Other Ten Percent 12/9/13

Dec 09 2013

After writing these out to two weeks in the future past future me finally got far enough from past past me that Nikki finally found OTP kinda pointless one morning at about a little over a week out from the original writing date so I’m kinda deciding that’s going to be the ceiling. I’d considered going farther and farther out into the future to see if OTP would wrap back around and work as kind of a fun time capsule project eventually but that eventually just seemed like more work than it was worth. I like having a big of a buffer though so we’ll probably be consistently 3-4 days out from now on and given my recent trip to L.A. (for me, less recent for you reading this) it also seems like a good method to ramp up to vacations from OTP.
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The 1929 Rocket Car of Upstate New York
A new film by Wes Anderson I wish.
via io9 http://io9.com
December 03, 2013 at 07:40AM
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A Few Thoughts on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
This post helpfully lets me abdicate from writing a review of my own.
via The ToastThe Toast http://the-toast.net
December 03, 2013 at 09:00AM
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Earth’s galactic neighborhood sure is crowded
The fact that we can’t find aliens totally means there’s some hideous creature of pure darkness living outside the rim of the galaxy that periodically comes back and wipes out all civilized life right? I mean that’s rapidly approaching the simplest explanation for the issue.
via io9 http://io9.com
December 03, 2013 at 07:20AM
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A Gender-Flipped Version of “The Bodyguard” Starring Kanye West and Brienne From Game of Thrones
I would watch this pretty much every day for the rest of my life.
via The ToastThe Toast http://the-toast.net
December 03, 2013 at 07:00AM
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Unmanned Aircraft of the Day: Amazon Drones Will Soon be Delivering Your Orders
Why are people pissed about this? I get being pissed about almost every other aspect of Amazon’s business. I get the effect it’s having on local businesses. I get the fact that its bizarre warehouse system literally drives workers insane. I even get being pissed because we’re just hopelessly materialistic now and hell it’s not like Jeff Bezos didn’t HELP with that. But this? We’re really going to flip the fuck out now that the part of your daily life Amazon is destroying is the Fed-Ex truck? And we’re flipping out because it’s being replaced by a robot that shares nothing in common with military drones except the power of flight?
via The Daily What http://thedailywhat.cheezburger.com/
December 02, 2013 at 10:41AM
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“Texts From,” The Book
Hooray!
via The ToastThe Toast http://the-toast.net
December 02, 2013 at 08:30AM
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A Linguist Explains the Rules of Summoning Benedict Cumberbatch
A quick lesson on how to play America’s favorite gameshow.
via The ToastThe Toast http://the-toast.net
December 02, 2013 at 08:00AM
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And now a few non-RSS links. Let’s start with this tumblr that addresses the problematic homophobia and sexism in rap by having two smug white dudes from Columbia explain to rappers how they could politely express their ideas. Since the issues of gender and sexuality in rap culture aren’t about systemic issues around class and race in America but are instead the result of nobody explaining polite society to N.W.A. in 1993 I’m sure this is going to go over like gangbusters.
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Meanwhile we don’t have to fire Tumblr into the sun just yet since somebody is making all the theme burgers from Bob’s Burgers into actual meals.
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Don’t believe the lies this headline tells you about Billy Joel’s new contract with Madison Square Garden. The contract says nothing about “until his death. It is a contract “for as long as there’s a demand.” Until then Billy Joel cannot die. Madison Square Garden WILL NOT LET HIM die. He didn’t start the fire but it burns forever in his bedroom fireplace, unnaturally, and now he will never escape the heat of it. At night the cinders cannot burn his skin but they leave their mark on his soul. Billy Joel is eternal but eternity is hollow when you cannot escape it. Billy Joel will be appearing at Madison Square Garden on January 27th. Get your tickets now.

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