Back at the Vancouver Restaurant...
I dreamed I was back at the restaurant I worked in last winter in Vancouver.
Except, of course, it was not, and I was given a couple of private rooms to set up - down below the restaurant in the Garden.
These rooms, they're filthy, dirty linen everywhere, water filled buckets, table unset, and I'm trying to begin...
A bunch of waitresses assisting me, bossy, telling me what to do, the place is a mess and I know I'm in a nightmare, I'm trying to set up the "Merchandise" stand with bars of soap, is dark outside, evening, the customers will be arriving soon and there is no chance that this restaurant will be anywhere set up to the standard it needs to be, and I wonder why I'm here, I was supposed to be going to another job appointment today...
...and then I woke up. I would class this as a nightmare. And, coincidentally, today I'm back to the 'ole DnD to clean the place up before opening tomorrow...
- Category: Dreams
The Delhi Purple Sapphire
Not nearly as attractive as other gems & treasures featured here, but with a curious and cursed provenance.
- Category: Treasure
Samsung caught faking zoom pictures of the Moon
Yeah, I'm gullible, the few pictures I took of the moon with it's zoom were pretty impressive. This makes a lot more sense:
It does make for an impressive photo thought. And - really - what does it matter? The Moon is the Moon is the Moon.
And this is how reality slowly begins slipping away from us....
- Category: Ideas & Questions
Outlast - NetFlix
By the same producers as "ALONE" I was induced to watch this by a friend. (Note: Jason Bateman as Producer?)
Now - In the beginning I was loving this. 8 episodes - the premise is that 16 people - "survivalists" or "outdoors men" or "marines", standard solo people would be forced to form four teams (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta) - and the team that survived the longest would win $1,000,000.
The catch was they had to survive as a team.
Now - I've talked a lot before about "Alone" - which I loved - primarily because while it on the surface showed people "battling" nature - a curious way of describing our relation to it - the battle in the end was always with themselves. Nature - in most of the seasons I watched excepting the one set in Slave Lake - is abundant, and the climate and "perils" the contestants faced were somewhat exaggerated.
This is a different twist.
There is still the overpumping of the perils - the cold (It's on the coast of Alaska, and so while there's snow and below zero temperatures it's not -40), the bears (you need respect, not fear), etc.
What you soon realize is that most of the contestants have but little experience, that beards do not make a woodsman, and that the perils they faced are the merest fraction of what the early Victorian explorers went through - women and man, comparatively they have it ridiculously easy.
We are, as a race, and a society sadly declining.
Now, the read-more as there are spoilers ahead. You've been warned:
- Category: Other
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