June 26th, 2008

toothybear

Nano-events

Nano as in significance

1. The driver of the Cambus (Campus Bus, geddit?) that brought me to the hospital today had a cassette boombox playing the Greatest Hits of The Guess Who. This is the lame Canadian band who spawned Bachman Turner Overdrive. The were denizens of the late 60s/early 70s lower depths of commercial schlock-rock. It would be like, 30 years from now, the driver for your helicopter bus playing Third Eye Blind on his holographic audio halo. If we still manually drive anything 30 years from now. and if we avoid squabbling over scraps of food in some radioactive post-apocalyptic wasteland.

2. I got a coffee this morning and the dude asked his co-worker "put soy milk in that glass." I said "that's a paper cup, not a glass." He said "well it's like a glass." I said "but a glass is always made out glass" He held up my cup of coffee and said "well then THIS is a 'Paper'"

Denotational semantics and nested quotes already this morning. Too much.