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15 April 2007 @ 01:36 am
I was not a very culturally aware child. I rarely watched movies, and didn't start really listening to the radio until my sophomore year of high school (and then stopped again once I got to college). I rarely watched television--I'm lucky my sister did, or I probably would have missed out on things like Scooby Doo and Fraggle Rock. Tonight, I watched Goonies, which I somehow managed to miss earlier on. So much I missed in the past.

I'm currently reading an extremely depressing book called When the Rivers Run Dry which is about, essentially, how a lot of developing nations are doomed to starvation and chaos due to depleting their water tables faster than they can be renewed. It also goes into interesting detail about how the rotting plants at the bottom of dams account for a large amount of methane, how a lot of rivers that people used to talk about being huge are now getting sucked dry (in, for example, the American Southwest), and about the amount of water needed to produce a lot of things being a hidden cost. It's interesting, but hard to read in a Malthusian sort of way. Yay.

Brunch tomorrow!
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: Final Fantasy Tactics - Opening Theme
Ericalittlenest on April 15th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
I too am reading a depressing book - "A Problem from Hell" by Samantha Power. It's about genocide. Why do we do this to ourselves?
dorchadasdorchadas on April 17th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Well...if we don't know what's wrong with the world, how can we help fix it?