So I am going to pull the old “goodnews, bad news, good news” trick. Ok, good news: It’s Music Monday. Bad news: There is about an 20 min left of Monday where I live. Good news: That’s quite enough time to listen to, as hinted at last week, “Big Bang” by Cursive (or you could listen on Tuesday, whatever).
Buzz over the 2012 presidential campaign is growing more every day, and I'm all aflutter witnessing the shit storm that is the Republican primary unfold. Watching "Rock-You-Like-A-Herman Cain" craftily dodge opportunities to refute cult slams on Mormon "Mittens" Romney got me thinking recently about the ambiguous religious affiliations of some of our past presidents.
When I was ten years old, I would lie on the floor of our family room on Sunday nights watching Carl Sagan’s astronomy series, Cosmos. Barely blinking, barely breathing, my whole family sat transfixed by the images and the music, but mostly we were awed by the science.
I am going to get straigh to the point today. 1. It's Carl Sagan's birthday this week. 2. Aesop Rock did an AMA last night on reddit. 3. He also wrote a song called "Big Bang" wherein he states, "I don't really believe in God." 4. I am having a hard time connecting these facts.
I'm not normally a big TV-watcher, but every once and a while, a small-screen gem pops up on my Netflix instant queue (X-Files, Home Movies, etc.) and I have to watch every episode. The Wonder Years is the most recent gem that I have found. I've watched entirely too many episodes in too short of an amount of time, but the retro lives of the Arnold household have given me a lot to think about, like why is Craig Hobson such a jerk? What was life like before the internet? What's a map? Why are they sitting at the kitchen table to talk on the phone? And most importantly, why does being a kid suck so much?