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Book: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Review: 4 bill-stars (out of 5)... very exciting!
Let me get the weirdness out of the way. Titling this book Dark Matter is a bad/odd choice because there's nothing in the book about dark matter. The plot has physics in it, but it's quantum mechanics and superposition, Heisenberg and stuff like that. Also, the title choice is bizarre because there's a graphic novel just published in 2012 called Dark Matter: www.goodreads.com/book/show/14288627-dark-matter. And that Dark Matter is so popular that it's currently a TV show on SyFy: www.syfy.com/darkmatter. So, the title's a head-scratcher. The sour cherry on top: the hardcover artwork is bad too. (ha!)
But the book is very exciting! The setup is very similar to the first books I read by Crouch, the Wayward Pines trilogy. Crouch says to us readers, "Hey, accept this crazy premise, and I promise you a wild ride." So, the premise here: a scientist figures out how to travel between multiverses. OK, that's fun. Crouch then delivers on the suspense and the action. His short, staccato writing style is perfect here.
It's morning, and they're getting ready for their respective days.There are plenty of holes in Dark Matter. And there's some hokey nerd violence: a pet peeve of mine. But who cares? Crouch overcomes. I can't grumble too much because I enjoyed the book. It's a real page-burner.
She's brushing her teeth, he's brushing his, and when he catches her staring at him, he gives a toothpaste-foamy grin and winks.
She wonders —
Does he have cancer and isn't telling me?
Is he taking a new antidepressant and isn't telling me?
Lost his job and isn't telling me?
A sick, hot feeling erupts in the pit of her stomach: is he having an affair with one of his students and it's her that's making him feel and act like a brand-new man?
No. None of that feels right.
The thing is, nothing is obviously wrong.
On paper, they're actually better. He's paying her more attention that he ever has. They haven't talked and laughed this much since the beginning of their relationship.
It's just that he's... different.
- Dark Matter
A great read!
Signs point to yes
There's an online Magic 8 Ball. (of course)
I'm skeptical. Let's test this sucker out.
I like the BIG headline on this weak-ass Wapo story on Crooked Hillary.
It's been fun. And funny. It should get even better as we get closer to the election.
New low - I saw a new low in presidential politics, at least that I've seen. Crooked Hillary put out a faux ad of some guy dressed up in full KKK regalia talking about how much he loves Trump. The ad also says something about how a lot of Trump supporters are racists. I lost track because I was laughing out loud (or LOL, in the parlance of the times). It's a faux ad because it's never actually run on TV, just plopped out there so CNN can churn on it for a couple days. I hope the Trump boys are learning. There are no rules. None. No. Rules.
Wiki-Election - The Wikileaks guys say that more Crooked Hillary crookedness will be released soon. I saw some item where they asked the Wikileaks guy, Assange, why he doesn't release any Trump dirt. And he said something like: The stuff Trump says is wilder than anything we can find to release about him. (snort)
Bye Dr. Drew - A little collateral damage... goofy magoo, Dr. Drew, dared open his mouth about Crooked Hillary, and CNN promptly canned him.
peace... yow, bill