314. Monsters Like Doing Things the Easy Way

Everyone is an “Artisan” these days, making things, handcrafted, the long way. Back in my day, if you wanted to create a beautiful wax statue of a human, you would just dip a human in hot, boiling wax.

But these kids today. They’re so ambitious. They probably want to carve their wax human by themselves, with little tools purchased in uptown shops with American Express Cards.


Listen to this old-timer. Take the shortcut. Use your brain, not your brawn.

Besides, it leaves more time for leisurely activities, like dipping gherkins in my fondue set, dipping doughnuts in my coffee, and taking a dip in the pool.


Jim MacKenzie is an amateur futurist on his way to guru-hood. He studied journalism and works in television. Jim writes for several blogs, including The Incredible Vanishing Paperweight and the satirical horror site StuffMonsterslike.com. Jim and his SML co-blogger, Sarah Giavedoni, have started a holiday, ticked off celebrities and tried to purchase the lunar surface. In his spare time, Jim likes listening to rock music, reading, giving away free books at his nonprofit "The POP Project" and trying to catch the real Thomas Wolfe Home arsonist.

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