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Dec 31, 2016

Waiting for 2117

baby alien and Arthur C. Clarke
At the end of last year I made a humorous fake magazine cover that I could tweet out to the world on New Year's Day and now I'm turning that into a tradition. In the spirit of 2016 and our fake news epidemic: "Mesopotamia (Iraq) instituted the concept of celebrating the new year in 2000 BC." It was nice of them to select a nice round number (the year 2000 BC) in a calendar system that we would be using 4,000 years later.

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As shown to the right, baby alien and Arthur are going to flip the "year century glass" at midnight. Arthur C. Clarke was born in 1917. Rumor has it that he died in 2008, but I like to imagine that at the very least his replicoid is still active in the Hierion Domain.

Mamas, don't let your alien babies grow up to be cowboys... but do let them grow up to be science fiction writers.

Next: 2016 year in review.
Party like it is 2117...       Special thanks to Miranda Hedman (www.mirish.deviantart.com) for the DeviantArt stock photograph "Black Cat 9 - stock" that I used to create the "sedronite" who is in this image.

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