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July 6, 2018

12-2036

Zzzzzzz

The other day I was rummaging through my glove box looking for something close to nothing (but different than the day before*) when I happened on some spare batteries (exemplar above and below, photographed with my muse and resident futurologist).

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It occurred to me that neither Gray Cat nor myself will be around — at least in material form as commonly characterized — when 12-2036 rolls around.

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By then expect the first Chinese person to have walked on Mars to have returned to a tumultuous welcome to the country dominating that world; self-driving electric vehicles to have displaced gasoline-powered human-guided cars; and companies you've never heard of — because they don't yet exist, their founders still being in high school — on the rise to becoming as dominant as Amazon and Google are today.

*What was that music I was hearing?

July 6, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

One person sees four bars, the other sees three

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[via Reality Carnival]

July 6, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pencil Slingshot

 

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Where was this when I needed it back in elementary school?

Sheesh.

From websites:

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Lay siege to boredom with PenPOW, a pencil-topping clip that doubles as a slingshot for shooting spitballs.

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Slip PenPOW onto your favorite pencil to become head of the class in slacking.

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When oriented down, PenPOW appears to be an ordinary pencil clip.

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Flip it 180° and you instantly have a spring-loaded catapult complete with an integrated basket for flinging paper projectiles.

Bullseye!

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Two for $9.97 (pencil and spitballs not included).

July 6, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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