I’m not interested in very most of TED talks.
There’s no point in explaining why. It’s far easier to explain why I look at each quotidian announcement carefully, pick and choose. Here’s one I watched just the other day and by coincidence, it came across right after I’d been on the road and heard the guy in an extensive NPR interview (way better than Faux News bites, about redundant political antagonism). To the South Pole and back — the hardest 105 days of my life. What I principally took away from that is that the traditional “expeditionary expedition”—with all it’s people, animals, and supplies—can get you dead easier, because of many variables you could not have possibly accounted for.
…Kinda like proto-civilized humanity, that migrated to all corners of earth on a shoestring budget.
These two guys hauled their own two, 400b (initial weight) sledges across 1,800 miles round trip, and did it all alone, except for a resupply in the very last 50 miles—a non-lethal 3% error. A reserve tank of pemmican would have done the trick—or a few pounds of potatoes.
But so ironically, I find that my forever favorite blogger, the UK veterinarian Petro “Peter” Dobromylskyj, finally gets his just due. See, in spite of the recent antagonisms, I’ve always found Peter honest. But more importantly: species agnostic. I used to tell people a lot: consult with a veterinarian. They know more. Aside: he helped me extend Rotor’s life.
I kinda have an urge to go off on religious fucktardism, responsible for the cute view that homo sapiens are a special race. Like this comment that came in on another post, that just requires no comment.
My investigation into the question of African Negro origins has led me to the conclusion that through a series of deleterious genetic mutations (most are), Negroes are a degenerate subspecies of the original White Aryans created by God in His own image.
You’d think it’s a troll, but Earl has popped up in comments over the years and he doesn’t abuse his dispensation. So, I leave up his comments for an example of how widely divergent are people’s serious views. I take him seriously, but not so much to do anything but highlight. I don’t blog about neo-nazis, and I’m very glad they have websites up. Get it?
It’s a strange world out there. Recently, while driving through the Nevada high dessert from Vegas to Tonopah, my thoughts drifted to Art Bell’s late night radio talk that kept you alert and awake whilst driving between 1-3 am. Always good for entertainment value.
Please do watch that video, and understand why I named the blog as I did.