August 9, 2013
The Weeklies #261
The Weekly TV Addiction. I'll admit it, I got sucked into Under The Dome. Yes, despite the fact that it's slowly coming off the rails, I'm hooked.
The Weekly Scientific Breakthrough. Lab-grown meat? I think I'll stay a vegetarian, thank you.
The Weekly Logical Porn Move. Sydney Leathers,
Carlos Danger's Anthony Wiener's sexting partner, got herself hooked up with a Vivid Video contract and, um, strutted her stuff. Of course she did.
The Weekly Read. Iain Banks is one of my favorite authors. When he died earlier this summer, I was incredibly saddened. Before his death and amidst all the cancer treatments he was undergoing he managed to complete one final novel - The Quarry. I bought it the day it came out and tore into it right away. I really, really wanted to like it. After all, this was the swan song of one of my favorite writers. But I didn't. The premise had promise - a kind of Scottish Big Chill with the central figure dying of cancer and all his friends visiting him one last time - but I wasn't able to connect with any of the characters. And the one who should have been the most sympathetic - the dying man - was a terrible, terrible person. I was disappointed until I remembered all the other fantastic things Banks offered during his career.
The Weekly App. I've been looking for something to replace the iPhone's native calendar app for a long time. And I've tried just about everything. But one quirk or another's forced me to abandon all. Until Mynd. It's got a slick interface, the ability to plug into social networks, and pretty great communication features. Overall A+.
The Weekly Picture.
The Weekly Question. Summer - can't wait for it to be over, or wish it would last forever?Posted by Chris at August 9, 2013 7:40 AM