* Suggested title for an article regarding what may happen to subscribers of: Twitter, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. …due to low-grade content. …Or, could be an article related to our disconnection from: Climate Change, Immigration problems, Putin’s invasions, Domestic Conspiracy Beliefs – those sorts of things.
Update on NOTEFLIX’s production of “Troubles in the Garden”: Our loving couple, The Multicolored Bluebird of Happiness and Mamzelle Pinkie are out doing last minute Xmas shoppings. They better be careful and not be mistaken for being available as presents for some human children. (What is Bork, the Angry Purple Slug doing in this picture? Is he up to no good? Could he possibly think he could be a Stuffed Animal Dealer himself?) More on this adventure next week.
- STUDIES IN FLUX: *Too much texting can lead to: Over-drinking, unusual sexual behavior, drugs, depression and absenteeism. Question need be asked: 1) How much texting is “too much”? *Last month the median rent for an apartment in Manhattan was $4,000 but you would have had trouble finding one for rent. There are more BNBs in Manhattan than apartments for rent. The disruption is in full force. No wonder there are so many people walking the city streets looking as if they were mentally ill….when some of them are just sick from not being able to pay the rent. *The ‘Mexicans’ have been going back to Mexico. They do not want to do the work Americans don’t want to do anymore. So? Who is going to do it? Not the ‘Over- Texters’. Not the people who don’t have an apartment to live in because if they took those jobs, nobody would pay enough for them to rent an apartment so they could go to work. It gets complicated down here. *(Old note: 2012) It is estimated there are as many as 20,000 Americans living in a vegetative state (awake, but no sense of ‘Awareness’)…and up to 300,000 in a state of ‘Minimal Awareness’, exhibiting ‘Intermittent Awareness’. (Why no one picked up on this study years ago is more than a minimal disgrace.)
- A STRANGE LOT, US: We panic when we hear about an airplane going down and killing 550 people, and rightly so. But heart disease kills more than that every 6 hours in the US. and we seem to just slide along with these numbers with no alarm. Also, have you noticed when someone dies from a heart problem we tend to ask how old the person was – as if there might be some acceptable age to succumb to the disease? FYI, currently over 160,000 people under the age of 65 die from heart disease every year – so, the answer to your ‘Age’ question tells you very little.
- They have finally taught robots how to fold towels. A robot can do it in 1 1/2 minutes – the same speed as an average 8-year old. But it is illegal to pay an 8-year old to fold towels in most States, so the Man is going to deal with the robots for now. If they vote to get rid of the Constitution, however, they might be able to get rid of the Child Labor Laws and our towels could probably be folded cheaper and quicker by the 9 year olds.
And now a comment from MATHUZALA our Resident Rodent Guest Columnist:
MATHUZALA SPEAKS: The battle has begun. The NYC mayor has put out a job search for a “RAT CZAR” …$170,00 a year…”Someone to deal with rodent migration…” No takers 7 days later. I am willing to talk to whoever can come to the table. The Mayor wants his Czar to start with an extermination program. This is unacceptable. As you might have read, we have moved into his apartment – and it is our intention to run riot throughout the City – until we get the respect we deserve. Our demands are few; but they are firm.
If you want to know how it came to this, please go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and buy (the currently non Best-Selling)“THE RAT PAPERS” and get up to speed.
NOTES FROM TUSCANY:
This is a picture of the Flower Store located below our apartment in the Piazza. Tiberio is selling Xmas trees. We bought the one you see on the lower left. Next week you can see it up and decorated.
- “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” -Eubie Blake , Jazz & Ragtime composer, died in 1983 at 96
That’s it from here this week…and a fond “Hello” to America, wherever you are…