Friday, October 15, 2010


Ordinarily this blog doesn't get much in the way of feedback. Recently though, I've started getting a lot of anonymous, mean-spirited, comments on posts made weeks or months ago.

Though I've been neglecting it recently, I like using this blog as a way to improve my writing and articulate my thoughts. Feedback, though rare, is a part of that. To put it mildly, the tone of the recent comments has been neither interesting nor constructive.

I'm not disabling comments or disallowing anonymous commenting, but I've changed some things in the background so that comments made on old posts (30+ days old) will be screened before they appear online. In the spirit of open and free communication I'd rather not screen comments at all, but I also don't want hateful comments appearing in a space that I ostensibly sponsor.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

I'm currently working my way through another free trial of Netflix.   Mostly I've been fooling around with the selection of stuff available to watch instantly.  The selection is still limited, but I've found a useful website for tracking the best stuff thats available.

Besides random episodes of Anthony Bourdain I've mostly been watching A Bit of Fry a Laurie, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie's sketch show from the late eighties/early nineties.  I've seen sketches here and there before, but watching the shows as they were originally broadcast really reinforces the (slightly) higher brow Monty Python tone.

I'm really enjoying it so far, though I feel like I'd probably like it more if I understood any of the cultural references being thrown around.  Still, its well worth checking out.