Archive for February, 2013

China Chef: In the Strip Mall Next to the Animal Hospital

February 28th, 2013 at 7:58 pm by Mark
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Doesn’t bother me.

I ate at Panda Garden last night, which has a picture of a Koala on its sign. Next door is Pharr Road Animal Hospital. Around the corner from them is a “Christan” book store, which had “Fifty Shades of Grey” proudly displayed in the window. Just up from there was the Mattress Outlet which only sold waterbeds.  I’m too spooked to try a water bed, too many accidents, I’m quite pleased with my sleepify set up and I don’t think I need to experiment with a water bed at all.

Strip malls are always bizarre…

Animal Hospital beside a Chinese Restaurant? That's suspicious...

Something to Remember When Time Travelling

February 27th, 2013 at 5:59 pm by Mark
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Major technological advances are to be expected from decade to decade, and that’s a fact. But when we set expectations for our future, people never take into account social change; they simply use their current culture and attitude as a baseline for “how things will be.” Someone from the nineteen fifties who travelled to the here-and-now would certainly be shot down to realize that despite all the keen gadgets we have today, most people are just wet rags…

Q: If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?  A: I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man.  I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in arguments with strangers.