The Week In Review
If winter has too many holidays, summer doesn't have enough. The ones it does have are self-serving. Awards for mothers, presidents, and independence. It's all a little over the top, a bit too self-congratulatory. All she did was bring you into the world.
Here at This Recording we had a memorable week, one that just kept going on. "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so," wrote Douglas Adams. We hate time travel, but it's what life is: travelling through time. It's the inexorable result of whatever God or Charles Darwin did to us. Travel through the week now:
"Time is a waste of money," wrote Oscar Wilde, but then again, he had some strange ideas about a lot of things. I wouldn't take him too seriously.
- Dick Cheney broke down Lost and Star Trek and pretty much everything else you were thinking of.
- Barclay wondered if we were as beautiful as this one.
- Whittaker Chambers dug deep into the story of K.
"Time spent with cats is never wasted," said Colette, who obviously has never seen my parents' golden retriever swim in the water.
- Will dispensed with some Saturday maxims. I learned so much. It meant a lot. Thanks.
- Molly Young touted the merits of Keira Knightley.
- Lambert may have killed steampunk.
Sometimes I think back on things that happened, that will happened, that won't happen, and I get so angry. Like I missed a lot of opportunities to play Halo 3 this week. I will never get that chance back...Or will I?
- Ben Lambert did Disneyland the hard way. This is a video post you shall always remember.
- Joyce Cary told us how to get around Westminster Abbey the literary way.
- It was all about The New York Review of Hooks for awhile there.
I feel like everything sort of just boils down to the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where Picard lived out an entire life before finding out it was just a simulation. Instead of being super-annoyed, he was totally gracious about it. I hope I'll have the good sense to thank my jailers when they release me from this prison we call life, or in Will's case, Williamsburg.
- It was a This Recording post we'll never forget, when Danish shared the fifty top singles of 2009 so far.
- Andy talked to the man behind the crossword puzzle.
- Frank O'Hara was among us.
You can find last week's Week in Review here.
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