September 12th, 2007

*gen - tiffany

Three months early....

Last weekend I read a few knitting blogs, and one of them had a great post about keeping track of works in progress -- that she learns so much more from those posts in the middle of a project than she does from the finished version. So, for the heck of it, I thought I'd do the same. Collapse )

Cracked has an odd-but-interesting list: Seven reasons the 21st century is making you miserable. It's primarily about social isolation in the 'net age, and how we often substitute online interaction for real-life friendships. Hmm. I'm rather guilty of that one, though I think the writer is too pessimistic and dismissive.

Speaking of cynicism, Salon has an article on gender stereotype reversal in the new fall TV shows: "Broads are the cops and lawyers and masters of the business universe on the new shows. So what happened to the men?" I think it's another case of righteous indignation about an unintentional trend, but she does make some good points.

Continuing the thematic progression: Jezebel found this eerily prescient 1968 guide to the internet age. I'm mostly amused by how joyless they all look, like online shopping is the worst possible fate the future has to offer.

And that's it for this evening. A heads-up: if you have OnDemand, they're screening the various fall pilots. Right now I'm watching Bionic Woman again. A few changes from the screener, but it's pretty much the same. I'm still not exactly impressed, but at least it'll be a cheesy distraction while I wait for the next season of BSG. Right now my biggest WTF? is how Jaime could possibly afford that massive, trendy apartment on a bartender's salary. And I'm still all over the Sarah/Jaime femslash, which is so blatant it might as well be canon. ;)