Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Yo Yo Ma Ma

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++A "library bar", to check out books, and HOTTIES!

++Are people really crying out for light up headboards, Mathis Brothers? I’m not sure that’s something that we want.

++Not sure if I've ever mentioned that I'm a proponent of the humble yo-yo, and keep one around me at home most of the time. And as Naughty By Nature might say, other people love them, too. They're great to have laying about cuz sometimes someone will pick it up while talking to you and forget what they were saying, always a plus. Or if you are bored with what they are saying, you have something to do. Wins all around.

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I tend to buy a good old cheap Duncan cuz that's usually around when the impulse to buy a yoyo strikes. Didn't know there were so many flashy models these days as is the case with even the most basic products, where everything is sleek futuristic like its from the LA Car Show or that blue neon-filled Korean BBQ restaurant I went to once that seemed like it was out of the movie Heat. (Link here later when I find that old post.) These two above don't even have strings! (Not true.) Some of them have ball bearings which, I don't know enough about the science of yoyos to know if that is technically cheating when it comes to yoyo fundamentals.

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Well all these pimped out yoyos have forced Duncan to step up it's game, rather clunkily..snazzy font!:

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Some other merchants have gone the opposite direction, possibly vying for the hipster artisanal yo-yoist. Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate might want a working compass?

 

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(Won't make a CBS Correspondent worthy pun to the ups and downs of the yo yo business.)

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bring Him Along

++Heh heh, the lyrics to this very Burt Bacharach meets Jarvy Cocker song by Matt Maltese song..baldfaced envy at its most delightful.

++Not to be all Alexander, but I watched a really terrible, horrible or moreover a strange strange movie on Netflix last night and I actually took time to research it/look it up before landing on the choice, which is what hurts cuz I did it to myself.  (Debating on whether or not to share the title here because perhaps I was dreaming/it was all a nightmare.)

++There was probably a way to generate a headline that didn't slag off Judd Apatow, but I clicked, didn't I?

Monday, July 16, 2018

So Damn Cool

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++This is Sven Gamsky from Still Woozy and while I'm not too crazy about this song and its accompanying video (that's some Jade and Alexander stuff), I'm totally all in for the way his voice gets all up in your ears below. Definitely a song a parrot would groove out to in a viral video. Namaste, Sven Gamsky.(Just wish it were a feeeewww seconds longer.)

++My 5 second take while zipping through these pics? Keith's a little narcissistic. Don't just breezily blow off your colleagues with a hand wave and a "co." You heard me Keith! (Probably not, Keith doesn't hear anyone.)

++Troughs be diggin' in!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

For the Birds

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++All the summer girls are wearing preppy jumper dresses (shorter than this of course) and I find the whole thing to be quite marvelous. It's been fun watching both celebrity and normie fashion this year, good job everyone.

++Nuthin' better than certain rivers. You know who you are.

++Savin' this gem for the next big family get together, when things turn political: "MAGA make me looose my mind up in here, up in here!" Also in my fantasy I fall to the ground while saying it, in victory, like Biden here.

++Also in old song lyric news, I wonder if Travis Barker named his two daughters after the opening line of Home by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. I've had that song stuck in my head going on 4 weeks now and the spoken word interlude where Jade talks to Alexander still gives me the heebies. What exactly happened that night and really do I want to know. It's all tinged with beautiful weirdness.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Quickies

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++Omg, I'm dying my own very specific brand of nerd death, hahaha. All my favorite things together!! Blunt and McAvoy know what's up.

++I'm like super ancient and I still laugh to myself thinking of the word unbe-weavable. Chuckle chuckle. So immature. I've got a whole hair salon soap opera developed in my head every time I hear that song.

++Gots to stay topical!

++Wolk and Morais sure do like their Canadian tuxedos, and I am fine with it! Looks like their latest line will continue with a lot of major splashes of maroon that was big starting the fall before last. It just keeps going, oy with the maroon.

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They say they're drawing their inspiration from Heath Ceramics (WANT!), California cool artists and polymaths like Fredrick Hammersley,(I can see it), Tamara de Lempicka(bold!) and Helen Lundeberg (Inez is over it!).

++Not sure if I've ever mentioned that I once had the pleasure of seeing John Williams live, and happily he is still a-live. Highly recommended experience. Pocito mas from Albeniz below.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Keeps Me Sane

 ++How many times am I going to wiki the same 10 people? #answer:endlessly

++That'll do, Casper. That'll do.

++Guess all those doge jokes paid well.

++This is the only kind of famous I want to be. The only thing I'd like to be known for...

++Heyy, been a while since I checked in on Porter Robinson and now's as good a time as any?

++Don't know why every food-courty type place I go into lately has one of these diagrams. Another one of those memos circulating, I guess.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Made For Love

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++Very rarely do I go in on an Internet longread anymore but this review by Jia Tolentino drew me in from salacious start to finish. It is in fact so fantastically graphic and thorough that I’m not sure if I even need to read the book anymore. If I do it would be to check out the sleep optimization helmet(yes please), Byron Gogol (perfect techie name), the Tangerine feel of the whole affair and all the great metaphors dropped in this piece. Ams a sucker for a slicing, slyly truthbomb of a metaphor!

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++Speaking of graphic, I think it would be too on the nose of me to post the pic of the blowup doll that accompanies that article and I'm much more in the mood to look at the purdy offerings from Offshore Studios, presented hilariously larger than usual. Oooh, ahh.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Three Codas

++I'm not a Trekkie (Trekker?)but I may read this book that some reviewers call a parody of Star Trek, similar to Galaxy Quest. Another different book I'm starting is also an imagined extension of a series of books that enchanted me when I was younger. As the old saying goes, if you can't read'em(again)..extend'em. Nah no one says that..does feel like we are seeing parodies/tributes/extensions to beloved stories more and more because we're all trying to get back inside whatever magical world it is that first snagged us good, once upon a time. Visas, if you will.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

That's The Plan

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++Everyone's so concerned about Google and Amazon's encroaching monopolies..meanwhile no one is paying attention as Danny Trejo quietly creeps into every part of our existence.

++It's just egg drop soup with corn?? What a disappointment.

++Someone has to have already made this connection, right? JES IN CASE! It's why I'm here#godsplan

++Got a bad case of the hiccups today, here's one by Wooden SHIJips. I mean Wooden SHIJips. (Don't know how they say their name, ahhhh, this week,hahaha, sigh.)

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