Since then I haven't done a whole lot. I saw my first episode of Longmire and was surprised by how captivated I was with it within the first fifteen minutes of viewing. I'd like to see more of it.
I also spent a few hours working on the Fortunecity Rescue. For reasons completely unclear to me, I decided to adopt the Jonny Quest fandom. Now I loved the cartoon when I was a kid and young adult (who am I kidding, I still do, I just haven't bothered to watch the DVDs), but I don't consider JQ to be one of my core fandoms. But it was sitting there abandoned and that bothered me. I hate it when websites that I'd like to visit (or re-visit) disappear and not even archive.org can resurrect them.
Some of what I found was very silly, but silly and cute, like someone's reworking of the Brady Bunch song/theme to fit Jonny Quest. Certainly this isn't as important as the discovery of penicillin, or even the history of antibiotics, but it sure does illustrate how much fans love their fandoms and how they interact with them. And it's a part of fandom history I don't want to see lost.
Another thing I've been thinking about is the number of scam artists there are in the world. Last night I watched Dateline NBC, which was about the rapper Tim Dog and the women he scammed into giving him money. I think what bothers me the most is that his victims were all honest and hard working -- and I doubt they will ever recover from the economic harm done to them. One of the women is out something like $30K but the court only awarded her $19K. I hope she gets her money back, but as far as I can tell his only source of income is that which comes in from scams. What also bugs me is that she doesn't seem to me to have been particularly greedy. She was promised a return of 20% for investing her money in the box set release of his recording. I'll agree that 20% is a lot, particularly given the tiny amount of interest banks and CDs offer these days, but it doesn't seem to be so great that it should automatically indicate something is wrong.
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