I just have a lot of feelings #2

Welcome to the second instalment of "I just have a lot of feelings"!
I've had feelings about things recently, so I thought I'd share!

A whole lot of feelings

The Martian

It's everything Interstellar should have been and more. Beautiful space imagery, of course, but it was also intensely satisfying to watch Mark Watney (Matt Damon) examine the obstacles to his survival on Mars and "science the shit out of [them]". There's something about this very basic type of survival problem-solving that makes me tick.

  • This year's series of The Great British Bake Off is the first one I see from start to finish. I've enjoyed every minute of it...
    My two faves, Nadiya and Tamal made it to the final, and I was very pleased with the outcome. I loved how Nadiya went from being amongst the worst bakers at the beginning of the competition, to being "Star Baker" a few times at the end of the series. I loved seeing her "empower herself" week by week, leaving us, in the final, with this wonderful quote:

I’m never gonna put boundaries on myself ever again.
I’m never gonna say 'I can't do it'.
I’m never gonna say 'maybe'.
I’m never gonna say 'I don’t think I can'.
I can, and I will.

  • I've discovered a new podcast called Mystery Show.
    As someone who's been obsessed with private detectives since childhood, I'm loving the concept behind this show: Starlee Kine, the lovely host of the show, attempts to solve real-life mysteries. Anyone can send in mysteries they want her to solve, the only rule being that the mystery cannot be solved just by Googling.
    The first series is available now, and includes 6 episodes, with mysteries like "The Case of the Disappearing Video Store" and "The Curious Case of the Curious Belt Buckle" (my names, not theirs!).

  • Question of the Day is another podcast I've been listening to recently.
    The principle is simple: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the hosts, Stephen Dubner (of Freakonomics fame) and James Altucher (an entrepreneur and writer, amongst other things) discuss a question one of them has chosen for the show. It's a fast-paced, always interesting discussion of 10-15 minutes... Highly recommended!

  • I've started watching Scream Queens. 10% horror - 90% comedy is a good ratio for me, it turns out. Warning: most of the jokes in this show are in bad taste.

  • Meet my Twitter bot, @delormev_ebooks!
    I made it myself (sort of, I actually stole the code from someone else and modified it to fit my purpose)... It basically generates and posts random tweets generated from my tweeting history. It's funnier than me. Here are a couple of good ones:

Go follow it if you like ;-)

That's it for today, have a great day!

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