1. Plays: 26

    A scant 80 episodes later, Punk Rock Davy emerges and explains John’s confusion with what still might have been off brand “Emmanuelle”. 

    Like organic chemistry.

     
  2. …She would sing for the soldiers up by the front and then they would drive her back to Paris and wine and dine, you know, for a week or two; and then go back and sing for the soldiers again: there was not a tremendous amount of hardship. But, she was being squired around by generals and, you know, she wrote a book, ‘A Nightingale in the Trenches’, which is a terrible book¹, um, but it tells these fascinating stories about ‘oh, and here comes John Pershing in the back of an open car' and they go off together to, uh, you know, go to the Moulin Rouge, and et cetera et cetera, and it's all very glamorous.  But then she meets my grandfather…”

    …At least at cursory levels, it seems to check² out.
    "Excellent Text, Many Great Black and White Photos."

    (Also: trappings of culture and elegance are all over the search result.)

    *¹—I wonder if John doesn’t like it because of the Junius factor.
      ²—Always ²check:
    "Any bright girl who really applies herself to the handling of the checking problem can have a very pleasant time with it and fill the week with happy moments and memorable occasions"
    — Ed Kennedy, Time

     
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    ♫ Model Citizen, zero discipline ♫

    ♫ Model Citizen, zero discipline ♫

     
  4. Marble Comic’s Wilburforce #1

    Fun fact:
    Perhaps because of my background, my ideas generally have gestation periods corresponding to those of a premature camel. 
    Or, I suppose, a California Sea Lion, which would make less sense given my background, but the 50 week timeline would match up.

    (Though “Wilburforce” didn’t appear until RotLE74, “Marble” references date back at least to RotLE54.) 

    My realization that this should totally be a thing occurred just shy of 2 weeks after 54 as I was on the West side of town.  I was in the car, I drove by a Home Depot and I immediately knew what it was going to be before I knew what it was going to be, if that makes sense.  Like hit by the thunderbolt.  It wasn’t an Annunciation of Mary moment exactly.  Maybe “The Enunciation of Mariam”.  That’d totally be cribbed from MFL.  Anyhow.

    Happy S²FD!

     
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    JMR: Here’s what I ate yesterday.  MDM: Okay, I’m gonna write this down. JMR:  I had one entire pot of coffee. MDM: Okay.JMR:  I had a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich. MDM: Wait wait wait, I’m sorry, Let me—I’m just on catching up; one pot of coffee. Now a lot of people when they say they had “a cup of coffee” they don’t mean an actual cup. When you say “a pot” you don’t mean a tureen, you mean like a Mr. Coffee Style— JMR:   …Mr. Coffee Style 12 cup pot of coffee.  MDM: You had 12 coffee cups of coffee.JMR:  If you could put 12 cups of coffee in a Mr. Coffee Pot, I don’t know, I’ve never tried. But whatever that Mr. Coffee Pot is.  MDM: Most—just for reference—most drip coffee makers are either 10 or 12 cup models.JMR:  Right: mine is a 10 cup model.  MDM: That’s good, you’re showing restraint. JMR:  So, I had one of those. MDM: Can I ask you a question? Was it hot when you were drinking this? Was this over the course of a day? JMR:   It was hot. MDM: But this was before it all burned off? You drank 10 cups of coffee at a sitting.JMR:  Does your coffee maker brew so hot that over the course of the day it burns off like a gas flare on an offshore oil rig?  MDM: I’m sorry to be the one who’s doing—I’m sorry—Yeah, we have a little flame on the top, it looks like very Blade Runner. *Whaaaaaaaaaaaum-kkkhhhhh* We have a Tyrell coffee maker. It’s got giant glasses and an owl.JMR:  Alright, so then I had a peanut-butter sandwich— MDM: Tannhäuser Gates!
[I’ve had this note on my desk since setting up some crime scene/forensic applications demos (…I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.) last year and it survives every desktop cleanup.]

