The Future in Films

The movie industry’s projections of the future are not always accurate. Space travel in 2001 wasn’t up to the standards of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the Los Angeles of 2019 wasn’t quite as grim as foreseen by Blade Runner.

Let’s hope that film makers were equally inaccurate in their projections of life in 2020 (Annihilation Earth), 2022 (Soylent Green), and 2026 (Metropolis).

If It Looks Like a Duck …

There’s a post over at Cat Rotator’s Quarterly about finding a rubber duckie modeled on Charlemagne for sale at an Autohof. (H/T, Sarah Hoyt)

A rubber duckie version of Karl der Große from a painting by Dürer. And I recognized it at first glance, which probably means I have spent far too much time in the very early Middle Ages this past year or so.

I may have spent too much time contemplating England of the Middle Ages because when I read the post, my first reaction was, “Well, if it weighs the same as a duck, …”