Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
How do we arm the other 11?
Absolutely true. It beats all hell out of those overly-romanticized days when you were able to distinguish the king by the lack of feces on his garments.
Obligatory Monty Python reference:MORTICIAN: Who's that then?CUSTOMER: I don't know.MORTICIAN: Must be a king.CUSTOMER: Why?MORTICIAN: He hasn't got shit all over him.And since we're on the subject, my favorite line from the movie:"Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you."Word Verification: fxerwept
Another reason to love the current day: snow melting driveways.(They work by embedding PEX tubing in the driveway, and pumping hot fluid through them).How about mobile computing? phones with access to sites like Mapquest have been a godsend.DVD's and the emergence of home theater? Cable/Satallite service?Fiber Optic broadband?(I can't wait to order FiOS)Portable Media and Sat. Radio to make long commutes somewhat more tolerable?How about cheap food? 50 years ago, a Turkey for Thanksgiving cost the equivalent of $50. Nowadays, they practically give them away to customers who spend enough on one receipt.How about the fact that the average house built today is double the size it was in the 1950s?
Yep, we love the future. Just yesterday time to mow the grass and get the lawnmowers in working order. Riding lawn mower kept backfiring. Let's check out the internet. Ahh your valves are out of alignment. Here's a youtube video to show you how to do fix. Life without the internet sucked.
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