Sunday, March 18, 2018

Yeah, Ruth Cassidy

++Lol, I'll get back to posting more modern music at some point in my life but I'd never heard of this song by John Hiatt..hilarious! I wish they'd write country songs like these again. Just from a rhyming/lyrical standpoint "between us" naturally rhymes with "penis."

Untouched By Human Hands

++Not even kidding when I say I can't wait to hear what Jon Ronson will do next. All these outlets he has and I can't find any indication of what it will be. (Yet! Detective LaToya is on the case.)

++Oh no, this will resurface again in September won't it?

++St. Pat's: Huh, whaddaya know, House of Pain is from LA. Still don't understand why they rep USPS in their Jump Around video...closet philatelics?

++I was on Pottermore to find out what my Patronus is and the animation was just the coolest, and filled my heart and head with a chilly childlike sense of wonder I hadn't felt in ages. I disagreed with my spirit animal but what a fun, well-crafted journey it was for 10 seconds or so. Eat your heart out Jaquie Lawson!

++I was looking at a can of Chock Full o' Nuts and it's always struck me as a weird name for a coffee. And not once but twice on the label it says "No Nuts. 100% coffee" and "Nothing but coffee does not contain nuts." And I was like well then why name your coffee that, homies?

The origin of the name goes all the way back to the Depression with decades of business intrigue and a recipe for a "nutted cheese sandwich" that sounds both disgusting yet possibly delicious? And all the "does not contain nuts" didn't come about til the 00's when people started worrying about nut allergies.

The jingle that was played in commercials is above but far more entertaining is the song from which the melody was lifted, where the lady's love interest comically chimes in with a bass-heavy(maybe the same guy from the ZZ top songs) reply to her question. And, nailbiter, what does he say? Click on down for the answer! 

Thursday, March 15, 2018


++Uhhm, yeah, excuse me..not to be all Ariel but how can I live in or be part of your world?

++I've been in kind of a goofy/lazy mood the past few days and something lead me to this horror trailer for Midnighters which just looks ok to me? When will people just stay away from those looming Gothic houses? Gothic, fine. Looming and Gothic, just bail man.  Is there another Nightmare on Elm Street movie coming and are fan made trailers a thing now? I got nothing but questions today and a desire to throw it back to this cover of Midnight City that I loved once upon a time. As I was searching I kept thinking it was Abby Lee (Jonny’s wife) who sang this and that lead me down a whole different cobblestone road to the Dance Mom lady. YAWN! Be done endless week!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Fabulous Flowcharts


++Pssst. I switched from Suri over to the British man's voice and he's just not as smart.

++Was pondering the $100 bill yesterday. When you pull Benny Franklin out of your wallet it looks like you caught him by surprise and he's not too happy about it. I know many of the security features are nods to American iconography down to the crack on the liberty bell but I zoomed in even closer on the bell and whaddaya know!

++Most of modern life is spent thinking "where's that buzzing/ringing noise coming from?" I don't have tinnitus so it's just getting used to all the machines and their dull hums and whizzes. That's why the Alexa laughing story was kind of curious to me. Don't know where I'm going with this but it'll inevitably end up having to do something with gaslighting. All roads eventually lead to gaslighting just like you always end up back in Koreatown.

++The vape companies appeal to kids with candy and choco type flavors..if they want to go after adults like me they should market a feeling instead of a flavor the way candle companies do. If they had one called "I told you so" I'd be all over that. Or a drug called "I told you so" sign me up for an addiction because that particular smugness, silent or spoken, is the absolute best feeling.


++They're beautiful and this makes no sense but I feel like if you carry a Yeti cooler you'd be obligated to pretend your picnic is from a Jens Lekman song/storyline.

++Geez, hope they can get it together in time to invade Bachelor Nation.

Monday, March 12, 2018

People on the Border

++This Mamuthones festival described by The Quietus sounds fascinating, but it sounds like the one thing it's missing is a little turmeric.

++Oh no, are people using 'Aloha" instead of hello in emails now? I didn't sign up for this.

