Today marks a significant milestone, lady and gentleman. Today marks the 100th post made here at The Dim Light. That’s three digits.
Of course, 100 isn’t always a great milestone. 100 degrees is too damn hot. 100 years is too damn old. So, I guess that makes the blog too damn old and too damn hot.
I spent literally seconds in planning the proper pomp and circumstance for this post.
And all of a sudden I was typing with nary a single idea in my head.
I thought about following through on my earlier threat and composing a post entirely dedicated to a Discovery Channel-like montage of wild animals getting it on, you know, in honor of those people who find my blog my using a keyword search for horny penguins.
But feared my site would be tagged as “mature.”
And then I considered doing a semi-meaningful post where I showed appreciation for the people in my life who deserve it.
But the answer, of course, lies where it most often does: somewhere in the middle.
So I decided on very large preamble leading to a list of three things that are semi-amazing to me.
3. Free On-Demand Radio
As someone who was alive when people still taped songs off the radio on a tape deck with actual recording tape…
…the very idea of simply choosing which song you wanted to hear, anytime you wanted to hear it, without having to flip sides, fast-forward or rewind is so revolutionary it’s like someone seeing an uzi while still in the bow and arrow age.
So, instead we had games available to a not-powerful-at-all CPU:
…and Dam Busters a game so inconsequential no one has bothered putting an image of it up on the internet. It involved a white dot “ship” moving across the screen and dropping a white dot “bomb” onto a string of white dots that made a “dam” until you busted it. It could also have been named “Space Bar Destroyer.”
Nowadays you’re getting previews of new games in movie theaters that stand up on close inspection to Pixar films.
Honestly, what’s the point in mashing my space bar now?
1. The Segway
For far too long people have had to walk or bike like chumps if they wanted to get somewhere there car couldn’t take them. Not anymore.
So, here’s to innovation. Here’s to 100 posts. Here’s to you, the viewer. And finally, I leave you with this last image to sear the occasion of my centennial post into your memory forever: