Either I'm Psychic, or that Was One Heck of a Coincidence!
I was driving home from work today, and a Justin Bieber song came on the radio. I'm not a fan, but I didn't bother to change it; I just spent the four minutes or so thinking the following things:
1. Why do people support spoiled jerks like Bieber? He can sing, but he's an annoying person and he doesn't appreciate his fame and money. It would serve him right if people just downloaded his music instead of actually buying his CDs;
2. Do people actually buy CDs any more, anyway? I listen to streaming services or the radio. I haven't really cared enough to buy a CD in a while;
3. What could stores and record companies do to keep people interested in buying actual, physical CDs? Maybe put some really cool art in them, like posters that unfold. Or maybe they could have a special contest that you had to buy the CD for, like a treasure hunt where the clues were in the CD packaging. No one would share it online because they would be competing with others to find the treasure first;
4. For the rest of the song's duration, I thought about Masquerade , a book that came out in 1979 that was written and illustrated by Kit Williams. It contained clues in the illustrations that, when successfully pieced together and solved, would lead someone to a jeweled golden hare, ostensibly buried somewhere in Britain by the author. It was a HUGE success at the time. I had the book as a child, and of course I never solved the mystery, myself. I figured someone had, and I resolved to Google it when I got home, if I could remember.
The song ended, and then the DJ shared one of those little "ain't-life-crazy" news snippets, as they do to keep listeners entertained. Only THIS one was about a young couple who had moved into their first home, were working in the backyard, and discovered...
you guessed it--buried treasure.
My mouth fell open.
I mean, how often do you even think about buried treasure???
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