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You’re lookin’ swell, Dolly

It says that at the top of the dashboard. Hello Dolly is actually a pretty good movie.

So, as I feared, working full-time greatly reduces the amount of time I have to watch stuff/play stuff/do anything other than go to work and go home. I’m not really complaining, at least not yet, but it means I don’t have a whole lot new to write about here.

Let’s see… I got home last night, watched an episode of Perry Mason with my folks, and then we watched the new episode of Nature, which was all about raccoons. I was starting to fall asleep by the end of it, but the gist of the program seemed to be that raccoons are pretty smart, they’re everywhere, they don’t travel very far, they got hands…

Oh and they’re destroying Japanese temples that have lasted for thousands of years without them.

You see, in the late 70s, there was a TV anime called Rascal the Raccoon. This show put the idea in people’s heads that having a raccoon for a pet was a good idea, and they were imported for this purpose. But people didn’t realize that raccoons stopped being cute when they grew up, and were prone to bite and scratch. So, discarded, the raccoons thrived in a new environment where their only natural predator is the automobile. These ancient temples have a zero tolerance for the creatures, and they’re all killed if caught.

So the show seemed to say that the animals were getting smarter, and like very much living among humans. So that’s fun. Look forward to your future raccoon overlords. Maybe that’s what the 2012 Mayan prophecy is really all about.