By the way, we fell behind and missed nearly all the season of Doctor Who, so we're only catching up to it now, and we just got around to watching ``Kill The Moon'', and what the flipping heck was that? What was that even supposed to be?
I want to be clear: I'm willing to give them a pass on the big conservation-of-mass issue at work here because, heck, I could come up with a half-dozen Whonobabble reasons to justify it. I'll give them the premise. I'm willing to give people most any premise. It's what they do with the premise I'll gripe about because what the heck was that big sloppy mess of incidents going on about? The only way to have made a bigger pile of nonsense out of that would be to involve River Song and a freaking time-loop-paradox and mercifully they've dialed those plots down from 12 to 9 this season.
But, honestly, what the heck, Steven Moffat? What the heck?
By the way, please don't spoil me on the way the season ends up. I'm sure it's a mess but I'm hoping to learn the exact dimensions of the mess in my own time.
Meanwhile, away from this interlude of fanguish, my humor blog carries on, and has actually started drawing comments in some quantity lately. I'm a little scared of that, but I like to think it's a good thing. Running recently are:
- Is Yoghurt Deliberately Slowing Down Internet TV? which was last week's major piece and is surprisingly rant-y for me.
- Popeye: Hits And Missiles, an exploration of the terrifying world of the 1960s Popeye cartoons.
- Statistics Saturday: A Depressingly Long List Of Countries Where I Am Not Read, which people find very interesting considering it's exactly what the label says. People love seeing lists of countries.
- Love Was … (Also: Math Comics, Sadness), pointing to my mathematics blog, and to the mystery of whether Love Is has gone away. It appears not to have.
- Statistics, um, November Already, looking at my November 2014 readership; they peek back and wave.
- Einstein’s Brain, Thursdays at 8:30, an urgent question raised by the guy who took Einstein's brain at the autopsy. You know that guy.
- It Must Be The Receipt-Giving Season, an urgent question raised by getting some stuff at Meijer's.
- In Which I Try Stirring Up A New England Cheese Controversy, from that book of Old New England customs I read a couple months back.
Trivia: By August 1862 --- within five months of the enactment of the draft --- the Confederate government exempted salt workers from conscription. Source: Salt: A World History, Mark Kurlansky.
Currently Reading: The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science, Armand Marie Leroi.