Get Over It! – Mark Fiore
The world’s first ‘hydrail’ can travel almost 500 miles per day at speeds of up to 87mph.
Germany is rearin’ to go!
“…People have written about behavioral addictions — to eating, sex and gambling — for centuries. In recent decades, some psychiatrists and counselors have even specialized in their treatment. But the idea that someone can be addicted to a behavior, as opposed to a substance, remains contentious….”
“…Globally, more than two billion people play video games, including 150 million Americans (nearly half the country’s population), 60 percent of whom game daily. Professional athletes routinely perform goofy victory dances from Fortnite. Game Informer has the fifth-highest circulation of any American magazine, surpassed only by AARP’s Magazine and Bulletin, Costco Connection and Better Homes & Gardens. When Grand Theft Auto V was released in September 2013, it generated $1 billion of revenue within three days. No single entertainment product has ever made so much money in so little time. Video games are now one of the most lucrative sectors of the entertainment industry, having overtaken film, television, music and books. Games are also the most popular and profitable type of mobile app, accounting for about a third of all downloads and 75 percent of Apple’s App Store revenue.
A typical gamer in the United States spends 12 hours playing each week; 34 million Americans play an average of 22 hours per week. About 60 percent of gamers have neglected sleep to keep playing, and about 40 percent have missed a meal. Somewhere around 20 percent have skipped a shower. In 2018, people around the world spent a collective nine billion hours watching other people play video games on the streaming service Twitch — three billion more hours than the year before. In South Korea, where more than 95 percent of the population has internet access and connection speeds are the fastest in the world, compulsive game play has become a public-health crisis. In 2011, the South Korean government passed the Shutdown Law, which prevents anyone under 16 from playing games online between midnight and 6 a.m….”
Escapism is the avoidance of unpleasant, boring, arduous, scary, or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a term to define the actions people take to help relieve persistent feelings of depression or general sadness.
Lets escape a serious World for a bit:
First, the bazarre local news of the week.
A barn north of Moscow, Idaho, burned down. It contained an antique guitar collection and 30 grand pianos.
Unrelated, a desparado eluded both the Moscow and Pullman police in three car chases in three different stolen vehicles for the first two nights. On the third he smashed into a police car and then a retaining wall, which put an end to his misadventures.
As for me, the typical 15 minutes to the north door of the almost deserted Hillside Cafe.
Day 6: 154+29=183 minutes.
OMG, the guitars and pianos! Oh, the humanity.
A cold snap expected Sunday, 45 F tops for the day, 20’s overnight, brrr.
Finally got real internets today, Dish tomorrow.
Acquire a four seasons sleeping bag. Mummy style is the warmest.
I think it might get cold here by Sunday, too, but what do I know. I don’t keep up with the weather.
I didn’t go for my walk tonight. It was quite chilly, I would have had to dig out my winter coat. I snuggled under a blanket downstairs to watch a movie instead and then company showed up.
Looks like Margaritas tomorrow with Jill and Brian. It’s about time. Last time we went might be back in September after they got back from their honeymoon.
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