Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Nuclear Family

Myself: Nuclear had a long history of figurative use before its main association with weapons and energy, as nucleus has senses meaning "kernel" or more simply "something essential." Nuclear doesn't have to refer to an explosion whose destructive power derives from an uncontrolled reaction. See how I did that?
Prodnose: No.
Myself: I used it ambiguously as an antonym of itself in the title of this post.
Prodnose: It's a hardscrabble life you lead.
Myself: Ups and downs. I'll grant you that.

At the moment the trajectory is upwards. Ben's, Jane's and my pizza at Corleone on June 19th will be our sixth consecutive monthly get together after last Sunday's Fast X movie night. Alternating Corleone with an action movie you don't necessarily have to strain every brain cell to appreciate is also working out well. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is pencilled in for Sunday July 17th.

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