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Re: You Think
Posted By: gabby, on host
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2000, at 19:34:14
In Reply To: Re: You Think posted by Ticia on Thursday, January 20, 2000, at 14:44:36:

> And a second for them is like a million years for them.

Must be confusing. Or maybe not, in light of the Valley Girl epidemic: "You've GOT to be, like, totally joking or something. That was SO, like, a MILLION years ago!" (Referring, naturally, to an article of clothing that has been out of fashion for a day or two.) Or, it could be like my father and his mother, for whom time is virtually meaningless. "Just recently" can mean in the last few decades; "In a moment" means never; "I will soon" means that he didn't hear you; "8:00" means anytime from 4 to 11; "eventually" may mean in a few minutes; so on and so forth.

I've thought that too, though! I'm sure many of us Rinkers lie awake at night disturbed by such thoughts. There was a Deep Space Nine episode where an itty-bitty universe crashed into the station (or similar scenario). They didn't just destroy it because there were "life signs" inside. There was that Madeleine L'Engle book the title of which I don't recall where mitochondria were sentient.

I've heard of a movie where little blue men built the entire world (again, it could be only close to what I'm recalling) one minute at a time. Occasionally, in the rush to meet the one minute deadlines, they'd forget or lose something.

gab"So when those car keys go missing, tell your boss that the little blue men forgot to make them."by

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