Leaving the Operation with More than I Came in With….

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it’s you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don’t you take it
You’re gonna make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all

Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to live, really live…to love the journey, not the destination. I can think of no finer teacher for living in the moment than Ms. Mary Richards, by god if she didn’t go out there each and every day, making her mark – grabbing the bull by the horns and maximizing each of her moments. Deep down, I think we all want to be Mary Richards… A young, vibrant, free-wheeling female television executive in the sexually liberated 70’s…  The Elderly, Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Teen, Pre-Teen, Toddlers, Infants, Fetuses, Zygotes, who doesn’t she speak to as a beacon of guiding light upon an obscured & muddied path?

Here, look at her… Look at her winking smirk, she knows something, there is mystery and knowledge in her enigmatic gaze – a barely perceptible superiority, see how her eyes are completely misshapen and off-kilter – notice how much the perceived total volume of her head has been exponentially increased by the hair….


… or is it hair… look again closer, I believe it to be a hard, polymer, silica carbon-fibre shell. Back in the early – 70’s… when I had just turning 21, there was a movie called Westworld with Yul Brynner – basically it was about a vacation destination staffed entirely with robots, as robots are wont to do, they went mad and started killing the human guests. All these robots had big hair and big hats and you could take off the “accessories” to get at the wires and junk…. I think there is a possibility, now stay with me here… I think Mary Tyler Moore was a robot.

Now don’t go off all half-cocked… it wouldn’t do you any good to abduct her and check it out, obviously – with the money she’s made, she would have replaced all her synthetic parts and therefore would appear to the untrained eye to be 100% human. Unless you know what to look for…. for example, one of the first thing they would do would be to make the robot attractive… secondly, the robots would only be in strategic positions of power, unless they weren’t… I could go on… but…. well frankly, you don’t have the security clearance.


It’s not as “out-there” as you may think, secret government studies show as many as 8 people you come into direct contact with each day are robots. Completely synthetic, maybe it’s Brent down in marketing or Sally from the grocery store, Tyler, down at the rink, Betty working the takeout window at your local Tim’s. You just wouldn’t ever know, and in most cases you wouldn’t have to. As long as there are vigilant citizens out there willing to do the heavy lifting for the rest of you, vigilant citizens such as myself looking out for the non-synths.

It’s one of the reasons I’m having certain “equipment” put in me during my upcoming operation, mostly electrical scanners and various other odds/ends and some weaponry, basically I’ll come out of this as a cross between a Predator/Terminator and your funny Uncle Ned – but with bionics….

Oh sure, I can hear you now, Hey doesn’t that mean you will become partially synthetic, thereby transforming yourself into the very thing you are fighting against… well on one hand you have a point BUT on the other hand, shut the hell up… why would you say that to me, I’ll tell you why… because that is exactly the type of comment a robot would make… you’re on my list…

Have a Great Day…. and keep your eyes open….