Back in 1990, I was working as a bartender at a long-gone Chicago bar. They had a big "projection" television, which they usually showed sports on. One night, I made the owners put a new show, The Simpsons, on instead of sports. I was a big fan of the comic strip "Life In Hell," which, like The Simpsons, had been created by Matt Gruening. I made them put the show on because I was certain that the general public would never get Matt Gruening's humor, and that the show would tank after 5 or 6 episodes.
How wrong I was. The show is still going strong after nearly 20 years.
I was running around this morning doing errands. Among those errands was a stop at the post office to pick up stamps. To my surprise and delight, I was able to purchase the stamps pictured above. Never in a million years did I ever think...
My last stop was my local grocery store, where my bank is. While waiting in line to make a deposit, I heard a song over the piped in music that I recognized: Living Color's Cult of Personality. Never in a million years, I thought, for the second time in the day.