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Let's see! Last night on Sanctuary, I got mildly sloshed on gin and tonics, and we talked about the following.


  • The 110th Congress! They're passing bills and DOING things. It's almost like they think it's their job, or something.

  • The article in the last post. It seems like most people who commented, me included, were a little uncertain as to the veracity of the 80-year cycle, and there were some disagreements as to where the blame for the dismantling of the governmental planning structure lay, but it seemed like the article had a point. Mecha and I had a discussion about the "pie-in-the-sky" projects that traditionally have come out of governmentally-funded places like DARPA, etc, and the general lack of such things today. It was interesting, and I think I liked the format enough that we'll have to find another article to discuss for next week.

  • Did I mention gin and tonics (gins and tonic)?

  • We covered the aikido class Mecha and I went to on Thursday, and how Mecha is little more than bone animated by sheer willpower.

  • We rambled on about Sesame Street and Jim Henson and the basic tenets of late 70s/early 80s PBS, and how it fundamentally altered children that watched it, like some kind of drug (a good one!).

  • That was more or less connected to a discussion of my generation, which I took the liberty of dubbing the "On-Button Generation", because every other name they've given us sucks.



All in all, I think I'm pleased with the way the new format's working, and we'll try for something similar next week! See you then.

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tropism
Jan. 15th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
Can you guys start recording these things or something? I'd love to be able to download and listen.
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