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The more I joke about starting a "smutlr" tumblr clone for only adult content and that sweet adult ad revenue, the less it sounds like a joke and the more it sounds like I'm waiting for a venture capitalist to call me on my dare by financing it.

I keep recommending this James Mickens talk to people because it is a lot funnier than me trying to explain to people why the software industry right now is scarily broken:

I backed the Crystal Hearts setting for Savage Worlds. It's terrible how the usual toxic masculine "gamer" crowd is currently rabidly foaming at the mouths over it. This remains why we can't have nice things.

A Christmas Story Musical snark 

YouTube gripes 

I'd tell you a logarithmic joke, but it has diminishing returns from the last one you heard.

Different Capitalism dystopia 

Another capitalism dystopia 

Different Capitalism dystopia 

Capitalism dystopia 

Fan Fan Theories wrt Ralph Breaks the Internet 

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?

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 

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 

Software dev problems 

Overheard in Dream 

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 🤣:

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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.