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Summary: I can now subscribe to Chicken Mushroom Ramen. Screw flying cars, the future is now.

BLOT: (01 Mar 2011 - 01:46:43 PM)

Living in the days of miracles and wonder...oh my...

Paul Simon has a song, called "The Boy in the Bubble", which has a number of awesome lyrics that were a big influence on me, personally, and my sense of gleefully dark irony. For instance, a sampling...:

The bomb in the baby carriage
Was wired to the radio
These are the days of miracle and wonder*
This is the long distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all
The way we look to a distant constellation
That's dying in a corner of the sky
These are the days of miracle and wonder
And don't cry baby, don't cry
It was a dry wind
And it swept across the desert
And it curled into the circle of birth
These are the days of lasers in the jungle
Lasers in the jungle somewhere
Staccato signals of constant information
A loose affiliation of millionaires
And billionaires and baby...

Surely, these word proved prophetic, because now, on Amazon, you can subscribe to Maruchan's Chicken Mushroom ramen. Subscribe. And then save 15%. Like, how you can subscribe to Fangoria, and get it at half price or something? Except, ramen. Don't cry, baby, don't cry...

I wonder if I set up a subscription for about 20 per month, if that would somehow allow me to single-handedly make Maruchan think that it Chicken Mushroom is the best ramen in the world?**

Wait, Jesus, I am about to go and add 20 cases of that to my wishlist while I am at it...

* Bonus: In what is perhaps the greatest reference to this, Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, & Howe's "Quartet" has an apparent rebuttal to this theme: "And when the history of science re-writes itself each day, we are living in days of wonder Simon says. So wonderful, true believer. So wonderful, I'm alive. Just take this world of life each day at a time."

** Which it is.

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