Date with des­tiny – and the whole world is read­ing about it

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go to classical mu­sic per­for­mances to­gether, it wouldn’t take any sig­nif­i­cant additional time on your part.’’ And they say ro­mance is dead? Any­way, Lauren wasn’t con­vinced and for­warded it to a friend. Sud­denly the world is read­ing it. Find the email at red­dit.com, search with ‘‘in­vest­ment banker’s cover let­ter for a sec­ond date’’ or use http:/ /tinyurl.com/7u9v5ty prob­a­bly why I like sh*tmypet­sru­ined.com. It’s de­voted to pho­tos of havoc wreaked by pets home alone. From re­dec­o­rat­ing rats to a Brazil­ian dog that de­stroyed an en­tire fu­ton and the pic­tures and the sto­ries that go with them.

There’s Steve Jobs in­tro­duc­ing the Ap­ple Mac in 1984; as he lifts a big square, clunky com­puter out of a bag there are gasps of amaze­ment. I also en­joyed the 50s pre­sen­ta­tion from Mon­santo about us­ing plas­tics in build­ings.

Why did 50s housewives al­ways look so happy? Was it the prom­ise of those fu­tur­is­tic food stor­age ar­eas low­er­ing from the kitchen ceil­ing?

A more re­cent pro­posal from US politi­cian, Newt Gin­grich, was a ‘‘mir­ror sys­tem in space that could pro­vide the light equiv­a­lent of many full moons so that there would be no need for night-time light­ing of the high­ways’’.

Hmm, a sys­tem of mir­rors in space seems an aw­ful lot more has­sle than, gosh, I don’t know, street lights? This guy is in the Repub­li­can race to stand as a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date. I’m as­sum­ing the mir­ror moon lights aren’t his main pol­icy.

He chal­lenged par­ents to tease their kids by let­ting them open an early – but ter­ri­ble – Christ­mas present. The par­ents then up­load the clip of their child open­ing the gift. The kids’ re­ac­tions are funny. But it’s an ex­pen­sive joke. Search by ti­tle on Youtube.

Newt Gin­grich: Known as an ideas man, but surely not mir­rors in space.

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