Friday, January 09, 2004

space aged

A Space Age Christmas – predictions of 2003 from the Dr Who Annual 1974

For instance it might well be that everyone's Christmas dinner will be cooked with the help of a home computer. This will be good news for the housewife - all she will have to do will be to set the dials and sit back until the meal is cooked.
(via Collision Detection)

2004 and what you get is Weddings at Star Trek the Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton (via b3ta)

Comments: space aged

In our enlightened 2003, Doctor, it was the househusband who collaborated to cook Christmas dinner while I sat back on the home computer and waited until it was cooked. Marvellous!
Posted by Nora at January 9, 2004 05:37 PM

The sets change, the costumes change, but
the narrative is stuck in the 50's. [ /cultural studies 101 ]

Suspect that Nora was playing a quick round of Sims? Do they do sims Xmas at H manor ;)
Posted by boynton at January 9, 2004 05:49 PM

I like my diodes well done, Dave. Sims does not compute, Dave.
Posted by Hungry Hal at January 9, 2004 06:40 PM

I'm sorry Hal, I can't do that.

Seems for some The Sims is as addictive as blogging, Hal.
(Sims = virtual Barbies. IMHO, Hal)
Posted by boynton at January 9, 2004 06:57 PM

Highlights of my 2003 Christmas Dinner:

Error: 404 Not Found.

The requested food item turkey.bird could not be found in the refrigerator.

Appliance 'Microwave Oven' is not responding. Do you want to close this application?


A fatal accident has occurred in the kitchen. The current appliance will be terminated.

Press any key to terminate the current appliance.

Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to rebuild your kitchen. You will lose any unstored food on all benches.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at January 9, 2004 07:57 PM

And the pictures. Sitting around waiting for the turkey in your fetching greenish or bluish uniform with your badged displayed in a comely manner...

Watching television as a young Saddam Hussein eyes off a Jackie Kennedy clone and your leg protectors repel the unwanted "cold heat"..

They are right about Christmas cards - the buggers are more or less defunct in my world and I refuse to believe its because we have eaten or terrorised all our friends. Handmade is in because we are all busy crafting stuff for each other on the internet.
Posted by David Tiley at January 9, 2004 08:14 PM

Gummo - think I need the yellow book "Futurist Christmas Programming 4 Dummies" and brush up on all the bombs.
Actually my hard drive has twice been saved by being chilled in the refrigerator apparently, so ther may be some link.

watching television...with some sort of eerie John Laws figure in glorious B&W.
Perhaps like craftmanship, a revival of monochrome has taken place.
Looking at the pictures, though, alerted me to the strange tableau of the second picture.
The woman with the striking hosiery/boots is snuggling up to a man who might possibly be a vicar of sorts, and yet (the way it has been cropped) it's possible to "read" the hand around her shoulder as belonging to the Newk-type gentleman standing a short distamce away with a studied nonchalence.

To say NOTHING of the item that is being offered to the blonde woman. Again - a confusion of hands - but several possible readings of that symbol spring to mind.
Not to get too heavy-handed about it though, propably just the Mammary Channel on Pay TV is being suggested.
Posted by boynton at January 10, 2004 12:28 PM

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