Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Sunday, 2017.03.26
Times of oppression and adversity cannot last forever. How is the transition
made to new and better situations? In the midst of great difficulty, a tiny
opportunity will open, if only by chance. You must be sharp enough to discern
it, quick enough to catch it, and determined enough to do something with it. If
you let it pass, you will be filled with regrets.

		Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao - Daily Meditations", #58


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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James Lileks elaborates.