May 31, 2018

  • Review

    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    mother! (2017) 

    It was fun watching Jennifer Lawrence’s slow descent into madness via claustrophobic close-up as mayhem steadily increases all around her. I’m not sure if it’s about loss of control, the sacrificial role of muses, or something entirely different, but I didn’t really care in the end because it felt very fresh.


May 18, 2018

May 16, 2018

  • Thought

    For every drop of vinegar you put on your fries, you lose 10 drops of blood.

    If you went outside on a really windy day, you might blow away to Africa.

    Swallowed gum would stay in your stomach for 7 years.

May 14, 2018

May 13, 2018

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    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

May 12, 2018

  • Review

    5.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    The Overstory (Richard Ford, 2018)

    Absolutely wonderful. Such rich language, such wonderfully explored characters.

May 10, 2018

May 8, 2018

  • Thought

    Had to unfollow Steven Pinker on Twitter today.

    The world IS getting better, but others make the case without the “free thinker” bullshit.

  • Thought

    Had to unfollow Steven Pinker on Twitter today.

    The world IS getting better, but others make the case without the “free thinker” bullshit.

May 7, 2018

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    I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    What Kanye West seeks is what Michael Jackson sought—liberation from the dictates of that we. In his visit with West, the rapper T.I. was stunned to find that West, despite his endorsement of Trump, had never heard of the travel ban. “He don’t know the things that we know because he’s removed himself from society to a point where it don’t reach him,” T.I. said. West calls his struggle the right to be a “free thinker,” and he is, indeed, championing a kind of freedom—a white freedom, freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to be proud and ignorant; freedom to profit off a people in one moment and abandon them in the next; a Stand Your Ground freedom, freedom without responsibility, without hard memory; a Monticello without slavery, a Confederate freedom, the freedom of John C. Calhoun, not the freedom of Harriet Tubman, which calls you to risk your own; not the freedom of Nat Turner, which calls you to give even more, but a conqueror’s freedom, freedom of the strong built on antipathy or indifference to the weak, the freedom of rape buttons, pussy grabbers, and fuck you anyway, bitch; freedom of oil and invisible wars, the freedom of suburbs drawn with red lines, the white freedom of Calabasas.

May 6, 2018

  • Thought

    As a child I lived in fear that one day I would succumb to my unquenchable desire to pick every trillium I saw.

May 5, 2018

  • Review

    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    It’s best to think of this as a mid-level Black Mirror episode. Lots of fun stuff if you don’t think about it too hard and some nice graphic design used for the ubiquitous AR everyone in this world has embedded in their noggins.

    via LetterboxD

  • Thought looks pretty amazing. This explanation of their technology also makes a great intro to how machine learning works in general.




May 4, 2018

  • Thought

    I give this a 30% chance of being what’s happening. Kanye loves high concept stuff. I wouldn’t put it past him.

    Also consider possibility it’s performance art that’s going horribly horribly wrong.

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    I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

    Glenn Harvey I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely seven years old, and cable had not yet come to the city, and if it had, my father would not have believed in it. Yes, it had to have happened like this, like…

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May 3, 2018

May 2, 2018

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    Yessss! I am now a proud patron of Nicky Case on @patreon, and you should be too: #NewPatron