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I'm still thinking about LOST

Which, I suppose, is a measure of its impact. I mean, it wasn't always the best show, but it was consistently gripping, intense, and entertaining. I was never sad about it.

LOST explained in a pie chart. (Funny)

I don't want to be mean to the people of the Louisiana coast, because I know they are suffering, and this disaster is unimaginable, but I can't help but wonder how many of these God-fearing souls were originally in favor of "drill, baby, drill!" in the Gulf... I was reading an article in the NY Times about how Americans (and to an extent, a large part of the world) have, throughout the history of the industrialized area, always ALWAYS traded safety and sustainability for cheap, fast energy. Hence coal mining disasters, oil spills, and nuclear plant meltdowns. The reason solar and wind aren't catching on faster is because it's more expensive, and Americans would rather have it cheap. Bottom line.

I have done very little of note this week -- managed to get in two good afternoon/DVD workouts, totally unable to get up in the mornings still, and still extremely bloated w/too-tight pants. Have been watching calories a little closer, though. I'm thinking I should hit a very strict, intense diet and see if I can lose weight thusly, giving me more clues to the thyroid possibility (I read, some while ago, the "Is Your Thyroid Making You Fat?" and then I followed the 800-calorie-a-day diet and DID lose weight, which meant the answer was NO, it's my total lack of willpower; I just wonder now if I should try again, due to the other symptoms.)

I have managed to gather up a lot of the old coins that have been left to me by various people which have been doing little but taking up space and gathering dust, indicating that I am NOT a serious coin collector. I kept the ones I liked particularly, and have bundled the rest into a bag to haul to the "We Buy Coins" collector shop a few blocks from here. I don't really care if I get much money for them, it would be good if a real coin collector got some joy from them! (The Lincoln pennies could be spent as pennies, I suppose, but I think they're worth as much as two cents each, and the Mercury dimes are definitely worth at least a couple dimes each...)

Time for FlashForward (in mourning)

Adopt one today! * Adopt one today! * Adopt one today! <-- That one was grabbed by accident while trying to get one of the new "dawn/dusk" ones...


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May. 28th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
I love the pie chart, although they forgot the amount of opening-eye shots.

I'll have to read that NYT article. Not that it's likely to surprise me, given the sense of entitled impatience that seems to define this country.
May. 28th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, that definitely should be a slice. (Or Meaningful Looks between Jack & Sawyer, Jack/Kate, Jack/Locke, etc.)

I can't remember what day it was (and I THINK it was the Times, it's the main online paper I read), but it was an Op-Ed piece. (I'm pretty sure.)
May. 28th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
Bwha! The pie chart is funny because it's true!

(Re the Gulf thing, I suspect it's a significant number who yelled "Drill, Baby, Drill". A lot of people have a way thinking something doesn't matter until it directly effects them. So when it's our fisheries, shrimp, tourst coastlines in danger, it's ain't so funny any more.

What I want to know is with the financial theivery meltdown and oil companies gone wild was there ANY regulation in anything in the Bush administration? It's like they left a house of cards. The finance thing started hitting the fan before Bush was out of office, but this is a direct result of the same sort of thing. Just with oil companies building rigs that they had no idea how to fix if anything went wrong because just like the magical thinking that the market would always go up, they thought nothing could ever go wrong on an oil rig.

Just wait until hurricane season starts up. What in the hell is that going to do when it hits the oil slick? *headdesk*
May. 28th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
OMG, hurricane season. I wasn't even thinking about that (tonight on the news I heard there's ANOTHER plume of oil coming up not too far from the one they're trying to cap... *headdesk*).

I think Republicans have been forcing the slacking of any and all government regulation on everything since Clinton was in office (that was when the Telecommunications Act screwed up the media so freakin' royally).
May. 29th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
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