Aaron David

A fourth generation Californian, befuddled.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Two movies on the way back.

    Boss Baby (cute, funny, surprising amount of butt/poop/fart jokes)
    Kung-Fu Yoga (Made a quarter billion dollars, surprised it didn’t make more)Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    Lately I’ve been reading Flapper which is a cultural and social history of the Flapper in 1920s America. Academic but also light hearted.

    The tombs you describe are interesting to me. Sometimes I can zoom through them and they are highly engrossing. Other times, I wonder where the hell the editor went. Even enjoyable tombs can take me a long time to read. I’ve been picking up and putting down Anthony Powell’s Dance to the Music of Time for years now. I’ve yet to try with Rememberance of Things Past. But I was able to zoom through Caro’s biography of LBJ whenever a new volume comes out.Report

  3. Avatar Brent F says:

    I was three blocks away from a “terror” attack yesterday. The good burghers of Edmonton appeared to be thoroughly unterrorized by the incident and went about the usual Saturday night downtown binge drinking with minimal fuss.

    There is a lesson there about news reports of a city “reeling” in response to one of those things.

    So that was my weekend.Report

  4. Avatar George Turner says:

    *sigh* My weekend had an irritating encounter with Star Trek Discovery.

    *Star Trek spoiler ahead*

    *really. A kind of spoiler is coming*


    I’m having major problems enjoying the new Star Trek series because they’ve based the show around the main character being a mutineer, sentenced to life in prison because she committed mutiny. Everyone around her keeps calling her a mutineer.

    The writers apparently thought their grand idea was so brilliant that they didn’t bother to find out what “mutiny” means. A first year law student would have gotten that charge thrown out because although she did commit an assault and she disobeyed an order, she in no way shape or form committed anything even resembling mutiny. A mutiny is a group action, like a lynching. One person can’t do it, any more than a lone employee throwing a rock through their boss’s window in the middle of the night can be charged with rioting. By definition, a mutineer acts in concert with fellow mutineers. If she acted alone then she wasn’t engaged in a mutiny no matter what she did.Report

  5. Avatar Maribou says:

    I read Seanan Maguire’s novella Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day this week, which reminds me more of Beagle’s A Fine and Private Place than any other ghost story I’ve read does (this is high praise).

    Binge-listening to my podcasts as a comfort source, especially The Librarian Is In, Coode Street Podcast, and Terrible Thanks for Asking.Report

  6. fillyjonk fillyjonk says:

    I am really hoping to be done with “Moby-Dick” soon.

    I started out enjoying it but right now (I just passed the part where Queequeg has them make his coffin, but then recovers from whatever lurgy he had) it just feels like a depressing slog. (It doesn’t help that I fundamentally know the outcome – a lone-survivor situation – so yeah).

    I need something much lighter for my next “big read.” Am thinking either “Emma” or “Persuasion.”Report

  7. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    I’m currently making my way through Le Carré’s latest. As usual, melancholy and page turningly good.

    Also, re-reading Justin Cronin’s Passage trilogy. I’ve done this several times, and it never gets old. A love story disguised as post-apocalyptic fiction.Report