A warning! There are about 30 seconds of dead air as the show returns from the second break. I overestimated the time I had and I was caught… indisposed.
I Find ASMR To Be Very Annoying
A couple podcasts that I listen to have brought ASMR to my mind. The Greatest Generation, a podcast about Star Trek, has recently had its two hosts whispering and pretending to do the ASMR thing as a joke. It’s just been within the last couple of months they’ve started doing it. I don’t know why they started doing it. It isn’t funny to me, but it is annoying.
The other podcast is Science Vs, which is a science popularizing podcast. It has a recent episode dedicated to examining what science says about ASMR. I haven’t listened to it yet. I’m worried I’ll just be annoyed.
I commented on Facebook about my annoyance with the phenomenon. A hipster got on me for being behind the times. Apparently, ASMR was a thing five to ten years ago.
True, but there’s those two podcasts who also seem to be behind the times. Squaresville, Man!
Beatrice Straight: Great In That One Scene
While I talked about ASMR and its whispered speaking annoyingness, I thought of Beatrice Straight, an actor who received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her 5 minutes or so in Sidney Lumet’s 1976 classic Network. She played the loyal wife of a television news man (William Holden), who just told her of the affair he was having with an ambitious television executive (Faye Dunaway).
That’s some damn good acting!
Well, she came to mind when I thinking of the whole whispering element of ASMR. I remembered the same actor played one of the paranormal investigators attempting to rescue a little girl from the “other side” in the 1982 horror classic Poltergeist. In the film there is a scene in which three characters are “whispering” so as not to disturb the others who are resting. Except…
We Said Goodbye To Our Kitty
We had her for about eight years. She could be a pain in the ass, she could be a great cuddle buddy. She was our cat. She was our Callie.
She was having seizures and breathing problems and it was time.
And Then Mom
My mom is 85 years old and her health has been slipping for some time now. I explain on the show how she is now on hospice care at home. She was doing OK on hospice, but next week I’ll tell you the latest.
The latest isn’t very good.
Cool Thing: Her Name Is Edna
We didn’t wait long. We wanted a dog and we found Edna. She’s a Japanese Chin and she’s just adorable.
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