor souls who stood basically no chance of making these predictions, and recreate their situations in my mind. These are some of those situations.
A watchmaker during the recession in the early 90’s:
“Business is grinding to a halt. I don’t know if I’ going to be able to get by this month. The mortgage payments are staggering on the new house, and a single father can’t feed two children with crippling debt. No, don’t talk to yourself like that. You’ll get out of this. People will always need to know the time, and there’s not, and there never will be a device that will allow people to check the time at any time like a watch can. You can make it through this!”
Anyone right before the Great Depression:
“This stock market thing just seems like free money to me.”
“Yeah, it’ll just be a short trip around the world to India. No, mom, no one will get hurt. Yes, we have enough fruit to keep everyone healthy and scurvy-free. Alright, see you next week. Don’t worry.”
“A swift and steady hand and mind are the only way that people will ever be able to navigate their way across the globe.”
The people secretly working on Jurassic Park IV:
“You don’t think anyone will notice if we just put feathers on the raptors, right? We’ll just pretend they were always there.”