Tuesday, 6 September 2016

change in the air

Man oh man, the weather can certainly change quickly.  One week ago the weather was almost uncomfortably warm and now it's goddamned cold! Those carefree days of hopping on the scooter with just a t shirt and flip flops are over. It'll be a goretex jacket and leather sneakers for the rest of the season. bummer.

The onset of fall means one thing rosewaterville, it 's time to begin thinking about deadwood! I just finished watching Planet Earth with David Attenborough. It's a great series but it can also be quite depressing. Most segments focus on some darling little animals where you get emotionally involved with their struggles to survive a hostile environment and the never ending quest for food. Then almost every segment ends with some rat bastard predator killing the poor creature that you'd just formed an emotional attachment with. So it goes.

I enjoyed the episodes which focused on the planet rather than the creatures. Caves and the deep ocean were probably my favorites. It takes a special type of adventurer to explore some of those caves. The only thing that bothers me about these fantastic BBC natural wonder series is the shared footage. I realize how difficult and expensive it is to film most segments but I wish they'd briefly display a little caption below segments that have been used in different series.

Why? Because it might stop me from thinking that my senility is running amok! I kept asking myself, have I seen this before? Fuck me, it seems familiar but I don't remember watching this episode.

I had something clever and insightful to say but son of a bitch, I can't remember what it was.

Was Chet a cool dude or was Chet a cool dude?
Chet was a cool dude.

Billy's feeling kind of blue, but I guess he was born to be blue.

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    1. cool with a little drizzle here today.

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  2. They also combine footage from different hunts, because it's difficult to get close-up kill scenes from a hunt that's being filmed from the sky. They freely admit in the "diaries" that follow the main documentaries.

    Do you wear long johns at night?

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    1. some of the diaries are excellent. is the french guy with the hot air balloon redundant with the explosion of drones?

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  3. I made the mistake of assuming that a G rating would make Planet Earth an excellent and educational babysitter for my three year old once, when I had to knock out dindin while negotiating with a client and cursing my wife's absence.

    I walked into the room to check on poor Cedar who was gripped by terror as he watched a pack of wolves dismember a cute little deer to whom he'd grown attached.

    That was the longest game of "Papa WHY?" I've ever played. The nightmares still lingering.

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    1. watching the lions feast on a baby elephant was my greatest horror.

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  4. hopped on the scooter without a jacket this afternoon and it was excellent. an old security guard at the mall saw me circling the parking lot and waved me over to tell me it was fine to park on the sidewalk.

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    1. who is chet?

      only the best trumpet player in history.

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  6. I vote that Chet was a cool dude, and the layering has begun here as well. The morning walks with the fat basset are definitely a little cooler these days. Take care Mr. Rosewater.

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    1. thank you for your continued support mr shife. life is good.

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