What’d He Say?

Years ago there was a movie directed by Orson Wells called “Citizen Kane“. It was about a reporter talking to everyone connected to a publishing tycoon in an attempt to discover the meaning of the tycoon’s last words. The movie started with the death of the wealthy man after he says the one word: ‘Rosebud’. No spoilers here, it’s a classic movie, you should see it for yourself.

Through out history when someone of note died, if he had said something great or not so great during his last days, they were quoted and remembered. Books have been written dedicated to the last uttered words of famous people.

Another great man died this week. He was not a tycoon, he was an actor. However his most famous character inspired thousands of young people, me included, to be interested in computers and technology. In my youth I could not miss an episode of Star Trek with Mr. Spock played by Leonard Nimoy. Continue reading “What’d He Say?”

My Latest Role Model

Don’t be scared. I’m not changing this to a review site. But my newest favorite show (at least until they screw up next episode) is Backstrom which premiered last night on Fox. He’s a Portland detective that just gets the job done.  It’s much like the old series House without the medical techno-babble, angst, and one-ups-manship. Caution: you may have to think. The main character the true role model I try to be: Take me as I am or get out of my way. Occasionally changing the ‘or’ to ‘and’.  And I’m in lust with the French girl character.

Now excuse me while I pack so I can go find out why all my favorite shows lately are set in Portland.