Hello again iiwiiers
I was reading yesterday about how Sony are going to have to cut jobs and factories and stuff, and I was thinking about Sony, because they were pretty central to the story. Sony is an iconic company, although less significant now than it once was. I don't have much in the way of Sony stuff, never did - in the old days you could get a cheap crappy 'walkman' type thing with the same features as the equivalent proper Sony Walkman for a fraction of the cost. By which I mean less than. Not like five thirds of the price. That's what people mean when they say 'a fraction of the cost', that's always what they mean, don't be so obtuse. The ladies and gentlemen are waiting to hear what I have to say about Sony, and you're wasting their time. I'm sorry about that iiwiiers, some of the readers, they're all absolute darlings, but some of them think they're funny from time to time when they're not. Anyway, in the nineties I bought cheap a nice seventies Sony music centre. A music centre, I'd better explain for my younger readers (the kids of today all read It Is What It Is) what a music centre is: it was a one-piece hi-fi system in the old days, with the basic form factor of a record player, with a multi-band radio and possibly a tape deck, and separate speakers that came with it. The one I had had all sorts of fiddly details, like a switch underneath for something or other and a bit for attaching a separate arial just for long wave if you wanted. I don't know about Japan, but in the UK in seventies the long wave wasn't just for cricket. Anyway, after a few months it broke, it stopped outputting anything to the speaker sockets, but the speakers still worked, very nicely, and those speakers are the very ones still in use at It Is What It Is Towers to blast out the latest hip-hop tunes while we compile the new edition. Banging!
What am I talking about? The Tuner/Amp our sounds go through, twixt puter and speakers, is an old Sony too! I nearly forgot! An STR-VX2L! One of the things I always loved about Sony (they're not dead, this piece reads like they are, still, never mind - it is a look back at a company many feel have lost their way) was that everything had some model number like CTZ-943WB. Other manufactured did too, but sod them. I remember when my dad bought his first 'boombox' (a later term, this was a petiter thing) and it was a Sony. So, I thought, let's take a look at an alphabet of Sony. Yes, it's one of those pieces I'm afraid. Shut up, you love them really.
Hmm. I just wasted a decent amount of time on that idea before realising - it's a shit idea! Purely because of the time needed to get the right mix, especially if I was going to cover twenty-six things. It would have been hard work and tedious to write and read, and I usually prefer if it's just that latter. Oh well, never mind. At least I realised before I started writing. The preparation is one thing, folks, but the writing of It Is What It Is is a magical mystical process, spiritual, if you like. That's not the word I'd use, but I suppose it's the closest thing for something for which there are no words in your Earthling tongues. And none of the precious force must be wasted. And it wasn't. So that's alright then.
Today is a big day for me - I have pretty much run out of all curry stuff at once, and will have to buy more. Isn't that exciting? It's pretty much all up for grabs. Oh, there will be rice, yes. And there will be vegetables frozen and possibly freshhhh. And there will be legumes, tinn-ed. And there will be a curry paste of one kind or another. But more specifically than that, who knows. Not that I'll probably be making more tonight. I've got a full big bowl of last night's dished up in the fridge that should do me. But I like to know it's there, just in case. Just in case what, I don't know. Just in case I do in fact need to make more. But why would I? In case it has shrunk in the fridge overnight, with no precedent? In case I turn into a pig and eat it all and still want more? It's never happened before. I have been in human form all my life and you can't prove any different.
that's all from me for now
see you around
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