Rhea Seehorn in a stellar performance as Kim Wexler in "Better Call Saul."
Rhea Seehorn in a stellar performance as Kim Wexler in "Better Call Saul."
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Jason Hirschhorn, curator September 18, 2018
quote of the day
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
Dale Carnegie
rant n' rave

I can work myself up. I'm great at it. World champion. I can get irritable. And throw in a side order of anxiety. You know what calms me down? Watching wildlife programming. Don't even lie to me. You know you love it. A little NATGEO. Some lion prides. A few polar bear cubs and their momma. Maybe some PLANET EARTH on BBC. Oh, and those monkeys that bathe and groom in the hot springs. Love it. Warms the soul. Calms me down. And it just so happens my friend LIZ works at EXPLORE.ORG. "Explore features a wide range of topics—from animal rights, health and human services, and poverty to the environment, education, and spirituality. Delivered in short, digestible bites, explore films appeal to viewers of all ages, from children learning about other cultures for the first time to adults looking for a fresh perspective on the world around them." But what do I really love about the site? Wildlife. There are live camera feeds and archives. Live cams all over the world set up in some of the most remote wildlife environments. Pandas in CHINA. Brown bears in ALASKA. Assorted animals in KENYA. And on and on and on. Now at any moment, there may not be an animal on the live cam, so they offer deep archives. Like this one. I'm not going to lie to you. This is a rabbit hole of curiosity. I could spend hours. And the end result will be a resting heartbeat of about 68 and maybe some drool coming out of the left side of my mouth. That's relaxation. Serenity now. Great for adults. Amazing for kids. Funded by the ANNENBERG FOUNDATION. "Never stop learning™. Come explore"... MOVIE PASS played a dangerous game: grow fast enough that your market dominance outstrips your losses. It isn't the first, but it may soon be the latest to lose. "MoviePass and Catching a Tiger by the Toe"... Forgot about the EMMYS so went to GOOGLE to find out when it was on. Oh, Google. Congrats to all the fine folks at HBO, NETFLIX, AMAZON, and FX on their stellar wins. Those are "my shows"... In my world, DANNY MEYER is like WILLY WONKA ... When I win the finals of BBQ PITMASTERS I will propose to my then girlfriend on the live broadcast. After we eat the brisket and some dry rub ribs. And I'm not talking about this kind of brisket ... This motherf***er makes FREDO CORLEONE sound like the head of MENSA... Will you still need him, will you still feed him, when he's 76? Of course you will. He's PAUL MCCARTNEY. And at age 76, he's recording music, playing live and talking about it with more fervor than he has in years. He also has the number 1 album in the country. "Fuh Yeah! Paul McCartney Is Still Rock's Macca Daddy"... Happy Birthday to SHARON VASSELL, HUNTER WALK, HEBA MACKSOUD, DANIELLE GIA BEINSTEIN, SAMANTHA LAZARUS LEVIN, JANE RINZLER BUCKINGHAM, MARA HIRSCHHORN CORKERY, LISA HACKETT, ALEX SCHAFFEL, ANITA CHINKES RATNER, BENJAMIN ROCCO GEORGIA, and JEFF HOUSENBOLD.

Jason Hirschhorn, curator

September 18, 2018