Archive for October, 2009

What Did I Miss?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 29, 2009 by Budd Black

About a year ago a friend of mine that loved Buffy, let me borrow season 1 after finding out that I had never watched the show.  Yeah, I, the geek, had never seen Buffy.  It was obviously love at first sight.  I watched the entire series in less than 6 months.  This made me wonder what other shows that I missed that I should reconsider in the age of Hulu.

Babylon 5 was the next show I have started on.  Seasons 1 and 2 are on Hulu and my friends had all raved about how good the show was.  It was harder to get into because the entire show seems to be one huge story arc.  I haven’t finished the show yet.  I am only midway through the third season.  The show is truly good and I am glad that I am watching it now as I think I am at a better place to understand and appreciate this show. 

If you missed B5 the first time around, check out the first two seasons on Hulu.  Power through the bad CG and the first couple of episodes.  They are developing characters and creating an intricate plot.  I don’t say this lightly, but what I have seen, blows Buffy away.  Seriously, check it out.

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Radnor Lake Natural Area

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 27, 2009 by Budd Black

Took the girls to radnor lake this weekend to enjoy the fall colors and natural cool temperatures.  We did a hike of around 2.5 miles and took some pictures.

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Us, Against Them

Posted in Uncategorized on October 26, 2009 by Budd Black

This seems to be what human social interaction boils down to. We always
have to have an enemy. It is kind of strange. I think who we choose to
be our enemy is in who we define ourselves as.

In today's world of America wanting to be the rest of the world and the
rest of the world wanting to be better than us, the initial
identification of most Americans is not that of being American. We tend
to categorize ourselves and each other by political affiliation. Gone
are the days when it was okay for John to be a Democrat because he still
hated the commies. Without a common enemy, our country is dividing

When was the last time someone fought a war just to conquer lands and
make themselves god emperor. Now people fight for "reasons." People
fight for religion mostly and a lot of times because the have always
fought (insert name of random group here). In Israel it is weird
because the war wasn't necessarily about religion to start with, but was
made that way really quickly. Why? That was a major difference and the
easiest way to differentiate between the two groups.

So, America is dividing itself into red and blue and will soon devolve
into Drazi like fighting. It is silly, but as humans, we need a common
enemy to keep from making enemies of each other. Only now it isn't PC
to have enemies.

Orange, Orange, Orange, Orange!!!!!!!

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Zombies for Halloween

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2009 by Budd Black

Thank you,

Budd Black

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