Ever since 4:30 this morning (thank you, Coda) I was reading from my bed, in between paw taps and trilling whines, about the Bloomberg article attacking ZeroHedge. Here’s the link to the article, and here’s the headline:
When I was a boy growing up in Louisiana, our youth group at church had us do an enlightening exercise: we all fasted for a day.
Now, not eating anything for 24 hours isn’t a huge deal. No one is going to die from hunger. But for suburban kids accustomed to eating three meals a day, plus snacks, it’s a big change, and having access to only water quickly gave us a small sliver of empathy about what it would be like to actually not have a choice about being hungry.
When we met at the church the following night, we had all been fasting 24 hours. At that point, the minister picked about six kids at random, had them walk up to the stage, and he gave each of them a McDonald’s bag with a meal inside of it. They joyfully ate their meal, while all the rest of us watched on with true envy. It was the first time I knew what it was like to be jealous of someone who had something to eat when I was hungry. That is a memory that has stuck with me my entire life.
I will now tell you another story from the past to lead in to my general point.
My affection for Bob Ross has been mentioned on Slope many times (with this one post in particular going into some depth about the subject). He was gentle, loved animals, and had a rich kindness to his character. Thus, when I happened to see this new biography on the man just a few days ago, I wanted to share it with you. For all you fans out there, I present our beloved Bob Ross…….
I’ve been meaning to put these up for a while: one of my favorite movies of all time, There Will Be Blood, features music by Jonny Greenwood, the lead guitarist (and erstwhile composer) from Radiohead. Here are two favorites, which I always think of as excellent “working music”. Listen, and you’ll see what I mean. You’ll especially enjoy them if you’re familiar with the film.