Posts tagged insomniyeah!
Posts tagged insomniyeah!
I’ve mostly been listening to really shallow, top 40 pop music lately, going through a phase where that’s what I listen to a lot (like, songs with Pharrell singing about how his dick apparently is a metaphor for a motorcycle, or maybe the other way around, not sure, or Lorde singing about her teeth— which is more than one song, I like her fine but dang, she’s really into singing about teeth— she’s not into rap music’s dental practices, though, so that’s …better…?). But all that having been said, man, this Beck album is doing nothing for me. It’s just really boring. I mean, maybe I’m not listening to it under ideal circumstances— it’s pretty late at night. One song has a harmonica in it? I’m not Return-of-Bruno era Bruce Willis— I don’t want to be listening to a harmonica at 1 in the morning. That’s a hobo instrument, and I’m a sophisticated gentleman of means.
I don’t know— I really liked that guy’s other albums— especially that stretch where it was, like, Midnight Vultures, Mutations and Sea Change. I liked Sea Change which was the same kind of thing as this one, but this one didn’t have … whatever caught with me on that one. At least tonight it doesn’t. Maybe I’m not giving it enough time…
I have really lousy taste in music though (see above re: my fondness for motorcycle-dick songs). It’s not really something I feel like I’m really particularly discerning with. I really can’t pretend that I know anything about tunes— I like reading people write about music but my opinions about music usually don’t get much deeper than “i like the part with the hand-claps!” (Hand-claps are pretty sweet though). I mean, it’s not Gangnam style in my apartment all the time, or anything. But i like to think it’s Gangnam style in my heart, when it comes to you. Awwww, Happy Valentines Day, everybody. Anyways, I’m going to get back to enjoying my insomnia now, so…
Guided by Voices’s Robert Pollard threw 12 no-hitters as a child, including one in college.
My favorite Charles Addams comic. Is this the best single-panel gag comic ever made? For me, it’s hard to imagine it ever having been topped. Everything about it, he’s executed perfectly. He’s got the angle just perfect so that Fenster can see the truck; you can tell how fast the truck and the car are going; he lets you see not only that the other car’s tilted enough where they’ve bought it, but into the other car. Look at how he draws the couple in the other car, some “respectable” wealthy couple, deserving targets in the Addams universe. It’s just such a perfect, perfect thing…
Hahaha, oh man, fuckin’ comics…
Jackie Chan and the marketplace fight from Drunken Master 2. My favorite fight scene. Especially the whole stretch around 4:15 when he realizes he needs more booze to beat up the bad guys.
Bruce Lee’s fight scenes from Way of the Dragon.
Most people who saw this video of Wolf Blitzer asking this lady if she thanked God for not having murdered her using one of his murder-tornados… most of them were struck by the fact she responded that she was an atheist and how that kind of made things a little awkward. But here’s the thing that’s more striking to me: even the baby seems to think Wolk Blitzer’s a fucking idiot. The baby’s just barely begun to cogitate, and he’s already got no respect for Wolf Blitzer. He’s looking at Wolf and literally— LITERALLY— going “Oh No Oh no" and trying to keep the microphone away from Wolf Blitzer. Why has CNN not taken the hint?? None of us like this guy, right?
Are there people who think Wolf Blitzer is good at being … whatever the hell he’s supposed to be? Who are those people? Where do they live? Were they recently in car accidents? Do they have Wolf Blitzer confused with someone else? Have they lost their glasses? Can we buy them new glasses? This isn’t even a conservative-liberal thing, I don’t think— don’t we all just as Americans think this guy’s just terrible? It’s not even, like, “Oh I disagree with his views" like with a FOX News guy— I could not care less what Wolf Blitzer’s "Views" on anything are. He just doesn’t seem very good, like, at anything, at least not anything television news related. Why hasn’t anyone put a stop to this? It’s not funny anymore.
I’ve never once in my entire life heard someone talk about how reassuring they found him in a crisis or his charisma or… anything. It’s certainly not like he’s got any wisdom from his advanced age— I refer you here to his classic essay “Why are some people running for president?" ("Presidential politics in the United States – always a bit weird. It’s why I love covering politics”). Is he giving old ladies granny-boners? I don’t know. I just really think CNN should have let the baby keep the microphone. The baby at least had gravitas.
Fucking Japan…: “These 3D printed dolls are cloned from real human heads. Danny Choo at Culture Japan visited the Clone Factory in Akihabara, Japan. There, his face was scanned and 3D printed and made into a totally creepy doll"
… Is this what it felt like when computers were just starting to happen and old people were like, “What is this Pong shit I keep hearing about? I can’t program my VCR. I’m afraid of the minorities. Why are you grabbing my purse? Waaah." I’ve never even seen a 3-d printer and it’s like… fucking Martian shit. I just know there’s some punk kid Steve Jobs embryo out there who’s going to get rich off this thing, and I’ll be sitting there in some cut-rate old age home, going, “Oh, if only I’d invested in Jibsplat! I’d be a rich man, today. The orderlies are abusing me and no one will help me.” It’s going to be pretty, pretty dark. (See also)
Gizmodo: “ A two-year-old toddler figured out how to use nail clippers to pick the lock on his eight-year-old sister’s door so that he could steal a stuffed animal at night.”