Monthly Archives: October 2018

Hill House

By | October 17, 2018

The Haunting of Hill House is really great. I know many people won’t watch it because they think it’s horror, but it’s no more horror than The Leftovers is. In many ways — to its great benefit — it resembles The Leftovers as it’s all about the stories we tell each other, why they matter,… Read More »

Caffeine and Alcohol

By | October 16, 2018

Trivia for no reason: Caffeine’s decay rate in the human body is exponential while alcohol’s is linear.

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Manipulate

By | October 16, 2018

It’s very odd when people say a movie or TV show or book “manipulates” the viewer. I’ve got some news for you, but you know Captain Picard wasn’t really warping through space and shooting phasers, yes, and that Edmond Dantès was not a real person and was not the Count of Monte Cristo, right? Perhaps… Read More »

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Craft

By | October 16, 2018

I still have no idea what the hell a “Minecraft” is, what it does, or why anyone uses (plays?) it, nor do I want to know. Some things are better left just out there in the world, being all Mincecrafty.

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Lofted

By | October 16, 2018

I deadlifted 175 pounds—twice!—on the first day of my period. If I ever say I can’t do something, please remind me of this day. #riselikeboyka #childrenofbane pic.twitter.com/NWZOXkx389 — exhuming mchenry (@yellowcardigan) October 15, 2018 Nice! I could deadlift maybe 2 pounds when I have a migraine, if that is any equivalent. Nah, not even that… Read More »

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Dent

By | October 16, 2018

Need a cartoon for how much time we spent over arguing over who could call themselves by what name while the world burned. — Ian Welsh (@iwelsh) October 15, 2018 Yeah, that pretty much says at all. Or arguing over straws or plastic bags.

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Binaries

By | October 15, 2018

Binaries by Cate Kennedy from The Taste of River Water (Carlton North: Scribe, 2011) In my parents’ lounge room, after Christmas lunch, I am listening to my brother, the computer programmer, explaining the principles of cyberspace. “It’s basically a system of binaries,” he says, “permutations of zero and one. So the data may be stored… Read More »

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All

By | October 15, 2018

I am so angry that there is no small phone any longer, and nearly none with a headphone jack. User-hostile design is fully dominant now.

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Searsiously

By | October 15, 2018

Sears, the Amazon of its day, files for bankruptcy. It was grievously wounded by Walmart, but e-commerce struck the killing blow. No, wrong. It was wounded by Wal-Mart, no doubt. However, it was killed by finance and financial engineering. E-commerce was ancillary and a convenient scapegoat, just as it was with Toys ‘R’ Us. Imagine,… Read More »

The Bird Behind You

By | October 15, 2018

today i was lookin at a girl because she had a piece of lettuce in her hair and she looks at me and said "i have a boyfriend.” ok lettuce head — luis (@ShineMyGold) October 11, 2018 This sort of thing has happened to me numerous times (though not usually with lettuce). My stock responses… Read More »

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