Rory’s Dawdler — 03/09/23

Rory, the king of questions, also known as the Autistic Composter, has come up with a new series of questions that he calls “The Dawdler.” He poses three questions twice a week, questions he says are “inspired by life, humor, conversations and observations, town life, blog posts, writers, gardening, news stories, television, entertainment, and human curiosity, and so on.”

Here are Rory’s three Dawdler questions today.

Have you ever watched a long-running televised series from start to finish, and once you have reached the end, you wanted to watch it again or is once enough for you and time for a new long-running series?

I’m assuming Rory is talking about binge-watching a long-running show rather than watching current weekly episodes of shows that have been on air for a long time (e.g., “NCIS,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” or “Law and Order: SVU”).

My wife and I binge-watched 22 seasons of a British detective series “Midsomer Murders.” It took us around three months to get through all 22 seasons and as much as we enjoyed it, we were ready to move on to something different.

Do you think traditions are essential to society – if so, why and if not, why not?

I had no idea how to respond to this question so I went to an AI chatbot and asked it the question. Here’s the chatbot’s answer, which I actually thought was pretty good.

Traditions can be important parts of any society. They can help create memories, teach cultural values, and bring individuals together in a common community. Most societies rely on traditions to connect people and give them a sense of identity and belonging. Some traditions are necessary as they help teach important life lessons and reinforce social values that ensure stability. Other traditions may provide comfort and stability to a society as well as a source of entertainment and shared experiences.

However, it’s important to note that not all traditions are positive or beneficial. Some may perpetuate harmful or discriminatory practices, while others may not be relevant or meaningful to contemporary society. It’s important to critically examine traditions and evaluate whether they still have value in modern times. Ultimately, it’s up to individuals and communities to determine which traditions they choose to uphold and which ones they choose to let go of or adapt.

What would be easier to throw away, deep love or deeply lined rich pockets? Flip side: can money buy love?

I suppose the right answer should be deeply lined rich pockets. But if one is used to a certain life style that only deeply lined rich pockets can provide, it might be hard to give that up. How many soap operas or novels have been crafted around this dilemma?

Can money buy love? That depends on how one defines love. Have you ever seen a drop dead gorgeous young women on the arm of some fat, ugly, old geezer and wondered what she sees in him? The answer is his money. So, draw your own conclusions.

21 thoughts on “Rory’s Dawdler — 03/09/23

  1. writerravenclaw March 9, 2023 / 9:15 am

    Lol, Midsummer Murders can be quite predictable, just look for the least likely suspect and you’re the detective.

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  2. Carol anne March 9, 2023 / 9:32 am

    That AI chatbot did a good job with the answer it gave to the question! 😀

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  3. JT Twissel March 9, 2023 / 10:12 am

    Anyone who believes money can’t buy love has never been to Las Vegas! I usually watch television while doing something else and so will often re-watch a series. How’s the rehab going?

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    • Fandango March 9, 2023 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks for asking. Rehab is progressing. Starting next week, I move from in-home PT to outpatient PT — for the next 3 months!


  4. The Autistic Composter March 9, 2023 / 1:19 pm

    Interesting answers Fandango – money can buy love it’s called lust, isn’t lust love… wow that some serious series watching. I have now seen MM with JN mentioned twice, l was never a huge fan of his, well l watched a few seasons when they originally ran here in the UK. But l know what you mean especially when watching very long series, l could watch very few season to season again.

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong March 9, 2023 / 8:11 pm

    We watched Midsomer Murders twice, though it wasn’t all 22 seasons the first time, but was all 22 the second time. I finally read the books during the last couple of weeks. The books are great and different. They are more based on character development than was the TV show. We got so involved with MMs that for a while anything where everyone didn’t have an English accent seemed strange.

    Apparently MMs is the MOST watched British detective series ever. It has been shown in every country where TV series run.

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    • Fandango March 9, 2023 / 9:51 pm

      We enjoyed it but my wife and I used to joke that semi-rural England had a worse murder rate than most large American cities, although few were due to guns.


      • Marilyn Armstrong March 10, 2023 / 5:02 pm

        The guy who starred in it used to say they bussed new murder prospects in during the night. They did have a remarkably lethal population.

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  6. leigha66 March 15, 2023 / 1:28 am

    Probably the longest running series I have binged start to finish was Quantum Leap (have the full DVD set) and I would watch it again. But if I were to sit down with a streaming service and binge all the seasons of SVU (20 some i think) even though I like the show I doubt I would sit back down and do it again. …interesting AI answer, the bot did pretty good.

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