++People sure do love to show off their French accent when saying Givenchy's full name.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

To Give This Song

++Well it’s finally happened, I’m too tired to deep delve into the whole RuPaul/trains/Ellsworth/JoyceCarol thing. Going to let this one choo choo past me.

++I’ve had the song The Hustle stuck in my head all weekend which lead me to these videos below somehow. The lesson is, don't get The Hustle stuck in your head. Lol, I'll never hear the song the same again.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Live in Brooklyn

++Andres: I could probs post a more professional video I just like happen to like the lighting here. It makes me happy, so there. And happiness is a discipline as Sharon Stone says.

++I talk to my IT guy the same way I do when I joke around with Siri. I know humor is probably wasted on him but it's fun to try anyway.


++Something for your m.i.n.d.: Speaking of conversations, I was flipping around the radios last night and heard the familiar sound of John Tesh's voice talking about how when you are in conversation with someone you should mirror their world view, and which of their 5 senses they value most whilst speaking. For example if someone says "I see we are not seeing eye to eye" you should mimic that to create a sense of empathy by saying "I see your point." Or "I heard that Sally is a Hardworking Homewrecker!" should respond with "I hear that too, uhh huhh!" (Idk what kind of toxic workplace I'm imagining here.) Anyway, I found the whole concept interesting and I guess Tesh does a podcast with Connie Selleca and Gib Gerard.. who is an almost exact amalgam of both his parents by the looks of this pic.

++Everyone talks about how contentious things have become with the left attacking the right and back and forth and on and on. Back in Kierkegaard's time they'd just slag on/take a swipe at all humanity at once in one fell swoop. Efficient!

++This old footage of Hugh Jackman is proof positive that some men, I'd argue most men, get better looking with time. He walked into the room and I'm like, oogiddy boogiddy! (Do I think in gif form now? Possibly.) It literally took me a few seconds to recognize who he was. Wow, Redmayne's not a bhad singer, howboutda'?!

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Let It Bhleg

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++Nowadays when you break up with someone you erase all traces of them on Instagram. Back in Modigliani's day you just painted over the bad memories. Swish swish bish.

++Life would be such a delight if you were the kind of person who got excited about company emails updating privacy policies. Everyday would be Christmas.

++What’s up with all the alpaca themed jokes lately?🤔

++Gotta say, some 13 years into blogging..some of the people that I looked to at the start as being "in the know" are still mostly in the know! There's a core 15 of us folk. Regardless of age, the curious stay curious and zeitgeist... or synchronicity... or whatever, the 15 of us all tend to discover the same cool things at the same time and usually a few weeks before anyone else. #hivemind (I include myself in this category because, in this dictatorship, no one ever comments to dispute me here.)

+It’d be fun and unexpected if that Jon Hamm movie with baseball memorabilia was all about the boring details of eBay sales. That would be hilarious. A climactic scene where he enters the zip code for shipping costs and the music swells? [Cymbal crash!][I'm having Birdman ptsd.]

++I read this once when it was goin around, loved and lost it, and now found it again and would like to put it here for my own future reference. (Keyword for meee-word: Etymology.)(Be fun to hear Adele sing "Let it Bhleeeeeggggg..")

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The Shepherd God Khandoba


++Here are some neato pix from a festival in India that celebrates my beloved turmeric. Good luck gettin' those stains out, boys. They run so deep, dem stains'll follow you into your next life.

++Oh lawdy, there's gonna be a lot of jokes about "fresh beef" today, and all that those words imply. I got some fresh beef with this headline starting off this day.

++Speaking of festivals, this one looks folkin' fun.


++UK trio Girl Ray will play Teragram Ballroom this Friday the, look at those fresh faces. Maybe one day this photo will be like one way back in the SOG archives of Odd Future when they were babies before it all hit and I wrote something like one day this will be nostalgic...gotta find that old post.

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  • Future of the Left
  • Liam Finn
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  • Vampire Weekend (sorta mocked'em)/The Very Best
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  • Hamilton
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  • twenty one pilots
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  • First Aid Kit
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