John Koenig continues his series The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows with a real awful one.
The Road To Superintelligence
Real Fake Money
“The bills [we used] looked pretty god awful…we had 28 factors that were different -- they said “In Dog We Trust,” for instance -- but the Secret Service is very clear on their definition of counterfeiting. Honestly, if you followed their instructions, you may as well use Monopoly money. Feature films demand a certain bar of quality, so everyone is asked to break law in a sense by making prop money.”
Toronto, circa the 1950s
There's a fatalistic joy to looking through old pictures, especially those we have some connection to. It's an encounter with our mortality. The mundane made sacred by perspective.
Recent studies have indicated that three servings of Jack Hostrawser per day may help to prevent sudden comas.