This week in the Slacktiverse, March 1st, 2015

(posted by chris the cynic, lack of submissions this week may be because I didn’t get last week’s up until Wednesday.  Sorry.)

The Blogaround

  • chris the cynic wrote:
    • So within 24 hours of being convinced that I had passed beyond hope and writing a post saying goodbye, thanks for reading, and basically that hope had always been kind of Quixotic anyway, there was hope again and so I made a toast to tilting at windmills.
    • At that point it still looked like recovery would be a long process but then things unexpected accelerated a lot.  As in from, “It’ll be a week and a half before we can get someone to even take a look,” to, “We can have it done by tomorrow.”  Of course nothing ever goes smoothly so after after a boiler was installed it didn’t just restore heat to my house, it kept on adding heat all night long to the point it gave me fever dreams without a fever.  It took another day to get it to turn off when it was supposed to.
    • Between those two things Leonard Nimoy died.  A lot of people quoted Kirk’s eulogy of Spock, specifically, “Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most … human,” which is a fine thing to say about Nimoy but was an intensely bad thing to say about Spock.  (Especially Spock as portrayed by Nimoy.)  So I wrote about why the line is such a problem.
    • There are now three Lego lines targeting girls.  I wrote some reactions to the newest one, Elves, which officially launched today.  As with so many things Lego, the problem isn’t the products themselves (which look quite cool) but everything Lego does related to the products and particularly the marketing of them.

In Case You Missed This

No submissions this week; feel free do share things in the comments.

Things You Can Do

No submissions this week; feel free do share things in the comments.

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community


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