Friday, April 29, 2016

I spent the day hearing INCREDIBLY loud racing motorcycles...

Yet it is the droning, cackling, grating, blaring, slurring cacophony of human voices I'm currently drowning in that has me pining for some form of attenuation.

What Japanese Think of Whitewashing (Ghost in the Shell, Death Note, Int...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sitting in vehicle repair waiting room.

Title sequence of telenovela comes on showing persons kissing passionately comes on.

Little girl waiting with father ex, "ooOOooh".

Father quickly says to her "come on let's go outside".

Other gentleman says, moments later, "oh, come on", getting up and futilely searching for another program.

Bonus: None of the glass repair technicians appeared to be willing to back my manual car out of the shop.

that place where someone will vandalize your bicycle,

then steal your catalytic converter off of your truck,

then steal the previously mentioned bicycle

(while the city is recovering from a historic storm),

then steal ANOTHER bicycle,

then break into your car to steal a messenger bag which somebody apparently thought had something of value in it (headshots, resumes, dental records, socks, drawers, a cloth belt and several pens) and your first djembe that really kind of meant a lot to you.

because you are a horrible person who obviously deserved it.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016


An interesting point, I think, on the recently hot-ish topic of representation in Hollywood...


Click through this list of actors in their 60s.

One East Asian man.

Two African-American men.

NO women of color.

(unless there were some Latinas snuck in there I don't know about)

Despite the presence, it's still hard to be "seen".

You know? 

Diurnal Mood Variation

Monday, April 25, 2016

"Death is not noble...

...nor is life."

"The world is not honorable.

There is no nobility, just politics."

 from The Dead Lands

Thursday, April 21, 2016

This is what happens..

when you try to report actual news,

and do actual journalism in America today.


So Prince was found dead at Paisley Park today.



Remember in 2008 when there seemed to be hope?

maybe its just a sign of the times.

Or maybe those of us who wondered just how long someone could go doing EXACTLY what they wanted to and giving everything every time out...

have gotten our answer.

Dearly Beloved,
to those who've found the ladder....


Wednesday, April 20, 2016


The children next door have made a creative change.

Who live in a pineapple under the sea?

"SpongeBob Doodypants".

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday, April 08, 2016


Delivery guy: "You have nice hair."

Yours Truly: "Huh?"

DG: "This hair is nice hair."

YT: "Oh, thanks. Yeah, it's just hair."

DG: "This hair is real hair?"

YT: "yeah."


Burial - Ghost Hardware

Paddington (2014)

I simply was not prepared for how much I would like this.


Thursday, April 07, 2016

Sbtrkt - Ready Set Loop



Probably not long ago after starting a photo-a-day blog, it occurred to me that it was done largely out of wanting to create something beautiful.

This did not mean I wanted to take pictures of only pretty things, I wanted to create something which, in its whole, was a thing of beauty. Beauty, to me, is contained in not just things, but the presentation of truth.

Several years ago, a friend of mine who does photography told me in a bit of a venting moment that "she just wants to take pictures of pretty things".

It only occurred to me just now that we were at least in some way, talking about the same thing.


Friday, April 01, 2016

It is 2016 and FoMoCo has used a track from the original Das EFX album.

And it wasn't even "They Want EFX".

Dear internet,

When you want to be clear and intelligible, all those rules you didn't feel like learning about grammar and formal writing suddenly become:




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