Friday, October 31, 2008

2019 Is Not That Far Away

It's almost 2009, right?

That means that 2019 is almost a decade away. What is so significant about that year? I'm glad that you asked, because that is the year that the film Bladerunner was to take place.

We've come a long way since 1982 and by that, I am talking technology. Your current cell phone has either; a superior computer compared to most of the PCs of the 80's, or it has Internet browser capability that would make it more powerful than the computers of old.

Yet we are lacking in the most important things that were foretold in Bladerunner...

First, where's my flying car? Please, I'm tired of dealing with traffic, red light runners, people texting while driving, people looking for phantom parking places, and suicidal jaywalking pedestrians. I'd rather fly around the whole lot.

Last but not certainly not least, where's my Zhora replicant?

I mean, seriously world scientists, get off your lazy asses and get to replicating. I'll take mine without the gun, glitter and snake, thank you very much.


Eric Riback said...

I like the glitter. Among other aspects.

Cormac Brown said...


Hmmm, considering the other aspects? Glitter-schmitter, I'll still take a Zhora replicant with or without.

John Donald Carlucci said...

I can't wait to retire some skinjobs! Wait, "retire" means what?
Hmmm, I guess I'm still down with that (insert "The Gay" for "skinjob" and it's 2008).

I LOVE ME THE BLADERUNNER! I bought the briefcase rerelease of the director DVD.

Like a flying car would be so much safer. Old men drive through storefronts now!


Cormac Brown said...

Editor JDC,

I don't care how safe they are as long as nobody I know gets hurt. I just want to avoid traffic and be a selfish American for a change.

Bubs said...

Thank you for pointing that out. I'm still waiting to be taken everywhere by conveyor belts and jet packs.

Sheesh, I hadn't even thought about replicants. Now I REALLY feel cheated.

Bubs said...

Oh, one more thing. One of my favorite movie quotes is from Blade Runner. I think about it a lot as I approach retirement:

"If you're not a cop, you're little people."

John Donald Carlucci said...

"Pris is your basic pleasure model..."

We were all cheated Bubs, we were all cheated.


Cormac Brown said...


Aw, stop complaining! You know that your department will be one of the first to get the domestic jet packs!
; )

I hope you are not twice as quit now, Missus Bubs will tell you that "you have no choice, pal."

Editor JDC,

No doubt.