Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Not Infiltrating Anything

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++No one's forcing me to read any of this, I tell mahseff all the time.

++Tonally, Camila Cabello has one of the prettiest voices I have ever heard, angelic and silken in purity. Love to listen to it all the time. That being said, whenever I hear that song the lyrics R so randomly put together and bizarre that I swear it was written by notabot (aka my favorite twitter account.)

++Shoulda gone with Cookie By the Ocean. Look alive, dailymail.

++I always think about this one observation Amy Poehler had where she said the hardest thing to get used to when moving from New York to LA was how on the weekends everyone in LA is up at the crakka dawn exercising and that no one sleeps in. But that's where you're wrong, Amy, we never sleeeeep, mwwwahhhahhahaha!

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++The consonantly blessed Leif Vollebekk plays The Echo on the 25th of April and while I can't predict his behavior from city to city, I'm sure he would want you to come say hello.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shootenanny!

++Super grim song about some guy named Raoul.

++The amt of time Kyle Kinane spent thinking about the Dropkick Murphys cracks me up. I'm sure the DM's didn't even think about their own songs that much.

++Should I create a no-context Twitter? Livetodream,dreamtolive.(They seem real fun to create.)

++And Will Forte said he doesn't do very good impressions. Pshaw!

Things That Aren't True

++Ain't gonna link to it, but I'm a lil miffed at how Pitchyfork described Uffie as a trash rapper. Sigh! [Centering self.] I mean she is, but let's not vocalize it! Let's play some Ed Banger.

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++Big debate among me and mine is whether or not this photo is a camera trick. Me and mine need more excitement in our lives.

++Better bone structure than Gigi Hadid if ya asks me.

++I really have no recollection of this scene and wish I hadn't been enlightened!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Quickies

++Yeaah, we're going to need a side view to make sure that's not a cardboard cut-out for verification purposes. Lol, that'll be hilarious if celebs have to do two angle selfies from here on out as real proof of an encounter.

++I wish I knew how to quit you, Tame Impala.

++I mean I realize the influence of SOG and every now and then I like to post a random news item just to f-cks with things. (Still don't know who reads this thing or why it matters!)

++My husband, who hates most everyone from U2(specifically Bono) to Neil Young(not his songwriting, just the timber of his voice) to Eric Clapton("boring") inexplicably shares my grudging respect for Rod Stewart. Go figs! Can't never tell with that one...

++There has got to be a way to combine the Meryl shouting meme with the Helen Hunt latte meme.

++The comment section can't agree on anything in this video. Funny is so subjective.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Magic Eraser

++I can see now where Elin Nordegren gets her good looks...

++Dare to be different.

++Michael Keaton's son Sean Douglas produced the song above by Taeyeon which is fascinating for when it randomly goes English. There's no word for tried?

++Tagline was "Get On Board" and not "Things are Busan out all over" for some reason.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Book of Sand

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++Downvote!

++I love the young'uns newfangled spelling of thicc.

++I picture Doug Stanhope fuming when Dr. Drew says this, unable to tolerate his misery of watching Dr. Drew.

++That name is clunky, shoulda gone with Toke-ahontas. (Toke-ahontii?)

++The description of the Aleph in this short story also called The Aleph is wild.:

I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realised that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror's face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I'd seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This Is A Ritual

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++John Lennon's outfit seen here would still be in style today. Every part of it. Well except the pen, no one uses those anymore?

++🎼🎀Binge watched a show that I hated! But now that it's done I kind-a miss it! (Sung to this song.)

++I feel like Andy Cohen has all the fun; cornered the market.

++The commentariat draws comparisons between Tim Darcy and Roy Orbison and that's altright altright altright by me.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Go Green

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++You could probably photoshop verdant & twisty German footballer Manuel Neuer into a Paola Pivi bear installation. Or he could hide out in one in the middle of a cop film chase scene! 

++For a second I thought Mura Masa was a friend of mine who was blowing up and nope totally different guy with a similar sounding band name. There go the dreams of the fancy invites. Still the mixup brought me to this newish XCX collab so insert philosophical Zen Moments tweet here!

++My husband pointed out an actor I find handsome has a disproportionately  tiny mouth and now all I can see is his mouth. Making small mouse noises.

++This seems like the kind of tech-y interaction Doug Coupland might have predicted years ago.

++I've just been told the STEM major acronym (nickname for college students mostly majoring in science who are in high demand) has been around for awhile and I only now just found out about it thru the magic of memes. 2017 has been a really fun and whimsical year for memes so far.

++Continuing on into childhood regression this week, how cute is this book?  Not groundbreaking or anything.  And it's still nothing compared to the one odd book I had where if you held it from a certain angle and shook it the letters would appear to move around the page, or maybe I was sniffing too much Elmer's paste at a young age. I swear those black letters used to give the appearance of jiggling around like ants at picnic but no one would believe me.

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Sci-Fi Smackdown

++Heard that old Hozier song on the radio yesterday and said "Hey Hoze, where ya been hidin' ya biggole weirdo?" (He loves when you call him Hoze.)

++Listened to this wonderful old interview on You Tube with Terry Gross and Queen's Brian May, who I've written about on these pages before. I knew that outside of being the lead guitarist of Queen he was a Doctor in astrophysics, however, I didn't know about his interest in stereoscopic photography.

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I wish I knew about May's book with Owl viewer at Xmas because I would have asked for one. Stereoscopic technology, if ya Google it, has been around since the early days of photography and is a distant relative of one of my fave childhood toys, The ViewMaster. (And predates those kool Magic Eye posters.) On the music tip one of the best parts of the talk is where he talks about using old church boards and the physics behind the voluminous sounding (though non-echoing)claps on We Will Rock You. See kids, you do use the math later.

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