weekly thoughts 11/12/17

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Sun 12 Nov 2017 4:39 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: Cerebus, the comic book. I’m (re-)reading all 300 issues. Can’t stop reading. This was really made for binge reading. It’s actually better than I remember.

Recently affected by: Radio Lab’s episode on Oliver Sipple
Why are people so threatened by other people who are different from them?

Weekly bits: Can Our Democracy Survive Tribalism? A very thoughtful read. I also just realized that this goes along with the above Radio Lab podcast and the quote below…for better or worse…

Quote o’ the week: You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. -Anne Lamott

Song o’ the week: Poor, poor Ed

longevity is for suckers

Blogged by edjusted as contemplation — edjusted Tue 3 Oct 2017 9:25 pm

Say it with me now, longevity…is…for…suckers!

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the best star trek show on tv now is…

Blogged by edjusted as general — edjusted Tue 3 Oct 2017 8:28 pm

The Orville. Yes, seriously. For the first 3 episodes, I wished they would “pick a side”…either be a comedy or be a serious show, but each episode turned out to be neither funny enough nor serious enough. But with “If the Stars Should Appear” (episode 4), it seems to have finally hit it’s stride…being both funny *and* serious enough to be a pretty good episode of Star Trek.

And kudos to composer Bruce Broughton, for doing a masterful job of creating a soundtrack that seems greatly…ahem…”inspired” by the first few Star Trek movies (the original ones, not the recent reboots). I’ve been having a lot of fun trying to identify where some of the musical passages came from.

weekly thoughts 10/1/17

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Sun 1 Oct 2017 10:09 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: American Gods, the tv show. I’ve read the book, and it’s great, but the show is an entirely different beast.

Recently affected by: How money can buy happiness, wine edition
“This is a non-trivial task, because of the way the hedonic treadmill works: you get used to stuff. Remember those lottery winners. People become habituated to nice things: while your bigger house or fancier car can indeed make you happy in the short term, you get used to it pretty quickly, and before long you just become scared to lose it.”

Weekly bits: The International Hide and Seek Championship Starts Today
3 words…World. Champion. Title.

Quote o’ the week: To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Winston Churchill

Song o’ the week: Dumun – urtiin duu
Some Monglian music have such a sense of longing, it’s heart-rending.

new apple products

Blogged by edjusted as general — edjusted Sun 1 Oct 2017 9:13 pm

So Apple’s new products will be “organic”? I wonder if they’ll be opening an Apple Farm near me…

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weekly thoughts 9/9/17

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Sat 9 Sep 2017 10:35 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: Success is not only not everything, but sometimes…it can be a horrible thing

Recently affected by: What exists, what does not exist?

Weekly bits: *This* is one major key to being the smartest guy in the room.

Quote o’ the week: Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.
― Thomas A. Edison”

Song o’ the week: Koop Island Blues

to the moon!

Blogged by edjusted as cool stuff — edjusted Mon 21 Aug 2017 10:44 pm

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“alt bright”

Blogged by edjusted as politics — edjusted Sat 5 Aug 2017 8:59 pm

Bwahahahaha–snort

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maybe we should stay home tonight…

Blogged by edjusted as contemplation — edjusted Fri 4 Aug 2017 10:24 pm

Comics Kingdom

bob’s *my* uncle?

Blogged by edjusted as contemplation — edjusted Wed 5 Jul 2017 8:21 pm

In the past few years, I’ve become more and more interested in learning about phrase origins. There are so many phrases that we use without batting a eye that are just weird if you just stop to think about it…phrases like “Bob’s your uncle”…say what? Who’s Bob and why’s he my uncle? And why does that mean “everything’s good” or “there you have it”?

Apparently, nobody really knows. Which makes it even more mysterious. But it seems like the most popular explanation seems to involve nepotism, and a Irish politician getting his position because of his uncle Robert…or “Bob”, if you will. So there you have it…or Bob’s your uncle.

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