Happy New Year 2022

…we’ll see how this one goes…

What have I got planned for 2022 blog-wise?

  • Bond songs. Lots of blogs have done Bond-film rewatches, and done it better than I would. I’ve never written much about music, so this is a weird and cheesy way to start. All the Bond themes in order and then ranked. Probably fairly short posts.
  • Rockets & Raytheon: A Debarkle Coda. This is a sort of cool-down from the 2021 project. In the aftermath of the Raytheon sponsorship, I thought I should add a quick chapter/appendix highlighting the strand in Debarkle that touched on the interesection of fandom, space exploration & the military-industrial complex. However, it got too long even in the short time I spent on it. I’m breaking that up into time periods and doing shorter but still Debarkle style posts. These will be occasional.
  • Museum of Right Wing Gadgets. A different Debarkle omission was Vox Day’s WarMouse – the multi-button monster that’s the epitome of his projects. But what about J. Hutton Pulitzer and the “cue-cat”? I’ve got six entries so far in weird minor inventions that have odd connections with radical right wing politics. Again, this will be an occasional series. We’ll see how many I find.
  • Susan’s Salon will continue.
  • Sunday Beer will be back.
  • Loved books will be back on occasion.
  • Firefly Friday will continue and may extend into Farscape Friday.
  • Whatever comes along. Puppy content will definitely dwindle from here on in, unless something weird happens.
  • More silly stuff because it makes me happy.
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33 responses to “Happy New Year 2022”

  1. The past couple of years, my goals for the year have wound up collapsing, not just for COVID (a couple of now-finished nonfiction projects used up a lot of time this year). So next year I’m going with big picture goals and only getting specific month by month. We’ll see how that works.

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    • My new rule is “do I have six things to write about?” Six feels like a decent number. Enough to be worth the effort and not so much that it’s a chore.

      Doing one giant project also helped me because there were lots of distracting other things I could have been writing about but didn’t 🙂

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  2. With regards to gadgets, I just learned that the very cool steampunk plane hanging at our Technology Museum actually “worked”. It was first tried out in 1898 as an experiment, anchored to a pole, to be able to fly around it in circles. It wouldn’t have worked for a real flight, but being steam driven, I thought it was cool enough.

    https://sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flugan_(flygplan)

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  3. Do you have Biosphere II on your list, which you might not associated with the right wing – but which was associated with Steve Bannon. ?

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  4. Happy New Year to all, even Tim. And Straw Puppy, and Mr. Atomic, and Panic Blob.

    :CueCat was singularly and multiply useless, even for free, and even when hacked. Ours ended up in a landfill within a year.

    If your pancreas allows, “Don’t Drink That” could also continue.

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  5. Happy New Year everyone. I was going to make pancakes for breakfast this morning, but I stayed up too late last night and didn’t get up in time. There’s a reason I don’t do New Year resolutions 🙂

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    • Zonked this morning. Went to bed early — we don’t usually go out to parties anyway — but someone was letting off fireworks so Plush Dog was constantly restless or demanding cuddle space with me. Badly underslept now.

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  6. Oh a Farscape series! That’d be most excellent! I’d a full rewatch of that series but it’s not on the streaming services I subscribe to unfortunately.

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  7. Happy New Year everybody!
    I’m currently reading Charles Dickens’ xmas story The Cricket on the Hearth which is a bit like eating a pound of marzipan in one go …
    Planning to watch RoTK to finish off my rewatch of the trilogy.
    And trying to find some crumbs of hope in the current situation, both local & global.

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  8. As far as gadgets, don’t forget about that strange internet router thing that was touted as a gateway to the authentic conservative web content.

    Happy New Year and I look forward to more Firefly and Farscape. I need an excuse to resume my first-ever Farscape watch.

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  9. Ah, “Commander” Pulitzer the :CueCat man. And probable creator of the “bamboo ballots” our that’s still promulgated by the USAian rightists.

    Happy 2022 to all here.

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  10. We had our usual nibbles and fizzy wine (courtesy Trader Joe’s). Luckily EGG doesn’t care about loud noises and kind of likes seeing fireworks, possibly because he was born on the 4th of July. Or he’s an idiot, your call. He got some fancy salmon flavored treats, which he was quite happy about.

    Today we have had the obligatory black eyed peas (not the band) and watched the obligatory Doctor Who. Lots of running down corridors, as is customary. Also the Rose Parade, which they didn’t have last year, so that was nice to see again. LeVar Burton was grand marshal.

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  11. So, regarding the Bond themes–are you going to try some of the variant “Thunderball” themes?

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    • Mr Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang is on my list. I know that there was a Johnny Cash song as well but I haven’t heard it…and I assume most of the later films have songs considered that weren’t used that I don’t have the patience to track down.

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  12. Bond songs is a great idea. The sheer longevity of the series means “get someone cool to sing the opening number” runs from Nancy Sinatra and Tom Jones through Paul McCartney and Wings, Sheila Easton, Duran Durah to Adele and Billie Eilish.

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