Sometimes I amuse others in the process of amusing myself.
Is Phone Crypto the Future?
Since the creation of Bitcoin 12 years ago, the world has revolutionized the way that we view cryptocurrencies. Initially starting out as a worthless currency, the current value of a single bitcoin hovers around fifty thousand dollars. Investors continue to try to stake their claims in bitcoin in hopes that it will continue to soar higher and higher. Following along with bitcoin, several other cryptocurrencies have risen to fame, notably Ethereum, Dogecoin, and Tether. Every week, new cryptocurrencies are formed, as techies race to create the next big currency. It’s no wonder after all, Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin is rumored to have over $34B USD worth of bitcoin stashed away.
The Monkey's Paw
In the year 49 BCE, a Roman man, Julius Caesar, comes upon a man with the severed Paw of a monkey during his conquest across the world. The man claims it is a magical artifact, it will grant three wishes to each of its users, yet the process by which the wish comes to fruition may not be as wished. He begs Julius to take it - claiming that he has seen its awful effects and wants it nowhere near himself or his family. Julius consults with his traveling companions, who assure him that the man must be lying, so he takes it. He places it with his other artifacts and forgets about it.
There once was a wee little town in Northern Scotland, and on the very edge of the town lived a rather rotund old man who was known and loved by all. He was a jolly fellow, from his frizzy red hair all the way down to his beloved pointy boots, which was not a long distance. The old man lived at one end of the long road that all of the town lived upon, for it was not a large town with many streets criss crossing here and there, but merely a collection of houses along a single strip. At the far end of the town was the home of the bookbinder, a dullard. The bookbinder had only recently appeared in the town, much to the surprise and consternation of the townspeople. After all, how many books could a small town possibly require?