Well, the coloring accident is oddly appropriate. “Where did he go ?” To another dimension, in color and without outlines, floating above the dimension of frames. True magic indeed.
If he answers the phone, she won’t be HIS thing. She’ll become THE Thing (the one from Fantastic Fours – “It’s clobberin’ time !”)
I’ll tell you a secret: you don’t need to be as old as the book to know about it.
It’s clear that all the species becoming exctinct in the past few years never actually existed, and the number of bees had always been grossly inflated so they are not disappearing at all. We remember Native Americans in the 16th century saying “Flint Water Not Good to Drink”. The guy who recently broke the deep diving record at the bottom of the Marianas trench played a joke by dumping some plastic there and pretending he found it. The garbage continent floating in the pacific is in fact the back of the Kraken, or possibly Godzilla. Man has absolutely no impact on the planet.
Also, you are right, CO2 is the gas of life. So more CO2 can only be good and mean more life, right? Like on Mars, which has 96% CO2 in its atmosphere and consequently is full of life (although due to severe storms, martians intend to illegally migrate en mass to the USA. I think a space wall is in order.)
Many other species kill their own young right after birth. You are right, it sounds more fun.
I agree with your points except the JFK one. I doubt he would have withdrawn, and he nearly plunged the world into atomic war by creating the cuban crisis (atomic war that was averted by one russian submarine officer who decided not to retaliate). He was quite Trump-like in this aspect.
They bothered putting a note with the broken glasses instead of replacing the broken glasses? So they purposely shipped broken glasses to you? So efficient!
It could mean that their manufacturing plant was closed and they only had some broken glasses left, or they were still active and only producing broken glasses.
But it most probably means that they didn’t intend to give you the real functional glasses because they believed you were a commie spy.
I remember emperor Hiro Hito of Japan managing to inspire Congress and American people to work together. (Even Hitler couldn’t manage that at first.)