1. Years ago, I may’ve (read: definitely, but I appreciate that that may seem totally creepy,) had screen-grabs of the series of microexpressions that occur during the discussion of recent listening/reading.  But a rewatch is never a not good use of time.  Practically evergreen!

    I have mostly assumed that every Three Ring Binder show is basically like this, which means I’d probably find it overwhelming, but it’s probably something to which I’d go, if I were local to that area again, anyhow. 

     
  2. The desktop dramas probably play out whether or not I am there.

     
  3. 15:07 8th Sep 2014

    Notes: 3

    Tags: artisanal

    FUNGIBLE HEROES!
    (via David Marquez)

    Q: What is best in life?
    A: Hot dogs, ladies?

    (You could swap a David and a Pietà too, sure.)

     
  4. Transit Adventures, revisited.
    20140829 The Palais Wilson.
    Formerly the League of Nations HQ, it is now where the UNHC4HR demonstrates and celebrates American pop cultural hegemony. They probably do some other good work too.

    (You may have to listen hard to hear the strains of Beyoncé over the general flow of traffic and such, but it was amazing and amusing in person.)

     
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    "Mentorship" (ERW, 2009)
Totally serious: years later, I still consult this bit of marginalia.

    "Mentorship" (ERW, 2009)

    Totally serious: years later, I still consult this bit of marginalia.

     
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    [::sobs::]

    [::sobs::]

     
  7. A story in 6 pictures.

    (All that language prep notwithstanding, it was on the sixth day back in full English—idly reading a lozenge box over a 2L bottle of ginger ale she had gone hunting for in a state of almost-scared-enough-to-go-see-a-non-mirror-doctor—that she realized *maybe* exactly why she was…voiding at such an even-Fish-bar-priest-impressing frequency.)

    "laxatif"

     
  8. While his judgment that Buffalo Bill would look at me and say “that’ll do” went unspoken, this elderly man, who completely non-referentially said “I’ll have what she’s having” in deference to my…clearly confident sandwich ordering, might be my new lunchtime friend; though I suppose I would have to backtrack what time we both showed up to the same sandwich establishment with a weird sort of hopefulness that we are both secretly super consistent sorts of people. Which, maybe if we’re going to be friends would be something we’d both realize and maybe we have to go where we think the other will think the other would go. Gaming serendipity is hard: do I need another 70 year old to be pals with? I probably should have just asked him his name and life story while we were standing there, but if either of us were the type to be super chatty with strangers ALL the time, it wouldn’t have seemed so promising. I bet he works for Dow, he felt…chemically inclined. I wonder how many senior white guys they have on staff.
    — "gaming serendipity"
     
  9. 17:38 3rd Sep 2014

    Notes: 1

    I did a quick scan of a series of videos just to check the accuracy of that aspersion before realizing that "A Time to Kill," —a movie I will always sit down and watch, albeit with something of a grim resignation and maybe a finger on the fast-forward, if I find it on (with a delicious chaser of Die Hard 3, which I always have on hand, for changing the taste in mouth despite the happyish ending)— was possibly art-directed by Rob Liefeld. 

    …It’s unclear. 

     
  10. (12.2 minutes)
    Not enough of you have listened to this, as I am maybe half of the current playcount, but you should: I know I have said this about Scott's little stories before, but they are kind of the greatest.  This one is less little, but not in a way where the greatness is diluted.

    It is probably at least on par with David Foster Wallace’s “The Boy"—which I love and still listen to about once a month—if not a little better because of sort of being reminiscent of High School Hypnosis*; which I also love as someone who was also on the school assembly circuit as a traveling, singing, educational puppeteer. 

    (*As far as I know, neither I nor Mark Riley, the KotB cerebral pasly puppet, ever gave any children boners on stage.  Thank goodness.)

     
  11. 23:42 31st Aug 2014

    Notes: 3

    Mrrrrn, I’ve had this nightmare before. Look at that jerk.

    Too many monkeys, (no ruined ponies, not enough typewriters for anthology compilations, I still don’t own a circus). At least one of them finished her Kung Fu Doctorate (most people don’t: it’s like a Berklee thing where not graduating is normal enough; and leaving with a Master’s in Kung Fu is maybe for run-of-the-mill overachievers) and consequently thinks the “Enter the Dragon” solution would surely both leave quite a trace on the rice paper and get all banned from science museums.
    So, for now, it’s a détente.
    Rather: millions of crossed detentes.

    (It comes down to optics a little. The one of millions making eye-contact in each image: she is likely the hero; slap her direct opposite upside the head first: that one is most likely your villain. It is, however, all a distraction: the Thomas-Crown-shaming heist will go down regardless. That’s how we do.)

     
  12. 13:32 30th Aug 2014

    Notes: 4

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    From the licensers of the movie “Solidified”, which spawned the hit song “Allow it to Leave”; 

Tuber Treats may never be the same!

    From the licensers of the movie “Solidified”, which spawned the hit song “Allow it to Leave”;

    Tuber Treats may never be the same!

     
  13. 16:06 29th Aug 2014

    Notes: 5

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    "You know those guitars that are, like, double guitars?"

    "You know those guitars that are, like, double guitars?"

     
  14. "My Dinner With Pharrell"

    1. W: Are you happy?
    2. E: ...Jesus, that question shouldn't feel so heavy, should it? Are YOU happy?
    3. W: For a person not naturally inclined to be happy, I think most days I am about as happy as I can be.
     
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    Kinda unfortunate that I can’t bring myself to toot again and disturb the  numerical syzygy.  Well, “kinda unfortunate” in that it happened after some truly C⁺ Thundercats related musing, mostly.

    Kinda unfortunate that I can’t bring myself to toot again and disturb the numerical syzygy. Well, “kinda unfortunate” in that it happened after some truly C⁺ Thundercats related musing, mostly.