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The Future: Sooooo Last Century!

This article won’t be online for long (I think it will go behind the wall this Saturday). It’s on the Philadelphia Inquirer website (
by John Timpane, Associated Press

“A 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried in a time capsule under the courthouse lawn in Tulsa, Okla., for 50 years was unearthed last month. The original intent was to crank the engine one more time, but it turned out to be a muddy, rusted-out, oversize paperweight.”
It is a nice tongue in cheek look at what the future might have been. I love it.
I was promised a rocket pack that would allow me to fly! I was promised space travel to the moon and Mars. I was promised a personal helicopter in my driveway. I was promised peace in our time.
I was ripped off for the future I was assured would happen.
Then again, I got a world wide web, Tang, Iraq, Afghanistan, pens that wrote upside-down and cel phones.
I want my future back!

Posted on: July 18, 2007, 5:30 pm Category: Uncategorized

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