Me Julie

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Jules Verne is hardcore. He accurately wrote about cars, planes, calculators, and submarines before they’d been invented. Plus, he was shot by his nephew. Anyway…

His stories, along with Burroughs, always make me a bit nostalgic for the mid-19th century, back when I was a lad. I’m always a bit aloof at first, but then get drawn into the adventure, whether it’s traveling to the center of the earth or to a forgotten island full of prehistoric beasts. Back before Google maps and "modern science," adventure stories were so exciting because they had the slight possibility of being real. Now that essentially the whole world has been explored, mapped, and highways put in, science fiction and adventure stories have become comparatively lame.

Instead of stories about Amazonian cannibals, we get celebrity chefs like Tony Bourdain trying exotic fishes from reputable restaurants. While Michael Crichton brought us a little taste of the old days with the first Jurassic Park, he has since devolved into boring garbage about nano-technology and rants against the reality of global warming, stating that "a belief in extraterrestrials has paved the way, in a progression of steps, to a belief in global warming." What happened to the T-Rex? It was much more believable.

Oh well.

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Posted: April 30th, 2007
at 9:55am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,celebrity,too good to be true

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    4 May 07 at 9:16 am

     


 

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