It’s the time of year to start thinking about Greenberg Turkeys, and to re-readthis. There is probably still time to get you one before Thanksgiving. Or, failing that, Christmas.
I am so pleased there was an election where I didn’t personally know a single person running for anything. That used to be common. Not anymore.
I have noticed that FX is running reruns of30 Days. I’m excited about this, because if you haven’t seen this show, you should. Here’s what I said about it, back in the day. Hope they put out some more episodes.
I’m also really getting in to a great show on the Sundance Channel, called “Iconoclasts.” Since this show is in its third season now, it’s a bit of a “Columbus Discovery”* for me; but maybe you haven’t heard of it either.
What the show does is to pair two persons who are famous or successful in two very different fields of endeavor. And yet, what the show uncovers almost every time, are surprising amounts of connection and similarity between values and core beliefs.
For example, Alicia Keys is paired with Ruby Dee. Jon Krakauer is paired with Sean Penn. OK,obvious connections there. So how about Mike Myers and Deepak Chopra?
That episode was really great, in that they both seem to agree that deep-level spirituality is intimately connected with our sense of humor. The ability to understand the deepest truths of human existence, and the ability to laugh at ourselves and our situation, share commonalities. I have intuited this for a long time, but it was nice to hear others express it.
This is very good news about the GM plant in Arlington. And another good reason to re-read this. This is apparently the first time a full-size SUV will be available as a hybrid.
Connections Band should be announcing several new shows for 2008 soon…stay tuned.
*Columbus Discovery defined: When I stumble on some new cultural phenomenon that is new to me, but has been known by others for some time. These can be musicians (often are), artists, TV shows, fads, etc… Something that entered the cultural zietgiest some time ago, only I never knew it. So, like Columbus, I am ignorant enough to say “Hey, I just discovered this!”
But, unlike Columbus, I have an inner voice reminding me that it was around a long time before I finally paid attention.