TV after 6

If I watch TV, streaming or terrestrial or whatever, too early in my day I am mentally and physically sluggish. I don’t know if it applies to all videos. I don’t know if a neat emacs video or something security related or the news would trigger it, for example. Entertainment videos definitely do trigger a sloth like lethargy I sometimes cannot shake.

It seems the exercise variable doesn’t help. If I fire up a review of the US late night talk shows’ takes on a political event after time in the gym I am as useless as if I had stayed in bed.

Liberating an idea from Mark Bittman, I will try to keep my entertainment viewing to the evening.

I’d love to ditch it completely. I know that’s unlikely for me. I’ve a weird addictive thing with some TV. I hate The Sopranos. I love The Good Wife. I can’t stand reality TV but give me a home repair & improvement show and I will binge it. I’ll take The Prisoner over Lost any day of the week.

I will queue shows for an extended illness or flights to & from the US viewing. Living in Japan now can make that difficult.

The bigger difficulty is on my time, attention, and energy on the everyday.

It seems silly to track, but I will start another calendar for daily X-ing when I avoid an early morning video hit.

Anyone else challenged thusly?

Your Elders’ InfoSec on 60 Minutes Sun 17.04.2016

It looks like the Columbia Broadcasting System‘s 60 Minutes program will cover wireless hacking this Sunday, 17 April 2016 at 19:00 EDT.

You may need to retcon what they see on 60 Minutes with what they’ve seen over and over again on NCIS and CSI. If you’re lucky, your family also watches Elementary and The Good Wife, CBS shows that keep most of their technobabble close to reality.

The Ultimate Detroit Movie Map, From Batman to 8 Mile – Curbed Movie Maps – Curbed Detroit

Making a show in the Show, for sure:

While the Motor City might not be the most filmed location in the nation, it does make an appearance in a myriad of films, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 61*, and Eminem’s 8 Mile. Below, Curbed mapped over 15 films and TV shows that feature Detroit in bright shining lights. You might notice that TV shows and movies like Freaks and Geeks, The Crow, and RoboCop were left off of this map, and that’s because none of them were filmed in the Motor City, despite being set there. Additionally, a few films were left off due to not having any specific addresses found online, such as Evil Dead, which had a few indoor scenes shot in director Sam Raimi’s garage in Royal Oak.

Source: The Ultimate Detroit Movie Map, From Batman to 8 Mile – Curbed Movie Maps – Curbed Detroit

I’m surprised by some of the entries. Sure, I knew about Out of Sight and many others. The Transformers movies are set here? Really?

Uncondescending TV

I like TV shows smartly written and well executed. When a show shows me a dead body and an actor says “He’s dead”, its condescending at best and insulting at worst.

And its a waste of time. The show content window keeps dropping. Smarter, wittier content in the constrained time will perform better.

So save us the observations of the obvious.