Does anyone remember when it was a fun and exciting experience to receive the holiday season Sharper Image catalogue? Peering through this year's edition, I can't seem to find a product that hasn't been written up in the local newspaper, to say nothing of all the glossy magazines that help me pay the rent. We have now officially begun living in The Future. So for God's sake, someone pass me one of Marty McFly's flying skateboards, and let's start giving each other books as gifts again. I think I've blogged so much, I've forgotten how to read.