It started off innocently enough. I was deathly tired of Netflix. I was tuning my WiFi for minimum power and shifting the channel to one that might have less congestion while hopefully coupling less well to things like hearts and internal organs.. and just got fed up with the formulaic EVERY SINGLE NETFLIX ORIGINAL having the same formula (put people in stupid peril, unlikely person does something, peril kept away; rinse and repeat) and an absurdly mixed cast… so went looking for diversion on the internet.
So why use Netflix? Well, it has this feature that it tells you the baud rate and resolution you are getting to the TV. Useful for tuning, well, baud rate and resolution. Besides, I’ve not yet cancelled them so might as well use it while I’ve got it. So I was using “Lost In Space”, where two white parents have a black daughter; who’s getting involved with a Hispanic guy, while the other white daughter just kissed the Indian guy… Yeah, you might wonder. But it is way worse than that. Overall it looks like the have had a check list for every single racial and ethnic category and assured each one gets a check mark. They must do gender swaps too, so “Dr. Smith”, you know, ZACHARY Smith, is now a woman… hope he didn’t mind the change. Oh, did I mention the black daughter looks to be about 16 but is an M.D.? Of course… But it has lots of detail in the images and gives the compression and transmission gear a workout. But I reached my treacle limit… And had my tuning answers.
Before entering diabetic shock, I decided to seek medication for the soul on the internet.
So after a few links I was on Small Dead Animals. (A favorite, BTW). And one comment led to another and I ended up on a rather fascinating site. I can’t do justice to describe to, so it’s just going to be a pointer and some quotes.
Halls Of Macadamia
(wish I didn’t know now… what I didn’t know then)
Life’s little mysteries
UPDATE: Feeling safer yet?
Khamzat Asimov, the suspect in a deadly knife attack in central Paris on Saturday evening, born in 1997 in Chechnya was on a French terrorist watch list.
Yup… here we go again…
The police said the attacker was armed with a knife, but gave no other details.
French media reported that two people are dead, and BFM television said one of them is the alleged attacker. The motive or reason for the attack was unclear.
Which was echoed by the CBC…
“The identity of the attack suspect and the reason for the attack are unclear.”
UPDATE: Oh, wait… I think there’s a clue!
“A witness told The Independent the assailant was shouting “Allahu akbar” and trying to get into restaurants as diners barricaded the doors.”
Chechnya, Chechnya… that sounds so familiar.
Ah, so refreshing. Seasoned with some salty cynicism, the bite of fresh citrus tartness, the savory richness of simmering sarcasm. The perfect remedy for drowning in PC Treacle.