“A world of automata – of creatures that worked like machines – would hardly be worth creating.”
- CS Lewis
In this episode, Salome offers to "borrow" a pair of singing bird pistols for a few pennies. She also tricks me into talking about Perfect Polly - "lifelike bird gives the JOY OF A PET without the work!".
"We are likely to be disconcerted by . . . hiatuses of thought" (Edmund Wilson).
Salome and Grace were on a our short hiatus but we're back with a big idea: the domestication of apparitions for fun and profit.
Other more disconcerting items include Salome's distaste for Wuthering Heights, Grace's horror flick aversion, and the most troubling of all: the coming baconalypse.
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney
The world might be a better place if everyone got to visit the Magic Kingdom at least once in their lives. Imagine that kind of fun, Mr. Disney.
This week Salome and I explore a shared favorite: the technology behind the mouse.
Some of us take our maple syrup very seriously. I, for one, am very glad that Canada maintains a strategic maple syrup reserve - I just wish someone would watch it more closely.
Salome and I talk about the great syrup heist of 2012; you can guess the rest.
"Every high value product has imitation and has black market. So we don't know how much is this black market. But of course those people they had a motive and they will probably find a market."
- Anne Marie Granger Godbout, Director of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers
Hey kid - yeah, you - hipster dude.
Here's the deal: we send you to Mars, you become the most amazing reality TV star, like ever. Yeah sure, even bigger than the Snookmeister.
What's that? You want to know how long your contract lasts? Oh, that's easy, it's as long as you've got left.
So do me a favor, would you? Take that Fuel band thing a little more seriously - we got shareholders and stuff.