Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Vomit zombies

"Fire. Fire. Fire. Fire!"

That's a Beavis-inspired title: youtu.be/XchwE9zVdnw (HA!!!)

   The Expanse #1   

Book: Leviathan Wakes, The Expanse #1 by James S. A. Corey
Review: 3 bill-stars (out of 5)... good!
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/review/show/1968417905

This is the best book about vomit zombies that I've ever read. It's action sci-fi, rather than nerdy sci-fi, so the bar is a little lower. But it is well written. This is 3+ bill-star book that I enjoyed reading.

The characters are fun and interesting, if a little stereotypical. The space cop Miller is Harrison Ford in Blade Runner. The muscly, sarcastic space mechanic is like Jayne in Serenity. And so on. Originality isn't the bogey here. The goal is fun, and The Expanse hits that mark. I think it's fair to say that another goal of the book is to be on TV or the movies. And it hits that mark as well. The Expanse is currently a TV show on the Sci-Fi channel: http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse.

The plot is the weakest aspect. In some spot, I found it hard to suspend disbelief, and I'm usually pretty good at that. (ha) The tech in the book isn't special either. That said, there are those vomit zombies I mentioned.

"Look," Holden said.
"I saw."
"No, look!" 
All down the casino level, tube station lights were going off lockdown. Doors were opening. The people were pulsing toward the open tubes and the implicit empty promise of escape, and away from the dead men and women walking out from them.  
"Vomit zombies," Miller said.
- The Expanse #1
The author is James S. A. Corey. Well, sort of. That's a pseudonym, actually. From www.jamessacorey.com/about - "James S.A. Corey is the pen name of fantasy author Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. They both live in Albuquerque, New Mexico." Interestingly, these guys have a relationship with Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin. "He was also the first to read the final version. He was very complimentary. He said at one point that it was the best book about vomit zombies he'd ever read. That was nice."

A good read.

   Trinity and a million!   

I rarely blog about my tulips. The Internet makes me queasy (says the blogger).
So, very quickly... I'm so proud and happy.

I got one tulip heading south to San Antonio for college. Trinity seems like a very good school.
It's a tiny place. Even smaller than Noctrl.

And sometimes, they have funny tweets.

And I continue to be astounded by my favorite mathematician. Her math-y video on youtube recently surpassed 1 million views. Yow!

So, I'll repeat - I'm so proud and happy. This whole tulip situation is deeply overwhelming for me. It's  hard to express. It's even tough to type about. Maybe a smaller font will help.
It's not just the accomplishments of my kids. It's the whole thing. They're smart, attractive, hard-working. They're nice people and fun to be around. Most important of all... they're happy and healthy. Times like these demand religion, I think. I have no one to thank for so much good fortune. More than any person deserves. So, instead I type in this tiny font on my blog. So be it. (ha) I am humbled and overwhelmed by the last 35 years or so. Last time - I'm very proud and happy.


The cowardly leftie attacks continue on Trump's family continue: Melania, Ivanka, etc.
Golfer Rory McIlroy was leftie-attacked for golfing with Trump.
ESPN talking head Sage Steele lost her job because she dared criticize leftie protestors.

So, it is with relative glee that I announce a rightie boycott 1) that you've never heard about, and 2) that seems to have had an impact. Last year, Target jumped on the "anyone can go to any bathroom anywhere" bandwagon. What a courageous stand. (sarcasm sign)
...we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.
Well, righties responded by not going to Target. And sales declined. And the CEO got canned. Excellent!
Sales fell nearly 6% in the three quarters after the post compared with the same period last year, and same-store sales have dropped every quarter since the post.
The Target boycott cost more than anyone expected — and the CEO was blindsided

Did you catch at the end of that article? The leftie ban on Chick-Fil-A did not work as sales at the religious-owned restaurant actually increased after their stand for traditional marriage. Excellent again!

Speaking of restaurants (transition and the BIG ending), I gotta hit this place in NYC: Bill's Bar and Burger, www.billsbarandburger.com. Huzzah!

thanks...yow, bill

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