A Philosopher's Blog

New Year

Posted in Miscellaneous by Michael LaBossiere on December 31, 2009
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Here it is, the day before the arrival of 2010. I have been watching DVDs of Space 1999, recently saw 2001 and have been thinking about watching 2010 again. Interestingly enough, all those shows and movies seem to have been way off in so many ways. No Moonbase and no Hal 9000 (but we do have Droid). That is one problem that science fiction faces when tomorrow becomes yesterday.

But, the world is supposed to end in 2012, so perhaps we will only have a short while to gripe about the lack of a moonbase and intelligent, homicidal PCs (though no doubt Google is working on both of these…so keep your eye on the Droids). Of course, the 2012 prediction is based on the Mayan calender taking 2012 to be the end of a cycle. Thinking this is the end of the world is a bit like thinking that the world will end on December 31, 2009 because that is when this year’s calender ends.

In any case, have a Happy New Year.

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  1. PhilK said, on December 31, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Felice anno nuovo. . .and so on.

  2. Patrick Sperry said, on December 31, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Happy New year Professor!

    Get back to your Forms. Be careful when using ladders. Last, but not least?

    Keep posting. I don’t comment all that much, but I do enjoy reading your work.

    *grumbles* My better half says that it’s high time that I finished my education… I need four courses for three degrees…

    For my part? I’d rather be Fly Fishing, or reenacting something from the War of Northern Aggression…

    Hey Prof, do you by any chance hunt?

    • Michael LaBossiere said, on January 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm

      I bought a new ladder, one that is supposed to be very safe. Well, safe for a ladder.

      Just four? Go for it. 🙂

      When I lived in Maine I did duck and deer hunt. Haven’t done it for a while-all my hunting guns are back in Maine.

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