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  1. Avatar Will Truman says:

    I ran across a documentary/reality show called Edge of Alaska (or something like that), from which I had two takeaways:

    1) Unsurprisingly, the people of the Alaska town value their independence a great deal. It’s hard not to admire the extent to which they go to live outside of society.
    2) They are clearly insane. In an episode I saw their dog had been killed by a pack of wolves. I’m sitting there saying “People! You don’t have to live this way!”

    (It should be said that by Alaska geography, the town its from isn’t even that remote. The lack of infrastructure makes adds distance, though, and by rest of the US standards a two day drive to civilization is pretty crazy.)

    Now that I have DirecTV, I’ve been able to channel surf for the first time in a few years.

    It’s just amazing to me how many TV shows there are right now. I was fiddling with my remote last night and ran across one on Applause called Rogue, which had some familiar faces. And looks kind of good! But I’d never heard of it despite it having Toby Ziegler and Mr Texas in it.

    I also saw a couple of Arena Football games (or parts of them) while teaching my phone the ways of DirecTV.

    I finished Currents of Space (which was good!), and am now listening to the Revolutions podcast on the English Civil War. Thus far, everyone involved seems to be a moron. Oliver Cromwell is just now becoming a major player, though.Report

    • Avatar greginak in reply to Will Truman says:

      Well you truly understand Alaska then. Independent in often oddly defined ways and generally craaaazzzyyy. Often amusing or interesting crazy. Other times dangerous and scary. And very often sure their unique brand of crazy makes them a better kind of person. The more amusing people know they are way out there and don’t blame society for not bending to their whims.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph says:

    Well, that’s irritating. Was looking to watch Hannibal but it did not record for some reason, and it’s not showing on-demand yet.

    Guess I will catch up on Humans instead.Report

  3. Avatar Alan Scott says:

    Left town to attend my new cousins’ b’rit bat, and staying with relatives.

    They watched (and therefore, I watched) an episode of “Madame Secretary”, and it was fun enough that I’m probably going to look for more of it.Report

  4. Avatar James K says:

    Watching:
    I saw the first episode of Humans yesterday and I think it has promise.

    I’m also about to start the last season of Burn Notice.

    Reading:
    I read Felicia Day’s memoir.Report

  5. Avatar Chris says:

    Weird thing that happened: I went to the used bookstore yesterday, hoping to find a particular book, which I didn’t, so I was just looking around trying to think of something I might want to read this week. Was looking at Graham Green (I bought Dr Fischer of Geneva, which I’ve never read) when I noticed Grass’ Cat and Mouse out of the corner of my eye. So I picked it up, opened it, and immediately realized that it was the copy of Cat and Mouse that I had sold to the same store, though at another location, at least 10 years ago.

    Anyway, now reading: Cat and Mouse by Günter Grass and Dr Fischer of Geneva by Graham Green.Report

  6. Avatar aarondavid says:

    Reading Darkmanns, or rather savoring it, as the writing is quite delicious.

    Also reading The Cornish Coast Murder, published by the BL. Writen in the 30’s, kind of a cross between Poirot and Father Brown. Fun.Report

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