February 23, 2020

I had forgotten that Ukrainian President Zelensky was the star of a TV show "Servant of the People", about a teacher whose secretly recorded rants about the political elites goes viral and he becomes the Ukranian president. A party was formed named after the show, and it won.

Television, man. Yeesh. At least President Regan and Gov. Schwarzenegger had the gravitas of movies. How many years are we from the first Youtube Vlogger president... and then the Tik Tok candidate shortly thereafter...
"You're inches away from death every time you go on a mission. How much older can you be at your age? A half minute before that you were stepping into high school, and an unhooked brassiere was as close as you ever hoped to get to Paradise. Only a fifth of a second before that you were a small kid with a ten-week summer vacation that lasted a hundred thousand years and still ended too soon. Zip! They go rocketing by so fast. How the hell else are you ever going to slow time down?" Dunbar was almost angry when he finished.

"Well, maybe it is true," Clevinger conceded unwillingly in a subdued tone. Maybe a long life does have to be filled with many unpleasant conditions if it's to seem long. But in that event, who wants one?"

"I do," Dunbar told him.

"Why?" Clevinger asked.

"What else is there?"

Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
Dunbar has figured out the trick of going to shoot skeet with people he despises, because of how much it slows down time.

This passage was on my mind because lately I've been really pressing to stay focused at work, keeping on the grind, and boy, it does make some weeks feel longer. Last Wednesday I was shocked that it wasn't Friday. And that was with Monday off!
I used to tell dad jokes.

He's dead now though.

I tried making a video this morning & my roommate did this 🙃 pic.twitter.com/deJOfGnSwX

— Afo ❼ (@ifyouwereafo) October 22, 2019