# 21 Jul 2005, 07:51AM: Not "Ironic," Thank Goodness:
The SF Zoo has an exhibit/event called "Parrot Encounter." That sounds ominous. More ominous than the old magazine or comic "Tales of the Unexpected." Today I conceived of a similar magazine or comic: "Tales of the Weirdly Apt."
# 21 Jul 2005, 08:01AM: Christmas Column In July:
Today's MC Masala has second and third paragraphs that the Bay Area Living editor, Cathy Schutz, much improved. Thanks, Cathy.
In "Interfaith Dialogue Runs Aground" I recollect a party where I conversed with a former Christian:
The more we talked the less we understood each other. How could he sit with me, a block from the Mission District in San Francisco, eating Christmas pie, and not understand that my conscious citizenship in Western civilization demands that I get a handle on Christianity?
# 21 Jul 2005, 08:21PM: Good Writers:
Flea talks about bravery and Brendan gives blood.
Gordon Atkinson is making the kind of decision that you have to make if you're going to give yourself up to the writing. Chain the wolf to the door. I wish him well.
# 21 Jul 2005, 08:39PM: My Patience Is Not Rewarded:
Recently I have less and less patience for disrespectful or snarky or dumb blathering. I put on my headphones at work less for the music and more to drown out particular people's incredibly useless yakkety-yak. And online I find myself scrolling past stupid comments on blogs with the unspoken incantation "Screw you, screw you, screw you." That's why I can't read Heather Havrilesky's "I Like To Watch" column in Salon: too much posing and insulting, not enough substance. And that's why I haven't watched Battlestar Galactica yet.
Leonard and I have heard great things about the new BG series on the Sci-Fi Channel. So he set up his TiVo to record them, starting from the beginning, but we didn't catch the miniseries that kicked off the whole saga. I'd like to read a transcript of it, or a very complete summary, but all I could find was Television Without Pity's recap. Reading a TwP recap is slow going at the best of times (example: "The Body" from Buffy The Vampire Slayer), but the BG miniseries recap has the highest noise-to-signal ratio I've ever seen on the site. The recappers seem to actively avoid saying anything positive about, well, anything except their own discriminating tastes.
I've been saying "Screw you" at every paragraph.
So those TiVoed episodes will have to wait.
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