The United States’ answer to “why can’t we?”
The United States’ answer to “why can’t we?”
We do love our children so, chapter 128.
I came across this tweet about a basking shark. Amazing.
I stand by my long-time stance that if Earth was written about in science fiction it wouldn’t be believed. It would be a step too far. How many languages? How many species of animals and insects? How much water? How much land? How much beauty?
The Clean Water Act is now a problem?
If any politician paid tribute today to the children killed in Uvalde while also not moving legislation ahead to ban guns, well… they can fuck right off.
Someone needs to make an app that makes it easy to subscribe and unsubscribe to streaming services. I think I could save a lot of money it was easier to turn these services on and off.
You know, kind of like how you can toggle off a subscription on an iPhone.
Our media will be our downfall: SCOTUS edition.
I just finished reading The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi.
Bob summary: This is a fun way to get into summer reading. Rating: Thumbs up.
Why are they still a company? Why is no one in jail?
“Why didn’t we host the Trump town hall?” -NYTimes, presumably
Our media will be our downfall: CNN edition. How how how are people surprised CNN is a POS? How?! The only time I go to CNN is to check my internet connection.
I used to say that if you wanted to kill someone in America and get away with it, use a car. Now, apparently, if you choose the victim carefully, you don’t have to even do that.
Our media will be our downfall, CNN edition.
About to have the last parent teacher conference ever (they aren’t called that any longer) and I’m having feelings.
As a surprise, I took my son to see Singing in the Rain in the cinema. I will never tire of that movie. It’s about as perfect as a musical can be.
Our media will be our downfall, on-going edition.
Watched the movie The Artist tonight. It was excellent. I knew John Goodman, of course, but I would have bet money I had seen the actor, Berenice Bejo before. I have not.
Did I mention that our media will be our downfall? Well, Our Media Will Be Our Downfall.
I miss John.
I feel bad I didn’t listen to For Better, or Worse while John was still around. Not that he would have known or cared, but I feel like I somehow dismissed his work. I do this with artists all the time. You know, I somehow stopped listening after a certain date and just let the rest go. Maybe in a way I’m lucky as there’s new (to me) music from an artist I enjoy.
Anyway, I’m glad he and some many other wonderful artists recorded this album. There are some really great duets. I hope you can give it a listen.
Too few of us seem to care the entire GOP is a bunch of grifting hypocrites. But I do. And I hope you do, too.
Re: SVB. All I know is they better not bail out those damn kids getting educations.
I am not sure exactly how I thought it worked, but when I was first dipping my toe into the world of mechanical keyboards, I just didn’t believe (not couldn’t mine you, didn’t) believe people were paying this much for a keyboard. I knew they cost some amount of money, but not the figures I was seeing. And you had to put it together yourself? And, in fact, it was more money on top of these kits? And you had to pay up front and then waiting for months for something to get to you?
At some point I came across a keyboard that spoke to me. It was all the funness I was looking for: they right layout, a bit of old-school styling, and a little bit of flair (bezels that spread out some). So I ordered a Titan 65. At the same time I ordered some keycaps that also spoke to me. And because I didn’t know what I was ordering exactly, I ordered all the kits that were additional costs on top of the base kits of keycaps.
The entire order was over $550. And I’d still need to add stabilizers. And put it together.
Well, 685 days later(!), the Titan 65 was delivered. I put it together. I love it.
685 days ago I ordered a mechanical keyboard. It arrived on Feb 28, 2023. It was the very first mechanical keyboard kit I had bought. Ever. Now I’ve spent [redacted out of embarrassment] and have made many friends mostly thanks to RelayFM’s membership/Discord rooms.
This is what the Titan 65 looks like before I build it.
I am currently reading The Angel on the Roof by Russell Banks. This American Life recently included an old segment featuring Banks. I got the book from the library and they had to dig it out of the archives. That made me a bit sad. It’s slow reading for me, but I am enjoying the stories.
I somehow had missed the book Revolution in the Valley by Andy Hertfeld. Many of the stories, if not all, are available on his site, Folklore, but I am glad to have the stories in one collection to hold. And the pictures are bigger and that’s fun for me.
We’ve been watching Bad Sisters and that’s been a blast. How I can really, really like this family is something else. But I really do.
And because I am weak, and will watch anything sci-fi, I started watching The Ark. It’s buttocks. I watched the three available episodes (I know, I know, I can’t help myself).
Finally, raise a glass to Leiji Matsumoto who helped create Space Battleship Yamato, known in the U.S. as Star Blazers.
New GOP plan for retirement: keep working.
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., told NBC News one day after Biden’s speech to Congress “We want to strengthen Social Security by ending a lot of those government checks to people staying at home rather than going to work.”
My brain hurts.