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Monday, May 09, 2016

Ericast 275 - This is Sand!

You hear a lot of different things on the Ericast. This week's episode is really just random connections from Eric's brain.

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INTP Personality - weaving things together

Voice artists, including Casey Defranco from the Country Crock commercial.  (The Ericast exists today because of her!)

SNL in the 1980s.  Ad Council ad parody. Art Bell, late night radio, conspiracy theories. Lots of PSAs...  Including "At the Beach." I love the Mom voice in this one

I just love that voice. Not to lead a board meeting, maybe. But there's so much personality that carries through.

So, Ruth binge-watches TV shows. One was White Collar, which, it turns out, was based on Frank Abagnale.  If you don't know why that's interesting, listen to last week's episode.

Lately, it's been Person of Interest. And after lots of joking about it staring Jesus, and watching Finch so I could have hope that we geeks could have a life (even though I know they're just fake characters), they introduce... Root.
"Samantha Groves is a highly intelligent computer hacker and former contract killer known by her hacker name "Root". She has a special relationship with The Machine and is the only one to be in frequent and direct contact, acting as The Machine's 'Analog Interface'."
Root is played by Amy Acker.

1) I love my wife more than anything else.  2) I have two daughters, so I truly do understand the dangers of a society "objectifying" people and diminishing their full personhood over something that might even be complimentary. 3)  Amy Acker strikes me as the most beautiful human being on the planet.  (This leads to a tangent on the "Ginger vs. Mary Ann" application.  Because, why do I think this?)

This might have been just a passing interest, until I heard her speak.

I'm sure she's not... but she IS the "this is sand!" mom.

I now tease Ruth because whenever there's a dramatic moment in Person of Interest, I repeat her lines' inflection, but I say, "This is sand."  "This is sand, Finch. I like sand."

Do you like sand? Do you like Amy Acker?  Call 701-645-3742 (a.k.a. 701-645-ERIC) and let me know.


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