...fuck this shit I want everything!
Give us back our future again! I notice the winged space ship - the sort of shuttle that us plebes were supposed to eventually ride into orbit - is marked "Pan American." Remember the cartoon ads with the toucan lounging on the wing and airily declaring "Pan Am - the only way to fly!"? It still shocks me that the company folded long ago.
I'll say it again,...I hate the 21st century.
We're supposedly living in a "post-industrial" age. In practice what this means is that our industrial activities have been off-shored to where labor is cheap, and we've long since abandoned our old manufacturing base to corrode into a Rust Belt. In a few generations we will indeed be post-industrial: but not in the way that is popularly imagined. So much for the Space Age. At least we can still be back-to-the-land hippies, if we really want it.
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