Update on NOTEFLIX’s production of “Troubles in the Garden: We have given our cast ‘Time-Off” for the Holidays. (“Time-Off” is an old fashioned way to treat employees – and may soon disappear as a management technique.) See, in this photo, some of our team is hidden in the tree…hoping to see if our Readers are having a good time of it. 

GOING NOWHERE FAST:  (Leftover Notes stacking up at year’s end)

  • “The Science Section of the New York Times is scary – unless you are one of those who welcome the Apocalypse.”
  • “…I saw an article which said Scientists who are musically inclined tend not to be as accurate and thorough as those who are not.  As I recall, Einstein did not play an instrument and his not fiddling around might have helped him think up the idea of Gravity and the Matter Equals Energy bit that eventually helped create the Atomic bomb. Maybe he should have taken up the piano.
  • “I read a speed camera in Brooklyn ticketed vehicles 1551 times in one day – at $50 per.”  A question need be asked: Why not place these cameras all over everywhere in the U.S. and ticket everybody who needs to be ticketed and pay off the National Debt and then even some student loans?
  • “Remember the old ‘saw’ that we (Humans, in general) tend to shoot the Messenger?   I’ve come to the idea that a Messenger today, is the ‘Entertainment Media’; but here is the thing: This Messenger is shooting at us (metaphorically speaking) with poisoned tipped arrows which make us lethargic, and addicted to watching & listening to whatever they program…A few of these arrows in the quiver contain something that makes us go mad with belief in crazy lies and theories.”  I mean what would have happened if the Media, back in the day, had said the Runner from Sparta to Athens had said “Persia Won!” just before he collapsed?…And upon being questioned about this erroneous reporting the Media could have responded “It was entertainment only…nobody in his right mind would believe the Persians had won.”
  • “There are a lot of things on the internet I do not like.  Here are some of them:  1) “How many pictures on your screen have traffic lights in them?”  2) “Which pictures have a car in them?”  3) “What do you see when you look at this?  Zpt153.  4) “Digitized trading cards.”
  • “Studies show:  Drugs in our waterways can result in an anti-depressant cocktail.  It has been observed Perch, who usually swim in ‘schools’ for safety purposes, have a new sense of boldness from swimming in the Drugged mess and have lost their sense of fear of being eaten.  In other words; they are going nuts.  Watch out if they start to come out of the water like they did in the old days.
  • “In 1970 women made up 21% of the Bartenders in the U.S.  Then the Supreme Court said Women could not be excluded from this job because of their gender.  Today, well over 60% of bartenders are women.” 1) Is this good news? 2) How could the Supreme Court have made such a decision since there were no female bartenders (according to my studies) at the time of the signing of the constitution?

WHAT I’D DO IF I WERE IN CHARGE:  (This could become a new section to the NOTES FROM THE ROOM OF WONDER, so I am running it up the flagpole to see if anybody salutes.)

  • The first thing I’d do is put a hold on the writing and production of all new Christmas carols….And then I’d stop the playing of new versions of the ‘oldies/but goodies ‘(Let the people listen to Bing (Der Bingle) Crosby, and the like  Not everything was good back in the day, mind you. I’d go back in time as far as Gene Autry’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and erase all trace of that song. Mr.Musk could help – he could pull it off  Twitter and sue the other platforms who play it. (After he did that, however, I’d still vote for him to leave the company.
  • The next thing I’d do is eliminate all digitalized trading cards, declare them worthless and make  the NFT (whatever that means) people pay restitution to the suckers who purchased them.

And now a few words from MATHUZALA, our Resident Rodent Guest Columnist:

  • Your scientists have done studies on human brains and have found that you do not forget ‘Old Stuff” as much as you never learn from it.  Also, a problem is your brains are full of, and retain, football scores and television stories and the changing price of hamburgers over the years. We rats live in the PRESENT and because of living for the now – we  are brain sharp and are doing well in this environment.  Plenty of food available.  We have the run of the streets and undergrounds.  Nothing on our minds but the joy of it all.  No bad football games cluttering our minds. No scary priced hamburgers…none of that to bother us.

Ed. Note: If you want to know how to join MATHUZALA’s  Fellowship, The Chumpers,  please go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and buy the  (non) Best-Seller “THE RAT PAPERS”

Notes From Tuscany:

  • Everything here is about food – as if life were a piece of cake.  Look what they have done to Santa. (I’m told he is delicious…”Molto Buona Santa”)



A quote:

  • “President Trump will work from early in the morning until late in the evening.  He will make many calls and have many meetings.”  – For several weeks, this was the  published White House Presidential Agenda during the previous Administration.



That’s it from here for now…and a fond “Hello” to Chas-bo & his much beleaguered wife, Sue – wherever they are.

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