You don't even have to put ice in there. Nobody checks that.
RIP René Auberjonois
(That's ok. He'll live forever in the Great Link.)
Tim Rowett is the best YouTuber.
No forced wackyness. No clickbait.
Just a nice old man enthusiastically showing off the toy and novelty collection he started when he was thirteen.
What drives me crazy about stories like this is how horrible they assume technology will be.
Eggs with onion on buttered bread is a perfectly fine lunch, but the author describes it as being more flavorful then anything our hero had ever gotten from his food replicator.
Really? His food replicator must suck. Nobody would consider food replicators a mature technology if they couldn't beat an egg&onion sandwich.
Technology is always such a strawman in these stories.
The story itself is about a space colony that has voluntarily given up on technology because working worth your hands is so much more fulfilling.
I feel like almost every author of sci-fi short stories has written this story at least once.
I wonder how many of them have actually used an ax to cut down a tree.
My mechanic told me I should start and briefly drive my car every day this week, because something something battery and something something alternator.
So today, instead of walking, I DROVE to the grocery store to buy groceries.
Luxury! This is great. I don't have to carry any of this food.
Is THIS why people own cars? I've been missing out.
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