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By TheophileEscargot (Sun Mar 05, 2017 at 12:09:43 AM EST) Reading, MLP, Watching (all tags)
Reading: "The Princess Diarist". Watching. Links.

What I'm Reading
The Princess Diarist. Short book by Carrie Fisher based around some diaries she kept around the time of the filming of Star Wars, and had recently discovered.

The anecdotes of the filming are interesting, and her musings on her odd form of fame are too. She reckons that even being the child of celebrities didn't really help prepare her for her style of fame, since her parents faded into obscurity for long periods.

The diaries themselves deal with her brief affair with the older, marries Harrison Ford. There are some flashes of wit but they're definitely juvenalia not up to her actual books.

Overall, pretty interesting.

What I'm Watching
Saw the BBC biography of Terry Pratchett Back in Black. Quite touching with an uncanny performance from Paul Kaye as Terry Pratchett taking us on a tour of his life.

Socieonomics. In defence of the PPE degree. Prosecuting paedophiles who view indecent images.

Video. Helicopter synced with camera. Who Framed Roger Rabbit - The 3 Rules of Living Animation.

Articles. Innovation in the US marines. Young Karl Marx review.

Sci/Tech. Part of Delia Derbyshire electronic music archive to be digitised. How Uber Deceives the Authorities Worldwide.

Politics. Tony Blair: Against Populism. The real reason Nigel Farage hates Douglas Carswell.

Pics. Balboa Bathing Parade, 1925.

< Well, that happened. | UTB >
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Helicopter... by ana (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Mar 05, 2017 at 06:26:07 AM EST
What fun. Stroboscopes never really work all that well, but this is perfect. I suppose engineers can learn a thing or two about how the machine works from watching things like that.

Or get rabies. Also don't do that. --scrymarch

Back in Black by Metatone (4.00 / 1) #2 Sun Mar 05, 2017 at 06:19:33 PM EST
Kaye's voice grated on my at various points, but as a fan I was naturally a sucker for the show overall.

Thanks for book recommendation by bobdole (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Apr 11, 2017 at 10:46:53 AM EST
Finally got around to reading it, as you put it "pretty interesting". Adds a little back story and colour to the birth of the star wars "enterprise" and how it was to be a minor/major celebrity in the 70s.
-- The revolution will not be televised.
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