I feel like this fantastic rendition of the Avengers theme by Mariachi Entertainment System is refutation enough that the films have more soundtrack power than people credit them for. How do you not get chills that you've just hit that "Hero Teamup Moment" at even the opening few bars of Mr. Silvestri's theme here?

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Tonight the strings finished much faster than the woodwinds and brass, which was unusual in my experience of the work.

Terry Riley's In C, a beautiful composition where there are often nearly as many folks on stage as in the listening audience when performed live. Fascinating chance to see it performed live for a second time this year. (In an extremely different venue from the last time.)

Slaughterhouse thoughts Show more

Meat recall: Pull the following lot numbers from shelves, make a small footnote in the next ad circular.

Vegetable recall: All Romaine is Deadly Now! Never Order It Again! Vegetables are Deadly! Stop Eating Salads!

Something seems amiss here.

Software dev problems Show more

Software dev problems Show more

Overheard in Dream Show more

Is it weird that I think I think this special finally explained to me why I think Ryan Gosling's acting is so uncanny valley weird? Listen to this native Ottawa accent and of course he struggles so much with that goofy American accent he uses in movies 🤣: youtube.com/watch?v=2fa0sR-I3e

Here we have a K-Pop group dropping a Spanglish single that sounds like they mashed unreleased Pitbull lyrics and Childish Gambino beats. Is this some sort of commentary on cultural appropriation?

Also, is Disney finally admitting Mickey should be public domain?? This thing really is all over the place with presumably (?) unintended subtext.

Street artists are painting this set to talk about Mickey's influence on art, and uh, that's several wrong messages: hey kids, graffiti Mickey everywhere its cool; hey kids, this special cost a ton of money but we still didn't finish all the sets in time

Okay, serenading Mickey and Minnie to celebrate their love with _Color of the Wind_ is dripping with anti-capitalist subtext, or is that just me?

(Hulu talked me into watching this Mickey's 90th Birthday special, and I can't look away. It is corny and ridiculous, and some of these choices make no sense.)

Max boosted

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Holiday angst Show more

Had a dream this morning that I was invited back to help localize in multiple languages a project I had worked on [an amalgam of them], but wasn't even published in English at the time I was working on it. I was excited to see the localization support I included by habit actually put to use, and the project actually go on sale worldwide. Slightly sad that no such thing exists in the waking world.

Why did past me schedule a dentist appointment on Halloween? I'm not sure if I haunted myself this way today on purpose or not. Spooky. 👻

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Smeap.com

Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.