Me, surveying my #StarTrek book collection: “Yeah, I’m a little bit of a geek”.
My wife: “No….”
Me: “…I know where this is going.”
(Every shelf is double-stacked; most of those are #TOS novels. Please forgive the weird distortion from the pano camera mode.)
But! After a full day of emptying out one storage unit, packing stuff into a U-Haul, driving over the mountains, and packing half (non-books) into a new smaller storage unit and half (books) home, we are now finally entirely _done_ with Ellensburg!
Happydancing will commence when we have the energy to move again.
And if that upsets you, especially because I used such uncouth language, and we on the left must not stoop to such levels if we want to avoid alienating people, read this Twitter thread and re-think your outrage. (And if it didn’t upset you, read it anyway, because it’s a good thread.)
I haven’t been posting quite as much lately because I’ve been a little overwhelmed by all the absolute shit our country is in the middle of, much of which is deeply, sincerely morally reprehensible to me, and I haven’t known what to say about it.
So, right now, this is what I can say.
Fuck Trump (and everyone who supported him then, and supports him now).
Neat long look at how Netflix is doing what it’s doing in The Netflix Binge Factory: “Netflix is hiring everybody in and out of Hollywood to make more TV shows than any network ever has, and it already knows which ones you’ll like.”
Meet the guys who tape Trump’s papers back together: “Solomon Lartey spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office Building, standing over a desk with scraps of paper spread out in front of him.”
The book After Man: A Zoology of the Future imagines what animals might look like if humans went extinct, and absolutely captivated me when I was a kid. Neat to see a new edition is being released. Recommended!
To my friends old and new, family born into or chosen, and loved ones however defined: you’re valid, valued, and loved, and my world is a better place because you’re in it. I hope you can remember that even when it’s tough, and that you’re around for a long time to come.
Today’s bit of awesomeness: the THX “Deep Note” sound…acapella!