Thurs

November 29, 2012

Happy Thurs. -27 here, which seems a tad on the cool side. Looks pretty clear. We watched a 1979 movie call Bye Bye Brazil that was pretty interesting. The plot centers on a traveling magic show called the Caravan Rolidei. The joke is that Rolidei is pronounced Holiday. The traveling road show features a bearded […]

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Mon

November 26, 2012

Good Mon. Dark here and -4.53327 degrees F approximately. Yokelly we went to see Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” at the local sinaplex and easily got tickets while others were standing in line for slasher movies and such. Three of the previews of films coming to Fairbanks at Christmas featured extensive shooting and blowing up of people, […]

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Friday

November 23, 2012

I just read a good book by Bill Bryson, The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way. If you know any of Bryson’s many books, you are familiar with his amusingly authoritative take on the world. His style borders on conversational but carries a lot of information and frequent flashes of humor. The […]

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Wed

November 21, 2012

Good Weddance. -5 here, -14 at the airport. Feels cool. Yokelly we watched “Jeff Who Lives At Home,” an indie film that is fairly amusing but takes a while to get into. Jeff is 30 and lives in the basement with his mom. His older brother is a character we all recognize, the impulsive know-it-all […]

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Thurs

November 15, 2012

Good Thurs, sacred to War, the Norse god of thor. +6 here and some overcast. In the current world of war, Syrians are slaughtering each other and the Israeli Defense Ministry is tweeting about their plans to kill Hamas leaders, who in turn are holding press conferences about their plans to kill Israelis. Meanwhile in […]

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Mon

November 13, 2012

Good Mon. Sunny here and -7. Not to much to retort here. Local news features this on the front page, a sure sign of a slow news day— UAF to determine if automatic toilet flushers need to be replaced Read all about it.

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Mon

November 5, 2012

Good Mon. Coolish here at –0. It may rise to +0. There was a little snow on Saturday, just powder. We finally got around to watching The DaVinci Code, which is a highly improbable story but fun nonetheless so long as you don’t mind watching a psychopathic monk kill people out of religious devotion. Say, […]

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Thursday

November 1, 2012

Good Thursday. All Saints’ Day in many places. Cleaning up after the witches’ Sabbath. In Latin countries families will be visiting the graves of their ancestors, many of them (the living) carrying picnic food to eat while they settle down around the graves. Very festive. There’s a wonderful novel by Malcolm Lowry called Under the […]

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