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Been re-watching The Wire, and it is great as always.

I'm trying Patriot (on Amazon), and I'm not sure how I feel about it. It doesn't annoy me like virtually every show that tries to be funny does, and it's not quite as predictable as I expected (although still is somewhat). I dunno if it's something I'll be keeping with.

Next on the list: Fortitude, also on Amazon.

Just watched the trailer, and that one I am excited about.

I wouldn't call myself a die-hard, but I too found TFA to suck ... was just lazy at best. Rogue One was better, but still not great. I'm not going to be the slightest bit surprised if this is just a shot-for-shot remake of Empire just like TFA was a re-do of A New Hope. They also seem to have given away the big plot point (twist?) in the teaser: Luke's going to say that they need someone who's balanced between the light side and the dark rather than a Jedi, who's just light.

I doubt I'll see this one in the theaters, since even professional reviews can't be trusted not to be riding the Star Wars Peen.

I will be in Richmond (VA) for the foreseeable future, and don't think I'll be anywhere else over the summer (although we're still trying to sort that out). I will be in Northern Virginia near DC next Sunday, as I mentioned previously.

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 12, 2017

Since jobs seem to be the focus of this Pubski, I am still trying not to think about mine. No future in it, no future anywhere else that I can see (at least not until I can start teaching full time). Basically, all I can say is that my job pays the bills and does not make society actively worse.

Greek is continuing; starting to actually read the NT now, which is pretty dang awesome I have to say. A lot of the more obnoxious things I remember from studying Classical Greek are much less of an issue by the time of Koine, even if they do have a tendency to overuse certain prepositions (the dictionary entry for one of them is like 6+ two-column pages). There are some lovely turns of phrase, even if they weren't necessarily on the stylistic level of the great Attic orators from a few hundred years earlier.

We're also just over a week away from the return of MST3K!

I think the reason it's so hard to give advice on something like this is it's just too complex. To continue on the house metaphor, it's like you're building some kind of building where the blueprint you have does not remotely match the parts available, and you're trying to do the whole thing at night during a hurricane.

One thing to consider is whether your school offers counseling for students--mine did, and it was free.

More generally, I know I have a tendency to kind of shunt everything emotional to the intellectual part of my brain, since it means I don't have to feel it. I can see some of that habit in you, too. I'll let you know once I figure out how to get that back under control :)

My man, I love me some SITD (got to see them live around 2004, too, was a great time).

NiN - Closer (Unrecalled) - remix by Coil. I love how this shows how you can take a song and completely change the feeling of it. Their version of Gave Up is great, too.

Tom Waits - God's Away on Business

Eiscrecher - Schwarze Witwe

The Cure - Lullaby

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Research Debt

That does make more sense, yeah. I wonder how much of a demand there really is for that, though, given that people doing research probably want more of a cursory understanding of a given area before doing research in it, though. But I'm not a scientist, so who knows.

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Research Debt

Isn't this the purpose of popular science and science reporting?

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