One fat geek's attempt to regenerate into a not-so-fat geek by watching the entirety of Doctor Who while walking on a treadmill

Don't Talk to the Clown

Don't Talk to the Clown

I don't usually write about my son here, but I just have to say that today was an amazing day with him. He is an autistic adult who has kind of a bit of a Disney thing. Usually on Saturdays we go to the Magic Kingdom and he takes pictures of Tinkerbell and visits a few other places, but doesn't get any more adventurous than going on the Pooh ride. Today, however, he asked to go on Pirates of the Caribbean, which is a little unusual but not by too much. Then he absolutely blew me away by asking to go on Splash Mountain. He calmly stood in line for ninety minutes, and although he tensed up for the big drop he never actually got upset. It is the first time in years that he has gone on that ride, and it totally made my day. Usually we are in the park for two or maybe three hours. Today we were there for a full eight hours and it was amazing. So, yeah, today has been a pretty dang good day.

Also today, I watched the Doctor Who homage to Kubrick's The Shining. So let's talk about that.

Do Not Be Alarmed, This Is a Kindness

Do Not Be Alarmed, This Is a Kindness

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had made it through my entire 100 push ups, five sets of twenty, in cadence with no breaking. I think it was maybe the next day that I got sick and went several days without doing more push ups. It has taken this long to get back to that point, but this morning I again did all five sets in cadence with no breaks. How cool is that? So, if it happens again tomorrow that means it is time to switch to four sets of twenty five. Bonus: that will cut two minutes from my workout by eliminating one of the rest periods between sets. Winning!

As for Doctor Who, it was a pretty dang good one today. So let's talk about that.

Giant Termites Trying To Get On the Property Ladder

Giant Termites Trying To Get On the Property Ladder

Back in 1961 one of the greatest episodes ever of The Twilight Zone aired. It's a Good Life starred a very young Bill Mumy as a six-year-old boy with the power to wish pretty much anything into (or out of) existence. He has an entire town in rural Ohio under his control, with the terrified adults doing anything they can to keep him happy and prevent him from "wishing them to the cornfield". It easily ranks among the top five episodes ever, and was (poorly) adapted as a segment in Twilight Zone: The Movie.

Although fundamentally different, today's episode of Doctor Who made me think of that story. So let's talk about that.

Well, At Least I'm Not a Time Travelling Shape Shifting Robot Operated by Miniaturised Cross People

Well, At Least I'm Not a Time Travelling Shape Shifting Robot Operated by Miniaturised Cross People

I have to tell you, I'm kind of hitting a wall right now. Not exercise-wise, that's still cooking right along (although I could certainly benefit from more variety and being unleashed from my treadmill). As much as I love Doctor Who, and as much as this particular season is certainly Matt Smith's best, I am really feeling the relentless slog at the moment. I think this is largely due to the fact that the end is near, but not quite near enough. In under two months I will have completed this ridiculous projects, but that's still nearly two months away. God am I planning on a huge celebration in Vegas come August...

But in the meantime, let's talk about the Justice Department. No, not that one, the other one.

We're the thin fat gay married Anglican marines. Why would we need names as well?

We're the thin fat gay married Anglican marines. Why would we need names as well?

I need to start this post with an apology. Seven years ago I accidentally spoiled the big reveal at the end of this episode to my friend and colleague Amelia Ross. She had specifically told me she hadn't watched the episode yet, so I had no excuse on that point. I simply blurted out in a conversation that was , at which point she gasped and said, "Did you just tell me that is ?!?!?" I wanted to crawl under a rock and die. I still work with her virtually every day (although this week she is on vacation in Scotland and - I hope - having an amazing time), and I value her friendship and skillset more than I can ever say. I don't know if she has ever actually forgiven my for my indiscretion. All I can say is...

So anyway, yeah, let's talk about that huge spoiler.

Reverse the Jelly Baby of the Neutron Flow

Reverse the Jelly Baby of the Neutron Flow

You know what you can't do in Florida in the summer? Wait nearly two weeks to mow your lawn. Ideally this time of year it should be getting cut twice per week, but between the constant rain and other priorities I went for twelve days without getting it done. It's done now, but... holy cow that was not fun. I think I may need to tune up my mower this weekend as well..

But enough about lawn care, I also watched Doctor Who today, so let's talk about that.

Yes. Yes, it's insane, and it's about to get even more insanerer. Is that a word?

Yes. Yes, it's insane, and it's about to get even more insanerer. Is that a word?

It's been a very long day. I just spent the last seven hours on a video editing project, it's well after midnight, and I need to get to bed. But, because I am stupidly dedicated t this ridiculous project, here I am writing a blog post because I know that you, my imaginary readers, would be sorely disappointed if I didn't.

So let's talk about the sins of the Flesh.

Did You Wish Really Hard?

Did You Wish Really Hard?

True story: A few years ago I built myself a brand new computer, a software development workhorse designed from the ground up to be my dream machine. I ordered all of the custom parts, I constructed her bit by bit, and when it was all done I named her Sexy. I spend more time with her than I do with my wife, and I probably fondle her a bit more than is strictly necessary.

Today's episode of Doctor Who is the reason I named her thus. So let's talk about that.

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