Winter’s on the way for most of the Forty-Eight. But for us, it’s already here, and has been for some time!
Last week saw our first significant snowfall here in the Great Land, with six inches of the white stuff landing on us Thursday and Friday. This week it’s sunny all week, with high temps in the single digits and lows around zero. Up here six inches of snow and single-digit temps are no big deal, mind you; this is, after all, Alaska, not Miami Beach.
With that comes shorter days, which is taking a little getting used to. Right now it’s not really light until a bit after 0900, with the sun setting about 1600. The next month will see some more shaved off of that, at least until the arc starts to bend back towards spring again. But what we love about winter here is this: The snow is a lovely, pristine white, and stays that way. No city gunk messing up the view. It’s like the land has pulled a clean white blanket of snow over itself, and will sleep until spring.
With that said…
On To the Links!
Will President Biden(‘s handlers) turn the U.S. military on the citizens? And how will the military react?
Is President Biden(‘s handlers) the second coming of Herbert Hoover? Well, given how things are at the moment, I wouldn’t rule it out. Seems like lots of folks aren’t too happy about it.
Keep your damn booger-hook off the bang-switch! What an asshole.
This Week’s Idiots:
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Something a little different this week.
In 1998 Sunrise Inc. and director Shinichirō Watanabe released what was to be one of Japanese animation’s benchmark series: Cowboy Bebop. Having worked, lived in and traveled around Japan, I have a pretty good understanding on how prevalent anime is in Japanese culture, but it’s pretty damn common over here as well. Some pretty serious work has appeared in the format, such as Mushishi, Ghost in the Shell and Spice and Wolf, but Cowboy Bebop set the standard, with well-choreographed action, good character development and an amazing soundtrack.
Now Netflix is bringing out a live-action adaptation. I’m not sure how this will play out, but the trailer looks interesting. We’ll see. It starts this Friday, and I expect Mrs. Animal and yr. obdt. will be tuning in.