Watched “Troy: Fall of a City” Siege from imdb.com

The Spartans begin their embargo to starve Troy of supplies and Paris joins the workmen digging to find water before setting out with Hector and a group
to get help. One of the men is captured and killed after telling Menelaus that Helen has married Paris. Hector Paris reach a prospective ally who tells
Hector he must kill Paris but the gods intervene and the pair return to Troy. Helen endears herself to the Trojans by giving the citizens her food but
still faces mistrust and lustfulness from certain quarters.

I can’t be the only person who has watched this series and thinks Paris should have just taken the opportunity to leave, or send Hellen back, or just do what he’s told in general. It would be interesting for someone to write a book or do a tV series or movie exploring what would have happened if Troy would have won.
Watched ConditionsConditions (Troy: Fall of a City Episode 2) from imdb.com

Helen elopes with Paris, which causes chaos for the Greeks and Trojans. Agamemnon is left to face an agonising dilemma and the Olympian gods are forced
to choose sides in the conflict.

I was surprised the sacrifice of Iphigenia was depicted. Most retellings leave that out. This series also seems to be a lot more graphic, although to be fair the only movies I’ve seen on this have been the made-for-tV ones.
Watched Black Blood (Troy: Fall of a City Episode 1) from imdb.com

The drama loosely based on The Iliad commences. An encounter with the gods seals the fate of Paris and his home city of Troy. He is granted the honour
of visiting Sparta as a guest of King Menelaus and falls for Helen.

Thank God for audio description, because there’s no way I could have followed what was going on in this episode or any of the rest without it.

The Troy legends are one of my favorite parts of Greek mythology, and so far I think this is the best modern adaptation of them.

Watched Covita by The Lincoln Project from Youtube

Don’t cry for me White House staffer.

Wednesday’s internet win.

Hilarious.

Watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug from IMDb

Directed by Peter Jackson. With Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott. The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by Steve Kloves from IMDb

Directed by Chris Columbus. With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith. An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Watched A tweet by Josh Marshall from Twitter

“Trump to @Yamiche “Be nice. Don’t be threatening.” https://t.co/dU5jKJrZTa”

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, poor Donald Trump feels threatened by a woman asking him to follow up on comments we all heard him make. Someone build this man a safe space, stat!
Watched President Trump on Governors: ‘I Want Them to Be More Appreciative’ by CSpan from C-SPAN.org

President Trump talks about working with governors and says some governors are cooperating, but others need to do more and be more appreciative of the federal government’s response. ‘I say Mike,…

Here’s the thing, Mr. President. Every single governor in this country could tell you to go fuck yourself, in unison, and it would still be your job to do what’s within your power to help. If you want to live in a world where everyone kisses your ass, then you shouldn’t have run for president. Oh, and critiques of the job you’ve done are not evidence of inappreciation.

Signed: Someone who has to put up with complaints and inappreciation from users on a pretty frequent basis, (hello open source development), and yet somehow manages to continue to do my fucking job without being petty about it.