EEK! A mouse! Sounds like a (waste of) Government funded study in
waiting. I don't like mice though.
Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "phillip holmes" <[log in to unmask]>
>> This reminds me that 100 years ago, people made music in the home. Now,
>> kids are programmed by advertisers while the parents are away making money.
> And...thus you have, in one fell swoop, defined the primary difference
> between, probably, the first and second halves of the twentieth century
> (with the downward trend extending into the XXI Jahrhundert, and the
> "decay rate" increasing exponentially...!).
> A hundred years ago...or, probably, 85 years ago...folks made their own
> music (in the home, or in their local gathering places)...or, VERY rarely,
> went to see "famous" performers on local or nearby stages.
> However, they also cooked (and to some extent GREW...!) their own food...
> usually bought items they couldn't themselves make from either local
> merchants are a handful of "mail-order houses"...wrote one another hand-
> written letters...provided their own entertainment...and often never
> travelled more than a few miles from home! (They didn't need to...!).
> Today's "neo-humans" generally leave the "early education" (the passing
> of cultural mores and ethos, the native tongue, usw.) to the TV set...
> tend toward near-worship of "celebrities"...spend all too much of our
> time trying to get a bit of a lead in the Homo Sapiens dominance hierarchy...
> and then wonder why the "next generation" is so greedy, violence-prone,
> rude, crude and lewd...?!
> Hey, just for fun, try raising litters of white-ratlets (or wotever one
> calls baby rats...?) constantly exposed to TV sets rather than their mama
> and daddy rats...!
> On the other hand...now that I think of it...DON'T! Imagine a race of rats
> following the "rules" they learned from a steady diet of TV...?!
> Steven C. Barr