August 8, 2012

Timeshog Day

Hatched by Dafydd

It's been August 1st for a number of days now, at least according to Excite's New York Times news feed.

It's not just the date; the stories themselves remain the same: Nathan Adrian has perpetually just won the 100-meter freestyle, Gore Vidal has just died again, and the Times is eternally frozen in mid-finger wag, warning that a "Plan Like Romney's Would Tax Rich Less." (Hallelujah! The rich are dreadfully overtaxed as it is.)

Good thing both media entities have so many layers of professional editing; otherwise hijinks might ensue. But I wonder how long before anybody notices that we're living in the world of Harlan Ellison's brilliant short story, "Jeffty Is Five"?

To quote Yogi Berra, or at least Boo-Boo, "It's like déjà vu all over again!"

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, August 8, 2012, at the time of 2:16 PM


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