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No. 81: Programmed to receive. And transmit.

Programmed to receive. And transmit.

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{A family sit in a hotel foyer. Each is using a mobile device (a laptop, a tablet and a mobile phone). Outside the window the hotel signage can be seen: "Free WiFi", "Hotel California", "Last WiFi for 100 mi". Two hotel staff members are talking.}

Bellboy: They checked out hours ago, but they don't seem able to leave...

title: Prisoners of Their Own Devices

The author writes:

I was chatting with a friend about this strip, and we noticed that the bellboy looked a bit like Tintin, and that makes the suit guy an aging Captain Haddock. Does that mean the Hotel California is actually Marlinspike Hall?

Over the last few years I have googled the lyrics of many songs, and have found that some lyrics sites let commenters give their interpretations of the lyrics. In spite of many songwriters actually explaining what their lyrics mean, some people seem to ignore that, and build enormous, detailed fantasies about the meaning, often in ways that seem to require a very personal interpretation.

Well, sure, if you want to think that Hotel California is all about a very detailed seduction of a particular woman, be my guest, but maybe keep it to yourself, instead of trying to tell the world that's what it's about, especially as the Eagles already said it's about Hollywood.

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