Suburban Senshi Chat #1645 - “Gemini's Diary: The Future is Pain”
“Gemini's Diary: The Future is Pain”
[17:14] <Gemini Sunrise> Howdy!
[17:15] <Gemini Sunrise> Ya'll might not know who ah am, but ah used t'be pretty well known on Broadway in th' 1930s, starrin' in productions at Th' Littlelip Theatre in Times Square
[17:16] <Gemini Sunrise> Ah also fought monsters as part of th' New York Fightin' Troupe, which also ran outta th' theatre
[17:16] <@Sakura Xadium Aino> Gemsy that's long and complicated and everyone's probably sleeping now
[17:16] <Gemini Sunrise> Sakura ><
[17:17] <@Sakura Xadium Aino> TL;DR for the Internet ADD crowd: Gemini was a Texas cowgirl trained to be a Samurai by her master, she journeyed to New York to be part of the New York Kagekidan (I was part of the Japanese one!) and she had loads of adventures. THEN: TIME TRAVEL
[17:18] <@Sakura Xadium Aino> So She's here now, and learning about the *spooky finger wave* WORLD OF THE FUTURE some 80 years removed from her milieu, and because Aunt Michiru doesn't like her, Uncle Harry gave her a place to blog her observations!
[17:19] <Gemini Sunrise> Miss Michiru sure has airs n' graces about her ><
[17:19] <@Sakura Xadium Aino> I blame high society. ANYWAY! Share what you found for the good people of the Internets!
[17:20] <Gemini Sunrise> Right! Thanks Sakura!
[17:20] <Gemini Sunrise> So anyway, one thing that gets me about th' present day is how EXPENSIVE everythin' is!
[17:22] <Gemini Sunrise> Back in th' 30s you could get a cheeseburger for 5 cents!
[17:22] <Gemini Sunrise> Gasoline was around 10 cents a gallon
[17:22] <Gemini Sunrise> Today, it's just crazy, three whole DOLLARS fer a sandwich!
[17:23] <Gemini Sunrise> So, not bein' used t'"sticker shock" as Sakura calls it, ah went out lookin' fer bargains.
[17:23] <Gemini Sunrise> Ah came across somethin' called a "dollar store", which i'mma guessin' is equivalent t' th' 5 and dime stores ah knew.
[17:24] <Gemini Sunrise> So ah went in an' found food "reasonably" priced. Like a loaf of Raisin Bread fer a buck.
[17:25] <Gemini Sunrise> (Recall, a buck'd get me a lot more, prior)
[17:25] <Gemini Sunrise> So, ah was wonderin' why they could sell it so cheap, when other stores charge n'arm n'a leg fer it.
[17:26] <Gemini Sunrise> Sakura pointed out that Dollar stores usually get rejected products that are decent enough quality but whose packages are mislabeled
[17:26] <Gemini Sunrise> This loaf was meant fer Canada, so it's bilingually labeled, and lookin' at it ah can see th' problem:
[17:28] <Gemini Sunrise> (Ah'm pretty sure bread ain't spelt "pain" in French)
[17:28] <// J_Daito //> PAIN BREAD
[17:28] <// J_Daito //> Dammit Texas, you found the Dark Kingdom's secret weapon
[17:29] <// J_Daito //> Hipster Elites were supposed to eat this and encounter PAIN
[17:29] <Gemini Sunrise> How's it secret if'n it SAYS Pain on it, Jedite?
[17:30] <// J_Daito //> That's why it was shipped off as defective, obviously.
[17:30] <// J_Daito //> OBVIOUSLY.
[17:30] <Gemini Sunrise> ...
[17:30] <Gemini Sunrise> Ah caint' really argue that logic
[17:30] <// J_Daito //> Very good.
[17:30] <// J_Daito //> You are learning the ways of the future well.
[17:31] <Gemini Sunrise> So tell me this?
[17:31] <Gemini Sunrise> Why does stuff cost so much extra now-a-days?
[17:31] <// J_Daito //> hahah you think it costs more than 10 cents for a gallon of gas?
[17:31] <// J_Daito //> Inflation is a lie.
[17:32] <// J_Daito //> All that extra money you spend gets siphoned off into the Ghost Economy where it is redirected, Superman III style into secret Swiss Bank accounts of the Neo-Elite
[17:33] <// J_Daito //> From there it goes towards the construction of things like D[BLEEP]k Cheney's Secret Underground Bunker and the like.
[17:33] <Gemini Sunrise> Really?
[17:33] <FireFly_9> Don't listen to him, he lies.
[17:33] <// J_Daito //> Then you tell me where Area 51 came from, Miss X-files.
[17:34] <FireFly_9> Not *all* the money goes to the Swiss Bank Accounts of the Neo-Elite.
[17:34] <FireFly_9> Some of it goes to TV Executives.
[17:34] <Gemini Sunrise> ...
<FireFly_9> Life with Minako-san can be summed up with the ancient Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times".