Monday, February 09, 2004

The Moller AirCar is finally doing flight tests. Or at least, that website claims to show those test flights. Photoshop and more professional editing suites have totally destroyed my sense of reality. I was watching a "reality" show last night on the Discovery Channel featuring a zoologist named Nigel romping around with ancient, extinct sea-predators like the Megalodon and the Dunkleosteus as if he was Steve Irwin with a time-machine. It was functionally indistinguishable from your standard let's-pester-sharks documentary that Discovery used to specialize in. The world has grown strange, haunted by phantasms, whimsy and illusion.

Via Mark Sachs.

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