Thursday, March 19, 2015

U2 - The Definitive Biography

#author.John Jobling

The story starts with Larry, who was looking to start a band. Then Adam came, but I got confused when they started talking about David and Paul. I was trying to read kinda fast and lots of people were being introduced. Eventually, I figured out that David played the part of the Edge and Paul played the part of Bono.

What immediate hit was how they are like every other Act that made it big. Luck. Randomness. Hard-work. Determination.

They were not really that good. Then some random event made them popular locally and they had gigs, the 10000 hours of practice that they needed, more random luck, lots of people who believed in them and worked hard to make them bigger.

#link.//10,000-Hour Rule
Outlier - The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


#author.Greg Bear



The corridor is also named the Way, an east.asian mysticism connection to The Way/Tao/Dao.

The story has an inner-space narrative like the Matrix, with the Way being both the Matrix Space and the Hyperspace connection to other.alternative Universes.

In several realities, there is a nuclear apocalypse.

#forwardpropagate.//inner-space narrative
City Memory is like.The

#forwardpropagate.//copy-of-self narrative
Making copies of person.personality is like clay people.Kiln

Kiln People

#author.David Brin
One of my favorite sci-fi author.


I was in Germany! Probably both of us hiding in a books.Marlene

Basically, the book is a detective novel of sorts with the added twist of making copies of yourself and putting them into physical avatars: clay people -- the title, kiln people, hardening of clay to stone.

#backpropagate.//copy-of-self narrative
The idea here is basically the same as in Eon.Greg Bear

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Doctor Who

Binged in 2014 and watched Series 1-7.
So good!
20150314.rewatching some of Series 6, and can't remember outcome! How fun! I can keep watching it again and again without knowing the ending!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Once Upon a Time

First season was in 2011
20150312.Today, I started watching the first few episodes. Emma wishes on her birthday. Ironic?
< or normall> Looking for signs.

Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, another savoir of a Community; another orphan.

Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham.
link.Paul Spector.The Fall

#forwardpropagate.//messiah narrative

#backpropagate.//messiah narrative
Chandler Jarrell.The Golden Child

.//orphan characterization

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Warrior's Way

Another visually stylized assassin story. It has a nice look. Good job on typical story.
A derivative of Lone Wolf and Club (stream)?

Watched on the big TV at Ta Ree's.

Kate Bosworth as red-head!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Kick the Can

One of the original Twilight Zone episodes that has stuck in my head.

You can watch for "free" (with Ads) at imdb.Hulu link:

They Live

has the line
"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum."
youTube quote

Roddy Piper as John Nada

Kindergarten Cop

Not even sure if I watched the entire movie. I just remember the line, "it's not a toomer". This was probably around the time I was indoctrinated with many memorable quotes from my filmophilic friends.

Other quotes from that era,
"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum."
movie.They Live

or as my friends said "And I'm fresh out of bubblegum"

Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble