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March 2017



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Rover Lives! (link salad, apparently)

The CEO of the Swedish company Rotundus, Nils Hulth, discusses his company's pride and joy. It's the Orb, a robotic ball that Rotundus describes as "well suited for surveillance and inspection in rough environments."

Will Shetterly: ...the essence of art is purpose, and "to keep the audience from noticing that the story sucks" is not a good reason for a flashback.

Last night, we watched the first episode of The Greatest American Hero, which is now available on DVD, and there was much rejoicing.

Frighteningly, it also led to the realization that my first high school crush may have been a result of the boy in question having hair like Ralph Hinkley's. And boy, he was a tough son of a bitch in that show. I'd entirely forgotten--or remembered only his crunchy-granola flying-badly side, and not the in-your-face aspect of the character.

*happy sigh*

Also, Robert Culp, still funny. My inner spy geek was pleased by the nods to I Spy, too.

Sekrit Identity? WHAT sekrit identity?

Also, nice APOD today:

Auroras! On Saturn! It's Aliiiiiivvvveeeeee!


Ahhh, 1981, when we had diet pills named AYDS and superheroes named Hinkley. I went to HS with the brother of the guy who played the black student.

What's up with the music? I'm hearing troubling stories that the DVD producers didn't want to pay for the rights to play the pop songs again, so that on the DVD they aren't actually playing Rocket Man while Ralph is learning to fly. Could this possibly be true?
Alas, I think most of it is gone. But we've only watched the premier so far.
Will Shetterly: ...the essence of art is purpose, and "to keep the audience from noticing that the story sucks" is not a good reason for a flashback.

What a great quote! I'm going to be laughing about that all day, I can tell.
Holy great merciful smokes, Greatest American Hero on /DVD/!?

Weeeeeird. And yet, tempting.
Greatest American Hero is out on DVD??? MUST HAVE!!!

The production company that made it filmed in the offices of a place I worked back when they filmed it...for an entire week...and they let us go watch the filming during breaks.

Robert Culp was soooo handsome in person!

Of course, I always thought Ralph was adorable. :)
I actually heard it on NPR before seeing it here on your LJ, or else I would have given credit on my blog to you.

I thought it was funny Scott Simon knew what Rover was...but the Swedish manufacturer had no clue.

Scott Simon knows all.
Speaking of spies from our past. Did you catch the episode of NCIS where Kate, for realtively reasonable, uh, reasons, asks Gibbs what Ducky looked like when he was young? And Gibbs smiles and says, "Illya Kuryakin." Kate looked puzzled. Me, I giggled for hours. Isn't it nice I'm easily amused?

I did. They seem to be really enjoying having David McCallum around to pick on; I've noticed a few other nods to his chequered past. *g*