Sunday, January 13, 2013


Laura Dern, Mike White, Diane Ladd and Luke Wilson rock in the HBO series Enlightened (2011-present).  The whole cast does. 

For now, a couple of things to note. One, at the start of the series, Amy Jellicoe is relegated to the H (= Hell or Hades) level of Abaddonn Industries, a demotion, despite having worked there for fifteen years.

Why Abaddonn? 

"Sheol and Abaddon are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied" (Proverbs 27:20).

Sheol = Hell; Abaddon(n) = Destruction. That's certainly one way to look at it.

Mike White is a cool writer -- and an excellent actor, too, here playing Tyler, a "mole" also relegated to H level, working on Cogentiva, a software program that tracks workers' "productivity."

Today's Rune: Signals.

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