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Monday June 3, 2013 Some people with synesthesia are overstimulated by it. On the synesthesia mailing list, there's been discussion of ways to damp down synesthetic input.

I don't have this problem with synesthetic sensory input. But today, I realized I do have such a problem with non-synesthetic sensory input. Much less these days than I used to, but it's still there.

***From Ansible 311, June 2013:

THE DEAD PAST. _90 Years Ago_, the _New York World_ asked pundits about the world 100 years hence. Film director D.W. Griffith predicted no TV: 'I do not foresee the possibility of instantaneous transmission of living action to the screen within 100 years. There must be a medium upon which the dramatic coherence can be worked out, and the perfected result set firmly, before the screen will be permitted to occupy the public's attention. In the instantaneous transmission, there would be entirely too much waste of the public's time, and that is the most important thing ---time.' (_Columbia Journalism Review_, May) [MMW]

***From netcrimes on LiveJournal:

The New York Office of Mental Health is selling on eBay a used morgue refrigerator from a Manhattan psychiatric ward, an official said.

About a day after the item was first posted on the auction website, the price was at $1,050.

The eBay listing describes the refrigerator as "used" with "signs of cosmetic wear" but "fully operational," the New York Post reported Saturday.
"No woman in my time will be Prime Minister or Chancellor or Foreign Secretary--not the top jobs. Anyway, I wouldn't want to be Prime Minister; you have to give yourself 100 per cent." Margaret Thatcher, 1969. p. 90; Christopher Cerg & Victor Navasky, The Experts Speak.