Monday, 1 May 2017

cosmos

somebody touched me, must have been the hand of the lord.

and that somebody told me to watch cosmos again. only an idiot would argue with the lord so i dug out the discs and started watching cosmos. i watched it years and years ago and only remembered that it was good.  i forgot that it was really, really, really good.

it's hard to believe that cosmos was made 37 years ago, oh how time flies, and sagan makes a point of telling us just how fast time flies. the science has been refined and expanded upon in the 37 years since the series was created but it's not the science that captures my attention, it's sagan himself. sagan's enthusiasm and love for humanity shines through and it's contagious, even to an old cynic like myself.

looking back, i would have watched it on a crappy little tv with no home theater and in a dumpy old house.  but i was single and probably had a glass of scotch wiskey in my my hand. and i would have had the original space hound by my side, a jet black shepherd/lab cross. being young, half drunk and naive, i probably would have thought the world was my oyster. now i watch it on nice big tv with excellent sound so it's probably saw off.

after watching a few episodes, i've decided to add it to deadwood and make it an annual event. i, leo myshkin, do solemnly vow, to watch cosmos once a year. when i really like a movie or tv show i'm able to just sit back and enjoy the moment. in fact i get so mezmerized that i don't really remember tht plot. no shit, even though i've watched deadwood over 10 times, a lot of the plot is new to me whilst watching the events unfold. the ability to forget is a very valuable ability to possess, of course it can also create problems.

contrast the leaders who funded the library of alexandria with the current creature occupying the white house and as nasa would say; houston, we have a problem.

god bless the blue dot!



billy loves you sons of bitches more than i can say.

15 comments:

  1. I loved this show too. But wow... that long ago?

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    1. time flies, i'm wondering if new editions have come out with updates?

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  2. Home theater what's that. I believe our flat screen tv is less then 3 months old.
    Coffee is on

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    1. home theater is a bunch of fat wires, speakers and a 50 lb pile of metal and wires that's hard to dust and keep clean.

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  3. Carl Sagan was a true humanist. It was his idea to put artefacts of human culture in the Voyager probe. I'm glad you reminded me of Cosmos, I think it's about time I revisited it.

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    1. he says that our laws of physics apply to the whole cosmos, i wonder if that still hold true. but how about the laws of mathematics?

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    2. The laws of mathematics are a part of logic, so they should hold everywhere.

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  4. So, I should watch it?

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    1. should you watch it?

      i don't give a shit if you watch it or not.

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  5. I remember my parents imitated Carl Sagan all the time, saying "billions and billions . . ."

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    1. a good guy to imitate. a great role model.

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  6. We need more dudes like Carl Sagan and the leaders who funded the library of Alexandria and less ass hats like the current creature occupying the White House. Have a good one, Mr. Rosewater.

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  7. thank you for your continuing support mr shife. the sun is out and i certainly plan on having a good one on the scooter today.

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  8. Happy Friday, Mr. Rosewater.

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