Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
~Charles Caleb Colton
Greetings, time stabbers, it’s time for our weekly check-in. The week has been dominated by unfortunate passings. We lost Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple and, last night, Sid Caesar. It’s exceedingly depressing to write obituaries so I’d appreciate it if everyone could stay alive awhile just out of deference to my writing preference. Just…keep living. It’s a low bar to clear though some days it may not seem so.Like most of you (I assume you are all like me otherwise why keep coming back to this oddity farm), I’ve been watching the coverage of the XXII Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia. I hate to be critical, but it seems like when a city is warmer than the one in which I live, they should not be hosting an event contingent on things being frozen. Our team, though we’re hanging around the front of the medal count, seems unremarkable. Thank God our women can snowboard or we’d really be in trouble. Also, if Bob Costas doesn’t have a team of ocular specialists massaging his eyes back into Olympic shape, I don’t know what NBC is spending its money on (Tonight Show ads…so many Tonight Show ads). The Olympics aren’t the Olympics without Bob Costas.
With the triumph of adding French Guiana to the KT Family of Nations (it’s like the UN, but we accomplish things), you may ask, “Will he shut up? Is that geography-obsessed, OCD country stalker going to leave the world be?” That’s a long question, but it has a large answer:
Hi, Greenland! Howdy. Now, I’m not quite sure why you haven’t popped by yet. No, no, I understand there are only 56,000 of you huddled around the giant hunk of ice that makes your “country’s” name a bit of a pun. And, yes, I did add the quotes because you’re not technically a country. I understand this may be pressure from your Danish overlords. But…the Syrians find the site just fine and I’m pretty sure they’re operating under a greater degree of stress. And 56k isn’t a lot of people, true. But, see, here’s the thing: St. Pierre & Miquelon. You’ve never been? Neither have I, but it’s a tiny island off the coast of Newfoundland that is the last little bit of New France. They have a population of 6,040. They’ve stopped by. That’s got to be a little embarrassing. You’ve got all that land sitting blank on my diabolical MAP OF CONQUEST and, this charming and awesome island just pwned you like a 12-year-old in a HALO death match. That’s all I’m saying…..for now.
Killing Time milestones this week: The site passed 50,000 hits this week and we’ve had more people visiting than ever before. I’m happy to welcome you all to the madness. The next post I put up after this will be the 1,500th since we started up last year. We also had our first visitor from Congo this week, so that’s awesome!
The most viewed post of the week, and I’m jealous because I want it so badly, is the Achievements and Trophies for The LEGO Movie Video Game.
Patriot Games by Tom Clancy (re-reading)
S. by JJ Abrams
Star Wars: Maul-Lockdown by Joe Schrieber
The Revised Vault of Walt by Jim Korkis
No blus due to Winter Olympic Mania
The 22nd Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia
The Americans Season One
Arrow Season Two
Song of the Week: “Everything is Awesome” by Tegan & Sara
Batman Night of the Owls by Various
Nightwing Volume 2 by Kyle Higgins
Fables Volume 19: Snow White by Bill Willingham