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Archive for January, 2011

January 2011 in Black Lamb

Volume 9, Number 1 — January 2011

January 1st, 2011

Eighth Anniversary Issue

In the cover article for this Eighth Anniversary Issue, Greg Roberts looks at the last eight years and wonders if we are devolving as a species and allowing civilization to gradually fade away. In End Times, Dean Suess looks at the ends of millennia and makes some observations about the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century. In Betrayed, Benjamin Feliciano tells how his best friend left him high and dry.

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Eighth Anniversary Issue

We are the Franklin Party of 1847.

January 1st, 2011

BY GREG ROBERTS

These past eight years have seen an enormous effort from the human work force. Billions of people toiled like termites in a million strange tasks from tapping rubber to launching satellites and designing dildoes.

franklinships.jpgBut when you really think about it, hardly any progress was made over those years. Oh sure, the latest laptop computers are as thin as fruit leather and baseball caps now contain little lightbulbs in their bills, but there have been no big breakthroughs, industrial or philosophical. As for myself, I saw an Agami heron and added it to my life list of birds, and I learned to smoke fish properly with just the right brine. And just this year I learned that you can use paint thinner more than once, by letting the paint pigment settle to the bottom of a jar and pouring off the clear spirits. Other than that, the eight years have gone by with little to show, like a goofy dream.

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