    JMR: Here’s what I ate yesterday.
    MDM: Okay, I’m gonna write this down.
    JMR:  I had one entire pot of coffee.
    MDM: Okay.
    JMR:  I had a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich.
    MDM: Wait wait wait, I’m sorry, Let me—I’m just on catching up; one pot of coffee. Now a lot of people when they say they had “a cup of coffee” they don’t mean an actual cup. When you say “a pot” you don’t mean a tureen, you mean like a Mr. Coffee Style—
    JMR:  …Mr. Coffee Style 12 cup pot of coffee.
    MDM: You had 12 coffee cups of coffee.
    JMR:  If you could put 12 cups of coffee in a Mr. Coffee Pot, I don’t know, I’ve never tried. But whatever that Mr. Coffee Pot is.
    MDM: Most—just for reference—most drip coffee makers are either 10 or 12 cup models.
    JMR:  Right: mine is a 10 cup model.
    MDM: That’s good, you’re showing restraint.
    JMR:  So, I had one of those.
    MDM: Can I ask you a question? Was it hot when you were drinking this? Was this over the course of a day?
    JMR:  It was hot.
    MDM: But this was before it all burned off? You drank 10 cups of coffee at a sitting.
    JMR:  Does your coffee maker brew so hot that over the course of the day it burns off like a gas flare on an offshore oil rig?
    MDM: I’m sorry to be the one who’s doing—I’m sorry—Yeah, we have a little flame on the top, it looks like very Blade Runner. *Whaaaaaaaaaaaum-kkkhhhhh* We have a Tyrell coffee maker. It’s got giant glasses and an owl.
    JMR:  Alright, so then I had a peanut-butter sandwich—
    MDM: Tannhäuser Gates!


    [I’ve had this note on my desk since setting up some crime scene/forensic applications demos (…I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.) last year and it survives every desktop cleanup.]

     
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    RotL: Probably the Most Entertaining Entity Turning Two (2!) Years Old Today!(It’s better than “alright”, for realsies.)I think about it, sometimes.

    RotL: Probably the Most Entertaining Entity Turning Two (2!) Years Old Today!

    (It’s better than “alright”, for realsies.)

    I think about it, sometimes.

     
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    While no prosecution for a violation of the Prime Directive was ever seen in a Star Trek episode or film, Picard’s nine documented violations are held as evidence against him during a witchhunt investigation.
The part of me that is a little uncertain but really likes correctness and the part of me that just likes to nurture a good story are fighting so hard against each other here.
Boswell’s uninhibited folly and candour were his greatest qualifications.

    While no prosecution for a violation of the Prime Directive was ever seen in a Star Trek episode or film, Picard’s nine documented violations are held as evidence against him during a witchhunt investigation.

    The part of me that is a little uncertain but really likes correctness and the part of me that just likes to nurture a good story are fighting so hard against each other here.

    Boswell’s uninhibited folly and candour were his greatest qualifications.

     
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    The card-a-day calendar finished today (Happy [mmmmn…] World Brain Tumor Day!) with important (albeit, highly encoded) notes about gun culture and Barren Von Winchester. 
Was I ready yesterday to feel a little preemptive melancholy when I realized what came after hooker sympathy?  I was not.
“Weekend at Bernie’s” is on Cromedy Central (The channel one watches while wondering “What is best in life?”) right now. Ah, Lanolin!  Ah, humanity!

    The card-a-day calendar finished today (Happy [mmmmn…] World Brain Tumor Day!) with important (albeit, highly encoded) notes about gun culture and Barren Von Winchester.

    Was I ready yesterday to feel a little preemptive melancholy when I realized what came after hooker sympathy?
    I was not.

    “Weekend at Bernie’s” is on Cromedy Central (The channel one watches while wondering “What is best in life?”) right now.

    Ah, Lanolin! Ah, humanity!

    (Source: kungfugrippe.com)

     
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    miasmaofdata:

Roshomon on the Line: Not a Stencil
Maisy was so happy this day. And she painted this painting, and you can see how happy she is because she used so much yellow.
(As past is prologue, I’m likely much (much) better at elephant training than curation. Because I’m formally bad at curation.  There’s no secret yellow there, but I am not super bummed either.)[B⁺⁺, because I like it even though it is the probably the wrong era hair for the narrative (leaving alone other semblance issues) and the glasses don’t read as fogged up and the musical notation is super dicey.]

While uncertain that (1) belongs, my favorite part of this might be the pulled audio context from other episodes to develop a little bit of a Roshomon effect, cf., (1) Ban,dit, (2) Wife, (3) Samurai.
(Mostly because the trend supports the prognostication of a future revisiting of this scene [(4) Woodcutter] in a not necessarily yet extant but logically likely Episode 99, per the weird calculated marginalia of the image on flickr, though cropped out here)

    miasmaofdata:

    Roshomon on the Line: Not a Stencil

    Maisy was so happy this day. And she painted this painting, and you can see how happy she is because she used so much yellow.

    (As past is prologue, I’m likely much (much) better at elephant training than curation. Because I’m formally bad at curation. There’s no secret yellow there, but I am not super bummed either.)
    [B⁺⁺, because I like it even though it is the probably the wrong era hair for the narrative (leaving alone other semblance issues) and the glasses don’t read as fogged up and the musical notation is super dicey.]

    While uncertain that (1) belongs, my favorite part of this might be the pulled audio context from other episodes to develop a little bit of a Roshomon effect, cf., (1) Ban,dit, (2) Wife, (3) Samurai.

