October 31st, 2005

Ratmobile

The joys of satellite radio

On the way to work today I got to listen to an old episode of Dimension X (sponsored by Wheaties!) on Sirius 118.

It was Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles

As you can imagine, being only a 30 minute program, quite a bit had to be left out of the original stories, but it was still compelling enough for me to sit in my car in the parking lot at work for 5 minutes to listen to the end of it.
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First of all they arrive in a motorized division...

There's not that many families with small kids on this street anymore, and I live at the end of a cul-de-sac down a VERY steep hill, so we don't get many kids wandering down here from other parts of the neighborhood. Last year I had only a half-dozen or so little beggars show up at the door. But tonight, there's been nearly two dozen. I was pretty sure there wasn't a baby boom on the street, but I finally found the source of all the extra kids: parents have been driving their kids down here so they can hit more houses than if they were on foot.

Personally, I think that's kinda dishonest. If the kids want more candy, they should have to work for it.