“Farragut West” / Memorable Fancies #509

     A pudgy bearded man with dirty arms and pants sits down beside me late one night, waiting for a train.      “History is bunk!” he says, straight ahead. He sits and fidgets – “I’ll miss my goddamn bus!” – teeters up and walks away with small and tottered steps.      I sit alone late at night, waiting for a train. “Some history might be true,” I whisper, straight ahead. <END>      If you liked this post, please tell your friends and share a comment here or in StumbleUpon, … [Read more...]

“Forward in Reverse” / A Memorable Fancy #390

    “That’s why we’ve had so much trouble with our new escalators – they’re basically human, the latest in adaptive technology, but over-engineered, more intelligent than needed for the simple tasks they perform, just like we humans are. They become distracted.      “Sometimes if they feel they’re not sufficiently appreciated by management or the traveling public, they refuse to function. Or what can be worse, they reverse suddenly, throwing riders to the floor of the station. This often … [Read more...]