Cerrone – Hooked On You (Kon Remix): Gilles Peterson held his last show on BBC One. I really like his diverse tastes in music and will miss his show. This is my favorite song on the playlist and it is certainly a jam.
Don’t forget to look at the Moon, Jupiter and Venus tonight.
Just read Empires of the Sea by Roger Crowley. The book is about sea battles in the Mediterranean in the 16th century. Crowley writes in extremely clear and entertaining prose. The book is simply great. The politics and economics of the Mediterranean world in this time period kind of echoes the world today. There is the European powers encompassed by the Venetians, Spanish and papal powers. These powers were always struggling with each other and also the newly formed Protestant threat via Martin Luther. The other side is a much more consolidated Ottoman Empire. The book explains three major battles that took place in the Mediterranean: Rhodes, Malta and Cyprus. The main thing I thought about while reading this book is how shitty it was to be on a galley. The galleys were manned by slaves who were shackled to benches. It was basically a death sentence; you were going to die of scurvy, typhoid or drown, all while laboriously rowing a galley to a beat of a drum.
Mad Men tonight and Game of Thrones begins next Sunday!
Denver airport conspiracy, the Denver airport is bizarre, good thing there is a good conspiracy theory to go along with it.
- Glibness and superficial charm
Lack of empathy
Consistent decisions in their self interest, even where it is ethically questionable
Chronic, sometimes transparent lies, even with regard to minor things
Lack of remorse
Failure to take responsibility for their actions, and instead blaming others
Persistent focus on gratifying their own needs at the expense of others
Conning and manipulative behavior
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