Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Monday, 2017.10.23
Reporters come in as newspaper men, trained to get the news and eager to get it;
they end as tinhorn statesmen, full of dark secrets and unable to write the
truth if they tried.

		H.L. Mencken

2008.03.17

Life B.T. (Before Television)

When the younger generation asks us elders, “What did you do before there was television to keep entertained?”, it’s a difficult question to answer. Not hard difficult, but embarrassingly difficult:

We had the The Swing Wing:

“It’s a what?” It’s a Swing Wing! Because “Self-induced Whiplasher” just wouldn’t sell as well, you know.

But that’s not all! We also had Clackers! What fun! What hilarity when those things busted into pieces and flew in all directions. More thrilling than lawn darts! And they say only video games cause brain damage.

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2008.03.17

James Lileks elaborates.