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Something New Under the Ground
"Silo" brings the dystopian heat.
Hi Everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend.
This is going to be another short newsletter this week, as I’ve remained busy with some family health issues and other things. I hope to get back on track with a full-length piece next week. In the meantime, I figured I’d share a few things, starting with a TV-series recommendation.
Silo is a new sci-fi dystopian drama on Apple TV+. My wife and I are about half-way through the season, and have been quite impressed with the story and characters so far.
The show’s about a community of 10,000 people who live in a giant, 144-story silo that’s mostly underground. These life-long residents know very little about the history of their home. They just know the shelter is necessary for their survival on a seemingly dead planet where the air is toxic. Some ancient relics from the outside world are their best clues to the past, but most of those have been outlawed by the governing judicial body as potentially dangerous to societal life inside the silo. Other tight laws and regulations are said to serve the same purpose.
The show’s premise alone is oozing with mystery, and a series of murders of important figures within the community, along with new questions about the outside world, only heighten the intrigue. Rebecca Ferguson is strong in her role as a stoic top engineer turned unlikely authority figure who’s trying to get to the truth.
Filthy Rich Politicians
Last week, Bernard Goldberg and I interviewed Matt Lewis, author of “Filthy Rich Politicians.” His new book answers the long pondered question of how political candidates of modest means become rich once they get into office. We had a good time talking to Matt (as you can see from the screen-cap below). He’s genuinely one of the friendliest political commentators you’ll ever meet.
You can watch the full interview here.
Curve Your Enthusiasm
I’m sometimes asked about the health status of my daughter, whose issues with scoliosis I detailed last year. I can report that last week was her last medical appointment on the matter, and unlike her older brother, she fortunately won’t need surgery to address the problem. The bracing she wore at night up until earlier this year did its job. She was pretty relieved by the prognosis, and so was the rest of the family.
Obligatory Dog Shot
Kyson’s been adopted! This big boy went home with his new family yesterday, and we couldn’t be happier for all of them. We sure are going to miss him though.
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I haven’t featured a Reverend Horton Heat record in a while, so I figured it was time. “Whole New Life” from 2018 is one of the band’s newer albums, and it’s not quite as wild as their earlier stuff. It has a more relaxed rockabilly sound, including on a cover of Viva Las Vegas.
I love the album cover.
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