Saturday, January 22, 2011

Decoded

A friend of mine is a HUGE Brad Meltzer fan.
I have never read one of his books, but really liked an internet video he put together (thanks Min!) where you input someone's name, and the video basically dedicates itself to them.
Then this series Decoded premiered last year. Oscar and I started DVRing it, and started watching it this month. Some of the shows are uneven, some of the regular 'decoders' ask ignorant questions, and some of the conclusions they reach I disagree with. But.We have learned so much about lots of things in the process of following the show's research. In one episode we learned about the Culper Ring. In another, we learned about the web bot that has been predicting the future for a few decades now. And those were just the two recent shows.
There are a lot of good things about my life, but one of the best is that Oscar and I both love watching shows on the History,Discovery and similar channels :-} I've always loved archaeology and ancient history, as well as learning obscure bits of historical fact, and Os is right there beside me, just as fascinated. We both believe a good day is one where you learn something new. We have some great conversations.

2 comments:

Min said...

Here's the video. C'mon, you had to know I'd have the link handy. :)

http://www.headlinenewsmakers.com/send.php?key=a1e71b4ac6e4c9eb5611fa1b622863cb

morewithles said...

I read one of his books, which was great!