Monday, January 24, 2011


Carl Sagan and I spent the weekend together.

I was afraid I was coming down with the flu, so I took the whole weekend to rest and recover. I didn't want to get my girlfriend sick, so I didn't see her, either.

It was just me and Carl.

Cosmos was a show made in the early '80s by Carl Sagan. I have vague memories of it on TV, although I'm fairly sure our TV wouldn't pick up the channel it was on. I probably watched it at my grandmother's house.

A few years ago, the Science channel began re-running the show on Tuesday nights. That's really when it caught my attention, again. Problem was, it came on at 9 or 10PM. The music on the show is pastoral, anyway, so it almost puts you to sleep even when it's not late at night. Shortly after the opening credits, I was usually fast asleep.

When I got Netflix, it was one of the first things I looked for. I haven't really had the chance to watch it, yet. So, in need of rest, and something to keep me company, it seemed like a good time to bust out the COSMOS.

Carl didn't disappoint. I can't say that I always agree with his take on every subject, but it is entertaining. For a man who passed away well over a decade ago, he was a good companion for the weekend.