Halloween Fright Flight
The Weaver and I (pictured above) are off on our Icelandic adventure: 12 days of non-stop exploration and edification in the land of fire and ice.
Daily Iceland updates starting next Monday.
There is no longer any reason for me to have embarrassing moistness “down there.”
IN THE YEAR 2020…
Elon Musk will release consumer jet-packs, sold with a matching flame-thrower. In a related story, the entire State of California is consumed by wildfire.
Amazon will introduce “Smart-alec” furniture, including a chair that will say “Oof!” when you sit on it and then spout disparaging comments about your weight while it sends information to weight-loss programs that will cause its offers to appear on your digital devices, as well as ads for junk food.
Professor Batty will sell his Flippism is the Key website to a consortium of investors who will then turn it into a multi-platform computer game. It sells 37 copies.
President Mike Pence, in a surprise move, does not pardon Donald Trump. In another, possibly related, move he has a private dinner with Melania Trump.
In the span of a week, Hurricanes Priscilla, Quentin and Reggie effectively wipe Mar-a-Lago off the map. “It’s all Obama’s fault,” tweets ex-president Trump from his prison cell.
Kanye West, vacationing in a North Korean insane asylum, calls the hurricanes “More of that B_____ Taylor Swift’s witchcraft.”
Facebook announces its “FB+” service that not only improves your posts, it creates entirely new ones from the data it stores about you.
Facebook announces its “Super FB+” service: a FB account for every man woman and child on earth, with content supplied by Facebook. It is not possible to opt out.
Professor Batty options Flippism is the Key to Wes Anderson, who turns it into The Royal Grand Life of the Fantastic Mr. Flip. It stars Bill Murray as Professor Batty, Angelica Houston as The Weaver, Bob Balaban as Jono, Scarlett Johansson as Shoshanah, Emma Stone as Sharon Spotbottom, and Annie Atkins as herself. JFDR composes the soundtrack. It grosses $300,000,000. Batty receives only $200 and a mention in IMBD.
As her Patreon sponsor, I received yet another book that has sprung from the fecund mind of Shoshanah Lee Marohn. Postcards From Joshua Tree is an illustrated memoir/coloring book about the time she spent in the company of her grandparents in and around Joshua Tree, California in the late 80s and early 90s. The “postcards” are cryptic, amusing, and often feature the foibles of Shoshanah’s quirky grandparents in an affectionate way. The text is fully illustrated (by members of Shoshanah’s coloring posse, and each illustration is also available uncolored; waiting for your contribution.