RE: The Intervention began yesterday.
I love Maine Coon cats - short hairs are more practical though.
(N.B. - I don't have a cat... or a dog. Being a self-confessed 46 yo Sci-Fi fan is bad enough, without telling people I am some sort of cat fan as well !)
---In firstname.lastname@example.org, <ogbo1@...> wrote:Hi there all,it's funny that a few years back a friend of mine was contemplating buying a Maine Coon cat here in Australia - a rare breed downunder.I quickly reminded him that such cats are highly telepathic and would mentally hassle him for treats all the time.He looked at me quizzically until I reminded him of Julian May's work (some of which he remembered...) and explained the reference.I don't think he ever bought that Maine Coon cat after my warning ;-)I'm sure that Uncle Rogi's Marcel would have had his own popular YouTube channel by now.We just got a new dodgy government here in Australia. I would welcome our new Simbari overlords at this time.Cheers all ...-- Stephen (Wollongong, Australia)
I wonder what the 'Milieu' books would have been like if the Internet or Twitter was around... now I have images of Uncle Rogi grumbling about being distracted by another cat video on Youtube. Heh.
- Mod Mom #2
--- In Julian-Mayemail@example.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:The Soviet Union was dissolved peacefully in 1991 - not by insurrection in 2012 :)We do have iPads (made in China) and Kindle e-readers taking over the book market :)It was interesting seeing the technology Julian May was predicting (from 1987) :)We don't have roads with embedded navigation strips, self-driving Ferraris or X-wing helicopters.