Tag Archives: TV

Depression, suicide, and hope

This person found a way of viewing today’s sad news through the hopeful eyes of the character and show Doctor WHO.

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UNconventional

Sidse Babett Knudsen, as PM Birgitte Nyborg

Ah, politics.  The fakeness, lies and weasel-words.  The facade of assumed importance.  The grand parade of lifeless commodities. Continue reading

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Lessons From TV

Mass media impacts lives, and each generation adopts current technology for the sharing of information, communication and entertainment.  Five years ago, during my last round of college, I realized how differently my younger colleagues in class were experiencing media than I had.  I use the Internet, but I’m a different animal.  I was part of the first television generation. Continue reading

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Deluxe Gift Baskets (#3)

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Jory Squibb built a microcar, which he named Moonbeam.  It took 1000 hours and $2500 in materials – mostly Honda Elite scooter parts.  It holds two adults, includes a heater, goes 45mph and has a range of 200 miles on a 2-gallon tank. I know how to do lots of things, but not this kind of thing.  Here’s where I’ve been reading how to Continue reading

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All Things New (and Doctor Who)

As of next week I will have been blogging for a year.  Since this time last year I’ve moved to a new home thousands of miles from the previous one, begun a new profession, and published over 100 thousand words in this space, but that’s not all.  I’ve also become a WHOVIAN, a fan of the British (BBC Wales) TV show “Doctor Who”. Continue reading

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The 18 Degree Tilt

Eugene opens his thermos.  When he attempts to pour himself a glass of milk, it comes out at an angle, missing the glass.  When Ernie Kovacs presented this trick, it had never been done before. Continue reading

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Most Evil Job Ever

Some of my readers urged me to write about another odd job I held once, but at the time I deferred because it was an unusual experience of real evil, the kind that swims in the dark river of sludge beneath all capitalism. Continue reading

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