For me Laurel and Hardy will always be number one but oh my word, the three stooges absolutely run them damn close. When they start slapping each other about in that beautifully choreographed way I just lose it. Its funny this should come up because it was only the other night I was looking at box sets of their stuff.Absolutely. Plenty of soon-to-be famous sci-fi authors did scripts for the show as well. I will still occasionally turn on the old series if I stumble across it while watching TV; if it's one of the truly classic episodes like "City on the Edge of Forever" or "The Trouble with Tribbles" I giggle like a teenage girl and settle in for an hour of nostalgic enjoyment.
The thing about that show that astonishes me is that, in my mid-60's, I am not much of a TV watcher. There are virtually no shows that I follow closely enough to even know when they are on; I think the last such was Vikings...probably also Rick And Morty, if I'm being honest.
But I saw every episode of the original Star Trek so many times that I can still identify virtually any episode within about 5-10 seconds of turning it on. I can quote whole lines of dialogue, even complete scenes; name all the characters, including guests; often know the name of the writer. The fact that I actually remember the names of the episodes I mentioned above is phenomenal, to me. No, not the best TV series ever...but I seriously doubt that there is another one that had anywhere near as much impact on my mind as a youngster.
My wife questions if it was a good impact or a bad one; she just doesn't get it...but she also can't understand my near-worship of that ultimate pinnacle of film comedy: The Three Stooges.
That is the very judgmental Nazi attitude that you recently told me you hate.. . . fools who should not be taking up space on this rock we call earth.
For 40 years I collected discs and tapes of all the great old comedies. Maybe my great-grandkids will still like them too.For me Laurel and Hardy will always be number one but oh my word, the three stooges absolutely run them damn close. When they start slapping each other about in that beautifully choreographed way I just lose it. Its funny this should come up because it was only the other night I was looking at box sets of their stuff.
Good point on global insanity. It has even come through a lot recently, through the Karens, 5G towers cause coronavirus theories, masks suffocate you, antivaxx and all of that. I guess it is all because of facebook groups, and internet. Allowing anyone to voice their opinions causes groups of these types and people who want attention or to be special just get drawn to them instantaneously. An unfortunate side effect.One of the signs of a healthy mind is the desire for positive change, because improvement is always needed in a world of limited resources and uncertain circumstances.
One of the signs of mental illness is the desire for anarchy. A world of unpredictable chaos and dangerous disorder, wished into being by the insane.
Clearly, the biggest problem facing our world is not the eventual astroid or global warming, but the real, dangerous, and immediate problem of directed mass insanity.
You wind up a mob of crazy people and point them at a target. We seem to have a huge supply of both.
A common cause of insanity is unresolved cognitive dissonance. People can’t believe what’s happening before their eyes, so they invent more believable stories in their own mind to preserve their inner view of the world.
When people become convinced by what they see and hear that the danger to themselves is terrible and unavoidable, then the illness that results from the knowledge can resolve itself in violence and destruction.
Or, people can choose to believe that with determination and effort things can be continually improved. That our world will be made better and better as time progresses.
That they may never be perfect Is no excuse for anarchy.
Hello; Two of the more pressing things have a common application. One is the reduction of good topsoil. Modern farming machinery does not always fit in with soil conservation. While things may have changed about this since the 80's and 90's, I have seen nothing to suggest it. As small farms have gone away and mega farms run by big corporations have been taking their place, the use of mega machinery has become commonplace. Back in my youth there were agaraculture practices such as contour plowing which could reduce soil erosion. The big machines in use now do not always lend them selves to such practices so they tend to run them in the way that suits the machine and less the way that is best for soil conservation. Regardless of the reasons it was my understanding we were losing topsoil at a much faster rate than it could be replaced. The example I used in the past was it might take 500 years for natural processes to build up an inch of good topsoil while our modern methods can and did at the time reduce topsoil by as much as a half inch a year in places. Not a sustainable way to farm. We in the USA were blessed with many feet of topsoil on the great plains. Those feet of soil have been reduced over time. Again my information may be dated, but I do not think so.For me however global warming is small potatoes level of things to worry about. There are a few other things that seem much more pressing.
Hello; Sometimes I can recall only part of a concept as is happening now. There have been folks in the associated sciences studying earth history. One of the things I seem to recall is a notion derived from these studies implying that for some reason the records show the rise of a family of species to success followed by eventual decline and often to extinction. Not the cataclysmic result of an asteroid strike or an ice age sort of event. More of a decline without the overt causes that can be ascribed to some of the cataclysmic sort. What I am trying to think of has to do with genetics. An idea along the line that after some number of generations a species wears out its genetic code so to speak. That is a poor way to express the idea but the details are a bit vague for me right now. Something like as each generation replaces the last some sort of built in countdown among the genes is taking place. Perhaps like the rattle of a rattlesnake builds up as it sheds it skin. Sorry about this distraction, I get that this sort of thing is not likely what you have in mind.the inevitable conclusion of Old Civilization Syndrome.
Hello; I can only come up with that I am a human and not a roach. The forces of nature including the evolutionary sort do not seem to care at all if we are successful.bad for humanity, but it'll be good for cockroaches...and why are they any less worthy than we are?