DOES THE FUTURE
The name is backward, but that's how they
read it off - from a list, in alphabetic order,
last name first. Danny Hoelle was the real
name. His father was a lingerie merchant,
and his mother had all the money. Her
family name was 'Marchant,' but never
used it. Danny Marchant Hoelle?
This whole doing the future routine was
his idea. He'd invent things, and then he
also invented his own patent office, to
approve them. Yes, all true. The problem
was, then he invented his own reality,
in which to work all these things through,
and they took him away at that point.
As an old TV show used to have it :
'One Step Beyond.' He had cars that
would turn into trees with cavities
in them where you step out and enter.
Whatever you wished, he said, that's
what you entered, and he said some
never came back.
I always figured that was tricky;
if not manslaughter, then kidnapping
for sure. But then again, after we talked,
he'd have me convinced of the very same
thing, about Life itself. So weird.