52:40 – Back in NYC after my trip to Virginia, heatwave, aggravating drive up Route 95, feeling of being full while eating, near pasta blackout, GPS, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, fatal bus crash, King’s Dominion, Busch Gardens, massive traffic jam, road construction, rest stops, horrible Baltimore exit, Maryland House insanity, New Jersey Turnpike, business books, Space Shuttle, expired potato chips, penny wise and pound foolish, Frank’s Positivity Show, mudita and schadenfreude, Empire Avenue, Hollywood Stock Exchange, keeping old email addresses, Alicia Witt, Fred Newman, mouth sounds, Sesame Street, Cookie Monster, celebrity Muppets, throwback packaging (Doritos, Bounce, Downy, Tide), cultural degeneration, country music, pop music, The Dead Dragonfly on 42nd Street, The Luna Moth Attacks, the moth obsession with light bulbs, had a Syllabub in Colonial Williamsburg (an obscure dessert dish mentioned in the Tori Amos song “Mr. Zebra”), the movies Westworld and Futureworld, fully immersive theme parks, and the uncanny valley.

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