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  1. Astromech

    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    Yeah, I've caught myself more than a few times justifying their actions. The constant cat and mouse is thrilling.
  2. Astromech

    Audiobooks: raw sounds of literature

    Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across the US, narrated by John Waters himself. I couldn't imagine this audio book being nearly as funny without Waters narrating it. I listen mostly to audio books on history. They're great for my commute.
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    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    I listened to a podcast with John M. Barry, the author of The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History. It was morbidly and eerily fascinating. And equally frustrating that we are seemingly repeating some of the mistakes of 1918. I have added the title to my TBR list. Currently about 3/4 through Mark Kurlansky's A Basque History of the World. Fairly light overview of Basque History and culture. Interesting.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    About halfway through s3 of Ozark. The tension just keeps building and building. Navarro is one evil bastard. Also started the Polish series, The Mire. Crime drama set in 1980s Poland. Two journalists working together to uncover the truth of the murder of a communist party official.
  5. Astromech

    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    He was great as Bunker in Banshee.
  6. Astromech

    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    Started Ozark s3. Pleasant surprise seeing it up on Netflix yesterday since I completely forgot about it premiering this month.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    Finished The Valhalla Murders. The secondary mystery was much more interesting than the initial one. Decent moody Icelandic crime drama.
  8. I can't say I've really hate watched any shows, but there have been a few train wrecks I simply couldn't avert my gaze from. The last few seasons of Vikings comes to mind. Some reality tv shows fall into that category: The Real World, Jersey Shore, Botched.
  9. Astromech

    Rank your 2020 TV shows throughout the year

    I've stalled on a few series already in 2020 but the two series I've so far finished, ranked in order, would be: Babylon Berlin s3 Kingdom s2 Westworld s3 has been good so far. Valhalla Murders is decent.
  10. Astromech

    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    I watched the Italian film Ultras, about football hooligans. Typical story of aging hoodlum second-guessing life choices and trying to finally grow up while he tries to stop a young impressionable turd from following in his footsteps. It was ok, I guess.
  11. Astromech

    Watch, Watched, Watching: A new thread was Justified

    Kingdom s2 was just as entertaining as s1. Anxious to see where the story goes from here. I started the first episode of The Valhalla Murders. There is an obvious formula to Nordic Noir and I eat it up every time.
  12. Astromech

    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    I love Fischer. Everything I've read of his has been top notch. Waldstreicher I am not familiar with, though his bio looks rather impressive.
  13. Astromech

    Joy in the morning

    Every Malazan Book of the Fallen entry with Tehol and Bugg in it. Just skip to their sections. The Onion
  14. Astromech

    First Quarter 2020 Reading

    Your statement reminds me of the appendix to David Hackett Fischer's Wahington's Crossing where he discusses the various academic "zeitgeists'" treatments of Washington's crossing of the Delaware through the decades. It was extremely interesting to see how various generations interpreted it.
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