2013.02.02: Daily pseudoscience, carrots, and a hot mess
People want to cling to their irrational pseudoscience; if something is presented as 'reasonable' or in a 'clear' fashion they too often take it as true. They use no critical thinking, no critical reading. It doesn't help that they're scientific... Read more
2013.02.01: "Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it
Scully's quote (from "Herrenvolk") has a potentially ambiguous 'it' in it: does the 'it' refer to what happens or to nature? I suspect it is intended to apply to 'nature', as that is the most obvious antecedent and it provides the clearest inter... Read more
2013.01.31: "Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm a split personality, and so am I!"
Oh, Christian Slater ...
... in the wake of 'Dollhouse' ending (in terms of our viewing ... of course the show itself was cancelled years ago) I decided to give Ms. S. something similarly out there but nowhere as good in quality ...... Read more
2013.01.30: "It appealed to the schizophrenic in me. Both of them, actually."
Tuesday evening we finished 'Dollhouse' ("Epitaph Two: Return"), caught up on 'The Following' (yet to be a worthwhile hot mess ... but it may have potential), and tried 'The Taste' (insanely stupid ... and fun?). Today I thought too much about f... Read more
2013.01.29: Two meals, two continents, and various links
When we talk of comfort food and memories we often think of returning to something familiar, a pattern something repeated, something not unlike a groove in a much-loved LP. We yearn for that which we already know, but for me two of my most pleas... Read more
2013.01.28: "Thought-pocalypse?" "Is brain-pocalypse better?"
Close your eyes while watching "The Hollow Men" ('Dollhouse', season 2, episode 12) and see whether you can tell the difference between Fran Kranz and Enver Gjokaj as Topher.
Today we took in the season 3 finale of 'X-Files', "Talit... Read more
2013.01.27: "They roam like free-range chickens. We keep ours more like veal."
It's a Sunday Funday. The weather is "meh."
The other day we inventoried the pantry.
We did something similar last summe when we went through the cupboards and catalogued the grains and other starches, mainly the pre-packaged ... Read more
2013.01.26: Various and Sundry before Sunday
Sleep, televison, miscellany ... in that order.
From WikiPedia: "Northrop Frye said of Ros' novels that they use 'rhetorical material without being able to absorb or assimilate it: the result is pathological, a kind of literary diabetes'". ... Read more
2013.01.25: "He didn't even seem human."
"I think he was a mandroid."
It's weird watching another week come to a close, and with it the month is nearly over. How quickly time flies.
Ms. S. got us a package of "meatless meatballs" (by Veggie Patch) yesterday and tod... Read more
2013.01.24: "You bet your blankitty-blank bleep I am!"
Reflections on the night before, lunch out, shopping, etc.
This morning and afternooon we got a nice opportunity to enjoy lunch with Ms. S.'s father.
Last year -- last spring -- this occurred frequently. For a while it was just... Read more
2013.01.23: Merely midweek notes
I have a few thoughts on a variety of topics I want to write about ... later. But as for now it's nearly 11pm, a cat is resting on my lap, and it's almost time to make late-night tea for Ms. S.
When Ms. S. gets home we'll have tea a... Read more
2013.01.22: Derailed, but pleasantly
Tuesday took minorly unexpected turns, but that's okay.
I got up (the second or third time -- the 1st to feed the cats, the 2nd when Ms. S. returned from work, and the 3rd 'for real') and checked my email, only to find not just the ... Read more
2013.01.21: "Yaje? You're drinking yaje?"
It was "Teso Dos Bichos" (1996) this evening, along with "Meet Jane Doe." It was a day for modified recipes and some computer work.
I throw the expression "hot mess" around quite liberally.
Last night Ms. S. and I watched "The ... Read more
2013.01.20: Sunday Sloth ...
Just a brief overview:
1. A perfectly made egg, sunny side up, for breakfas, along with a bowl of Greek yogurt, honey, berries, and oats. The regular coffee and tea provided some pep.
2. Which helped with the noon Brunch Writing ... wh... Read more
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2013.01.19: Saturday Slumbering
A 'lazy' day, food, and links. Are you as disturbed as I am by the fact that Kevin Costner is 58 and that Janice Joplin would be 70?
After "Aerobi-Cide" (aka "Killer Workout") and "The House on Haunted Hill" (1999 version) we watche... Read more