"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

6 April 2013

Birthday
Billy Dee Williams b. 1937

Yeah, Lando Calrissian is 76 years old. I doubt the pornstache and the hair product are having the same effect as they used to.
 


Prediction: "... sentimental songs were produced entirely by mechanical means on a special kind of kaleidoscope known as a versificator."

Predictor: George Orwell in 1984, published 1949

Reality: Besides pop songs, pornography is predicted to be produced mechanically on these large kaleidoscopes. When Winston and Julia first meet, her arm is in a sling and he assumes she had been in an accident with one of the machines. We find out later that she does work in Pornosec, but only manning the machines, as she admits to Winston she is "not literary."

Neither pop songs or porn are produced without human hands touching them, but I understand where Orwell could get the idea it would be possible in the future to grind these things out like sausages.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!


We take a look down the pneumatic tubes to the inner workings of The Memory Hole.

Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!

3 comments:

  1. "Neither pop songs or porn are produced without human hands touching them"

    Uh. I'll give you porn, but pop songs? Do we have to refer you to the old Doonesburys where Jimmy is making a "comeback"? Where his Engineer/Producer explains that he's used a drum machine, a synthesizer, and a few other instruments.

    I believe it ends:

    Jimmy: "Uh, what about my vocals?"

    Engineer/Producer: "I've got it covered man."

    And that was a decade before Autotune made Glee possible.

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  2. Ken N.: Autotune looks to be a fad like colorizing, but I could be wrong.

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    1. I hope you're right.

      Besides, the way music is going, Record labels and studios are not a viable model anymore...things like autotune are creatures of the studio. Eventually, most music is likely to played and produced in small settings. I'd recommend learning an instrument. I'd say by 2050...

      We'll find out ...IN THE FUTURE!!!

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