Sweet! We received a few drops for the dragon over the last few days, some tied to tantalizing mystery.
First, thank you to whoever left the awesome dragon book! Dragons: A Natural History by Dr. Karl Shuker is a great illustrated tour of dragons throughout history. We love it and are learning all sorts of stuff about dragons.
Check out the sweet dedication to the dragon drop:
We love you
The dragon says xoxo back atcha! :)
Someone put pennies in the dragon’s mouth. We appreciate the support! This is a nonprofit operation, but we do accept such donations. ;)
Our friend Erin brought this crowned bear back from her trip to Berlin, Germany, and a former employer of mine, The Electric Sheep Company, sent this little sheep. Both were gifts for the dragon. Thanks, guys! (Yes, that’s one of those crazy moving picture scenes you can buy on Mission Street behind them. <3)
Now, it turns out there’s some real mystery surrounding the package from Electric Sheep. I got an email from my friend Jessie who works there saying there was a piece of mail they wanted to forward on to me. It turns out someone had sent them an envelope from Sweden, addressed to me (even though it’s been over 2 years since I worked there), with no sender name or return address. Inside was a book called Being or Nothingness by Joe K.
Here’s the spread with the sheep and the book:
I googled the book and found that over the last two years a small number of people connected to the fields of brain science, artificial intelligence, and philosophy have received the book. Check out this Ask Metafilter post which describes what I got, too. This discussion thread is also of interest in trying to unravel what’s going on.
Interestingly, I wrote to a couple of people who also received the book and we now seem to share the bond of some secret book club, like a mysterious extended family. Double interestingly, my good friend Reuben Steiger, who lives in the Bay Area and runs a company called Millions of Us which is in a similar field as Electric Sheep, also received a copy. Triple interestingly, the book bears his birthdate on the back, but so does my copy, so it’s probably a 1 in 365 coincidence.
He and I met up in North Beach to discuss the book and compare copies. The mystery continues…
And hopefully so do the drops! Keep ‘em coming, the dragon likes ‘em. rawr :)
***PS thanks also to Kristen AKA Kroosh who *tried* to send the dragon a drop from Brooklyn, but it got smooshed and returned in the mail! Conspiracy!! The dragon still says thank you, because at the end of the day, the thoughts, they count!***
Speaking of which, if you want to send the dragon a drop you can do so at
The Dragon Drop
915 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94110