As my age increases and as I continue to use my time as a flaneur to read and scan the Internet, I am slowly and steadily advancing to the finish line of “officially seeing everything.”
The latest items that I never knew existed include…
…Cat cafes: There are places in Japan where folks can go, pay a fee, and simply pet animals of the feline variety. It’s all the advantages of owing a pet without the clean up.
…Psychic Readings With the Thinkers of Heaven: There actually exists a book where the two authors (yes, it actually took a pair of people to write this tome) relate the interviews they have had with Abraham Lincoln, Moses, and William Shakespeare (among others) despite the fact that all of their subjects are dead. If that’s all it takes to have a book published, then I am wasting my time trying to decipher the ramblings of my former roommate.
…Facekini: Beach goers in China have taken to wearing something akin to a ski mask (without the knit weave) to protect themselves from the sun’s rays. It looks as if this piece of apparel is a gateway item for those who want to delve into the world of zentai.
…2Suit: To solve the issue of how two astronauts (or cosmonauts or taikonauts) can enjoy the wonders of physical intimacy (read: sex) in a free-fall environment without bouncing away from each other, Vanna Bonta invented this specialized garment.
…Vaginal tightening cream: I have absolutely nothing to say here.
Shakespeare was spot-on when he had his Prince of Denmark remark…
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.