Int. Police Station
(The little cute gremlin, wrapped in a small American flag with the the sheriff watching)
Sheriff: "Billy, tell me something, how can a cute little guy like this turn into a thousand monsters?"

So, Gremlins is a Christmas film - or should I say critique of America's economic system??? I've never seen it before, but it's in the background as I'm doing other work. References to domestic vs foreign automobiles, "exotic" Chinese gifts, greed-is-good type characters ("I want your dog!"), must-have Xmas toys, down on their luck small-time townies, Xmas as a TV mediated mass-media experience, the YMCA pool as a dangerous thing, drunk cops, "I told you we should have got a Zenith!"

If only there were apps for gig economy workers to collectivize.

@doctorow I'm not an expert, but wouldn't helicopters in cylindrical space stations be really tricky? For example, spinning or not, the central axis of the cylinder would have a slight "down" direction of whichever flat end of the cylinder was closest.

Helicopters fly over (and under) the orbital city of the future. Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed on a 1982 postcard. humanoidhistory.tumblr.com/pos

Jumping into the world of chopped and screwed remixes of rock songs on youtube! It's a thing! youtube.com/watch?v=UGedBaLQ2y

Today we learned that Trump was America's biggest loser of personal income circa 1985-1995.

@doctorow - Well well well - a way to escape death. Die in Adams County, IL without any money and you will never officially die.

#1yrago Western Illinois coroner will hold your family's ashes hostage for $1,000, won't produce a death certificate without payment boingboing.net/2018/05/04/jame

These are words:
Springtime , Summertime, Wintertime

This is not a word:
Falltime, Autumntime

Why, English? Why?

@doctorow Better to be a frustrated artist/writer with a good garden than a happy horticulturalist with a good garden.

Today I learned about a horse in Frankfurt Germany that goes for morning strolls by itself everyday. It's a free gentlehorse, beloved by the Frankfurters.

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