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jodanchudan


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Posted Sun Aug 16th, 2009 1:33pm Post subject: My Dream for a Better Future

Things become more memorable the further they recede into the past, even though they become harder to remember with the clarity of a yesterday. But I can distinctly recall this day - it was every boy's dream! It was my first trip to London with Max Rebo.

We went to Ronnie Scott's. Looking like an elephant-monster, Max had no trouble with the management, but they wouldn't let me in. They said I was underdressed, which I suppose was sort of true. I was wearing just my swimming trunks, like Superman, on the outside of my genitals and on my face a large prosthetic trunk, (it was a beautiful Summer's evening).

After that, we went to London Zoo. Of course, they wouldn't let me out. They said I probably wouldn't make it in the wild. That was true later on in my life, but back then I was young and healthy and couldn't see their problem. Luckily, Max charmed them with his strange music and I managed to escape, disguised as a beast, (it was a beautiful summer's evening).

Later that same morning we found ourselves on the exact spot where the London eye stands now. Naturally, it wasn't there then so we had to make do cartwheeling up and down the Embankment. Of course, I fell in the Thames and accidentally got both trunks snagged on some rocks. Max saved me using some wires I'd packed in my trunk.

To clear our heads, we took one of those sight-seeing trips on the Underground and we both thought it was fantastic. It was just like Dickens: miles and miles of tunnels that always seem to end in stations.

We travelled to Tower Bridge. Of course, the sorcerer David Blaine wasn't living there then and eggs hadn't been invented, so we had to make do feeding the ducks. They really saw us coming! Quack, quack!

That night, Max was shot and stuffed in a movie.


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exoskeleton


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Posted Mon Aug 17th, 2009 2:33pm Post subject: My Dream for a Better Future

you're an elephant monster? the only sort of prosthetic double trunk I can think of is a gas mask, which I suppose would have historically appeared in London on normal people.
and how is this a dream for a better future when it's all in the past or present tenses?

I am being a bit facetious though if you find either of those questions provoking I'd be interested in an answer.

thanks for sharing!

sockdolager.

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jodanchudan


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Posted Mon Aug 17th, 2009 3:07pm Post subject: My Dream for a Better Future

It's all quite complicated and I'm concerned that if I try to sum it up in only a sentence or two I'll miss out subtleties essential to the argument - a problem Chomsky saw with television interviews requiring soundbites - but, I'm going to stick my neck out and say that my answer, tentatively, is 'yes'.


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exoskeleton


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Posted Mon Aug 17th, 2009 5:53pm Post subject: My Dream for a Better Future

oh, certainly, don't say anything you don't think will represent the entire story. I would not want to encourage soundbites; they're mostly terrible for communication.

sockdolager.

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tito


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Posted Thu Aug 20th, 2009 2:12pm Post subject: My Dream for a Better Future

My dream for a better future made me think of several things which I wanted to write but now I am here I don't know how.

Which is odd because I can usually scribble away like a dervish.

I need to think more on this.


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