    (Mostly because the trend supports the prognostication of a future revisiting of this scene [(4) Woodcutter] in a not necessarily yet extant but logically likely Episode 99, per the weird calculated marginalia of the image on flickr, though cropped out here)

     
  10. “I’m sorry we’re running a little behind, Dr. Wong is still having nappies.”
Of all the internet’s baby doctors, this one looks most competent.

    “I’m sorry we’re running a little behind, Dr. Wong is still having nappies.”

    Of all the internet’s baby doctors, this one looks most competent.

     
  11. "David M. Roderick, President”
    (SUCH a good basketball player.)

    [Ad from Anchorage Daily News, 19750305.]

     
  12. It feels like “good science” says a very specific thing based on evidence in context. And I feel like that context gets left out.


    MDM:
    Like, to me, good science always goes, “but you know, I could be wrong.”
    JMR: Yeah, see, I’m guilty of that; I’m guilty of using psychology to explain myself and other people with a fair degree of certainty, and I think I keep in the back of my mind the constant idea that I’m just guessing, but I don’t always let the other person know—
    MDM: oh, sure
    JMR: —that I think that what I’m saying is just a theory, I say it as though I really believe that it’s true—
    MDM: Well, that’s the point: that’s good writing. Good writing—
    JMR: Exactly.
    MDM: Good writing is, uh, you know,
    JMR: …I inhabit the view point.
    MDM: That’s correct.
    JMR: But, when I’m sitting across from somebody and saying ‘you know what your fucking problem is?”, it’s a little bit harder for them to see that I’m just playing a character. And in this case it is the character of ‘somebody who knows what their fucking problem is’.
    MDM: That’s a good point. It’s def…it’s a good point in the sense of that is a really big problem with you.
    JMR: But I think it’s a problem with the world. I mean, like I say, I’m so irritated—
    MDM: That’s the second one, just if you’re curious. That’s the other problem with you.
    JMR: (chuckles)
    MDM: Now when I say problem, I really mean “opportunity-stake”
    JMR: Yeah, “opportunity-stake”. No, I…
    MDM: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt you, John, how is that a problem with the rest of the world?
    JMR: The problem with the rest of the world is that the rest of the world is not listening carefully to *me*. No, the problem is…

    (Like Organic Chemistry, the premise has been there at least since Episode 01.)


    So, think for yourself.
    Love,
    The Author.

     
  13. [The guy was tripping balls and nobody got on base.]

    There were times when the ball was hit back at me, and I jumped because I thought it was coming fast, but the ball was coming slow. Third baseman came by and grabbed the ball and threw somebody out. I never caught a ball from the catcher with two hands, because I thought, That was a big ol’ ball! And then sometimes it looks small. One time I covered first base, and I caught the ball and I tagged the base, all in one motion and I said, “Ooh, I just made a touchdown.”

    (From “Performance Enhancement”, via)

    Three strikes being the equivalent of one touchdown does assist in expanding an inter-athletic mathematics. Albeit slightly addled.

     
  14. John Roderick: Super :: _________ : _________

    CStevens: Peace
    TheO’Jays: Love
    GK&ThePips: Friendship
    AlGreen: Backup
    ElvisPresley:Mystery

    EatB: Night
    PercySledge: All Night
    PPM//SheenaEaston: Morning

    PattySmyth: Downtown
    BruceSpringsteen: Downbound
    CSN: Southbound
    DBrown: Westbound
    Flatt&Scruggs: Eastbound

    ConwayTwitty: Long Black
    WoodyGuthrie: Little Black
    Flat&Scruggs: Big Black
    DavidLeeRoth: Big
    JohnnyCash: Blue
    RollingStones: Silver

    Beck: Broken
    OzzyOsborne: Crazy
    EatB: Runaway
    CCR: Graveyard
    Metallica: Hate

    FPayne: GoGo
    BobDylan: Slow
    ABBA: Another
    JudasPriest: Bullet
    GapBand: Party

    Side Note:
    Everybody and their Brother has affiliated with Night and Runaway trains.

     
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    Paper Action Figures by CTOofSimpleton on Flickr.
"Oh, Sprinkles: I appreciate the dilemma of moving image files because Brizzly is getting shuttered, I really do.  But, and I mean this in the nicest way I can, your John Roderick Paper Dolls Action Figures are TOTALLY weird and maybe a little bit super creepy.”

    Paper Action Figures by CTOofSimpleton on Flickr.

    "Oh, Sprinkles: I appreciate the dilemma of moving image files because Brizzly is getting shuttered, I really do.  But, and I mean this in the nicest way I can, your John Roderick Paper Dolls Action Figures are TOTALLY weird and maybe a little bit super creepy.”