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Jan. 1, 2020 Top Ten Surprising things about 2020

  1. People still smoke. Fifty years ago there was an ashtray for every carseat. Twenty five years ago there was a cupholder. Now every seat has a phone charger. I wonder what other  health hazards await us?
  2. We are still fighting China. We have always been at war with Eastasia.
  3. We are still fighting Russia. We have always been at war with Eurasia.
  4. A robot vacuum can clean your entire house, unless there are stairs.
  5. A robot car can take you to work, unless there are other cars (or people or squirrels) on the road.
  6. A phone can tell you anything you want to know. It can also tell anyone else anything they want to know about you.
  7. You have to pay to watch Gilligan’s Island but it is on a TV the size of billiard table.
  8. Because of global warming, you can wear white after Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  9. Because of global warming, you can sail from Tokyo to London through the Arctic Ocean and still eat too much on the cruise.
  10. Grown adults are driving around in bicycles, scooters and skateboard like children in a1950s cul de sac.

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May 15, 2017 Plastic Island

On May 15, 2017, NPR’s Camila Domonoske reported “Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic Are Piling Up On An Otherwise Pristine Pacific Island” about the Pacific’s remote Henderson Island. Halfway between Australia and South America, it is accumulating tons of trash every year. The island was featured in Jared Diamond’s book “Collapse” as a sensitive environmental indicator. No word if they accumulated DVDs of Gilligan’s Island, Lost, Lord Of The Flies, Mutiny On The Bounty or volley balls named Wilson.

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