Feeling Wonderfully Blue

In the wake of yesterday’s unexpected (and Sunday-consuming) water heater repair, this morning’s “Bird and Moon” comic was just what the doctor had ordered:

Sorrow over the fact that we will one day live in an Attenborough-less world — “Sadly, there is only one known David Attenborough in existence” — is offset by the instantaneous cinematic association I have with Attenborough’s name: the extraordinary BBC mini-series, “Blue Planet.”

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I cannot recommend it enough.

Watching “The Deep” episode for the first time was a borderline religious experience, the species and locations they find for their subjects are mind-blowing, and the cinematography is flat-out amazing. (“Planet Earth” and “Life” are nearly as spectacular, but “Blue Planet” was my first Attenborough, so it will always hold a special place in my heart.)

My only suggestion prior to babbling “OMG!!!FINDITANDWATCHITASAP!!!” for the rest of the day is to encourage everyone to find the Attenborough-narrated versions. I’m not trying to trash Pierce Brosnan. Sigourney Weaver, or Oprah Winfrey here, but David Attenborough they are most definitely not.

NOTE: I fixed the leak, which is particularly excellent news in the context of this morning’s -8° temps.

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About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, being amazed by his (currently) lone daughter, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.