Posted January 2, 2016 by Vincent in Uncategorized. 4 Comments
Really? Hell, I grew up in an age when 2001 was science fiction…
Posted by Alfie on January 4, 2016 at 12:28 am
I know! Appalling isn’t it?
When the book and the movie came out in ’68, the year 2001 was 33 years in the future. Impossibly far away, I thought at the time but sometime during the current year 2001 becomes half that time span IN THE PAST!
And we still haven’t got past the bloody Moon!
Posted by Vincent on January 5, 2016 at 6:23 am
Yes! Of course, Mars is about as big a leap past the Moon as the Moon was beyond Woodbridge – and it don’t have the political importance of either!!
Posted by cy quick 7 on January 9, 2016 at 11:08 pm
So now I understand the musings of my father (1896-1986) when he used to tell me about how marvellous it was when pneumatic tyres came in and there was no more shake-rattle-and-roll of the bus going along down the street… the street where he lived (Huntington Road, York) which is still being flooded and where the flooding is now being blamed upon horseless carriages and aircraft without balloons…
Posted by cy quick 7 on January 27, 2016 at 12:12 am
ps explanation on my comment: If an old-type (solid rubber) tyre had suffered a chunk of rubber having been somehow gouged out then there would be something like a POP POP noise as it went along the street and air was somehow squeezed out (or something) my father told me.
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