Wow

Jun. 25th, 2017 05:50 pm
chalcedony: (trust me)
 Moffett better have some prime mojo up his sleeve in order to fix the outcome of last night's cliffhanger.  Seriously.  
chalcedony: (book cupcakes)
I was just reading an interview with John Waters in the NYT that was linked to by [personal profile] thesarahscope, and they asked him the following question:

You’re organizing a literary dinner party. Which three writers, dead or alive, do you invite?

It's a question I've seen in one form or another many times, but never really thought about, much less answered. So I'd have to say: Isaac Newton, Jane Austen, and Isaac Asimov. 

How about you? 

Oh dear

Apr. 4th, 2017 10:49 pm
chalcedony: (beachy keen)
Except for a couple of 15-20 minute breaks at various times, I have slept all day long.  Of course this means that if anyone is in the mood to chat at 4:00 tomorrow morning, I will be awake and able to participate. 

Ha ha

Mar. 25th, 2017 03:39 am
chalcedony: (balloons)
Perhaps our reality-TV president should consider going back from whence he came.  Since "The Apprentice" has been cancelled, I'd like to suggest that he try "The Biggest LOSER"! 
chalcedony: (With Her)
I'm certainly old enough to remember a time when Republicans considered lying under oath to be a serious offense serious - serious enough to impeach a president. 

Like I said, REALLY old.  
chalcedony: (science blue)
Reading discussions about yesterday's news from NASA yielded numerous bon mots, but this one was the best by far:

"Well, someone with the last name Cochrane needs to take one for the team and name their child Zefram." 

We're still here. 
chalcedony: (westie pup)
It's night #1 of the Westminster Doggie Show.  Fun and games abound. 
chalcedony: (black ribbon)
I was too young to really know Laura Petrie; I only saw her in reruns.  But Mary Richards ... she arrived at just the right time to be a big influence on the young women of my age group.  She was the best example we had seen yet of how to turn the rhetoric into every day life. 

Rest in peace, Mary. 
chalcedony: (we the people)
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality ...

Well then

Jan. 8th, 2017 09:19 am
chalcedony: (Marvin)
CBS Sunday Morning just did a feature piece on virtual reality headsets, which were apparently the big seller this holiday season.  Based on what they showed of the typical experience, I'd say that they are much improved over the ones that were first introduced in the nineties, but can't  begin to compare with even the most rudimentary holodecks. 

It's done

Jan. 1st, 2017 08:56 am
chalcedony: (red running)
So here I am, a day earlier than I planned. A new year and a new platform. Let's hope they're both good ones.
chalcedony: (Marvin)
May it be a very happy, healthy year for all of you!
chalcedony: (black ribbon)
I really don't have anything to add to everything that will be written about her over the next few days except this, as per her stated wishes:

"She drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra."

Rest in peace, Carrie; I always liked you so much more than I liked Leia.

Arrgh!

Dec. 24th, 2016 11:45 am
chalcedony: (balloons)
Honest to God, I think the only people whose stupidity irritates me more than the Trumpsters are the ones who continue to insist (despite all the evidence to the contrary) that "Bernie would have won!"

Please stop waving your ignorance in public.
chalcedony: (westie pup)
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
chalcedony: (science blue)
Tonight, the Friday Night Dinner Group went to see the restored/reimagined/animated Second Doctor series "The Power of the Daleks". This series is important to Doctor Who because it was the first one starring Patrick Troughton, and the first time regeneration was used to change actors in the role. The actual tapes of the series had been lost but there were still photos and, thanks to the fans, complete audio tapes of the entire six episodes in the series. It was originally broadcast in 1966, so the BBC decided to bring it back as an animated series for the fiftieth anniversary.

It was shown on the big screen tonight, all two hours and forty-five minutes of it, and it was great. Original Who had a certain je ne sais quoi that New Who is sorely lacking, and which I often miss. Plus it was a Dalek series, and how could that be a bad thing? As I said, the Daleks throw a great party, so who cares if it's always the same one?

Best of all, the action takes place in the Human colony on the planet Vulcan. NBC and the BBC, perfect together in 1966. :)
chalcedony: (With Her)
Spotify confirmed that streams for Janet Jackson's hit "Nasty" spiked 250 percent after last night's debate when Trump called Clinton a 'nasty woman'.
chalcedony: (With Her)
Lots of people on social media are saying that they think we ought to get rid of Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous People Day. These folks are all very brave on Facebook and Twitter, but I'd be much more impressed if they stood in the middle of Mulberry Street and shouted it for all to hear.
chalcedony: (science works)
Yesterday, the temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait got up to 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit. According to Weather Underground (https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/eastern-hemispheres-alltime-temperature-record-kuwait-fries-in-54), that's a record for Earth's Eastern hemisphere.

Oh hell

Jul. 13th, 2016 05:11 pm
chalcedony: (James T)
Idris Elba is in the new Abrams!Trek movie? That means I'm going to have to go see it.

Barf.
chalcedony: (With Her)
Lots of people had lots to say on Facebook yesterday about Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Because of the harassment I've received from the Bros in the past, I chose not to participate. But this is LJ, which no one reads anymore, so I'm perfectly comfortable sharing my initial reaction to the news:

It's about fucking time!

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