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July 22, 2020

What I'm thinking about these days — "Undone"

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Let's say our universe began with the Big Bang — something from nothing, a Singularity, whatever you want to call it.

What I've been doing is a thought experiment, in which I take the universe at this moment — right now — and then imagine it's been recorded in such detail that you can't tell the recording from real life.

Then you play it backwards really — really — fast, such that you're poised just a day or so after the instant it began.

I want to see what that looks like.

Exactly how far back do I have to go?

Two new papers suggest 13.77 billion years.

You could look them up.

Which brings me to Amazon Prime's superb new animated series, "Undone."

The premise is trippy — directed time travel — but the writing and characters, OMG — like Phoebe Bridge-Waller's "Fleabag" in its cleverness and humor.

Eight 20 to 25-minute-long episodes, in the third of which a character asks if it's possible to move faster than light speed, and his graduate student answers "Entanglement."

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July 22, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

What are they?

Trippy!

Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: bigger — and smaller — than a bread box.

July 22, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Two Glorias

Who can say which is better?

I've always been crazy about both.

You?

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"Girls in Bathing Costumes" (detail) — Sonia Delaunay-Terk

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A 1928 watercolor.

July 22, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thumb Hat

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From the website:

Put this hat on your thumb.

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Features and Details:

• Fits most thumbs

• Knit polyester

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$2.95.

July 22, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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