I get to link to two people who delight me: Andy Ithnatko and Jonathan Coulton.
Amazon Advent 02 – “Mr. Fancy Pants” by Jonathan Coulton – Andy Ihnatko’s Celestial Waste of Bandwidth (BETA)
“In his live show, Coulton introduces ‘The Future Soon’ as the thoughts of a 12 year old boy during the Eighties, lying in his bedroom and reading ‘Omni’ magazine and thinking of the future. It’s a time when you’ve yet to figure out how to wield any power over your own destiny. At the same time, you can’t stop thinking about the future. The kid in this song is eager for what his life will be, when technology will have magically eliminated all of the unsolveable problems that stand between himself and what he wants.”
Read the rest of Andy’s piece. It’s worth it.