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Maira Kalman, Optimist

“The older you get the more you grapple with the idea that time is lessening, and what is it that I’m supposed to be doing here and how much happiness am I achieving on this planet?”

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Happy 50th, Jetsons

Lucky we checked Mental Floss. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have known it was the half-centenary of the Jetsons’ futuristic utopia. First broadcast in 1962, and set in 2062, the Jetsons – one of the first shows to be broadcast in color – got future-tech a little bit right (reclining massage chairs, supersized TV screens), and a…

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