Update #5 From Puerto Rico

From @artistikem who is also engaged in a rare opportunity to earn some income:

I took this picture today [2/19/18]. The view is from a building owned by one of Puerto Rico’s largest banks. These houses are right in the heart of what’s called The Golden Mile, Puerto Rico’s financial district.

A house without a roof. Another one with tarps.

UBS to the left, our flamboyant coliseum to the right.

It’s so frustrating.

I’m still channeling help to people through my parents since I’m working for now. They’ve been delivering dog food and supplies to Santuario Lázaro and managed to make a huge trip to Sister María Blanca in Bayamón.

I have no idea for how much longer I’ll be able to keep this up but hopefully, it’ll last a little longer. There are still people in need.

Amazon wish-list: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3T4USG7ULMQN2
Amazon gift cards: artistikem@gmail.com
PayPal: artistikem@gmail.com
Mail: Artistikem PO BOX 7225 Caguas PR 00726-7225
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Previously here:

Hurricane Relief For Puerto Rico Is Still Needed
Weekly Update #4 From Puerto Rico
Weekly Update #3 From Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico And America’s House Of Cards
Weekly Update #1 From Puerto Rico
The Post-Maria Horror In Puerto Rico Continues
Third Update From Puerto Rico
Don’t Forget Puerto Rico Or Its Abandoned Pets
Puerto Rico Is Still In Trouble
Second Update From Puerto Rico
An Update From Puerto Rico
Amazon Wish List For Hurricane Maria Relief In Puerto Rico

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Long Weekend Review, February 17-19, 2018

A little over an inch of snow arrived Saturday, followed by rain, followed by everything as ice in the morning, with most of it being melted away by evening.

The entire weekend, despite thermometer readings, featured freezer-cold air. There were no electric skateboards out.

Weekend reading was:

The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides by Mariano Sigman, and

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff:

Trump didn’t read. He didn’t really even skim. If it was print, it might as well not exist. Some believed that for all practical purposes he was no more than semiliterate. (There was some argument about this, because he could read headlines and articles about himself, or at least headlines on articles about himself, and the gossip squibs on the New York Post’s Page Six.) Some thought him dyslexic; certainly his comprehension was limited. Others conluded that he didn’t read because he just didn’t have to, and that in fact was one of his key attributes as a populist. He was postliterate — total television.

Neil Postman shrieks in his grave.

Max leaves Diana – Network (1976)

Previously here:

Weekend Review, February 3-4, 2018
Weekend Review, January 20-21, 2018
Long Weekend Review, January 13-15, 2018
Weekend Review, January 6-7, 2018
Too-Long Weekend Review, December 28, 2017-January 1, 2018
December 23-25 2017 (Long) Weekend In Review
December 16-17 2017 Weekend In Review
December 9-10, 2017 Weekend In Review
December 2-3, 2017 Weekend In Review
Weekend In Review

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Offline Until Tuesday

Caught surprised by a holiday weekend.

Posting resumes next week, on Tuesday.

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Two Movie Scenes I Have Watched Many Times

Can you see the things that unite them?

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NYC Weekend Snow Alert

So far, the weekends have been either frigid or washouts.

And now this …

While Weather Underground is saying 3-5 inches, local TV news is saying 1-3 inches.

Let’s do some Weather Math and split the difference: ZERO inches, please!

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Google Has A TV Episode Search Feature

I didn’t see this before today:

That is so damned helpful! Now I know that I haven’t missed anything.

I’ve also tried it with The Blacklist and Designated Survivor.

Well done, Google!

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Russell Brand Interviews Jordan Peterson

This is a screensnap, so don’t click to try to listen:

Russell Brand podcast page.

I was led to believe this was going to be released this weekend. It’s available now.

Previously here:

The Making Of Jordan Peterson
Jordan Peterson Makes A Man Rat Himself Out
Yet Another Post About Jordan Peterson
“Pull The String! Pull The String!”
Yet Again: Max Gunther
TV: A. P. Bio
Price’s Law
The Shoelace That Leads To The Gun That Leads To The Double Murder
The First Rule Of Life: Don’t Make Things Worse
Counterpart America
Create Or Wither And Die
Looking Under Rocks
New Category: Human Variables
Yes. Yes! YES!
The Counterpart You
That Thing Called Luck
TV: Counterpart

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Slaughter: Headlines In Time

It was unclear what was happening at the time, as shown in the two headlines from last evening:

And then this morning, it was clear.

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Phyllis Diller & The Magic Of Believing

Legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller always credited reading The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol as a seminal point in her life.

The fourth chapter of her autobiography, Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse: My Life in Comedy, recounts that event and the start of her comedy career after working in print advertising for department stores and radio advertising.

After the break, two excerpts from that chapter.

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TV: Who Wants To Be A Bitcoin Millionaire?

The BBC’s Panorama examines Bitcoin. This is a good place to start if you haven’t been paying attention — like me.

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