Pleased to read that the best card game ever, Shithead, is known as
Shit Pants (Paskahousu) in Finland.
I’ve just started reading this. It’s a very well regarded novel from
Philip K. Dick set in an alternate 1960s where America has lost the
quizzical looks if I were to read it on the train.
Watching the first couple of series of the West Wing from 1999-2001 and it already looks dated:– what once looked like a manic tempo of corridor conversations is now standard or pedestrian compared to today’s offices – some social issues such as controversies around gay marriage seem WTF – the tech is comical. Mobiles are hardly ever used and monitors are massive (apart from black PowerBooks with upside down Apple logos) – the tight news agenda of “It’ll be in the papers tomorrow” has been blown apart by Twitter – they bask in economic growth
Spurred me to break the ice and send Christmas cards to a couple of
people I’d grown apart from.