Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mary Sue

++Checked in with what was happening in the choreography dance videos world last night and the dog at around the 1:14ish mark is totally my Mary Kill Sue.

Don't know if I am using the term correctly but if a bunch of people came up and started dancing like this in front of me I would probably be acting the exact same way. 

++One thing I could NOT be is like a presenter of info in this day and age because, as foretold by PTA, it seems like you have to be a larger than life persona and maybe have a cool chair.  I don't go much in for conspiracy theories but I do like to watch trends and what I'm sensing now is that AI drones will soon be shooting us serfs in the foreheads with cryptocurrency, so a real good skill would be to learn to duck (maybe that's what autocorrect is always trying to tell me!) or jump!  If the guy in the chair is to be believed, the scramble right now will be for the financiers to get control of cryptocurrency.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Streets Tonight

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++Sheesh, everyone I know is going to see Portugal the Man tonight except meeeeee. They are kinda, um quirky, but I am happy for their success having gotten on board a long time ago.

++I like how xmas brings out people's creative streaks..like the folks on my street putting bows on your windows to make'em look like gift boxes, sure.. I'm down. Live out loud.

++Just when I figgered out what kinds of flowers are ok to eat now you gon' mess around and put succulents in food? [above]. Fine then! (Yes I know they aren't real succulents but Mexicans have been eating cactus all around me for years.) Sea Beans!

++Not sure what that symbol is between Axell and Ingrosso (hung out with all the wrong dudes in math class) or how to pronounce it but the song's ok I guess.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hammertime

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++What if you did a Camelbak with a Guzzler Helmet (ammunition Vest-optional,heehee) along with a stadium pal (TM Dave Sedaris), you'd be your own totally self contained unit.

++But when do they get around to actually building the bears?

++2017 (besides being the year I completely lost myself in Japanese and Brit panel shows and what heaven it was) will be the year that I kept hearing hammer analogies. Was blinking guy surprised to learn someone I know is a racist towards a certain group and said "when you work for [them], they are like hammers and [they] will pound you down." Okeeeeeeyyyyy. Of course, the old standby, when you are hammer everything looks like a nail and "are you a hammer or are you a nail?" stuck with me.  And separately, I kept hearing people say "I resonate" with something, instead of that thing resonating with them, which was new.

++Let's get thrownback to Battles:

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Little Stranger

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++Woah, Craigslist now accepting cryptocurrency. #Gamechanger #bodilyorganssoonforsale. I saw a guy yesterday wearing a tee that said "Do you have Bitcoin regret?" Totally bro, if I bought when I first blogged about it, I'd be ballin right now, tee-shirt query man. Thanks for askin.

++Been sniffing around that Chaos Walking movie and discovered the wiki entry for Patrick Ness' first book titled "A Monster Calls." While the plot summary of Chaos Walking didn't knock my socks off I was really super Sophiatherobot intrigued by the Yew tree in Monster Calls and the narrative device of the four stories and then! Then! I comes to find out the story was made into a movie that I missed late last year. So I watched the trailer and alas, it was not what I had imagined while reading the plot line. (It was a ten minute emotional roller coaster.) Maybe cuz I saw the awesome cover art first:

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I think I'm alone (most YT commenters were jazzed at the trailer) and no diss to the dazzling direction and visuals, just once in a while I think a much simpler form of animation would be refreshing, like pencil sketches or like Waking Life and black and white would stand out. Maybe it was an association on my part with Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree and less Robert Zemeckis, which is not to say Zemeckis isn't appropriate for high fantasy. (Just learned the term "low fantasy.") Are American crowds too soft and spoiled for dark B/W tones in animation anymore, like Young Frankenstein? That would be a shame since so much mystery and evil hides in the shadows like in the book cover above.

++And on the same topic, now that'sa a good teaser of a summary! Wonder if the Ayres family ever parties with the Leonides clan, mm?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Camembert

++Two things about this clip of Sophia the Robot: 1) Uh oh I often use the word "super" before phrases too. 2) If it's robots versus humans and Piers is representing us, hmmmm..that's a toughie.

++Sometimes I come up with an idea and am disappointed that when Googled, I discover someone else has arrived at the concept first.. but this morning I was thinking about wifi bars  ... and how some people have more life force than others, like stronger more assertive souls, while others are what my Moms used to call "poor in spirit" and was pleased to find that after some casual Net searching, so far, no one has thought of "soul wifi bars" and now I don't know what to do with this insight.

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++Nick Jonas has joined this movie, which is why he is placed next to those words and not some kind of commentary on Nick Jonas.[Meh, your so-called dystopia doesn't seem all that scary to me as long as no ever sees the face I make whenever I drop my phone..]

++Yay!:

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

SCIENCE!

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++Am admittedly a downlow huge fan of illustrations that point out where things are with lines or arrows...for example, I recently learnt that thieves are into stealing catalytic converters from cars as they contain precious metals And!Main-qimg-436d3186e775f20926ff3e128e2ccad4
these handy dandy detailed illustrations point out where exactly in a car catalytic converters are located. Just puro crystallized knowledge and almost as fun as bingewatching/learning thru all the episodes of Qi (Steve Fry only, obvs) that Earth has more than one moon, Edison tortured elephants and countries used to use orphans to transport the smallpox vaccine.  Also, this!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Let My Mama Tell Me

++I dunnnno, am I posting something from Red Bull Records? (I'm posting something from Red Bull Records.)

++Am not one to keep up with sneakers but these Jerry Lorenzo Fear of God Vans are at least attempting patterns in shoes...

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Monday, December 04, 2017

Forgiven

++Why are so many 2018 wall calendars featuring different kinds of animals doing yoga? Who issued this edict?

++Heeere's Jimee: It's Been a while since I posted a mostly synth Junior Boys type jam. Perfect start to the week.

 

Sunday, December 03, 2017

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++Super thrilled at the onslaught of year end lists like GVB and Fader, and that there isn't really a consensus for the Top 3 as in years past. It's been a kooky year, high stakes poker and everything's wild as George Meyer might say...Hey Fader good call on Phoebe Bridgers and I was  gonna give U all the props for having a "skip to the top 25" but for me at least the linky no worky! :(

++Absolutely love that clip of the Eagles end zone celebration dance where the guys pretend to be bowling pins getting knocked down. Key and Peele would be proud.

++Am blissfully reveling in the woefully thin LA Times Image section this morning. Something that surprised me while reading this is that Mr. Bloody Shoes himself Christian Louboutin wears dirty flip flops from time to time!

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He's recently collaborated with "textile enthusiast" and Bollywood costume designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee for what's called a "capsule collection" at the Just One Eye boutique in Hollywood. I do wish more inventive patterns would make their way down to us masses, including things like coptic crosses and florals in shoes. What a delight that would be for us sensualists...

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++And for no good reason, a short clip from another fave Brit panelist Alan Davies talking to Jon Ronson that kind of encapsulates how I feel about aging having lived a pretty rich life. For longer listening, Ronson's old talk with Marc Maron still holds up.

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