*Heroes Season One (the only season worth watching)
*The Mr Peabody segments of Rocky and Bullwinkle
I think time travel has been less frequently used as a central conceit in television than in the movies because, paradoxically, there are fewer places to go with it. It's easy enough to get away with one cool story, but it takes a lot more to sustain an episodic narrative. So Superman and Star Trek only travel in time on a few occasions, even though it would seemingly solve a lot of their problems.
I think I'm reading Dune again. It's a very good book.
I won at chess last night. It was an easy game, I blitzed through the first moves of the Dragon as White, then my lower-rated opponent made a mistake that gave up a pawn. I got a second pawn and then gave it back. At that point, I was ahead but he had drawing chances since we both had rooks on the board. But then he traded both rooks into a dead lost pawn endgame. Here's a hint: pawn endgames are decisive, you know the result going into it, while rook endgames have wiggle room. I used up less than 10 minutes of my time because all the decisions were easy in the opening, and then they were easy when he dropped the pawn, and then they were easy when he wanted to trade down to a dead lost game. When it was down to rooks, I was digging in and getting ready to calculate a lot, but he made it simple. Then I went home and played some blitz. Kept winning there.
People keep asking for silly BS from me while I'm trying to do something actually important. Bah.
I found some youtube videos of Zoidberg dubbed in German. They are hilarious.
Okay, time for lunch. I got a bunch of stuff done, at least.
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