27 thoughts on “January 19, 2023: Restaurant Pitch”

  1. The new Chinese TV series Three-Body based on Liu Cixin's Hugo Award-winning novel "The Three-Body Problem" now has several of the episodes for free on Youtube. This series is a big deal to China's contribution to sci-fi, and there's a lot riding on it. Netflix also has the series in the works (with Sur Davos, Sorcerer Supreme Wong, Samwell Tarly, Keiko O'Brien, et al); God knows when that'll ever see the light of day.

    So far I'm finding the film style very reminiscent of BBC miniseries. Subtitles run by fast, so I have to be on my A-game while watching. It's been a bit since I read the books, but what I've seen so far has been faithful, to my recollection.

  2. Also Barcelona (and maybe Spain in general, Mags?) have Pinchos (spelling) in the bar counter. you turn in the kebab sticks when you leave to pay for what you eat (prices are color coded)

  3. Just decided that instead of flying down for my uncles funeral in Pensacola next week, my wife and I will be driving down and take a couple days of 55-65 degree weather. 21 hours each way is a bit long, but man the flights were expensive and had stupid layovers and renting a car is still not cheap. I guess a few days of windshield time may be good for my soul.

      1. Not me. But if it has to be done, I highly recommend driving a vehicle with butt coolers, like my dad's Lincoln Navigator.

        Big step up from the Chevy Nomad wagon with vinyl seats he bought in 1972 (and which I drove in h.s. and college).

            1. As winter tough as I try to portray myself, I admit to taking the van to bring the kids to school on cold mornings because of the heated seats and steering wheel.

    1. Drove with a friend down to Sarasota a few years ago. Took two days and set up shop in Nashville on the first night. It was a good experience. I realize Nashville is not halfway to P-Cola, but there ain’t much worth merit in southern Illinois.

      1. Paducah is an option.

        The goal is to spend the night on the other side of a city, so you're already ahead of the morning traffic when you get going again. We've used Macon (S of Atlanta) and Marietta (N) as stops on the way to Ft. Myers.

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