This is a rant, and at least partially inspired by a discussion I had a couple weeks ago.
Nearly every day I read some sort of new article about the failure of Windows 8, or how the replacement product, currently called “Blue”, is in the works. Why? Are they just trying to repeat the reboot of Vista as Windows 7? I just don’t get what’s going on in Redmond?
When Vista first came out, it was labeled trash, and everybody hated it. Then Windows 7 came out as a replacement, and was universally seen as “What Vista should have been”. So now, Windows 8 comes out, everybody hates it, and everyone is saying Blue is “What Win 8 should have been”.
How does memory work and why?
Perhaps it was the opening credits with the giant Imperial warship shooting at the tiny luxury ship. Or the spiralling stars when the Millenium Falcon plunged into hyperdrive. Perhaps the image of the desert on Tatooine? Maybe it was Chewbacca playing holographic chess, or maybe the final explosion of the Death Star. I know I always picture the scenes that take place in the weapons locker and garbage disposal.
Tish? Funny word. Here’s the story.
I noticed some time ago that in the lyrics to Pink Floyd’s “Money” song, when played over the air on the radio, had been “cleaned up” a bit. The verse “Money, it’s a hit | Don’t give me that | Do goody good bullshit” had been changed to ”Money, it’s a hit | Don’t give me that | Do goody good bullTISH“.
Last week, Sean Hannity introduced us (well, me anyway) to a wonderful gentleman named Ben Carson. Ben is a pediatric neurosurgeon (!!!), a pretty smart fella, soft-spoken yet convincing, and apparently very conservative (although, upon reflection, I’m not quite sure if you can categorize some of his ideas as either left or right leaning).
Ben has also become quite famous for disrupting the recent White House prayer breakfast with… wait for it…. logic and reason. Although they started out sitting by each other at the main table, you could see the change in the president’s demeanor as Mr. Carson very gently and politely dismantled everything this current administration stands for. It was priceless. (Uh oh, watch out for the “black” conservative).
SPOILERS. Wow. Another shocking episode.
“Kill, or be killed. Or die, and then kill.”
So, season 3 is officially done, and once again we have to bid adieu to some characters. Poor Milton, I was hoping he would eventually join Rick’s group at the prison, but the “Guvnah” took care of that.
And Andrea? Milton took care of her, but against his last wish.
So, what does it all mean? Well, let’s break it down a bit.
I was waiting for a haircut yesterday at SportClips in Eagle. I read through all the latest Facebook posts available on my phone, then I changed the setting to show “a week” in stead of 3 days, and read through all the rest of them. Still bored. So, I picked up an issue of Eagle magazine and started flipping through the pages.
The thought, “Why can’t I write like that?” popped into my mind. The words and phrases just seemed to flow together, and in some cases, jumped off the page. The contributors to the magazine were far more adept at slinging words around than I.
SPOILERS. This is one of the things I love about The Walking Dead – I never know what’s coming next . It’s simply nothing like other series I’ve watched in the past. Most shows “telegraph” what’s coming up next, and more often than not I know where the plot is going long before it gets there. Not with Walking Dead however. I expected Merle to continue being the show’s anti-protagonist for quite awhile, and I was wrong. DEAD wrong.