72: Uncanny Grape

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I was like “I know a guy who can eat a whole grape.”
Marcel the Shell is voiced by Jenny Slate, who we all know as Mona-Lisa Saperstein and who has a strange little origin story for Marcel.

Talking about women on TV – I am sure we all wondered what happened to the girl in Journey’s “Separate Ways” video? Well, now we know.


Apparently we use filters on our photos because they would be slightly creepy otherwise? Who knew.


If you need icons, here are some icons from Google. They’re CC-BY-SA, so go for it.


If you need to know the time in Japan – and who doesn’t? – here is a handsome man and a pretty lady clock for you.
And then there is always the uniqlock.


Almost every sitcom is set in New York – but where in New York exactly? Here we go: The Most Famous Sitcom Residences In New York City (↬ @fab1An)


On Saturday I actually managed to leave the house. I got rained on, which I should have known, but I didn’t.

Stay alive.


Hello internet friends!

Finally, a typewriter we can all agree on: Sincerity Machine

Three cheers for Pig Pen Sedaris! – lovely photo, too.

I know I am late to the party – in fact, very late – but I really enjoy SNL. Very much including the title sequence, which has a long and detailed behind-the-scenes article here.

Why I Feel Bad For – And Understand – The Angry #GamerGate Gamers – “An old angry white male nerd looks with sadness at young angry white male nerds.” Worth a read. Same author: Why GamerGate Already Lost

A series of photos that are relevant to my interests: Oliver Tjaden’s “Keep Flying”.

Wow, at least once I have been way ahead of the curve: Our children are getting soft. Not just wimpy, or less sharp, but doughy. And pale, too.

I half-listened to The Incomparable 216 on the weekend and decided to buy myself “London Falling” by Paul Cornell. If you like completely strange, dark detective fiction with weird occult stuff, you might like it.

Take care, all of you.

70: Much to Learn

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Tinyletter, which is the service I use to send this email, uses the slogan “Newsletters for people with something to say.”
Luckily it is also for people like me who don’t really have anything to say. Thanks for reading anyway, folks.

Stuff like this should not happen. WTF, people.


Related: Why nerd culture must die

Related, but more enjoyable: I did buy Brianna Wu’s Revolution 60 and played through it in one sitting. It surely is different from other games I have played so far and I quite enjoyed it.

How to beard. I have much to learn.


Landscape, Redacted


I hope you all have a great week ahead of you.

69: Hehehehe.

Hello internet friends!

Here are some links for your enjoyment:

There is much to learn from the paper towel – Craig Mod is praising single use tools, both digital and “in the real world.”

Andre Braugher, the Undercover Comedian of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ – a great article on a great actor.

How the Shinkansen bullet train made Tokyo into the monster it is today – a ride on the Shinkansen is pretty high on my bucket list. Great photos, too.

I love advertising because I love lying – cynical? Sure. Funny? Yes.

The Semiotics of Bubble Tea – because bubble tea. (I know. Sooo two years ago.)

Have a great week!