Towel Day 2011

Today, May 25, is Towel Day, an annual celebration of the life and creative work of Douglas Adams. I first became aware of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy when I was in junior high, somewhere around 1981. A couple of my friends asked if I had read the book, and when I said I …Read More

Pruning Violence Out of My Netflix Queue

Over the weekend I watched Public Enemies, with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. I must admit that I couldn’t get very involved in the story and the performances like I normally do, because of the shooting incident in Arizona. When I sent the DVD back today, I thought I should check my Netflix queue and see what was scheduled to come next. I found Inglourious Basterds, and knew that given the circumstances this wasn’t something that I wanted to watch anytime soon.