Here’s fresh post to tide you over into the late night:
This is how much the comet moved in just 10 minutes tonight. This thing is FLYING. Must be moving close to 100,000mph right now. pic.twitter.com/TWjy8xC0PP
— Andrew McCarthy (@AJamesMcCarthy) February 2, 2023
This picture was taken this evening in the skies over Billings, Montana. pic.twitter.com/SxFY6Q2s0s
— Drew Savicki ⛄️⛄️⛄️ (@DrewSav) February 4, 2023
"Lunch Counter Sitdown Invades South Carolina"–this month 1960: pic.twitter.com/OSDzqOCU8T
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) February 3, 2023
That time Dolly Parton sang Everyday People with Kermit the Frog.
Nothing more to see today. pic.twitter.com/j35FnOjwDj
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) January 25, 2023
Streaking across the sky like Will Ferrell.
Jusr watched Perry Mason “Blushing Pearls” case. Had a nice part for young George Takei. He works at a company that sells fine pearls from places like the Sulu Sea. The episode, a pretty good one, is directed by Richard Whorf.
That Kermit/Dolly video is adorable.
I am going to a job fair at the Memphis zoo this Wednesday. I worked in public accounting and corporate tax for thirty years, doing contract work for the past several. I was a docent at the zoo in Atlanta, and the zoo here is wonderful, so I decided why not?
Bonus: the zoo is one mile from my house.
Just watched that myself. It’s strange to me that there were more Asian-American actors on Perry Mason than Black actors. Maybe an “exotic” thing? Dunno.
Nothing else on that I want to see, so I have moved over to Batman: The Animated Series on HBO Max.
Good luck at the job fair!
Also, it’s 16° here in NoVA right now. Brr! Getting up to 34° Saturday and then into the 50s in the coming week. Weird weather.
If you get a chance to go to the desert on a cold evening, you can watch the satellites pass overhead with the naked eye. Lots of them. Move about that fast.
@Steeplejack: My set of possibly overlapping guesses is 1) California; 2) Asian people were as close to Black as timid execs could get, especially so soon after blacklisting ended; 3) an apparent push to patch things up specifically with Japanese/J. American people by more liberal-minded others, as seen occasionally in other shows.
@Steeplejack: Oh, I usually stick atound for Hitchcock’s morality tales.
They may appear to move that quickly but nowhere near as fast.
Your #2 seems most likely. It occurs to me that if Perry had a Black client who was falsely accused (as all but a couple of his clients were) that might have raised some very uncomfortable questions in the viewers’ minds.
I don’t find those as compelling. I hate it when somebody gets away with something and then Hitchcock explains in the epilogue how they didn’t get away with it. It is interesting to see how Hitch provided work for a bunch of expat actors from the old country who weren’t well known in America.
I am a huge Perry Mason stan, and I find rewatching the episodes soothing.
Usually I switch over to Milk Street or America’s Test Kitchen, but they’re not on right now, or weren’t when I started watching Batman.
I think I’m gonna watch the Princess Bride. I did some tinkering with the mac and cheese and am not too pleased with the result. It’ll eat, but even Salad is looking at me side-eyed.
Yes I read about the green comet, but I live in a city, and not spending gas or electric to go chase a dark sky. But the moon rising late this afternoon was spectacular. There was also a noticeably low, low tide. I was originally looking for starfish (yes we haz them when the tide gets low enough) but I kept stopping to look at the moon. It rose faster than I could have imagined, in relative terms anyway.
I saw Sputnik in the sky over St. Louis when I was really young, and many things in between that and 1P/Halley when it was last around. Sam Clemens went in/out with that bit of space debris.
@SectionH: Do you remember looking up at Echo I and II?
The Tornados, Telstar.
Ron Desantis and George Santos have very similar voices.
Also, cops in LA shot and killed a man who had no legs, being a double amputee.
He had a knife. And no legs.
Blam! Shot him dead.
… And if you remove Honest George’s glasses, the resemblance is just uncanny.
@Steeplejack: I take those epilogues as mostly an ironic commentary in line with the dissection of propaganda that was one of the main objectives of the tv shows. (The movies too, but the tv was more of a workshop.) On those rare occasions where he sincerely meant it, I think you can tell.
@HumboldtBlue: I once made some m&c that was so bad, at least to me, that I refused to try again for about 20 years. Family claimed it was ok, but they could be nice, and it did cost money. More recently, something like Martha’s basic recipe — roux, then milk or cream, then small cubes of cheese — has been working. Block cheese melts much better than storebought grated.
@prostratedragon: Never buy store bought grated cheese if you’re going to use it in a recipe. It’s okay for putting on things like tacos and such but it will have either cellulose or starch to keep the cheese from sticking together. That changes its melting ability and the texture of the final product. Just buy small blocks and get crackers if you don’t use it all. Having a variety of cheeses 🧀 in the fridge is always good for snacking or a grilled cheese sandwich later.
If you turn the volume up on that tweet from the Billings, Montana skies, you can here a surprisingly deep voice saying — faintly — “wǒ shì nǐ bàba“
“INVADES South Carolina”. Back in the day, when the racism was loud and proud. About half of white people want to return to those days.
There’s only one Dolly. A truly amazing human being.
Especially interesting was the headline that “counters closed” because there were “orderly Negroes” sitting there. As opposed to “The Coloreds rioting for a milkshake,” I guess.
@prostratedragon: Store-bought shredded cheese often contains a little cellulose, added to keep the cheese from clumping. That might explain the difference.