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Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to AskJaybird-at-gmail.com

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  1. I’ve been rereading William deBuys’ A Great Aridness about the consequences of warming climate on the US Southwest. If it’s even half as bad as his experts think it will be, the Colorado Lower Basin states are so screwed.Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    I’ve been reading the Dispossessed by Don Carpenter. The novel is basically a thinly veiled slice of life Mill Valley and Marin from Upper-middle class yuppies to the oddball eccentrics who came north from SF to sleep among the redwoods.

    Now this is in the right thread. I also picked up David Cronenberg’s novel from the library and a book by Mary Beard about laughter and jokes in Ancient Rome.

    Nerdius Maximus.Report

  3. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Reading the Luminaries, and Austin Grossman’s You.

    Have been watching food movie after food movie, as well as catching up on The Blacklist and trying Dennis’s recommended Young Justice. (Which for some reason Netflix has decided to remove Season 2… arrrrggghhh…..) Plus a lot of NBA and college football, obviously.Report

  4. I am a couple episodes from being current on Continuum. Then on to Suits. Lain permitting.

    Audiobook-wise, I’m finishing up Stephen White’s Alan Gregory series. I have a bad feeling it’s not going to end well. After that, I’m thinking Asimov.Report

  5. Avatar Maribou says:

    I don’t know how many times I’ve told Jaybird that I’ve seen all three Mad Max movies, more than once, but he keeps managing to get all excited about introducing me to this one. 😀

    We saw Interstellar today, which I liked for sufficiently personal and painful reasons that I don’t want to talk about it. We’re still watching Person of Interest, I’m still watching Lost Girl, and I’ve been reading, but very slowly. Mostly a Martin Greenberg compilation of apocalyptic stories. It’s funny, but I can pretty much tell within 5-10 years when a sf story was written… “oh, this must be from the 60’s … yup,’69. this one is from the 80’s, yup, 1985.” It’s also funny that Lester del Rey wrote better women in the 40’s than Spinrad did in the 60’s… No wonder I liked del Rey better than Spinrad back when I was too young to know why…Report

  6. Avatar aaron david says:

    Jaybird, I will leave this here for you:

    Report

  7. Avatar Jaybird says:

    For the record: Thunderdome holds up.Report

  8. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Been re-reading the Tiffany Aching series by Pratchett, and just started The Survival of the Birch Canoe by John McPhee, which is pleasing to me on more levels than I could possibly describe. (If I could come into a great unread Mowat book I think I’d call this a perfect reading week.)Report

    • Avatar aaron david in reply to Stillwater says:

      @stillwater
      I am glad you are enjoying it! At some point I should at least attempt to narrow down which of his books is my favorite, but it is so much less work to just say “all.”Report

      • Avatar Stillwater in reply to aaron david says:

        Yeah me too Aaron. I just love that dude’s writing. I’m on my way over to Amazon to buy more. I don’t even care if it’s stuff I’ve already read. He’s just delightful.Report

  9. Avatar Hoosegow Flask says:

    I recently got the Farscape boxed set and have started rewatching the series. All I can think of now when I hear the intro is: “My name is John Crichton. I used to be an astronaut, until… When you’re shot through a wormhole, you’ve got nothing…”Report

    • Oh, that’s awesome. Ka D’argo is Fiona, Aeryn is Sam Axe.

      No, wait.Report

      • Avatar Hoosegow Flask in reply to Jaybird says:

        You rely on anyone who’s still talking to you.

        A trigger happy ex-Peacekeeper…

        [“Pull it out. Point it like a gun. And shoot.”]

        … a new friend who once try to kill you…

        [“Where is the human?!”]

        … Royalty, too… if you’re desperate…

        [“I am Rygel the XVI, Dominar to over 600 billion subjects. I don’t need to talk to you!”]

        … and down-and-out Nebari you met along the way.

        [“Don’t tell me how to lie! It’s one of the BEST things I do.”]

        Bottom line: until you figure out how to recreate wormholes, you’re not going home.Report

  10. Avatar Glyph says:

    Rewatching (at least some seasons of) BtVS (again – so this is at least the 5th time). Almost finished with S1. Such a pleasure seeing the iconic main characters and their interactions, as archetypal as Kirk/Spock/McCoy, nailed by the perfect actors for the parts, right from the start.

    Was discussing it with my brother, and telling him that if you ask me what the best TV show ever was, I’d tell you The Wire; but if you asked me which one I loved the hardest, it would probably be Buffy.

    What he told me, and that I never would have suspected, was that David Simon himself might disagree and call Buffy best.(!)

    Got the new David Mitchell and a Joe Hill book (Horns); but haven’t cracked either one yet.Report