Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Celestial Dictators

++Lol, how much of a nerd do you have to be to use the orphan J in place of a happy face? Pretty niche.

++I don't know who he is or what he did but everyone seems to be making fun of Dylan Byers, like some kind of Dylan Byers Club. #dadjoke#needsworkshopping

++Will never understand why people hated on M83. Hm. Loved that Midnight City song at the time and at the very minimum they contributed that cover art that I'll keep in my quiver for a "Tfw" tweet should I ever decide to tweet again.

++I was watching a short snippet of an interview where Stephen Fry explains why he is an atheist and he makes a pretty compelling point (essentially, what God would create an insect that bores through the eyes of children causing eventual blindness?) when you consider half the Net is terrified of bugs. You gonna win a lot of support on that point alone, big man.

In the comments section, one of Fry's critics accused him of haughtily wearing his intellectualism like badge and, hey, if you're searching for a true, hardboiled man of reason look to Peter Hitchens, conservative brother of Christopher. That lead me to these two spirited debates on drug treatment versus criminalization with Hitch 2.0 versus the former Chanandler Bong, and Russell Rockets Brand. And then on to the video above that's probably one of the longest and greatest I've posted (and I'm only halfway through it!) where Chris goes head-to-head against Pete. It's frankly a marvel to behold because to me an honest debate is one based on facts, rather than personal attacks. While both men are guilty of low blows at times, they're both persuasive and erudite in their arguments. This year of British programming I've been subjecting myself to has been less about Anglophilia and more "lalophilia"?

(Probably my favorite line in all of this is when Christopher talks about how essentially religion is surveillance from cradle to grave, like North Korea, and then even after death you are still monitored. "At least in North Korea you get to die!")

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Nyquil and Seinfeld


++Hoo nelly, the pressure of this week to come is already makin my head explode. My fave videos of late have been an old wonderfully conceived (great choreography/silhouettes and yellow/red color scheme) performance for a terrible song by the stylish and classily dressed Cameela on The Tonight Show and an even older interview by the deadpan Mike Cera, spinning a tale of an adventura in Colombia. He's one of my faves #pleasedontbeasecretperv

Thursday, November 16, 2017

For the Weekend...

++Some oldies but goodies.



++I was telling my husband that Juul's are the big trend these days and could see him struggling his wheels turning trying to make a Jewel related pun. He threw out "Who will save your smoke?" "Who will save your joke?" I asked back. Regular Nick and Nora oer here.

++Ugh, psychic streak strikes again..

++I can't tell if the McQueen inspired pointy shoulders are past trend and it's not as if I could rock them anyhow. Were I a lanky type I'd never stop wearing them. I like a slight pointed shoulder on a men's suit as well, very chic.

++They keep playing this radio spot for some Xtreme product asking "In life, are you the hammer or are you the nail?" So I've been silently going around labelling everything as hammers and nails: pets, products, people..turns out most things do fall into one or the other category. On NPR they said that Internet users fall into one of two categories: Voyeurs or Exhibitionists.  Voyeurs out there will love the Steve Soderbergh choose your own adventure type project, Mosaic, cause at heart we are all Detective LaToyas. (cc:Dlisted.) It's Serial times 10.

++Oh gawlly, now I'm on to old episodes Qi and even they couldn't make light of the severity of the American prison system and this was years ago! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cuban Slide

++I mean, I like SZA's new stuff but miss her old verses in Wu Tang.

++Speaking of which I like to pretend Jesse Jackson drops in for one verse of that Imagine Dragons Believer song they play all the time in the part where he's saying something that sounds like Hibbidy Jibbidy and a rat-tat-tat-tat.

++I wish this list came with more pix. Never know if I am allowed to/should eat the flower. Ah, here we go. Orchids are the ones the restaurants are using these days.

[Oof, so many conflicting reports on safety. Bottom line for me, do NOT eat the orchid. Do not eat the orchid.]

++Big year for the gangster tatt font seen on both Tay Swift's newest album and Lady Bird posters. For anyone interested, it, and its variations are all based on one called Walk Da Walk, which I heart in the descriptive sense. A name that sounds like it looks. (Note: Probably traced back to Olde English, but that wouldn't be as fun to write about.)


++Update: Oh wow, I'm too busy to delve into this now but it turns out there are actually four families in this kind of design! Textura, Rotunda, Schwabacher and Fraktur! Fascinating! I guess the verdict is that it is Blackletter that is in this year, within the textura family.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Crazy Rich Californians

++Been running through all the old Conan Clueless Gamers now that I've run out of 8 out of 10 Cats. The different gaming worlds are nutso, designwise each have different vibes. The one he did with Kate Upton looks like old Steamboat Willie era stuff, the war one with Terry Crews really aims to pull at hearts of men who love history and war movies but I agree with most commenters. The best ones are not with celebs but with only Aaron. Halfway through this one made laugh harder than I have in quite some time.

++Pulled into a super evolved and fancy/glassy office complex where all the little electric cars were plugged into solar panel car ports and I was like, "Where am I?" while scanning the grounds for a dancing Oscar Isaac.


++Speaking of 8 out of 10, they were making fun of a trend years ago when people used to wear Burberry everything, and one of the panelists Sarah Millican said "Doesn't Burberry make tights?" That's kind of how I feel when I see ads for puffer shoes and slippers, like people will soon be covered head to toe in pufferness to this effect.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Peel the Onion


++Feelin' chatty...lots of garbled stream of consciousness windbaggery after the cuttycut..

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Royal Family

++Should I nerd out and do a tally of all the "Big", "Lil" and "Yung"s?

++Very impressed with this month's Thanksgiving edition Fearless Flyer.[Volume 11 No. 1] I never read this thing but clearly we are not worthy of it...we do not deserve this beauty!

++Ami: I hate when I miss that one belt loop.


Tuesday, November 07, 2017


++I kinda wanna see how this plays out?

++That'll do, Ronan Farrow. That'll  do.

++Such a Jared.

++This is a very good IMDB shot of Kiersey Clemons. How close it is to reality is not known. I know a couple of people on IMDB who look nothing like their photo so it could be that she looks like a Fraggle (Rock) in real life. Also this movie she's in Little Bitches where people are opening envelopes is just ripe for gif memes. Ooh let's cross our fingers that there's a shot where they are pulling a white, workable piece of paper out of the envelope for us to mess with.

++Seven Lions: Interview way too short.

++Minnesota Viking: If you happen to be in the great city of Seattle, Lizzo's comin' atcha on 11/11.[Update: ooh, and in LA tmrw nite..at the Fonda.]

++I really need to stop sharing my celeb crushes with my husband if I wanna stop receiving these kinds of emails.

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