Catalogs. I hate ’em. Tool catalogs. I hate ’em. Professional grade tool catalogs, I really hate ’em. A specialized addiction are tools, really good tools, about the same distance between what tools you can buy at Wal-Mart as between cornfield marijuana and the kind that grows under stadium lights. I used to be happy with Sears and Roebuck tools.
Physicists believe the universe is 13.6 billion years old. They figure this out from the way the grass is bent over from wherever the universe came from. Everything the universe has or is gonna have is already here, but you probably already knew that. No last-minute additions to the menu, this is it.
However to placate boredom there is an alternative, of a universe equipped with worm holes that allow things to come and go without going through the front door. Without even knocking at the front door. And yes, creation has a front door, what we don’t yet know is the back door.
The reason I believe in the alternate universe thing is because every year there are tools that weren’t here before. For example I have a boatload of hammers, guess what someone just invented? You guessed it, two new kinds of hammers, I want one of each.