50 worst things Trump has done

Posted on October 27th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Keith Olbermann presents this sobering list. Saying these things makes him upset, and watching them should make you upset. Olbermann vs. Trump #15: The 50 Worst Trump Atrocities After January the only time I want to hear the name Trump again is when he goes to jail.

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season 7)

Posted on October 27th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It’s very hard to fool them. But against all odds, there’s still a group of intrepid magicians who dare to dream the impossible dream.” Penn & Teller: Fool Us season 7, aired in 2020 Magicians who have fooled Penn and Teller twice return to try for a 3rd. Penn surprises Teller by doing a […]

A discussion about bullying

Posted on October 26th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

David Pakman interviews Donald Jeffries, author of Bullyocracy. Jeffries talks about the subject in a way I haven’t heard before. He points out that it’s the social hierarchy at schools that creates and enables bullies. He also points out that psychopathic personalities are predominant in the highest paid professions. What Happens to Bullies After High […]

Star Trek: Discovery — The Enterprise War

Posted on October 24th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “He could see no other path for himself — not when so many had been lost. Rigel VII had devastated him. It was barely a scratch. Three had died there. This was thirty. He had been fooling himself to think that he had the talent for the job — and he certainly didn’t have […]

Star Trek: Discovery — The Way to the Stars

Posted on October 18th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “‘You know,’ she said, ‘all those cocktail parties and fancy dinners are all very well, but who’ll be the first to complain if the lights and the food slots aren’t working? Nobody can be’ — she did air quotes — ‘”diplomatic” under those circumstances.’” Star Trek: Discovery — The Way to the Stars by […]

Calabogie & Luskville Falls

Posted on October 17th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

I spent a week in Calabogie, which is not too far from Ottawa. I spent 4 days hiking on the nearby trails, part of the Manitou Mountain trail system. I also went hiking with my friend James on the Luskville Falls trail in Gatineau Park. Here are the trails in order: Red Arrow Rock Lookout […]

Egg & Spoon

Posted on October 16th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “But children have a hard time imagining dangers they’ve never met before. They turned, with that curiosity to know. An instinct that betrays children and their elders every day of the universe’s long life. Lot’s salty wife on her road, Pandora’s itchy imagination.” Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire, published in 2014 Elena is […]

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1)

Posted on October 15th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Our specialty is second contact. Still pretty important. We get all the paperwork signed, make sure we’re spelling the name of the planet right, get to know all the good places to eat.” Star Trek: Lower Decks season 1, aired in 2020 Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, and Rutherford serve on the USS Cerritos. Mariner […]

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

Posted on October 10th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “In the history of magic it is a general trend that all new rulers wish to use our time-transporting skills to their advantage, but the more seasoned they become, the more they understand the complications, and the less they wish to lean upon it.” The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and […]

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Posted on October 10th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I don’t know why the sacrifice didn’t work. The science seemed so solid.” Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, released in 2008 The penguins slingshot the plane on Madagascar and Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman make it to Africa. Alex finds his parents and the others find animals of their own species. When Alex finds out […]