I have an excuse for weird thinking. Actually I have an excuse and I have a reason. My excuse for having strange, yeah, weird, thought is I spend hours a day writing fiction. Hope you buy into that. The real reason is I’m weird. I’ve always had weird takes on things. I didn’t know they were weird. It took hundreds of people telling me before I started thinking…shit, I guess I am weird.
I was an avid comic book reader as a kid. Not at all now. I’m not all that wrapped up in the Marvel Movie craze, but I appreciate the technical wizardry and the super heroes saving the day. It seems most of them, not Iron Man, were freaks of chemistry.
So, I was thinking…What if there was this potion that would do strange things to your senses? Before you drink it, you have to write down and think about the one sense you want magnified to super hero specifications. However, the rest of your senses would be dulled. We got Seeing, Smelling, Touching, Hearing and Tasting. Two Questions: Would you sip it? Which sense do you want magnified?
So, I was thinking…What is the next big technological innovation we HAVE to have? Jetpacks? Hoverboards? Remember when Marty McFly told us thirty years ago we would have a hoverboard in 30 years? Well? By the way, I did find one that’s as close as a hoverboard will ever get. Do check out this new toy: http://rideonewheel.com/
I think the next “got to have it” thing is just a few months away. I believe Microsoft is going to make me very happy I have their stock. The new HoloLens glasses should be very cool. It looks like they will be out with Windows 10 this fall. And I was thinking…all the things I will be able to do with my HoloLens. I can wear them out to my driveway and my Honda Civic becomes a Ferrari. I can try new furniture throughout my house and see how it looks and fits. I can play paintball without getting paint anywhere. Remember…No Wires! You can put these on and roll.
So I was thinking… while watching the unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner…If I was going to do a gender change I’d have to pick my new name. I’m stuck. I can’t come up with a new first name I like. Caitlyn’s not bad, but I’d be called copycat. Hey guys, what girly name would you choose?
So I was thinking…possibly someday, but not in my lifetime, all the necessary ingredients for a proper day’s nutrition could be had in a single pill. No preparation, no deciding what to eat, no chewing, no tasting, no clean-up…Would I do it? Would you do it?
My last weird thought to share today happened in the jury box two weeks ago. Thankfully they kicked me off the final 12 before the trial started because I might have cracked up during the trial. The reason…the morning I sat in the jury pool waiting to be called I was reading my email and a wonderful ornery friend sent me this joke. While the judge was questioning me I remembered it and smiled at a very inappropriate time.
The defendant was before the judge in court. The judge says, “You have been charged with the murder of your wife by smashing her skull with a hammer until she was dead.”
A voice from the back of the court yells, “You bastard!!!”
Next the judge says “You have also been charged with the death of your mother-in-law by smashing her skull with a hammer until she was dead.”
Again the voice from the back of court yells “You’re a bastard!”
The judge looks towards the back of the court and says “if the man in the back can’t control himself I will have to ask him to leave.”
The man replies “I’m sorry judge, but I lived next to that bastard for 20 years and every time I asked him if I could borrow a hammer he’d tell me he didn’t have one”