Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Again

The Christmas season has arrived, as it usually does this time of year.  Most people view Christmas as a time of feverish activity.  And, as a result, they talk about how much they hate it.  In fact, talking about how much one hates Christmas is almost as popular as talking about how much one hates the Star Wars prequels.  

Christmas for me, though, is a time to rest.  I don’t get invited to many Christmas events.  I guess that most people must, given how they view Christmas as a frenzy.  But I don’t.  

And I don’t see how Christmas shopping can be considered stressful in this age of Amazon one-click ordering. 

I could write more on the subject, but instead I’m going to try to relax and enjoy the Christmas season for a few days. 

And you should too.  

But, before you do, read (or re-read) what I consider to be my classic Christmas blog post.  

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NBC Is Bringing Back the Olympics Triplecast . . . This Is Getting Weird

First I express the desire for mummies to make a resurgence in popular culture, and then find out that a major mummy movie (say that three hundred times fast) will be released next summer.  And now, after hoping, for no good reason, for NBC to revive its failed Nineties experiment, the Olympics Triplecast, I learn that they are doing just that.  Well, it’s not really the Triplecast, but it is a new cable network devoted entirely to the Olympics, which is close enough to make me feel as if I have at least a mild case of prophecy.

As far as I know, no one is currently producing a crossover of iCarly and I, Claudius.  But still, two of my blog wishes have come true, so I’m going to come out and say it: I want the dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals to come back, and indeed I would like to be the one to introduce them to the world, and for some of the larger ones I would like to be able to get on their backs and ride around on them.  

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Icicles: Winter Is Coming

I saw these icicles over the weekend.  They are a reminder that winter is coming, or, if you, like me, go by meteorological winter, that winter is already here.  

“Winter is coming” is the catchphrase from the popular television series Game of Thrones.  I have never actually seen this show, despite the fact that it looks like the sort of thing that I would like.  Maybe one day I will take the time to watch it all.  Until then, I must rely on the basic knowledge that the characters in Game of Thrones live in an epic quasi-Medieval fantasy world, doing epic quasi-Medieval fantasy things, and occasionally reminding each other that winter is coming.  

For example:

[Somebody is fighting a dragon.]

[They pause.]

Somebody: Winter is coming.

Dragon: Yes, winter is coming.

[They resume fighting.]

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wait a Minute . . . We ARE Having a Mummy Resurgence

In a recent post, I opined that mummies should be the next big thing in popular horror.  Now it turns out that next summer there will be a major mummy movie, starring Tom Cruise.  The trailer was released last week.  

I almost think that I should blog about other things that I want, and see if they come true.

I could start with the dinosaurs returning, but that might be taking things too far.