BUSINESS INSIDER has a list of the "most unemployed city in every state." I clicked through, pretty sure what I'd find if they defined "city" the way I would define city.
Yep, there we are, BEND, OREGON.
While we're all focusing on the effects of digital on publishing, it was interesting to read an article (ICv2) about how Games Workshop is concerned about the advent of 3-D printers.
In other words, the digital becomes physical. (They make elaborate, coolly sculpted figures for war gaming. But expensive.)
All those episodes of Star Trek and I never wondered about the effect of Captain Picard making Earl Grey tea would have on tea shops. I mean, he's in space, but I'm betting he has the same machine at home...
Who needs restaurants? Who needs stores? Just have it made!
You know the phrase, "Let yourself go?"
That's a real thing. One day you decide, "Screw it, I'm letting myself go...."
Then, later, old friends and family say, "Wow. You've really let yourself go!"
And you think, "Yeah. "
Driving to work today, there was a pickup near the post office that was so long, I had to move a foot or so into the other lane to get around it. Why? Why do you need a truck like that? Why is it sparkling clean without a dent?
Then I pull into a garage and another enormous pickup (sparkling clean without a dent) taking up two spots. Start to see red, then see the green envelope of a traffic ticket.
Am I being positive or negative to believe that most people try their best -- and fail miserably?
Trouble with having nothing I have to do, is I don't do anything.
There's a rumor (I repeat, a rumor) that Voodoo Donuts might be coming in where Giddy Up was.
(See above statement about "Letting yourself Go.")
You know, I've stopped reading reviews. I've stopped watching trailers.
I want movies to surprise me.
I still look at the overall ratings on Rotten Tomatoes-- so I get a general sense of whether I want to go or not. I might see a thriller or a sci-fi or a horror film even if it's as low as 50% ratings, but probably not a romcom or comedy or drama unless it's more than 80%.
I say I don't read reviews. If I really like a movie, I'll read reviews afterwords -- you know, to see how I really feel about it....heh.
Had one of those "Lucky or Unlucky?" moments.
Our carpet in the living room started getting wet. We called a plumber, but it was Memorial Day.
Anyway, we had our Wizard friend Aaron coming over to help us with our tech. (We periodically hit bottlenecks in our tech adaptions -- and he effortlessly fixes them)
So he walks in, immediately diagnoses a leak in the ice maker in the fridge, turns it off, loans us some floor fans to dry it out. Our carpet is stained, but we may have caught it early enough to not have permanent damage.
So, Lucky or Unlucky?
Comics coming 6/20/18
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