1. (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.)

     
  2. Magazines on the (not busty) front rack of Mea Culpa, the totally real Sex Shop down the street:

    Sorry
    Lo Siento
    Please Let Me Try Again
    This Never Happens
    I Haven’t Slept Much Lately
    You Look Nice Today.

    Melius est omnia cum linguis formale!

    (The picture would be better but there was a gang is somewhat menacing looking ladies that seemed to indicate maybe this was not an ideal photo op location.)

     
  3. One
A Gathering of Bodybuilding Movies
This was on my desktop from a lesser displacement activity the other day. 

    This was on my desktop from a lesser displacement activity the other day. 

     
  4. Though technically discontinued, the local KMart presents a blueber-resurrection on the tall guy shelves.

    (This aisle also seems to encourage autophagy, so I don’t know how much I trust them.)

    I probably should know better than to hunt for groceries before a 9PM breakfast, but I did end up impulse buying a cereal so bulked with fiber that it might as well have been named “A.M.azing? No: B.M.azing”. So much fiber!

     
  5. Plays: 49

    (2^7 seconds) Have you formed your morning bolus?

    Reremembering given wishes, vis à vis BM accounting.

     
  6. 19:29 11th Jun 2014

    Notes: 3

    Tags: ylnt

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    "How could something called ‘a pupu platter’ be a prank"?

    "How could something called ‘a pupu platter’ be a prank"?

     
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    Celebrating a great data acquisition/data processing week, I saw Scott crush a 10 minute set earlier tonight (and made it to Bloomington and back without incurring any municipal fines! Unprecedented success!) and it was all I could do to not ask him to sign “Outhouse Counsel”, which is this happy character’s name and job. (Ratcheting back from historical Dr. Strangelove levels of awkwardness, one encounter at a time!)

    Celebrating a great data acquisition/data processing week, I saw Scott crush a 10 minute set earlier tonight (and made it to Bloomington and back without incurring any municipal fines! Unprecedented success!) and it was all I could do to not ask him to sign “Outhouse Counsel”, which is this happy character’s name and job.

    (Ratcheting back from historical Dr. Strangelove levels of awkwardness, one encounter at a time!)

     
  8. Plays: 9

    Aggression and Ignorance.

    (My potential genetic destiny to sound like DtE is kept under wraps mostly by actively trying to keep my register down somewhere around 260 Hz, and seldom asking about “untimely interjections”.  It’s like my own personal GATTACA up in here.)

    (Source: youlooknicetoday.com)

     
  9. **FUN FACT**
    In some foreign lands, instead of closed captions, they use layers of elderly persons filmed on green screens (dressed incongruously to any of the the scenes behind them) to reiterate and translate the goings on in sign language.

    There was no information to prove this gentleman’s first name was NOT Razzle. I bet that was a common name in his town growing up, like Buzz or Florian or Matthias.

    (I love closed captions, but I also was amused by Mr. Dazzle; as such, I was a little torn that afternoon in Zurich.)

     
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    "Were you aware that Merlin’s Magic Wand Children’s Charity provides magical experiences to seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged children across the world?"

[Question 7 from the patron feedback survey at the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, where the fish were at least not *particularly* effeminate, I guess.]

You Guys! “Make A Given Wish” is apparently a real thing in Australia.

    "Were you aware that Merlin’s Magic Wand Children’s Charity provides magical experiences to seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged children across the world?"

    [Question 7 from the patron feedback survey at the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, where the fish were at least not *particularly* effeminate, I guess.]

    You Guys! “Make A Given Wish” is apparently a real thing in Australia.

     
  11. Plays: 369

    miasmaofdata:

    ★★★★★ Songs! ★★★★★

    It’s like the meta-meta-Good Part.
    While 1.96E6 milliseconds (~32.75 minutes) would still get into “Mega” territory, I am loath to call this a “Megamix" as cuts are pretty much kept in roughly chronological order by original appearance for ease of potential future consultation, even though a part of me thinks everyone probably SHOULD go through all 50 episodes to find bit context as a regular aural exercise. Because it WOULD be nice to sort all the Tom Waits stuff together, right? I’ll leave it. 

    (Scrubs for intra-episode cuts; Fanfares for inter-episode disambiguation.)

