Monthly Archives: July 2008

My many tribes

The first hit for “define tribe” on google is “a social division of (usually preliterate) people”. I’m using it without the parenthetical condescension. It evokes the feel of the many cultures I’ve belonged to throughout my life. I don’t think … Continue reading

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User-friendly DVD: 24

I need to mention that, by season 5, 24 finally figured out how to do a great DVD set. No more multiple clicks to return to the main menu (and hoping you can remember exactly which hour episode you just … Continue reading

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Visiting other realms

I’m reading The Traveller books by John Twelve Hawks. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re about a dystopian near-future (not too different than the present) and Travellers, “prophets able to journey to different realms of consciousness”. Which got me … Continue reading

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24: season five

I’m marathoning season 5 of 24 and, just like the last time I watched it, I’m absolutely frustrated by the last quarter of the season. Why isn’t Jack playing the tape for everyone he’s speaking to? “Here, Karen, listen….Chloe, record … Continue reading

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