A few weeks ago the reception on my satellite TV service mysteriously went kaput. I put in a service request and the company said the earliest anyone could get out was in a week. This gave us some time to live without any traditional broadcast television, and after a few days we were getting along without it pretty well. (I would think cable companies would prioritize service a little more in order to prevent customers from making that discovery, but apparently that's a rare issue.) Read more about Adventures in cord cutting
"House of Cards" with Kevin Spacey which started yesterday on Netflix is, from what I've seen so far, on the money, so to speak, regarding our corrupt crony capitalist system . It was a hit in the UK, so Netflix decided to gamble and produce it themselves. They got David Fincher and the guy that wrote the political thriller "Ides of March", Beau Willimon, to write the scripts. You can watch all 13 episodes at once too. Read more about "House of Cards": A Gumbo of the Obsequious and Salacious Goings on in D.C.
Heh, look at me. It's like I'm a real blogger again or something. I blame all that rain we had; there was no way I was getting squat done in the garden this past week. But clearly my old addiction was just masqued by planting; I admit that and this post is as much to myself as it is to you all. Read more about Why Do You Consume It?
I'm visiting family this weekend, so I'm missing it, but in honor of those taking to the streets of DC today, I'd like to repost this entry from a while back that got attention at Kos and elsewhere when first posted. Read more about Slightly Fewer than 600,000 Ugly Ducklings