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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

    Shanoah Alkire is our Discordian at large. "Born in Santa Cruz, I grew up in Grass Valley and the Bay Area, and now lurk in Las Vegas. My literary influences include Ray Bradbury, Lewis Carroll, and Douglas Adams. I also program as a hobby, and currently maintain the Gtk port of Angband. You can find a rather old bio of me here."

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11-17-08 The Prunes of TOMORROW!

Posted by Sean on November 17, 2008

Well, Shanoah, I’ll probably have to apologize profusely to you the next time I see you for this, but…

I typed “Ray Bradbury” into YouTube’s search engine, and I got something I thought I’d never see: Bradbury shucking for Sunsweet Prunes. It’s actually a pretty funny TV commercial, made with tounge fimrly planted in cheek, and somehow manages the seemingly insurmountable gap between dried plums and (cue theremin: ooWEEEEEEEEEyoooo) THE FUTURE!

I don’t know if I like this future, though. Between the plastic furniture, the wall-to-wall telescreens (“Remember, Comrade, Ray Bradbury is watching you”) and the apparent outlawing of every color besides white (every other color was lost during World War IX and the administration of President Charlton Heston’s Brain), it seems a bit… un-Bradburyish.

Courtesy of Thessair.

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