I seldom admit to being a fanboy to any television show but I'm a huge fan of the Blue Planet series on the Discovery channel. I recently found out, by the graces of TiVo, there is a new series from the producers of Blue Planet called Planet Earth. Blue Planet has mind boggling cinematography, rare moments in nature captured on film. It appears as if they've duplicated this with the Planet Earth series. Needless to say, I'm quite eager to see this series.
In an Eat The Press blurb on the Huffington PostKeith Olberman articulates identical sentiments that I have about some of his...well, I guess you could call them colleagues.
On Anderson Cooper:
"I gather... he is the only person who has not been informed that he is a marketing experiment"
On Nancy Grace:
"Anybody who would embellish the story of their own fiancé's murder should spend that hour a day not on television but in a psychiatrist's chair"
On Glenn Beck:
"A wolf in sheep's clothing. A very dangerously bigoted guy who's selling himself as a pragmatic philosopher"
The one about Glenn Beck is my favorite. I only ever see Beck at the gym and I wonder, as I watch him perform his poorly executed daily pantomime of centrism peppered with bigotry, if his game is as evident to everyone else as it is to me.
I came home to find the Lonely Planet guide to Sydney I had ordered arrived. I opened the box and gazed onto the cover....
BrettCajun is on the cover doing a jiggy dance in pink vinyl chaps, a white leather thong, riding crop, pink and white harness, and a matching cap. Brett never told me he went to Sydney. Oh, and Darin green isn't your color.
I'm home from the gym and making dinner. I report my weight loss progress since the new year. Last weekend was full of activities. Wal-Mart is actually doing some good in the world. OneBillionBulbs.com. I'm still kinda iffy about Barack Obama but perhaps I'm coming around? 32 Days left till I go to Australia!
This is good. I'm glad that they fought this, but let me point out this quote:
""I'm a Republican, but the reason I don't want the coal plants is I live here,'' said Zach Crohn, a college sophomore. "Baylor is very Southern Baptist conservative Republican, but this will affect all of us, no matter what you believe in politics. It would be a different story if it was a different area.''
So if it wasn't in your area you wouldn't care? Seems oddly similar to this attitude. Must be that compassionate conservatism that we heard so much about in 2000.
Last night I found myself at a loss for something to do so I decided it was time to start one of the many books I've been meaning to read. A while back I made a list of classic books that I needed to read. I bought a few and received a few as gifts. So, last night I picked up my copy of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. I am so glad I did.
It is clear to me now why Capote is held in such high esteem. The first two chapters of this book are steeped in such vivid detail that I think if any other author were to attempt it, it would come off as tedious and inane. Just from the first decade of pages I was completely immersed into the town of Holcombe, Kansas and I felt as if Herb Clutter was an old friend. If only I didn't need to sleep I would have devoured the book through the night.
Just so I don't miss any, what are your favorite "classic" books?