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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