You people don't talk much. If I have 88 "followers," where are they all? I keep getting the feeling that maybe three people come to this blog on a weekly basis, maybe four more once a month. Every one else is totally random, driven by my links to recipes on Wikipedia.
If you do the math (yes, you -- I don't "do" math) I'm sure you'll find out that time spent writing X number of words typed X entertainment absorbed = .000213% of reward. For me, that is. Rereading my old posts is a great hobby of mine -- there are whole legions of them I have no recollection of writing at all, therefore it's as if someone else wrote them, therefore I get to enjoy the wit of someone else who writes a hell of a lot like me about the subjects that I like to read/write about, therefore that makes me happy.
However I did promise random observations so let's go:
Random observation #1: if a blog has not been updated in over thirty days it should be deleted from the server with or without the owner's permission. Just think of the bandwidth that would save; the contents of the Library of Congress times ten million in one shot.
#2: Spock's Brain, the much-vilified episode in Season III of Star Trek, the Original Series, is actually very good. I always put it up near my highest rated of all the shows. The only thing I hate in that episode is DeForrest Kelley pronouncing "ganglia" as "gangula" not once but twice. That's like a president saying "nucular." Oh, I forgot -- George Bush (both of them) did it every time they said it. But the music was excellent and Gene L. Coon wrote it, even though he used a pseudonym in the credits.
#3. How can these companies like Proactiv run these two-minute-long commercials promising you'll get rid of all your pimples, then charge, like $40/bottle for basically soapy water?
#4. How can A&E, formerly the Arts and Entertainment Channel, playing series like Horatio Hornblower and Sharpe and Columbo and Biography be reduced to all day, every day marathons of "Intervention" or "Criminal Minds" or "Beyond Scared Straight?"
#5. How can the Food Network play series like "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," "Dinner Impossible," "Chopped" and "Iron Chef America" all day, every day, seven days a week?
#6. How come I have approximately 250 channels in my "extended package" of Videotron Cable TV and these (#5) are the types of channels that dominate, and my "movie package" is filled with movies like "The Switch" and "Trash Talk" and "Love in an Elevator?"
#7. Why did I find out today that back in 1981 American Airlines offered, for $150,000, a lifetime pass in First Class to any destination in the world at any time? Lifetime pass meaning for the rest of your life? Anywhere in the world, in First Class? Meaning that you could, if you really wanted, live in First Class on an airplane for the rest of your life? If you don't believe me, look it up.