Maybe you are.
Nice to arrive back from Burning Man (now *there’s* an alternative reality for you) and catch up with the latest happenings in Toungeville.
Nice Ratrix vid, although I can’t help feeling a little sorry for the rat. San Francisco is currently plastered with posters for ‘Surrogates’ which seems poised to offer interesting commentary on simulated worlds. It’s based on the graphic novel and features Bruce Willis in an even more improbable wig than usual – I’m in for the opening on Sep 25.
Tongueville’s been a bit quiet while you’ve been away, mostly because I’m so overwhelmed with work and novel. But I am wracked with jealousy about Burning Man (how come children and week-long mind-altering festivals in the desert don’t mix?). And I think you’ve also found a costume for next year – Bruce Willis’ wig.
Yes, I will no doubt be wearing his wig as a merkin.
And as for the child-mind-altering, Colman and Nadine came to BM after the latter’s mother flew to San Francisco from the UK to mind their two year old for 5 days.
Dreams do come true – just click your heels 3 times and repeat after me “There’s no place like Black Rock City, there’s no place like Black Rock City, there’s no place like…”
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