It’s Friday people. The joy and the rapture of the weekend is upon us. This kid will be spending Saturday at the NASA ball park out in Greenbelt, Md. playing the first softball tournament of the season. Apparently, if we win all the games, we play something like 6 total. I expect full soreness Sunday. Which I will swim away before watching the dance teach perform Sunday night. Also, as a weird aside, I think I’m going to make it a point to travel to Texas over the next 2 or 3 years. I’ve wanted to visit Austin since I was like 19…Also, here. Please.
Anyway, here’s a little shower thought from earlier in the week: So y’all know I’ve just finished watching Fringe — and re-watching. I like looking at Josh Jackson. Sue me. — and there’s this one quote Josh Jackson gave to like Leno or Handler or some such late night person that was basically this (butchered): “The fear of elitism is one of the worst things Americans do. It’s terrible for the education system.” Or something to that effect. And it got me to thinking: he’s not wrong about that. Of course striving for excellence — and celebrating it — is absolutely crucial to achieving it. But I think where things get hinky is this idea that excellence can only be found in the already pre-determined exceptional. And let’s just remember always that, in this country especially, that’s never been the only case. The guys who started it all were no account farmers from a colonized land far away from the perspective of the Crown. But they were so much more, weren’t they?
And speaking of, this looks pretty good to me. Massive props for Florence and the Machine music:
I just don’t buy that this will ever be a truly viable currency. I appreciate the nerd-love but it’s far too speculative to be taken seriously.
Adorable! But I’m pretty sure I can go to the fabric store and make one in about 30 minutes by hand.
Pretty sure I’ll be watching this. Although the best paleontologist will always be Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby. Sigh.
Well I’m so glad the cynicism is hitting them earlier and earlier. Not that I relish the idea of the kids being brutally realistic about the state of things but look, we’re in a situation right now that almost makes that necessary.
Sent this to Charles because he’s a huge fan of the show AND a piano virtuoso. He said, “That girl’s intense.”
Love this kid:
Want to see…