29 May 2006
Rainmaker Thirdgear knew a lot. His personal store of information was so extensive that he had to get rid of some of it periodically, just to make room in his matrix for the everyday stuff like shoe tying and hair combing. Rainmaker’s favorite thinning method was to put on a yard sale once a year. He offered bargains on dodo recipes, treatises on the care and feeding of dinosaurs, UFO repair manuals, and other esoteric information. Whatever he couldn’t sell, Rainmaker burned in his backyard burn barrel. The neighbors complained about the smell. Rainmaker noted their displeasure for future reference.