I think back to the days when I was first married in the mid 80’s, when I realized someday it would be the year 2000. I remember I wondered if I would have a house in the suburbs when we rolled over to the new millennia. I wondered what grocery stores and technology would be like. I wondered if we’d do anything more with the space shuttle.
I must have had a pitiful imagination, because I could never have imagined that in 2020 I would see the TV images below in a span of 30 minutes.
Some of it’s good, some of it’s bad, but it’s all unimaginable.
Boy Scout Class Action Suit Commercial
When I see this solicitation to join a class action suit for abused Boy Scouts, I picture some writer — accustomed to starting with “If you’ve been injured in an accident” — typing out “If you were abused as a Boy Scout ... “ and pausing a moment to shake his head in disbelief. Just for a moment, though, because something so monstrous is now so commonplace.
These Pandemic Numbers
This CNN image makes me think of the video they plan to play in case of the imminent destruction of the earth. Did they have a plan for possible pandemic coverage?
I Thought This Would Be Coming, I Just Thought There Would Be Aliens
I was looking at the NASA page on my flat little computer that sits on my belly (that I also never imagined) and saw that not only is there an International Space Station like in 2001: a Space Odyssey, but it’s twenty years old.
The Thing That No One Saw Coming.