I just found my father’s slide rule among his old stuff. He was a doctor, specialising in nuclear medicine, and always used it in his work.
Makers of ad blockers, makers of VPNs, makers of any sort of Internet software designed to hide your activities, they always expect us to trust them the way we don’t trust the companies we’re using their products to hide from.
I remember that my grandmother had one of those!
Camera, record player, radio, portable TV. Maybe even money. Today, they’re all covered by the same gadget. But after my father recently died, I dug out my old record player to check out the full boxes in his attic.
Have you upgraded to chimneys yet, or do you have a fire on the floor?
15 minutes. Remember, he spent the first 15 minutes complaining that he only had half an hour.
Even back then, I programmed my VCR, and later my set top box, to record a few favourite shows so I didn’t have to organise my days around them. Who knows when any show actually runs any more?
I went to work after hearing the news, and a British co-worker said that she’d just gone into hiding on an island somewhere, together with Elvis Presley.
Ah, the Great Beanie Baby Heist. It even has my comments in it. How could I have forgotten that it was in a Rerun this recently?
But Duke is not a lawyer? He’s been a writer for Rolling Stone, governor of American Samoa, ambassador to China, a NRA lobbyist, running a medical school in Haiti, captain of the Trump Princess… I can’t list all his professions, but I don’t think lawyer has ever been among them.
I do remember that Duke and Alex crossed paths when he got hold of her stolen Beanie Babies. I don’t suppose that has happened yet at this point, but regardless, Mike should know what an unsavoury character he is.