Monthly Archives: March 2019

SCD

By | March 31, 2019

I watched the first episode of the show Santa Clarita Diet. It was ok. Some funny lines and obvious satire. The most notable part of it is that I’d never seen Timothy Olyphant not play the brazen tough guy before, and until this show I didn’t know if that was just close to his personality… Read More »

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JLC

By | March 31, 2019

But, about the below movie, I’d forgotten how great Jamie Lee Curtis was in the film. She’s underrated, and she makes the film far better than it should’ve been. Her monologue in the interrogation room, all alone, disheveled and bewildered, could not be more perfect.

Different Lies

By | March 31, 2019

I was watching part of the movie True Lies earlier, looking for a scene that I liked. Found the scene, but what was striking about the movie is how different its tone felt and how distant its cultural cues were from our own assumptions and certitudes. The most noticeable difference was the constant and casual… Read More »

Benched It

By | March 31, 2019

Hit a new personal 1RM record on the bench press yesterday of 180 pounds at a bodyweight of 165. Crawling towards 200….

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Scamonomy

By | March 31, 2019

What the Theranos Documentary Misses. Instead of examining Elizabeth Holmes’s personality, look at the people and systems that aided the company’s rise. If you do that, though, you’d have to recognize how much of capitalism is a scam in all its other manifestations. I sometimes refer to the economy in toto as the “scam economy”… Read More »

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Mining Polanyi

By | March 30, 2019

“The danger was to the single enterprise—industrial, agricultural, or commercial insofar as it was affected by changes in the price level. For under a market system, if prices fell, business was impaired; unless all elements of cost fell proportionately, ‘going concerns’ were forced to liquidate, while the fall in prices might have been due not… Read More »

Conserve

By | March 30, 2019

I can’t believe this needs stating but actually I can: Opposing totalitarian trends on the left doesn’t make someone conservative. Huge shock, I know. — Katie Herzog (@kittypurrzog) March 28, 2019 Yes. Being dubious of censorship, not supportive of left-sponsored oppression, being against “feminist” abuse toward and cruelty to sex workers doesn’t make me a… Read More »

Don’t Weight

By | March 30, 2019

When is weight verification coming for women? https://t.co/B6H0j9e9NG — Richard Cooper (@Rich_Cooper) March 30, 2019 Right on. I don’t blame women for being obsessed with height (some are really obsessed). It’s probably mostly genetic. But weight verification should be mandatory, too. I’ll never use Tinder so doesn’t matter to me, but equality demands it.

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Why Great

By | March 29, 2019

It’s such a different experience watching someone who actually knows a lot about music analyze something rather than the invariably-male music snobs who disdain anything made by women. I’d forgotten Flea and Dave Navarro played on that song. Flea being there explains the great bass; always loved the bass line on that song. Les Claypool… Read More »

Unpopular Opinion #9,854

By | March 29, 2019

Nirvana’s Nevermind was not the best album of the 90s. Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill is far superior and holds up a lot better. It still seems relevant today while Nevermind feels like an antique.