    I think I got the embed right this time! ¡¡¡ !!!
    [I’ve already noticed gaps, so it’s not exactly comprehensive.  But it couldn’t be anyhow, not with certainty. (i.e., MAYBE the last eppo is gonna be all singings, eh?  Many many singings.  I’m in no rush.  That’d be okay by me.) I love it.]

    [20130813.1749—Ed.: One of you made dropbox a very sad panda.  Maybe this will work, pro-temp. (So solly) I have a thing to deal with before I can fix this.]

    Sometimes, there are projects that are super indicative of how much one dreads other projects on one’s desk.  And there are projects that are just acts of …secret audio reference librarian auto-comforting.  And the synergy, when you add in a need to sort all the like things that one likes in one place?  Oh, it can be magical.      

    (I believe Songs in the Key of Springfield was one of the last cassettes I purchased in the 90’s.)

     
  12. 00:26 23rd Jun 2013

    Notes: 41

    Reblogged from miasmaofdata

    Tags: ylntrotl

    Plays: 2,639

    miasmaofdata:

    First (super)cut, index:

    • Alfalfa working pants,
    • Athletic pants,
    • Balloon pants,
    • Bell bottoms,
    • Bespoke pants,
    • Cargo (pants, shorts, skirts, see “Balloon”),
    • Cartoon pants,
    • Dazzle (, Razzle) camouflage pants,
    • Expensive pants,
    • Fat pants,
    • Hammer (Magic, M.C.,) pants,
    • Jodhpurs. (Jodhpurs?) Jodhpurs.
    • Jeans
    • Chuck Norris action,
    • baggy,
    • bleached,
    • cool dad,
    • girl,
    • pegged,
    • relaxed straight leg,
    • spiked,
    • super skinny,
    • 70’s,
    • Tina Fey style mom,
    • Rappy pants,
    • Secondhand pants,
    • Stretch pants,
    • Suit pants,
    • Sweatpants,
    • Underpants,
    • Women’s pants,
    • (no pants)

    (Weighing in at 1.902E6 milliseconds, I feel okay calling this a megamix.)

    6+ years of content…That’s a lot of bottoms.
    (Maybe fix those interstitials and make file work without downloading required?)

    Ed. 201306230850: Better!

     
  13. Somewhere over the Rockies, I had pulled the headphones out of my mp3 playing device to tune into what was on the skyTV and plugged in to the armrest while it was still tuned to the ’60s audio programming channel just as Archie and the Drells introduced some music one could tighten up with.

    Related—by some glorious turn of fortune after 50 hours of mixed luck— on this second flight, I was seated windowside of a larger gentleman who’d purchased an extra seat and who witnessed from across the margin a sudden palsy development as my chest *did* tighten up because—ugh: feelings.

    Now make it mellow, West Coast.

     
  14. 
AL: Yeah, I took the Jobbo, and I think at that time… I probably wanted more than anything to be a cosmetic surgeon. MM: [glottal wheeze followed by chuckles]SS: I love you.AL: Does that sound—SS: I *love* you so much. MM: Ohhh, Hey Adam, Adam, why did you want to be a cosmetic surgeon?AL: Is that what it’s called? A cosmetic surgeon, I forgetSS: LIke a plastic surgeon kind of thing? MM: I think maybe they call it a lady—AL: Plastic surgeon, cosmetic, elective surgery on ladies, I wanted…MM: La— Lady prettier. AL: Make ladies prettier. ‘Cause I knew somebody who was and he was just so cool and he had a huge house. 

There’s maybe some implicit vocational judgment here, but that’s pretty clearly a baby who’s aiming higher than “butler”.

    AL: Yeah, I took the Jobbo, and I think at that time… I probably wanted more than anything to be a cosmetic surgeon.
    MM: [glottal wheeze followed by chuckles]
    SS: I love you.
    AL: Does that sound—
    SS: I *love* you so much.
    MM: Ohhh, Hey Adam, Adam, why did you want to be a cosmetic surgeon?
    AL: Is that what it’s called? A cosmetic surgeon, I forget
    SS: LIke a plastic surgeon kind of thing?
    MM: I think maybe they call it a lady—
    AL: Plastic surgeon, cosmetic, elective surgery on ladies, I wanted…
    MM: La— Lady prettier.
    AL: Make ladies prettier. ‘Cause I knew somebody who was and he was just so cool and he had a huge house.

    There’s maybe some implicit vocational judgment here, but that’s pretty clearly a baby who’s aiming higher than “butler”.

    (Source: theinternetaccordingtoadrian)

     
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